TRAPLINES

Robinson, Eden

ISBN 10: 0805044469 / ISBN 13: 9780805044461
Published by New York: Metropolitan Books, 1996. dj, 1996
Hardcover
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Hardcover first edition - First US printing. Canadian author's first book, a powerful collection of short stories about the menacing underside of family life. 215 pp, Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.). Bookseller Inventory # 34089

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Title: TRAPLINES

Publisher: New York: Metropolitan Books, 1996. dj

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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Synopsis:

Traplines is extraordinary fiction that presents the menacing underside of family life. In crackling prose, Eden Robinson, describes homes ruled by bullies, psychopaths, and delinquents; families whose conflict resolution techniques range from grand theft to homicide; and kids who just can't get a break. Told with icy clarity in the blackest of humors, Traplines offers an unsettling look at an urban landscape where the bizarre and twisted coexist naturally with the dull and normal.

Review:

Only 28, the Canadian author Eden Robinson writes blood-curdling prose in a deadpan, unsparing voice that gives her stories a disturbing quality. Most of these tales take place in British Columbia, where the vast tracts of forest and small suburban enclaves apparently give the residents a large dose of madness and mayhem. The narrator in "Dogs in Winter" is the daughter of a serial-killer mom, who painfully recreates her horrific childhood. Tom, in "Contact Sports," welcomes the arrival of his eccentric but generous cousin Jeremy, only to discover that Jeremy is a maniacal tyrant with sadistic tendencies. Robinson treads the thin line between shocking modernist terror and prurient bloody fantasy in these stories. In the gorgeous northwestern woods, her violent characters stand out like drops of blood in snow.

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