Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

Bad Imaginings

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Bad Imaginings

Porcupine's Quill

In the ten short stories in Bad Imaginings, Caroline Adderson adopts a brilliant array of perspectives ranging from that of a nineteenth-century prospector, to a chambermaid in WWI Victoria, to two long-time friends trying to sort out the eighties. The intensity of these deeply imagined stories is stunning.

`Her stylistic bravura is breathtaking and heartbreaking. It is hard to believe that such passionate and mature writing can be found in a first book; we predict for her national acclaim and a distinguished career.'
- PQL Editor John Metcalf

`Bad Imaginings is the sort of book that stays with a reader long after it has been closed. A singular book, deep and mature. Caroline Adderson deserves congratulations.'
- The Globe and Mail

Caroline Adderson is the author of A History of Forgetting and Sitting Practice. Bad Imaginings was shortlisted for a 1993 Governor General's Award.