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Bird Eat Bird

    By Katrina Best

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  Canada $19.95   


Katrina Best

Insomniac author Katrina Best has won the Canada/Caribbean section of the Commonwealth Prize for Best First Book with her short story collection Bird Eat Bird. She will be travelling to the Sydney Writers Festival in Australia where the overall winner will be announced on May 21st.

Best's brilliant debut, edited by Jon Paul Fiorentino, has charmed critics and readers alike, and Insomniac Press is very proud to have published Bird Eat Bird.

Bird Eat Bird, Katrina Best's first book of short stories, is a funny, smart, offbeat and insightful collection that explores themes that are equally poignant and hilarious.

A thirty-year-old woman who still lives at home anticipates the experience of a third date; a teenaged vegetarian supermarket cashier struggles to scan a package of offal; an inscrutable pelican in a crowded London park decides to try something different for dinner. These artful stories are tinged with social commentary and reflect their author in that they feature characters and sensibilities from both Britain and Canada.

Praise for Bird Eat Bird

"Katrina Best's writing is smart and edgy, full of energy and wit. Generously expansive, it still leaves the vital areas of the unsaid, as the heady acceleration of language engenders a multiplicity of narrative meanings. Evelyn Waugh meets Alice Munro in this superb collection of stories by a brightly talented British transplant to Canada." — Mikhail Iossel, author of Every Hunter Wants to Know

"Bird eat bird, wife eat husband, employee eat employer, insane eat sane: this slim, trenchant collection certainly has bite. But Katrina Best's stories, with all their incisor sharp wit, are also unexpectedly touching and so very human. It's a ruthless world out there. Better stay home and read this impressive debut." — Caroline Adderson, author of Sitting Practice and Pleased to Meet You

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Short Stories / Fiction  ·  Canada $19.95  ·  US $16.95  ·  Trade paperback  ·  978-1-897178-94-2  ·  168 pages  ·  5" x 8"  ·  Insomniac Press
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