Biblioasis Bookclub – Stoop City by Kristyn Dunnion

When:
July 18, 2021 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
2021-07-18T16:00:00-04:00
2021-07-18T17:00:00-04:00
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Biblioasis Bookshop
519-968-2206
Let’s talk Biblioasis Books! Biblioasis Bookclub is on(line)! Join our friends at Biblioasis Bookshop for a monthly book club focusing on Biblioasis titles!
This month we’re rocking out with Stoop City, a collection of electric and dynamic short stories which feature everyone from a girl and her ghost girlfriend getting couple therapy to a missing con-man.
“No one writes like Kristyn Dunnion, not even those of us who really, really want to. These are stories that live under your skin and force new colours into the spectrum, that rip open and fold inward at the same time. You read them and wonder about the talent that allowed them to be told. Just how many lives has Dunnion lived exactly, to be able to write like this? Because you believe every word and walk beside every character. I am a long-time fan of Kristyn’s work and now I think I may be head-over-heels in love.”
—Cherie Dimaline, Kirkus Prize-winning author of The Marrow Thieves
ABOUT STOOP CITY
A GLOBE & MAIL BEST FALL BOOK FROM AN INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER

Welcome to Stoop City, where your neighbours include a condo-destroying cat, a teen queen beset by Catholic guilt, and an emergency clinic staffed entirely by lovelorn skeptics. Couples counseling with Marzana, her girlfriend’s ghost, might not be enough to resolve past indiscretions; our heroine could need a death goddess ritual or two. Plus, Hoofy’s not sure if his missing scam-artist boyfriend was picked up by the cops, or by that pretty blonde, their last mark. When Jan takes a room at Plague House, her first year of university takes an unexpected turn—into anarcho-politics and direct action, gender studies and late-night shenanigans with Saffy, her captivating yet cagey housemate.

From the lovelorn Mary Louise, who struggles with butch bachelorhood, to rural teens finding—and found by—adult sexualities, to Grimm’s “The Golden Goose” rendered as a jazz dance spectacle, Kristyn Dunnion’s freewheeling collection fosters a radical revisioning of community. Dunnion goes wherever there’s a story to tell—and then, out of whispers and shouts, echoes and snippets, gritty realism and speculative fiction, illuminates the delicate strands that hold us all together

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