9780140152821

The Orange Fish

Shields, Carol Diggory

ISBN 10: 0140152822 / 0-14-015282-2
ISBN 13: 9780140152821
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 1992
Binding: Softcover
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Synopsis:
In each of these twelve tales Carol Shields exhibits her extraordinary ability to find meaning and mystery in the chaos of ordinary life. In the title story, an unhappily married couple find their print of an orange fish brings them newfound harmony as they join other owner of the print who gather to extol the miraculous powers of “fishness.” “Chemistry” describes a group of young musicians drawn briefly into an impenetrable circle of love. And in “Hazel,” a middle-aged woman finally comes into her own as a sales rep for a line of kitchen products. The Orange Fish is a collection full of wit and compassion, a series of stories to be read and reread and savored.

Review:
Carol Shields wrote dazzling, haunting stories of lives just like ours, turning our interior worlds into beautiful labyrinths—a writer worthy of comparison to fellow Canadian greats Alice Munro and Margaret Atwood.

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Review:
"Snatching profundity from the jaws of the banal is Shields' specialty...[her] extraordinary ability to find both mystery and meaning in the chaos of everyday life..." — Maclean's

"These are wonderful stories." — Books in Canada

"Shields is able to give some of the most complex accounts of human nature I've read in a short story." — San Francisco Chronicle

"Infused with a sly humour, these poignant stories revel in the ordinary, with a few side trips to the sublime… both moving and wry." -- Washington Post

"Reading [these stories] gives you a sense of art spilling over into life… Even the briefest and apparently arbitrary details of life seem incandescent." -- Toronto Star

"Shields is a sympathetic storyteller who brings her quirky, touching characters to exuberant life." -- New York Newsday

"A wise, expansive voice… the author turns normal everyday memories and events into poetic prophecy." -- Newsday

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