Mount Appetite

Mount Appetite

Book - 2002
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The twelve entertaining stories in this collection are linked by the "Mount Appetite" of the title: the common theme of yearning and seeking, often involving addiction to substances, people and schemes of the heart. The protagonists struggle to satiate their desires by indulging in alcohol and other vices or, alternatively, scorning those who do. The book is marked by Bill Gaston's much-praised dexterity of voice and range of colourful characters, from the illiterate faith healer in New Brunswick to the articulate and illegitimate son of Malcolm Lowry in BC. Here is muscular, award-winning, unpredictable and addictive fiction by a writer of wit, skill and power.
Publisher: Vancouver, BC : Raincoast Books, 2002
ISBN: 9781551924519
Branch Call Number: FIC GAS
Characteristics: 221 p. ; 21 cm


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Apr 01, 2015

Now this is a collection of short stories that I could not get interested in.

The characters were all hapless and seem to drift through the world with no plan or ideas. The stories never have a ending or even enough to think there is an ending somewhere in the future. I was just left with this idea that nothing would change and if we saw these people again in 20 years we would hardly tell the difference. They would all still be unhappy, unsatisfied and unfulfilled.

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