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One Hundred Days of Rain by [Brooks, Carellin]
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Praise for "Fresh Hell: Motherhood in Pieces"
Carellin Brooks transcends the genre of frazzled mommy books with a darkly humorous novel ["Fresh Hell: Motherhood in Pieces"].... Brooks lights up a scene with her inventive descriptions. &mdash: Maclean's Magazine
A meditative but funny, arch, and unflinching memoir.... Across 52 spare chapters, the harried single mom in question.... reflects on a colorful assortment of pertinent topics, all the while regretting the chasm between tidy book smarts and messy practical experience... [Brooks] whispers a reminder to herself that serves a secondary duty as a mantra: "This is what you've always wanted."
Publishers Weekly
"Fresh Hell: Motherhood in Pieces" will make you laugh out loud... [Brooks] carves out scenes in unerring language, at times academic and at others intentionally childish.... She is snarly and snappy, but her words are a salvation.... It is the intelligence and honesty, as well as self-deprecating summary and loving dedication to her daughters, that make "Fresh Hell: Motherhood in Pieces" all okay.
Trek Magazine
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Praise for One Hundred Days of Rain:
A quiet and meditative book that reads like a mystery: How do we find ourselves--sometimes simultaneously--moving both toward and away from the things that matter to us most?
- Johanna Skibsrud, 2010 Scotiabank Giller Prize Winner for "The Sentimentalists"
Is there a worse city in which to suffer a vindictive, litigated break up than unrelentingly sodden Vancouver? In these one hundred intimate chapters, Carellin Brooks has convinced me no. Her forbearing heroine bikes through torrents, dodges puddles, keeps moving through bitterness and weather. Nobody, not even the rain, has such nerve.
-Caroline Adderson, author of "Ellen in Pieces"
Carellin Brooks' marvellous and brooding novel, sparking after yet another downpour, offers a natural history of rain and breakups. Just as snow-bound cultures have numerous words for different kinds of snow, so the Vancouverite requires many words and varied descriptions for rain. The exquisite descriptions of internal and external tensions are what capture here, what pierce and press the reader forward, j-walking through the tumbling language of rain, dodging in and out of the doorways of these short, sharp, shocked chapters. Carellin Brooks offers a loud and persistent rejoinder to the idea of "the pathetic fallacy" the internal and external do coalesce, and they do so at the apex of the most precise and revealing sentences I have read in years.
- Stephen Collis

Praise for "One Hundred Days of Rain: "
A quiet and meditative book that reads like a mystery: How do we find ourselves--sometimes simultaneously--moving both toward and away from the things that matter to us most?
- Johanna Skibsrud, 2010 Scotiabank Giller Prize Winner for "The Sentimentalists"
Is there a worse city in which to suffer a vindictive, litigated break up than unrelentingly sodden Vancouver? In these one hundred intimate chapters, Carellin Brooks has convinced me no. Her forbearing heroine bikes through torrents, dodges puddles, keeps moving through bitterness and weather. Nobody, not even the rain, has such nerve.
-Caroline Adderson, author of "Ellen in Pieces"
Carellin Brooks' marvellous and brooding novel, sparking after yet another downpour, offers a natural history of rain and breakups. Just as snow-bound cultures have numerous words for different kinds of snow, so the Vancouverite requires many words and varied descriptions for rain. The exquisite descriptions of internal and external tensions are what capture here, what pierce and press the reader forward, j-walking through the tumbling language of rain, dodging in and out of the doorways of these short, sharp, shocked chapters. Carellin Brooks offers a loud and persistent rejoinder to the idea of "the pathetic fallacy" the internal and external do coalesce, and they do so at the apex of the most precise and revealing sentences I have read in years.
- Stephen Collis
Reviews:
..".a memorably profound and stylish portrait of love's complications." - Publishers' Weekly
..".a story of struggle and resilience. It's a tale of one woman's journey to find her way after losing so much, to make a place in this world for her and her son." - Worn Pages and Ink
"In 100 brief and rain-drenched chapters Brooks maps the painful distance from hope (romantic whispers of future anniversaries) to despair (police sirens, lawyers, court dates, loneliness). Between the two states, there's lots of introspection pursuing the age-old question: How did things go so very wrong?" - Brett Josef Grubisic for Daily Xtra

About the Author

Rhodes Scholar Carellin Brooks is the author of fresh hell: motherhood in pieces (2013), Every Inch a Woman (2011), and Wreck Beach (2007). She edited the anthologies Carnal Nation, with Brett Josef Grubisic, and Bad Jobs. Winner of the Books in Canada Student Writing Award for poetry (1993), the Cassell/Pink Paper Lesbian Writing Award for non-fiction (1994), and the Institute for Contemporary Arts New Blood Award for prose (1995), Brooks lives and works in Vancouver, where she was born.

Product details

  • File Size: 289 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Publisher: BookThug (March 6, 2015)
  • Publication Date: March 6, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00V3M4WAS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,352,513 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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