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Sometimes those who have the most seem bent on throwing it away. Meet Bob Sterling, a comfortable middle-aged professor, a specialist in the life of Edgar Allan Poe, married to a former student with whom he has a young son. In the space of a week his family, marriage, career, sanity, and life are brought to the brink of ruin in the aftermath of a trip he makes with a student, the intense young poet Sienna Chu, who tweaks into florescence a long-harboured, secret sexual fetish. Then add to the mix the misadventures of his wifes mentally failing mother, a shy night prowler, and Siennas explosive techno-junkie roommate. Poignant and gritty, tantalizingly erotic, Losing It is a high-wire act that plays out as a delicious blend of darkness and humour as it embraces the surprising emotional connections that are made in the midst of lifes madness.

From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Alan Cumyn’s books are Man of Bone (1998), winner of the Ottawa-Carleton Book Award (as it was then known) and a finalist for the prestigious Trillium Book Award in 1999; Burridge Unbound (2000), which won the Ottawa Book Award and was a finalist for The Giller Prize; and Losing It (2001).

Cumyn worked for eight years for the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Board, writing on international human-rights issues. He has taught in the People’s Republic of China and in Indonesia, ran a group home in Toronto for Katimavik, and is the author of a bestselling guide to working and studying abroad.

Alan Cumyn lives in Ottawa.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780771024894
Publisher:
McClelland & Stewart
Location:
Toronto
Author:
Cumyn, Alan
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
LS-392F
Publication Date:
20020813
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Pages:
376
Dimensions:
8.36 x 5.4 x .88 in .7594 lb

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