The Bukowski Agency - Choose Me


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295 pages paperback
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Canada: Doubleday, 1999
Japan: Kafusha, 2000
Sweden: Wahlstrom & Widstrand, 2000

ABOUT EVELYN LAU

Evelyn Lau (Photo: Lorne Bridgman)
(Photo: Lorne Bridgman)

Evelyn Lau has written seven books, including the bestselling short-story collection Choose Me. Her first book, Runaway: Diary of a Street Kid, was published in 1989 when she was eighteen; it became a Canadian bestseller and was published internationally. In 1992, Lau became the youngest poet ever to be nominated for the Governor General’s Award, and in 1999, she received a Woman of Originality Award. Evelyn Lau lives and works in Vancouver.

Choose Me

stories by Evelyn Lau

YOUNG WOMEN LOOK FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES

Choose Me coverIn this critically acclaimed, bestselling collection, Evelyn Lau delves into the complexities of human relationships, exploring the ambiguous motives that propel her characters into emotional and sexual entanglements. With prose remarkable for its resonance, its beauty, and its candour, Lau tells the tales of women who long to be chosen by the men they can't have—men whose allure fades the more available they become. In stories set as far afield as Italy, the American southwest, and British Columbia’s Gulf Islands, Evelyn Lau stretches her talents further than ever before.

PRAISE FOR CHOOSE ME

“A gracefully written, profoundly sad book.”  — NATIONAL POST

“The stories have Lau's trademark urgency and her poet's ability to pefectly conjure a single moment or observance.”  — TORONTO LIFE

“[Lau's] writing is cool and beautiful and bristling with insight.”  — THE VANCOUVER SUN

“Evelyn Lau writes like she was touched by the wing of a lost angel.”  — PAT CONROY

“Her latest book, Choose Me, is the best work the alarmingly talented Lau has ever produced.”  — THE OTTAWA SUN

“A clear, careful voice of pain, like Joan Didion’s. Evelyn Lau writes about sexual politics without fear or favor.”  — WILLIAM VOLLMANN

 

 

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