How to Pronounce Knife

How to Pronounce Knife

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After a boxer loses his dream of becoming a championship fighter, he finds an unexpected chance at redemption while working at his sister's nail salon. A daughter becomes an unwilling accomplice in her mother's growing infatuation with country singer Randy Travis. When a seventy-year-old woman begins a relationship with her much younger neighbour, her assumptions about the limits of love unravel. As he watches his wife gradually drift into an affair with her boss, a school bus driver must grapple with what he's willing to give up in order to belong. And in the title story, a young girl's unconditional love for her father transcends the fickleness of language.
Publisher: [Toronto] : McClelland & Stewart, [2020]
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9780771094606
0771094604
Branch Call Number: FIC SS
Characteristics: 179 pages ; 21 cm

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FOR YOUR CO-WORKER THAT LEARNS EVERYONE'S LIFE STORY WITHIN MINUTES OF MEETING THEM

FOR YOUR CO-WORKER THAT LEARNS EVERYONE'S LIFE STORY WITHIN MINUTES OF MEETING THEM

A Canadian fiction collection that focuses on the hopes, desires, and struggles of Lao immigrants and refugees in an unnamed English-speaking city.

LAO - DIVERSE STORIES CAPTURING THE DAILY LIVES OF IMMIGRANTS

A Canadian fiction collection that focuses on the hopes, desires, and struggles of Lao immigrants and refugees in an unnamed English-speaking city. This title won Scotiabank Giller Prize 2020.


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Nov 09, 2020

Winner of the 2020 Giller! Check it out.

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brangwinn
May 10, 2020

I once heard a children’s chapter book writer explain that writing a picture book was hard. Getting everything you want into 32 pages that included illustrations was difficult. It is the same for a short story author. Thammavongsa is a master in delivering her first short story collection. Her stories are thoughtful capturing of life in America as a refugee. Her first story in the collection “How to Pronounce Knife” should be in every teacher’s schoolbag. Its poignant in telling what so many teachers don’t know about immigrant home life, the language and cultural differences that make school difficult. In all her stories it’s the feeling of being invisible and alienated. t

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