Death Goes Better With Coca-Cola

Death Goes Better With Coca-Cola

Written by: Godfrey, Dave
Introduction by: Henderson, Lee

Originally published in 1967, Dave Godfrey’s debut collection features stories about hunting — in Florida, in Africa, and in northern Ontario. They are about the interplay of gun and subway, decoy and stock market, guide and draft dodger. But they are more than just stories about hunting. Death Goes Better with Coca-Cola is a powerful example of the idiosyncratic imagination of a writer who broke new ground in fiction. It is a seminal collection by one of Canada’s most influential literary figures and it is a must-read for those who want to understand Canada’s literary landscape, past and present.

Originally published in 1967, Dave Godfrey’s debut collection features stories about hunting — in Florida, in Africa, and in northern Ontario. They are about the interplay of gun and subway, decoy and stock market, guide and draft dodger. But they are more than just stories about hunting. Death Goes Better with Coca-Cola is a powerful example of the idiosyncratic imagination of a writer who broke new ground in fiction. It is a seminal collection by one of Canada’s most influential literary figures and it is a must-read for those who want to understand Canada’s literary landscape, past and present.

Published By House of Anansi Press Inc - Jul 9, 2016
Specifications pages | 5.5 in x 8.5 in
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Praise for Dave Godfrey and Death Goes Better With Coca-Cola:

“If I had to put my money on a Canadian writer most likely to produce first-rate work in the next decade, I’d bet it on Dave Godfrey.” — Montreal Star

“Probably the most gifted young short-story writer in English Canada.” — The Oxford Companion to Canadian History and Literature

“Easily the most talented and abundant of the short story writers who are still in their twenties.” — Tamarack Review