Daddy Lenin and other stories
—Vanderhaeghe, Guy, 1951- author.
Restricted EAudiobook (NNELS)
2015

Among these nine stories: A teenage boy breaks out of the strict confines of his family, his bid for independence leads him in over his head. He learns about life in short order and there is no turning back. An actor's penchant for hiding behind a role, on and off stage, is tested to the limits and what he comes to discover finally places him face to face with the truth. With his mother hospitalized for a nervous condition and his father away on long work stints, a boy is sent to another family for his meals. His gradually building relationship with a teenage daughter who has been left handicapped from Polio opens unexpected doors to the world. In the title story, a middle-aged man meets his former adviser at university, a charismatic and domineering professor dubbed Daddy Lenin. As their tense reunion progresses, secrets from the past painfully revise remembered events and threaten to topple the scaffolding of a marriage.

Item Details
Subjects:
Canada, Western -- Fiction.
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.
Genre:
Canadian fiction.
Short stories.
Other Authors:
Apple Alex (synthetic), narrator
BC Libraries Cooperative. National Network for Equitable Library Service. distributor
Van der Molen, David, narrator
Description:
digital files : DAISY 2.02, .txt, .PDF, MP3
Notes:
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.
Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, [2015].
Original version : 264 pages ; 22 cm. 9780771099144
Governor General's Literary Awards 2015
Contents:
Jimi Hendrix Experience
Tick tock
Koenig & Company
1957 Chevy Bel Air
Live large
Where the boys were
Anything
Counsellor Sally brings me to the tunnel
Daddy Lenin.
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