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God Telling A Joke

God Telling a Joke and Other Stories is a collection of new stories by the author of Bix’s Trumpet and Other Stories, named Book of the Year at the Saskatchewan Book Awards and a finalist for the ReLit Award in 2007, and A Book of Great Worth, one of Amazon.Ca’s Top Hundred Books of 2012.

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God Telling a Joke and Other Stories is a collection of new stories by the author of Bix’s Trumpet and Other Stories, named Book of the Year at the Saskatchewan Book Awards and a finalist for the ReLit Award in 2007, and A Book of Great Worth, one of Amazon.Ca’s Top Hundred Books of 2012.

Among the characters in the collection’s 16 stories are a 99-year-old stand-up comedian wearily challenging God to deliver the punch line; a lightning strike survivor whose luck finally runs out; a Princeton-educated trapper who transforms himself into the King of the Jews; a young Second World War veteran unable to talk another vet out of suicide; a carnival sideshow “geek” with a glass jaw; a stroke victim who suffers a different type of heart attack; and a writer dubbed by an award jury as “a connoisseur of longing.” The stories range from laugh-out-loud comedy to wry satire to heart-wrenching romance to sober meditations on the nature of beauty, truth, life and death. The stories show Margoshes, a master story-teller, at the top of his game.

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Dave Margoshes

Dave Margoshes grew up in the U.S., some of his childhood spent in New York City, some in rural New Jersey. His father, an uncle and grandfather were journalists but Margoshes had no intention of following their footsteps until, after university, he found himself working for a newspaper. What he did want to do, from an early age, was write fiction. Even as a young child, he was always making up stories in his head. As a journalist, he lived a somewhat itinerant life for a number of years, working on nine daily newspapers (and some lesser publications) in the U.S. and Canada before shucking it for full-time writing of his own in 1986, coincidental to his move to Saskatchewan, where the fates seemed to be pulling him. Since then, he’s published 15 books – God Telling a Joke and Other Stories will be his 16th, and 7th collection of short fiction.

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