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Stripmalling Hardcover – April 1, 2009

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 180 pages
  • Publisher: ECW Press (April 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1550228595
  • ISBN-13: 978-1550228595
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.9 x 8.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,414,235 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Fiorentino is wickedly funny.”  —The Globe and Mail

"What Jon Paul Fiorentino is up to is sly and self-effacing, deeply real and hilarious. Stripmalling is an absolute bender."  —Emily Schultz, author, Joyland

"A wall-to-wall shag carpet of variegated grimness and hapless hilarity; a mid-life crisis you can hold in your hand; a horny walking tour of sub-industrial, suburban Winnipeg."  —Guy Maddin, screenwriter and director

"This incredibly comedic, somewhat tragic literary work is unlike anything you'll read, ever. Fiorentino details the desperate life of an aspiring writer with wit, oddness, and complexity."  —Joe Meno, author, Tender as Hellfire

"Both a semi-autobiographical first novel from Winnipeg-born author Jon Paul Fiorentino and something more complex and metafictional. . . . A collage-like experience, Stripmalling is a hybrid book forged out of multiple angles and perspectives. It is also a funny and clever experiment in tale-telling.  —Quill & Quire

"Worth reading for its wry, sardonic humour and delightfully self-deprecating tone . . . Thoroughly enjoyable ."  —Montreal Review of Books

"Outrageous, intriguing and quietly powerful, Stripmalling offers readers the curious and ultimately rewarding experience of stepping outside their own stories."  —Scene Magazine

"Expands our concept of what makes something worth reading . . . [Jonny is] a metafictional anti-hero for the new millennium."  —Fiction Writers Review

About the Author

Jon Paul Fiorentino is the author of Asthmatica, Hello Serotonin, and The Theory of the Loser Class. He is a professor of writing at Concordia University and the editor in chief of Matrix magazine. He lives in Montreal.

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Fiorentino's "Stripmalling" is a lot of fun. Mangled, messed up fun that rolls and spills all over the place. But that's what makes it fun. Yes, it's very meta. But then what isn't these days. Loved the marked-up screenplay and the lame teen comedy freeze frame snapshots over the closing credits. Go on, immerse yourself.

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