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People Park Paperback – Jun 11 2012

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 488 pages
  • Publisher: House of Anansi Press; 1st Edition edition (June 11 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 088784216X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0887842160
  • Product Dimensions: 14.6 x 2.8 x 22.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 567 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #317,942 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Written in breathless prose, it’s oddball fun, and Malla proves himself as a writer who never takes the easy way out. (Mike Doherty National Post 2012-06-02)

[People Park] unfolds a unique and fully realized fictional universe in which the author explores themes of displacement, isolation, and reunification with flashes of dark humour. (Shawn Syms Quill and Quire 2012-07-01)

... an imaginative feat ... (Michael Hingston Georgia Straight 2012-07-05)

... every sentence [is] a thrill ... [in People Park] we get a frightening picture of ourselves. (Eric Boodman Montreal Gazette 2012-07-06)

People Park is a zany and entertaining yarn ... more than a worthy followup to The Withdrawal Method; it's a merry microcosm. (Dave Williamson Winnipeg Free Press 2012-07-07)

People Park is an ambitious and complex novel, impressively rendered and fantastic to read. (Matthew J. Trafford National Post 2012-07-06)

When I got to the last page, I wanted to flip the thing over and start right back at the beginning. I can’t think of a better testament to the pleasure of reading a novel. (Suzannah Showler AV Club 2012-07-10)

People Park is reminiscent of Gary Shteyngart or George Saunders ... vividly imagined ... (J. C. Sutcliffe Globe and Mail 2012-07-13)

The novel is a cacophony of comedy and heartbreak, magical realism and satiric wit, made melodically whole through Malla’s deft prose. (Yutaka Dirks Briarpatch Magazine 2012-10-01)

About the Author

Pasha Malla’s first novel, People Park, was shortlisted for the First Novel Award and was selected as an Best Book. His first collection of short stories, The Withdrawal Method, a Globe and Mail and National Post book of the year, won the Danuta Gleed Literary Award and the Trillium Book Award, and was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize and longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. He is the winner of an Arthur Ellis Award for crime fiction, two National Magazine Awards, and has twice had stories included in the Journey Prize anthology. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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Rarely read contemporary fiction... can't stand suffering the heartbreak of overwritten prose or a half-baked ending, but I picked up People Park on the strength of Withdrawal Method and loved every page. It recalls the thrill and the fun of Stephen King at his 1980s-best, with the unique sense of humour Malla has endlessly displayed in his shorter works. Highly recommended.
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