Awards: Shortlisted for Mordecai Richler's 1996 Prix Parizeau and the 1996 QSPELL Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction
These are quirky and addictive stories. The characters in True Romance with a Sailor encounter their spiritual selves through cross-cultural displacement, whether by travel to another country or continent or because of an encounter with a foreigner whose cultural and psychic make-up is totally alien. For Yeshim Ternar, all such encounters are about contacting one's shadow self. Whenever the everyday self encounters its shadow self, the heart beats a crazy rhythm of love and fear, longing and abandonment. Ternar wrote these stories hoping to create fiction that is to mainstream literature what world beat music is to soft rock.Fiction 1998
144 pp 8.5" x 5.5"
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