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Columbus and the Fat Lady

And Other Stories

Written by Matt Cohen • Introduction by Wayne Grady

Published March 03, 2020 | ISBN 9781487007874

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Regular price $16.95 CAD

224 pages | 8.5 in × 5.5 in
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About this book

Columbus and the Fat Lady

And Other Stories

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Matt Cohen • Wayne Grady

First published in 1972, Columbus and the Fat Lady introduced readers to Governor General’s Literary Award–winning author Matt Cohen’s skewed and hilarious worldview. By turns funny, surreal, wistful, savagely satirical, and brilliantly inventive, the stories in this collection intrigue and surprise the reader with their unexpected language and plots. He conjures up images that are both absurd and perceptive. From Sir Galahad as a schoolteacher to Christopher Columbus as a carnival attraction, these stories feature the improbable with strength and virtuosity. This collection is a foray into the jungles of life on this planet and the tangled but fascinating interiors of the human head.

Awards and Praise

PRAISE FOR MATT COHEN AND COLUMBUS AND THE FAT LADY

“Cohen opens it up for you …” bp nichol in Books In Canada