Arvida
—Archibald, Samuel, 1978-
Restricted EAudiobook (NNELS)
2015

Samuel Archibald’s stories come from over there: way, way over there. They live in the woods, hunting for creatures that may or may not exist, and they sometimes go surging down the highway at reckless speeds. At other times, they freeze, paralysed by the strange sounds that should not be coming from empty rooms in very old houses. This writing – so wise and funny and impeccably crafted – is the best kind of gossip: it tells us everything we need to know, the real dirt, about this place and about all the people, the true 'characters,' we meet wandering up and down the cryptic streets of a real but mythic Arvida. There is a lot of whispering going on in this town, a lot of information that strains credulity, a lot of laughter, a lot of suspense, a bit of fear. Arvida is just like life: a tender, sometimes terrifying, mystery unfolding before our eyes.

Item Details
Genre:
Canadian fiction.
Short stories.
Other Authors:
Apple Alex (synthetic), narrator
BC Libraries Cooperative. National Network for Equitable Library Service. distributor
Winkler, Donald, translator
Description:
digital files : DAISY 2.02, .txt, PDF
Other Title:
Arvida. English
Arvida [restricted eText (NNELS)]
Notes:
Synthetic voice.
Canadiana.
Restricted to use by people with documented print impairment.
Produced by the National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS).
Vancouver, B.C. : BC Libraries Cooperative, 2015.
Windsor, Ontario : Biblioasis, 2015.
Original version : 9781771960427
Giller prize shortlist
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