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Vancouver Short Stories

Spanning a period of nearly eighty years, the stories in this collection present the experience of living in Vancouver as filtered through the imagination of some of Canada's most famous writers. In tone, the stories range from the grimness of Dorothy Livesay's account of Depression misery, to the irony of Ethel Wilson's narrative of an evening garden party. Other well-known authors include Emily Carr, Malcolm Lowry, Alice Munro, Audrey Thomas, and Joy Kogawa.

176 pages

Table of Contents


The Prophetess / Francis Owen

In Vancouver / Martin Allerdale Grainger

The Two Sisters / Pauline Johnson

The Siwash Rock / Pauline Johnson

The Golden Fleece / Bertrand W. Sinclair

Phyllus / Jean Burton

A Cup of Coffee / Dorothy Livesay

Sophie / Emily Carr

Gin and Goldenrod / Malcolm Lowry

Love in the Park / William McConnell

A Drink with Adolphus / Ethel Wilson

Aquarius / Audrey Thomas

Forgiveness in Families / Alice Munro

The First Woman / Gabriel Szohner

Spans / George Bowering

The Jade Peony / Wayson Choy

1941-1942 / Joy Kogawa

Was that Malcolm Lowry? / Frances Duncan

Broken Teeth / Sky Lee

A Nice Cold Beer / Kevin Roberts

The Animals in their Elements / Cynthia Flood

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