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Daydreams Of Angels

Scotiabank Giller Prize - Shortlisted

Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction - Shortlisted

Selected for the Globe and Mail's Best Books of 2015

Selected for CBC's Best Books of 2015

Selected for the National Post's 99 Best Books of 2015

About the Book

Heather O'Neill's distinctive style and voice fill these charming, sometimes dark, always beguiling stories

Heather 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.

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Critical Praise

Shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller PrizeShortlisted for the Quebec Writers’ Federation Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction —No Source

“The storytelling is inventive, but the writing is as spectacular. . . . These are great stories superbly written by someone sure to be a major star.” —NOW Magazine

“[These stories are] united by the now-unmistakable O’Neill stamp: compassionately drawn characters from society’s fringes acting out tales of hardship, resilience and sometimes redemption, all told in deceptively simple prose - nobody, but nobody, does simile quite like O’Neill - that at its best attains the level of music.” —Montreal Gazette

“Magical and inventive.” —Maclean's

“Though still a voice for the gritty, lively histories of Montreal’s underbelly, O’Neill finds ample room to grow in a collection that seeks to celebrate the magic and madness of those often relegated to society’s margins.” —Quill & Quire

“The writing in Daydreams of Angels is characteristically crisp and playful, but with an undercurrent of cruelty that only amplifies each story’s beating heart.” —National Post

“Daydreams of Angels is proof that Heather O’Neill’s here to stay.” —PRISM

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781443435994
  • ISBN 10: 1443435996
  • Imprint: HarperCollins Publishers
  • On Sale: 04/07/2015
  • Pages: 368
  • List Price: 11.99 CAD
  • BISAC1: FICTION / General

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