Hour of the Crab

Category: Book
By (author): Robertson, Patricia
Subject:  FICTION / Canadian
  FICTION / Literary
  FICTION / Magical Realism
  FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
Publisher: Goose Lane Editions
Published: February 2021
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 8.50in x 5.50in
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$ 22.95
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From The Publisher*

Patricia Robertson's new collection of short fiction, Hour of the Crab, is a work of insight and mastery, each story demonstrating an original vision, intriguing characters, and sophisticated skill.

Readers will travel with Robertson's vivid characters, sharing their journeys, their challenges, their complicated choices. They will also discover other worlds - from an eleventh-century monastery in France to a near-future British Columbia where apocalyptic wildfires seem to be never-ending.

A young woman discovers the corpse of a Moroccan teenager washed up on the beach in southern Spain and sets out to find his family in a gesture that destabilizes her own. An international aid worker shares her house with the very real ghost of a gardener's boy. The last speaker of a dying Norse-like language carves the words he remembers into the stones of his house.

Urgent and evocative, immersed in issues of our time, the stories of Hour of the Crab reveal Robertson's ability to draw in her readers with the heightened realism of her imagined worlds.