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Alexis, André

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ISBN 10: 1927040795 / ISBN 13: 9781927040799
Published by Book*hug 2013-10-01, 2013
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Title: A (Book Thug Tradebooks)

Publisher: Book*hug 2013-10-01

Publication Date: 2013

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Fair

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A is a work of fiction in which André Alexis presents the compelling narrative of Alexander Baddeley, a Toronto book reviewer obsessed with the work of the elusive and mythical poet Avery Andrews. Baddeley is in awe with Andrews's ability as a poet - more than anything he wants to understand the inspiration behind his work - so much so that, following in the footsteps of countless pilgrims throughout literary history, Baddeley actually tracks Andrews down thinking that meeting his literary hero will provide some answers. Their meeting results in a meditation and a revelation about the creative act itself that generates more and more questions about what it means to be "inspired." Alexis further develops this narrative through a reflection in essay form presented as an annex that build layers of thought upon not only the original narrative, but provides Alexis's own motives (and perhaps, obsessions) behind writing A.

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André Alexis is the author of two novels (Childhood and Asylum), two books of short stories (Despair and Other Stories of Ottawa and Beauty and Sadness), a children's book (Ingrid and the Wolf) and a number of plays (Lambton Kent, Name in Vain, Fidelity). He was a contributing book reviewer for the Globe and Mail. And he has worked extensively in radio, having been the host/writer of CBC Radio One's "Radio Nomad" and CBC Radio Two's "Skylarking."

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