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This first short fiction collection by a prominent Canadian journalist paints vivid word pictures of the world and these canvasses superimposes people in all their human imperfections. Russell Wangersky's characters, caught in a variety of human circumstances, make some outstandingly bad decisions. A labourer enjoys new-found popularity among his co-workers after losing seThis first short fiction collection by a prominent Canadian journalist paints vivid word pictures of the world and these canvasses superimposes people in all their human imperfections. Russell Wangersky's characters, caught in a variety of human circumstances, make some outstandingly bad decisions. A labourer enjoys new-found popularity among his co-workers after losing several fingers in a work accident. So, in the face of returning invisibility, he makes a desperate decision. An elderly shut-in chooses to believe the lies of her own life and the world view she absorbs from talk radio and finds the scapegoats that both those distortions of reality require. A man on an ill-conceived vacation decides to stay in a hot tub all day and all night, rather than face his disintegrating family. In these stories, some people seem to escape the consequences of their bad decisions, some people wind up being redeemed, and some are left to fates the reader can only imagine. As a backdrop, often a counterpoint, to these very human struggles, Wangersky paints the most exquisite canvasses with his words. Whether it be landscape or seascape of his long-time home in Newfoundland, startling weather, fine woodworking, or the workings of a factory, he presents us with note-perfect descriptions of the often-stunning world in which we imperfect humans live. Wangersky reminds us, even bad decisions can be cause for celebration, of what it means to be human....

Title : The Hour of Bad Decisions
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ISBN : 9781550503371
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 254 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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  • Carla
    2018-11-28 03:07

    Outstanding short stories from a Canadian writer. The Maritimes come to life with this collection of everyday people experiencing life. Most people are projected as isolated, unique. The description of the smells and environment bring me back to the unique writing that is Canadian.

  • Jen Jones
    2018-12-07 03:01

    Another beautifully crafted collection of literary short stories from this Canadian master.

  • Vivienne Strauss
    2018-11-25 03:21

    Great collection of stories, some sad some downright horrifying - all disturbing in varying degrees.