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BORN LIAR: Softcover (1st Edition)

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Born Liar by Jacqueline Howell

Softcover, First Edition (limited quantity) approximately 250 pages, full colour illustrations. ISBN 9781775289753 Fuchsia Press Canada.

BORN LIAR DWELLS IN TORONTO OF THE 1980s ATOP NINE MILES OF BLUFFS AND SKATES ACROSS ROLLING PARK LANDS ON SLIM 5-SPEED TIRES.

IT WAITS IN LOVED-TO-DEATH RECORD ALBUMS, LURKS IN KEEPSAKES PRESERVED, LOST OR DESTROYED, AND LINGERS IN DREAMS.

A WORK OF MEMORY, A SPINNING COMPASS, AND A DEFIANT PULSE, BORN LIAR’S STORIES OF PERSONAL CARTOGRAPHY ATTACK ACCEPTED NORMS OF END-OF-THE-CENTURY NOSTALGIA, NOTIONS OF TIME, PLACE AND AUTHORSHIP, THE CURSE OF POTENTIAL, AND LOVE’S EXPECTATIONS.

EQUAL PART SHORT STORIES AND SOCIAL CRITIQUE, BORN LIAR INTERROGATES FAITH, SUPERSTITION AND CHILD-LIKE BELIEFS IN MAGIC. THIS COMING OF AGE IS A CLEAR-EYED ACCOUNT OF AN ERA’S RIPS IN CULTURAL FABRIC, ITS PREDATORS, SHIFTING ALLEGIANCES AND SELF/DESTRUCTION ON THE PATH OF SURVIVAL, LIFE AND LOVE. THE SOUNDTRACK IS STILL PERFECT.

JACQUELINE HOWELL IS THE CO-FOUNDER OF DISARM MAGAZINE. SHE WRITES ON CULTURE, FILM AND MUSIC, FOCUSING ON UNDERAPPRECIATED ARTISTS AND CULTURAL HISTORY OF THE POST-PUNK ERA. HOWELL STUDIED ENGLISH, POST-COLONIAL LITERATURE AND MEDIA STUDIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO.

A SPECIAL BOXED LIMITED EDITION OF THIS BOOK WITH EXPANDED ARTWORK, HANDMADE ELEMENTS (& “STUFF”) IS BEING OFFERED FOR THE FIRST EDITION. THE BOXED SET IS LIMITED TO 33 EDITIONS. FURTHER INFO ON THIS & FUTURE BOOKS, ACCOMPANYING PLAYLISTS, AND EPHEMERA CAN BE FOUND AT JACQUELINEHOWELL.CA.

DUM SPIRO SPERO

FUCHSIA PRESS CANADA

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Weight .1 kg
Dimensions 14 × 20 × 5 cm

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