The Secret Lives of Litterbugs

Farrant tackles the absurdities of family life from both sides of the generational divide: as a young girl growing up in a dysfunctional, cobbled-together family in the 1960s, and as a mother herself to three willful teenagers. The pieces are funny and sharp, completely original while describing an utterly familiar world. More

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Words: 56,770
Language: English
ISBN: 9780986961014
About M. A. C. (Marion) Farrant

M.A.C. Farrant is the author of ten collections of satirical and philosophical short fiction, a novel-length memoir, My Turquoise Years, a book of essays/humour, The Secret Lives of Litterbugs, and the stage adaptation of My Turquoise Years.

In 2011 Talonbooks will publish The Strange Truth About Us, a “novel of absence”.

She is a regular book reviewer for the Vancouver Sun and the Toronto Globe & Mail.

Farrant’s work is infused with acerbic wit and iconoclastic innovation. As the Globe & Mail has noted, “Farrant is better at startling us with unnerving, often misanthropic, visions of everyday life than perhaps any other Canadian writer.”

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