Oxygen

Oxygen

Book - 2000
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Annabel Lyon is one of the country's most electrifying new literary voices. Written in tough, crystalline prose, these stories explore our need by turns to connect with the people around us, to pull back, to reach out again. When a struggling businessman adds an Adults Only section to his video store, he inadvertently gives his put-upon sister-in-law another chance at happiness. A baffled father does his best to understand the anxiety that keeps his thirteen-year-old daughter awake at night. The facts surrounding a murder become a tangle of contradictions when three teenagers each tell their side of the story. A man's lifelong devotion to the girl abandoned to his care is not enough to save her from herself. As Lyon bravely delves into the gulf between what is said and what is left unsaid, she reveals to us the awkward and familiar gestures we use to fill our lives.
Publisher: Erin, Ont. : The Porcupine's Quill, 2000.
ISBN: 9780889842120
0889842124
Characteristics: 152 p. ;,22 cm.

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uncommonreader
Jul 27, 2012

A first book.

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vwruleschick
Aug 16, 2011

Normally do not read short stories, but enjoyed it - however there were a couple I would have liked to know more...got me hooked and leave me dangling. Definitely push and pull of human nature and wanting to connect or not. Easy read.

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