People Like Frank And Other Stories from the Edge of Normal (FNCR 2021)

Tidewater PressSKU: 9781777010164

Author:
Jenn Ashton
Grade Levels:
Grade 11, Grade 12, College, University
Nation:
Squamish
Book Type:
Paperback
Pages:
200
Publisher:
Tidewater Press
Copyright Data:
2020

Price:
Sale price$19.95

Description

People Like Frank is written by Jenn Ashton, of Squamish ancestry, and is a collection of stories exploring the world through the eyes of protagonists whose perspectives are informed by their unique circumstances. Some are struggling with physical challenges while others seek to overcome psychological barriers. Far from being defined by their limitations, these characters revel in achievements others take for granted and find wonder in unexpected places. A young woman in a group home investigates a mysterious piece of knitting. An obsessed bag boy does grim battle with a squirrel. A woman, an asparagus bag and a garbageman have a tumultuous short-term relationship. Otherwise unremarkable achievements become epic on the edge of normal. By celebrating the private triumphs of people who are all too often dismissed, Jenn Ashton, reminds us all of our own humanity.

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