Dressing Up for the Carnival (Audiobook)
Pub Date: April 15, 2002
BTC Audiobooks / Fiction / Short Story Collections
Audio Cassette: 9780864923547 $17.95
Dressing Up for the Carnival cruises through a diverse set of players at different stages of life, most of whom — like the interconnected cast of characters in the title story — fortify themselves in symbolic ways to tackle the business of life. Shields observes, indulges, and shares their small secrets, injecting them by turns with pathos, humour, and the occasional wink.
Carol Shields was one of Canada's most celebrated writers. Her best-known work is the international bestseller and Pulitzer Prize winner, The Stone Diaries.
"A witty, mercurial, playful writer . . . A devious literary chameleon." — New York Times Book Review
"Crisp, clear, precise, concentrated images." — Canadian Literature
"The wisdom in this book lies in its continued celebration of life and the force of life." — January