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category: Fiction
published: Sep 2015
publisher: Anvil Press Publishers

10 Women

by George Bowering

tagged: short stories (single author)

Ten Women is a new collection of short fiction from one of Canada's preeminent writers. Each of these stories offers us a portrait of a woman with whom the author may or may not have had either an intimate and/or a meaningful relationship. You can't really tell for sure. Depending on your proclivities, some of them might even seem pretty hot - like the lurid fantasies that illustrate the covers of pulp fiction novels, the ethereal intellectual beauties that emanate from poetic fields of asphodels, or the petit bourgeois housewives that litter Alice Munro stories, these ten characters remind us that for every fetish there's a partner.

Praise for 10 Women:

"the maestro is at it again" (The Vancouver Sun)

"This is a rarity in [short story] collections; an elegantly structured book with a central theme general enough to let the author run totally amok while maintaining a satisfying sense of unity overall." (BC BookLook)

"The contents page is a list of ten names. The personalities that emerge are unforgettable. 10 Women is word punch spiked with an intoxicating brand of comedy, and every woman in it is fortified with dizzying power shots. Memorable phrases linger beyond the morning after."(Foreword Reviews)

About the Author
George Bowering is a poet, writer, biographer, and historian. He has written over ninety works and was the first Parliamentary Poet Laureate of Canada. He has won the Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction and Poetry. In 1993, he became an Officer of the Order of Canada, and in 2004 received the Order of British Columbia. Having lived all across Canada, including Montreal, Calgary, and London, Ontario, he is currently living the good life and is retired in Vancouver, BC.
Contributor Notes

George Bowering is a distinguished novelist, poet, editor, professor, historian and tireless supporter of fellow writers, Bowering has authored more than one hundred books and chapbooks, including works of poetry, fiction, autobiography, biography and fiction for young readers. His writing has been translated into French, Spanish, Italian, German, Chinese and Romanian. His novel, Burning Water, won the Governor General's award for fiction and his memoir, Pinboy, was short-listed for the BC National Award for non-fiction in 2013. In 2002, Bowering was recognized by the Vancouver Sun as one of the most influential people in British Columbia.

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