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Novelists

by C. P. Boyko

Novelists: the soul of an age, certainly. Brilliant? Perhaps. Yet aren't they also doddering, petulant, pedantic, knockkneed, skittish, and thunderingly insecure-resentful, awkward, annoying-demanding, deluded, and vexingly indifferent to reality? New from short fiction devotée C.P. Boyko, Novelists is a comedy of manners (and manuscripts), rivalling Vanity Fair for its satirical wit... though not, mercifully, for its length.PRAISE FOR NOVELISTS "Proudly, gloriously, gleefully old-fashioned in their style and settings, these largely comic stories about the worst traits of artists are more serious than they at first seem: they depict the petty insecurities that fuel every creative act."-Russell Smith"If you are a normal person, these stories, with their pitch-perfect satirical humour and their finely tuned sentences, will make you laugh out loud. If you are a writer, first you will squirm with recognition while envying his impressive vocabulary, his nimble grammar, and his startling imagery, and then you'll laugh out loud."-Diane SchoemperlenPRAISE FOR C.P. BOYKO"Readers will enjoy the author's versatility, quirky (sometimes uproarious) sense of humor, sardonic view of the world, and fruitful imagination ... Libraries with any short-fiction readers should buy this book and keep an eye out for the next one."-Booklist, starred review"Nothing short of astonishing."-The Walrus"Keep your eye on this young Canadian talent."-Chatelaine"Stunning ... Boyko has an unstoppable imagination."-The Globe & Mail"Stealthy, seductive ... A collection that in many ways ... will provide thought-fodder, not to mention good old-fashioned pleasure, for months."- The Montreal Gazette"Fans of satirical fiction will love this ... impeccably researched and unflinchingly intelligent." -The National Post

Psychology and Other Stories

by C. P. Boyko

FINALIST FOR THE ETHEL WILSON FICTION PRIZEFINALIST FOR THE VICTORIA BUTLER BOOK PRIZE"C.P. Boyko's second offering is brilliantly bold. Playful and dire and scholarly all at once, Psychology may well be the most audaciously original collection of Canadian fiction, ever. Mr. Mustard alone is worth the price of admission."-Bill Gaston, author of Mount Appetite"Very revealing."-Hubert T. Ross, PhD, PsyD, DPsyPsychologists are people we admire and resent. At best, they're compassionate detectives of the human soul, healers and diagnosticians, assessing the internal machinations that structure our lives and behavior. At worst, however, they're smug, hyper-educated, bombastic, yappy, socially deaf, thrice-divorced and twice-separated spouse-swapping cat-torturing perverts. Plus, they're all in this book. And so are their patients. C.P. Boyko's Psychology and Other Stories is replete with analysts, attorneys, criminals, Freudians, wardens, and self-help gurus. From Dr. Pringle's treatment-resisting young patient in "Reaction-Formation" to the philandering forensic psychiatrist of "The Blood-Brain Barrier," Psychology is a droll dissection of industry archetypes-as well as a brilliant study of mental illness, mental health, and the people who try to tell them apart.

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