You Haven't Changed a Bit, and Other Stories (Robert Kroetsch Series of Canadian Creative Works) (Paperback)

By Astrid Blodgett

University of Alberta Press, 9780888646446, 176pp.

Publication Date: March 15, 2013

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Through mesmerizing forays into characterization, voicing, and narrative technique, and with a clean economy of style rare even in short fiction, Astrid Blodgett conjures full-fledged characters in the throes of realistic moments, to bear their moral and existential freight in these thirteen stories. From the fascinatingly unhinged hero of "Getting the Cat," to the dreamy survey of prairie landscape and childhood experience of "New Summer Dresses," to the fatal irony of "Ice Break," readers will be hooked from first sentences and carried along on crisp prose. You Haven't Changed a Bit shimmers with the energy of a first book while affording readers the subtlety, complexity, and range of an accomplished master of the genre.

About the Author

Astrid Blodgett is a freelance writer and editor living in Edmonton.