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The Path of Most Resistance

Written by Russell Wangersky

Published August 20, 2016 | ISBN 9781487000691
FICTION / Short Stories

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240 pages | 8.00 in × 5.25 in
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About this book

The Path of Most Resistance

Russell Wangersky

As entertaining as they are insightful, the stories in The Path of Most Resistance are anchored by the concept of passive aggression in our everyday lives: ordinary people who are quietly, desperately, and indirectly trying to impose their will on the uncaring world around them.

From a woman who compulsively shops for luggage in order to sublimate her desire for a divorce to a senior citizen who tries to force his family to visit by refusing to eat, the characters in this collection try to change their lives through oblique resistance. The stories also humorously show readers how passive aggression is perhaps at its most effective when carried out in smaller, more insidious ways. Uncertain about the state of his relationship, a man obsesses, but refuses to clean, a spot of mould in the bathroom.

The Path of Most Resistance is an observant and compassionate look at the feelings of powerlessness that we all share, and will have readers silently cringing and nodding in recognition of their own bad behaviour.

About the Author

Russell Wangersky

Russell Wangersky is a writer, editor and columnist from St. John’s, Newfoundland. His books have won, or been shortlisted for, numerous Canadian literary prizes.