The Journey Prize AnthologyBook - 1989?-
For over a decade,The Journey Prize Anthologyhas been the premier showcase for Canada's finest up-and-coming literary voices. In this eleventh edition, the anthology continues its tradition of presenting the best of Canada's new writers. Among the twelve stories: Over the course of a long, hot summer with her invalid grandmother and a free-spirited babysitter, a young girl becomes increasingly aware of the complexities and ambiguities that lie on the other side of childhood. In a wistful tale about the enduring strength of family ties, a young Eskimo boy is determined to take on the responsibility of finding a new home for his infant brother. The sudden and unexpected death of his father prompts a man to embark on a meditative journey through his own peripatetic life. The pretensions and hypocrisies of a small town are comically brought to the surface during a Sunday Mass. After a fateful encounter, a defiant teenage girl and a solitary backwoodsman forge an uneasy life together amidst the wilderness of the Yukon. The progress of a married man's seduction by a student is coolly observed by his wife. In a moving exploration of the power of memory and the devastating effects of Alzheimer's, a woman tends to her now-elderly foster father. The winner of the $10,000 Journey Prize for 1999 was Alissa York for "The Back of the Bear's Mouth."
Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, [1989?]-
Branch Call Number: F JOU 1999
Characteristics: v. ; 21 cm