The Two of Us

The Two of Us

eBook - 2016
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Longlisted for the 2016 Giller Prize

The stories in The Two of Us focus on pairs: intense one-on-one relationships and encounters. Characters undergo genetic testing, garden, overeat, starve themselves, consider suicide, travel, have their hair cut, 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.


Publisher: New York : Biblioasis, 2016.
ISBN: 9781771961004
Characteristics: text file
1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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vickiz
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.

My full review is here: http://bookgagabooks.ca/2017/01/20/the-two-of-us-by-kathy-page/

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LexiLou2
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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vickiz
Jan 20, 2017

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

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vickiz
Jan 20, 2017

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

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