Home » Hungers by Genni Gunn
Hungers Genni Gunn

Hungers

Genni Gunn

Published
ISBN : 9781551925660
235 pages
Enter the sum

 About the Book 

Hungers reads like an irresistible cluster of want ads, the bemused wanters themselves not entirely sure what theyre wanting. Vancouver writer Genni Gunns collection of stories, her second, is also a dogged pursuit of that treacherousprefix re.MoreHungers reads like an irresistible cluster of want ads, the bemused wanters themselves not entirely sure what theyre wanting. Vancouver writer Genni Gunns collection of stories, her second, is also a dogged pursuit of that treacherousprefix re. Gunn sends her characters chasing after reunion, revision, regreat and fumbled gestures at reconciliation. Spurred by enticing premises, these stories twang with the sadness of tawdry lives, yet they are not sad stories. You feel for Gunns people and cant help but find admirable their ability to bounce, even in questionable directions.The pieces in Hungers run the gamut from snappy, almost surreal interludes on fear and love to the brilliant title story, which perhaps would have been better served published as a novella, unencumbered by its sister hits . . . Gunn, a musician, translator and poet, and author of two previous novels, including last years much praised Tracing Iris, brings her full bag of tricks to bear on each story, with varied results.... Gunns wonderfully quirky and rigorous imagination, her unquenchable curiosity, her poet-passion for the plasticity of language, her knack for twinning grit and intelligence, are alive and kicking in Hungers.--- The Globe & Mail