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Army of the Brave and Accidental

Category: Book
By (author): Boyd, Alex
Subject:  FICTION / Canadian
  FICTION / Classics
  FICTION / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
  FICTION / Literary
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Nightwood Editions
Published: April 2018
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 8.50in x 5.50in
Our Price:
$ 19.95
Availability:
In stock

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From The Publisher*

A genre-bending retelling of The Odyssey, Army of the Brave and Accidental is a modern fable: a story about relationships, parenthood, and trying to have an impact on the world told from the shifting perspectives of ten characters. A hundred years after James Joyce stitched together a version of the epic tale, Canadian writer and essayist Alex Boyd updates the story as a reflection of Canadian twenty-first-century culture, allowing it to take a radically different cultural snapshot. These reimaginings newly create and colour a contemporary view of modern love without compromising any of the pitfalls or exaltations.

Army of the Brave and Accidental is funny, deft, wise and poetic all at once. The epic spans major cities such as Toronto and New York and is a coming-of-age story, a journey, a love story and a tragi-comedy.