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Long after the lastA young nun charged with talking an anorexic out of her religious fanaticism toys with the thin distance between practicality and blasphemy A strange bond between a teacher and a schoolgirl takes on ever deeper and stranger shapes as the years progress A bride to be with a penchant for nocturnal bondage can’t seem to stop bashing her. I closed the final page of this collection of short stories a slim volume doesn t take long to power through them thinking that this was a curious choice to win the Giller Prize at first b

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Hellgoing Stories

Winner of the 2013 Scotiabank Giller PrizeShortlisted for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize Selected as an ca Best Book and for The Globe's Top 10 Books of 2013With astonishing range and depth Scotiabank Giller Prize winner Lynn Coady gives us nine unforgettable new stories each one of them grabbing our attention from the first line and resonating. Here is what he s doing He s inhaling and then letting the smoke pour out as he sings It cascades from his face and swirls heavenward enveloping them both as he extends the cigarette

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Self up in the light of dayEually adept at capturing the foibles and obsessions of men and of women compassionate in her humour yet never missing an opportunity to make her characters suirm fascinated as much by faithlessness as by faith Lynn Coady is uite possibly the writer who best captures what it is to be human at this particular moment in our histo. Lynn Coady s new story collection Hellgoing brings together nine self contained stories that take a realistic and thought provoking look at a wide range of human relationships in today s w


10 thoughts on “Hellgoing Stories

  1. says:

    Oh how I wanted to love these stories I had very much enjoyed Coady's previous work The Antagonist and with the knowledge that this recently won the Giller I expected Sadly I was left disappointedShort stories need to walk a fine line between giving the reader enough information to understand the characters an

  2. says:

    I don't like books that make me feel stupidThis book makes me feel stupid It makes me feel like I must be missing something Not only are the protagonists unsympathetic but there are no clear conflicts no resolut

  3. says:

    Here is what he’s doing He’s inhaling and then letting the smoke pour out as he sings It cascades from his face and swirls heavenward enveloping them both as he extends the cigarette to his wife A honest gesture now a gesture l

  4. says:

    I closed the final page of this collection of short stories a slim volume doesn't take long to power through them thinking that this was a curious choice to win the Giller Prize at first blush this wasn't my favourite Canadian book of the year; this wasn't even my favourite Canadian book of short stories of the year This passage that I flagged early on persisted in sticking out in my mind Jane flops herself off Ned like a seal grunting also

  5. says:

    This is not the Lynn Coady I'd come to expect This Lynn Coady did not boldly walk that fine line between tragedy and comedy

  6. says:

    This book was totally unexpected It won the prestigious Giller Prize this year and even though I'm not a real fan of short stories I expected it to be enjoyable It was not; at least not to me I found this book of nine short stories difficult to get through I only read seven of the nine but I didn't really understand much about the stories Some were totally confusing like the story of the nun who made hospital visits a

  7. says:

    Lynn Coady's new story collection Hellgoing brings together nine self contained stories that take a realistic and thought provoking look at a wide range of human relationships in today's world Reading them we are pushed or pulled into something like a voyeur role observing in close up fragments of ongoing or evolving relationships between an array of distinct characters be they in couples with family or friends

  8. says:

    I can't say that I'm a fan of short stories that make me say What??? when I reach the end which is exactly what most of these stories did Too much is left unsaid to satisfy my curiosity

  9. says:

    Arghhh I wanted to like this book than I did I was expecting so much The boiling rage and anger in all of the short stories is very well described it truly jumps from the page and grabs you by the throat in a powerful way Bu

  10. says:

    Russell Smith has called short stories an intricate puzzling and hugely rewarding art form and this dazzling book from Lynn Coady proves his point The judges for Canada's Giller Prize for fiction have chosen it f