'A postmodern novel about the members of a Montreal book club who find themselves involuntarily acting out The Epic of Gilgamesh may not sound like a crowd-pleaser, but playwright and banjo enthusiast Sean Dixon's debut novel has been a surprise success, netting many delighted readers in Canada, as well as a six-figure two-book deal in the UK. The pleasure of the book comes from Dixon's deft handling of his weightier literary themes, making it reminiscent of the kind of irrepressibly mischievous and literary novels that John Barth used to write. Call it populist pointdexterism.' – Quill & Quire
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Listed as one of Quill & Quire's Top Ten Books of 2007!
About the Author
Sean Dixon is a playwright, novelist and actor. He co-founded the influential Winnipeg theatre collective primus, providing the narratives for their performances Dog Day , Alkoremmi and The Night Room . Three of his plays were collected in AWOL: Three Plays for Theatre SKAM (2002). Sean's first novel, The Girls Who Saw Everything , was named one of the Best Books of 2007 by Quill & Quire . With his second novel, The Many Revenges of Kip Flynn (2011), he has been called 'the true inheritor of [Gwendolyn] MacEwen's mythopoeic legacy.' He is also the author of two books for young readers, The Feathered Cloak and The Winter Drey . He lives in Toronto with his wife, documentary filmmaker Katerina Cizek.