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Hellgoing

Stories

Written by Lynn Coady

Published July 15, 2013 | ISBN 9781770893092
FICTION / Short Stories

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Regular price $16.95 CAD

240 pages
Digital Format

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About this book

Hellgoing

Stories

Lynn Coady

Winner of the 2013 Scotiabank Giller Prize.

Shortlisted for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize. Selected as an Amazon.ca Best Book and for The Globe's Top 10 Books of 2013.

With astonishing range and depth, Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist Lynn Coady gives us nine unforgettable new stories, each one of them grabbing our attention from the first line and resonating long after the last.

A young nun charged with talking an anorexic out of her religious fanaticism toys with the thin distance between practicality and blasphemy. A strange bond between a teacher and a schoolgirl takes on ever deeper, and stranger, shapes as the years progress. A bride-to-be with a penchant for nocturnal bondage can’t seem to stop bashing herself up in the light of day.

Equally adept at capturing the foibles and obsessions of men and of women, compassionate in her humour yet never missing an opportunity to make her characters squirm, fascinated as much by faithlessness as by faith, Lynn Coady is quite possibly the writer who best captures what it is to be human at this particular moment in our history.

About the Author

Lynn Coady

Lynn Coady is the author of the bestselling novel The Antagonist, which was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, as well as the novels Mean Boy, Saints of Big Harbour, and Strange Heaven and the short story collection Play the Monster Blind. ? ? Website: ? http://www.lynncoady.com/? ? Twitter:? http://www.twitter.com/lynn_coady

Awards and Praise
Since 1998’s Strange Heaven, her Governor General’s Award–nominated debut novel, Coady has harmonized humour and heart in prose that rings true. Hellgoing provides another reminder that her use of wit is consummate, and her regard for the reader is gracious.
  • Short-listed Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, 2013
  • Winner Scotiabank Giller Prize, 2013
  • Commended Amazon.ca Best Books: Editors' Picks, 2013
  • Commended Globe and Mail Top 10 Books, 2013