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Mankind & Other Stories of Women
Guernica Editions, Fall 2016
184 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781771830720
ISBN10: 1771830727
English
$20.00 Canada, $20.00 US

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Marianne Ackerman's second collection of stories for Guernica puts the focus on women, their ascent into selfhood, the beauty and carnage of the their journey. Literary Montreal is the setting of two stories spun around an alpha poseur, George. Picking up from the Gothic shadows of Albert Fine in Holy Fools (Guernica, 2014), Ackerman follows the lives of an Ontario farm family marked by a bloody incident they struggle to understand. Four interlocking stories plumb the secrets of one man's sister, ex-wife, friend and mother. Sardonic and often funny, these tales follow the byways of aspiration and self-deception, casting light on all.
“He's a breast man. For men like that, there's no such thing as too much.”

Books by Marianne Ackerman

Holy Fools + 2 Stories Mankind & Other Stories of Women