Resident Alien (Penguin Short Fiction)

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9780140082340: Resident Alien (Penguin Short Fiction)

"RESIDENT ALIEN" IS THE FIRST BLAISE BOOK TO BE ORIGINATED BY PENGUIN CANADA AND WE ARE PROUD TO WELCOME HIM. "RESIDENT ALIEN" IS AN INTERESTING EXPLORATION OF THE FINE LINE BETWEEN AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND FICTION - NONFICTION ESSAYS SURROUND STORIES THAT IMAGINATIVELY REWORK THE MATERIAL ALREADY PRESENTED. BLAISE ONCE AGAIN LOOKS AT THE SUBEJCT OF LONLINESS AND ALIENATION AND THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES,AND HE RECONSTRUCTS THE SMALL EVENTS AND INFLUENCES ON A LIFE THAT COULD HAVE PRODUCED "AN EVENTUAL ARTIST (IF LUCKY) OR A FUNCTIONAL NEUROTIC."

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In this seminal "journey into my obsessions with self and place," Blaise (Lusts, etc.t effectively presents his fictional Porter/Carrier stories between two autobiographical fragments. In the process he reshapes his tumultuous childhood and his development as a writer into the fabric of fiction and explores the powerful, symbiotic relationship between reality and the inventive imagination. ("Who or what to believe? . . . As I reach back into these events of 30 or more years ago, I'm aware that truth is simply a matter of framing and reframing.") The son of a feuding FrancoAnglo-Canadian couple who were constantly on the move in the U.S. and Canada, the author, a self-described "Peeping Tom of the Interstates and the Blue Highways" who "achieved my own identity . . . through the places I absorbed," infuses his rich, supple prose with the voice of "unhousement."
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