Daydreams of Angels

Daydreams of Angels

Stories

eBook - 2015
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Heather O'Neill's distinctive style and voice fill these charming, sometimes dark, always beguiling storiesHeather O'Neill's unforgettable novels, The Girl Who Was Saturday Night and Lullabies for Little Criminals, captured readers with their disarming characters and irreverent descriptions of life on Montreal's St Laurent Boulevard. Here, O'Neill's voice takes flight in a collection of original stories that evoke sorrow, laughter, and heartbreak. From the title story of a naive cult follower in "Dear Piglet" to the struggle of two young women in occupied Paris in "Snow-White and Rose-Red" to the story of generations of failed Nureyev clones in post-Soviet Russia in "The Ugly Ducklings", these stories surprise and delight at every page, showing once again that Heather O'Neill is a remarkable talent and among our best, most inventive writers.
Publisher: 2015
ISBN: 9781443435994
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Margush
Mar 23, 2018

A weird book, indeed, to say the least. Dark and desturbing at times. Painfully whimsical. I read three stories and didn’t survive the tragedy of cloned Nuriyevs in Canada by mad doctors from the USSR.

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bpl6118
Apr 19, 2016

A weird, quirky but thoroughly accessible collection of stories, many of which have the feel of fairytales.

KateHillier Jun 03, 2015

I've said the gist of this quote from the Toronto Star before but they say it best: "[O'Neill] writes like a sort of demented angel with an uncanny knack for metaphor." A knack is definitely putting it lightly. Anything I read of hers I love just because of the descriptions and the sheer absurdity of the images and stories going on here. I enjoy her novels a bit more but by no means should you skip this weird collection of stories if you're a fan of hers. We've got cloned Russians, robots, a gypsy who isn't really a gypsy, and Montreal in ways you've never seen it. Definitely not to be missed.

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Charlie68
May 24, 2015

A good collection of whimsical and not so whimsical stories, some of which gave me the warm fuzzies. Recommend for an introduction to this author.

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ggupta
Mar 22, 2015

It look like the title should be Daydreams of Angels. Is Dear Piglet the title of one of the short stories?

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bpl6118
Apr 19, 2016

We one saw a baby deer and it looked like it had just learned to walk, like it was wearing leather cowboy boots that it hadn't had a chance to break in. The raccoons were all wearing their sunglasses.

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