Fiction. 10 WOMEN is George Bowering's brand new collection of short fiction. Each of these stories offers us a portrait of a woman with whom he may or may not have had either an intimate and/or a meaningful relationship. You can't really tell for sure. Depending on your proclivities, some of them might even seem pretty hot-like the lurid fantasies that illustrate the covers of paperback novels, the ethereal intellectual beauties that emanate from poetic fields of asphodels, or the petit bourgeois housewives that litter Alice Munro stories, these ten characters remind us that for every fetish there's a partner.
"the maestro is at it again"—The Vancouver Sun
"This is a rarity in [short story] collections; an elegantly structured book with a central theme general enough to let the author run totally amok while maintaining a satisfying sense of unity overall."—BC BookLook
"Even when Bowering's characters insist on gendered difference in thinking, his method expresses the opposite ... Here, the women are very specific and so, importantly, are the narrators. Within that narrative specificity, the 'I' becomes ungendered; the stories reflect upon the subject of the gaze."—The Globe and Mail
George Bowering is the author of around a hundred books of poetry, fiction, and essays. A Member of the Order of Canada, and a two-time Governor General's Award laureate, he lives in Vancouver. His most recent works include COULD BE: NEW POEMS (New Star Books, 2021), SOFT ZIPPER (New Star Books, 2021), and WRITING AND READING (New Star Books, 2019).
Author City: VANCOUVER, BC CAN