Saturday, March 17, 2007
The Grumpy Man features 23 new stories and the definitive version of the author's classic novella, The Quebec Prison.
Lion's Head Press, November 2008. Softcover: $11.95 + $5 shipping. Hardcover: $26.95 + $5 shipping. Signed by author. http://lionsheadpress.blogspot.com
"Raymond Fraser is a natural story teller. His talent with narrative is second to none in this country...THE GRUMPY MAN stories are an incredible expose of the human condition."
— MICHAEL O. NOWLAN, The Daily Gleaner
"A pleasure to read from beginning to end. I doubt many writers could comment on their time as skilfully as Fraser has in this collection, or comment with so much wit and using such great characters."
— JUDY BOWMAN, The Miramichi Leader
"Reading Fraser's writing is like listening to the voice of an epoch. He explores the things that made the sixties and seventies so legendary."
— MICAH O'DONNELL, The Aquinian
"A compelling collection of quirky characters by one of the country's finest literary craftsmen."
— STEPHEN CLARE, The Book Club radio show, Halifax
"Fraser is a superb storyteller whose stories and novels are always universally valid. He is no less than Canada's greatest living fiction writer."
— MICHAEL VAUGHAN
RUM RIVER. Novel and stories. Broken Jaw Press, 1987. Softcover: $16.95 + $4 shipping. Signed by author.
"Comic and horrifying." — Heather Sanderson, Canadian Literature
"Perceptive, magnetic and laced with humour." — Anne Ingram, The Gleaner
"As with all Raymond Fraser books, almost impossible to put down." — Brian Jeffrey Street, author, The Parachute Ward
"A brutal, self-deprecating honesty and a great deal of humour." — David Cadogan, Miramichi Weekend
"A wonderful enthralling read — intensely personal yet universally relevant. Necessary pain and the heart of a poet is required to write prose like this. It's the first time I read a book straight through in a long time. I'm no critic, but Rum River belongs on the same shelf as such masterpieces as The Catcher In The Rye." — Bernell MacDonald, author, Birds Of Passage