New Short Story Collection is Released
Tere are some of the words that readers will encounter in A. Colin Wright's "A Cupboardful of Shoes: And Other Stories" (published by Trafford Publishing): short stories, literary fiction, Canadian fiction, sex, unreliable narrators, literary realism, satire, film star, death, celebrity. The list goes on. Rich with language and chockfull of unforgettable characters, this randy collection of short stories pays homage to its author's roaming imagination.
A glance at the book's back cover reveals this telling summation:
"After a life dedicated to the study of languages, A. Colin Wright has distilled his life's observations into this engaging collection of short stories, most of which have been previously published in literary journals. His life's adventures, which include serving in the British Air Force, attending Cambridge University, and being a professor of Russian, have inspired this collection.
The stories in A Cupboardful of Shoes explore subjects as wide-ranging as largely disappointed love, violence, and war, sometimes with an underlying religious theme. The stories serve to illustrate Wright's eclectic style and literary interests."
In crafting "A Cupboardful of Shoes" Wright was careful of the breadth of its approach. While depicting Wright's signature writing style, the stories are decidedly inclusive rather than exclusive.
"I think it has something for everyone," says Wright. "It deals very much with the personal."
About the Author
A. Colin Wright is originally from England. After serving in the Royal Air Force, Wright attended Cambridge University, where he earned undergraduate and graduate degrees, and later studied in Russia. In 1964, he was appointed professor at Queen's University in Canada. He is married and has two grown sons.
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