The Slow Fix

The Slow Fix

Stories

eBook - 2009
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The first three story collections by Ivan E. Coyote featured insightful, deeply personal tales about gender, identity, and community, based on her own experiences growing up lesbian in Canada's North. Ivan's most recent book, Bow Grip, was her first novel; it was shortlisted for the Ferro-Grumley Prize for Women's Fiction, was named a Stonewall Honor Book by the American Library Association, and won Canada's ReLit Award for Best Novel of the Year. With The Slow Fix, Ivan returns to her short story roots in a collection that is disarming, warm, and funny, while it at the same time subverts our preconceived notions of gender roles. Ivan excels at finding the small yet significant truths in our everyday gestures and interactions. By doing so, she helps us to embrace not what makes us women or men, but human beings.
Publisher: [United States] : Arsenal Pulp Press : Made available through hoopla, 2009
ISBN: 9781551522746
1551522748
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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emilyc2017
Aug 07, 2017

I really enjoyed Ivan Cayote's laid back story telling style. I also enjoyed the way the author seamlessly weaved between the male and female genders.

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Incarnadine
Oct 08, 2012

I love this book and so does my mother! :D

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japandemonium
Jul 26, 2011

Coyote is a brilliant story-teller. Her stories are pure, uncluttered and uncomplicated… and a quick read. I was surprised to find that an author from the Yukon, living in Vancouver, had written a story about someone I knew, in a place I have been.

quagga Sep 20, 2009

Ivan Coyote is a storyteller who was raised in the Yukon and now lives in Vancouver. This is her 4th collection of short stories... or should I say "his"? Ivan addresses this question in the piece titled "Imagine a Pair of Boots."

"I have always felt this way about gender pronouns, that 'she' pinches a little and 'he' slips off me too easily. I'm often asked by well-intentioned people which pronoun I prefer, and I always say the same thing: that I don't really have a preference, that neither pronoun really fits, but thank you for asking, all the same. Then I tell them they can call it like they see it, or mix it up a little if they wish."

The stories may be familiar to you if you are a regular reader of Xtra! West, since earlier versions appeared in Coyote's Loose End column. They are always good for a chuckle and certainly worth reading more than once.

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