A Hard Witching and Other Stories

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Baker, Jacqueline
Published by Harper Perennial /Canada (2003)
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Book Description Harper Perennial /Canada, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand New clean, tight, unmarked, (Fine)() Jacqueline Baker's ostensible subjects in A Hard Witching, her first short story collection, are the beaten and colourless human types that inhabit rural Saskatchewan, but the true central characters in these stories are the Sand Hills, the remarkable dunes in the province's southwest corner. The dunes are home to distinctive flora and fauna as well as many dinosaur fossils. Not only are they invisible except at close quarters, they move imperceptibly each year. All eight of the stories in this collection deal with the ambivalent relationship of settler society to its environment. Sometimes there's a hint of nostalgia for a simpler rural life, but it quickly dissipates. And always the Sand Hills are there, pointing to a desert that's not only physical, it's emotional, and either unbearably hot or impossibly cold. The bleak ambiance of loveless marriages and failed adolescent sexuality subtly link to a location in which the characters are Pictures are available on request. All orders are shipped by Kbooks on Mon, Wed & Fri USPS Media Mail for American orders and Canada Post for Canada bound orders (from Toronto). Overweight books (>1 kg) dispatched outside North America may require additional shipping charges. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000071377

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Book Description Harper Collins Canada, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 6392458

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