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Piercing (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Tremblay, Larry
Translated by Gaboriau, Linda

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In The Axe a literature professor arrives at the door of one of his students in the middle of the night. On his way he has stumbled (with a flask of whiskey) through the pouring rain, stopping in a city park to vandalize the statue of an angel, tormented by the image of his life'...s work, ninety-seven poems he has left behind in flames in his apartment. The student has turned in an assignment (which the professor has brought along in his briefcase): a carefully wrapped hatchet. In Piercing a teenage runaway, Marie-Helene, seeks to escape the mediocrity of her small-town family life, only to end up in a very different kind of urban family, a cult of dominance and body piercing presided over by Kevin, the maimed and orphaned son of a millionaire. They live in a church converted into luxury condos, with a strange ageless and toothless woman who plays guardian to him and his test-tube son Raphael: a 20 year old computer nerd working on an MA thesis on securitization. In Anna on the Letter C a lonely, virginal typist transcribing the c words for a dictionary project lives just blocks away from the church where Rasputin-like Kevin holds court. But her world is not inhabited by the angels and demons of Piercing. Taking pity on a middle-aged stalker (a seedy, sweating chain-smoker, retired from his job as a projectionist in soft-core porn cinemas), she invites him to her apartment for tea. As they sit, awkwardly making conversation, she confesses that she is a virgin. Her feelings for him waver between repulsion and compassion. His desire for her is palpable as heat lightning flashes in the summer night.
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ISBN 9780889226456
Released NZ 15 Oct 2010
Publisher Talon Books,Canada
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780889226456
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Talon Books,Canada
Imprint Talon Books,Canada
Released 15 Oct 2010
Publication Country Canada Canada
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Tremblay, Larry
Translated by Gaboriau, Linda
Category Collections & Anthologies Of Various Literary Forms
Drama Texts, Plays
Romantic Fiction
Number of Pages 128
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 13mm
Dewey Code 843.914
Weight 185g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Drama Texts, Plays & Screenplays
ONIX Text General/trade