The Two of Us

The Two of Us

Book - 2016 | First edition.
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Longlisted for the 2016 Giller Prize

"[Page] is a fierce writer."-- Kirkus Reviews

The stories in this collection focus on pairs: intense one-on-one relationships and encounters. Characters undergo genetic testing, garden, overeat, starve themselves, travel, fall pregnant, all while simultaneously driving each other towards moments where they--sometimes unwillingly--glimpse the meaning and shape of their lives, and who they might become.

Kathy Page is the author of eight books, including the novels Alphabet (an Indie Next Great Read of 2014 and Kirkus Best Book of 2014), Frankie Styne & the Silver Man , and The Story of My Face , as well as many short stories.

Publisher: Windsor, Ontario : Biblioasis, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781771960991
Branch Call Number: FIC Page
Characteristics: 195 pages ; 21 cm


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Jan 20, 2017

Kathy Page’s hypnotic short story collection The Two of Us reinforces its title from the first to the last of its unforgettable tales. Each story, unto itself and building successively, piece by piece, spirals in and out from the power of duos and duality. That power is dizzying, and intensifies and deepens with each relationship depicted … and discovered.

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Oct 21, 2016

Wow. Although there were a few stories in the middle of this collection that did not sit well (left me feeling like I was back in grade school not understanding poetry), I felt the majority of these stories to be very accessible and powerful. You know that when a story makes your heart rate increase or causes a smile to sneak your lips apart, the author is on to something.


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Jan 20, 2017

These days, he said, it's probably better all round to be female, but some things can't be helped.

Jan 20, 2017

"On the way back to her house, Sonia posted the quiche into a letterbox."

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