How To Tell If Your Frog Is Dead

Category: Book
By (author): Roorda, Julie
Series: Essential Prose
Subject:  FICTION / Canadian
  FICTION / Humorous / General
  FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
  FICTION / Visionary & Metaphysical
Publisher: Guernica Editions
Published: October 2019
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 220
Size: 8.00in x 5.00in
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From The Publisher*A tour guide leads a Valentine's Day-themed ghost walk, visiting the sites of horrific, yet romantic, deaths. A homicide cop solves tough cases using tips from his plants. Scientists discover a new species of religiously observant gophers, and a young math whiz, on the hunt for her escaped boa constrictor, ponders the theory of multiple worlds. Replete with dark humour and cheeky interrogations of philosophy and metaphysics, the thirty-three stories in How to Tell if Your Frog is Dead expose the fundamental absurdity of the human condition.
Biographical NoteJulie Roorda is the author of six previous books of poetry and fiction, most recently the novel A Thousand Consolations. Her work has appeared in numerous periodicals, including The Malahat Review and TNQ. ‘How to Tell if Your Frog is Dead' was included in the 2014 Journey Prize Anthology. She grew up in St. Catharines, Ontario and later attended the University of Toronto. She currently works as a freelance writer and editor.