NPCC – Fat Woman by Leon Rooke

Fat Woman by Leon Rooke (New Press Canadian Classics) front coverFat Woman

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Praise for Leon Rooke’s writing:

“Superbly paced…Rooke manages to give full rein to the obesity of his own imagination, drawing on wild caricature after another, yet somehow, the characters remain believable.? The Globe and Mail

Fat Woman is a tour de force…that presents with considerable style and sensitivity a vulnerable and valuable human being…intense and colourful…a highly successful novel.” Canadian Literature

“Rooke’s creation…of Ella Mae Hopkins is an extraordinary fear of imagination.” David Helwig

“A triumph of empathic imagination…memorable for its portrayal of an exemplary and enduring love.” N.Y. Times Book Review

A wonderful first novel, gracefully executed, beautifully observed and very moving.” Washington Star

“A quiet triumph!…As full of life as its rambunctious heroine.” Washington Post


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