Very Good Butter

Very Good Butter The characters in this story collection are like electrons as they spin they attempt to overcome their potential differences they move in and out of each other s orbits emitting as they do a few p

  • Title: Very Good Butter
  • Author: John Lavery
  • ISBN: 9781550224115
  • Page: 381
  • Format: Paperback
  • The characters in this story collection are like electrons as they spin they attempt to overcome their potential differences, they move in and out of each other s orbits, emitting, as they do, a few photons of light Their efforts, however, are constantly altered, and even undermined, by the unpredictable influence of the outside world s chemical activity Touching, terriThe characters in this story collection are like electrons as they spin they attempt to overcome their potential differences, they move in and out of each other s orbits, emitting, as they do, a few photons of light Their efforts, however, are constantly altered, and even undermined, by the unpredictable influence of the outside world s chemical activity Touching, terrifying, and funny, Lavery s stories are about people trying to understand their place in the world They are attempts to construct a destiny that is appropriate to the essential mystery behind the first encounter of the principals For Lavery, it doesn t matter whether stories span minutes or years everything is enclosed within a first, germinal instant.

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    1. Very Good Butter is a great name for a book (it is metaphoric, suggestive, tasty), and Very Good Butter is worthy of its moniker. This collection of short stories is the first book by John Lavery, a Quebecer with an international and varied education. He puts both qualities to good use.Butter - which by itself is little more than fat - is what we add to food to give it extra flavour, even to make it palatable. The image on the cover of someone chomping on toast is a perfect example. Just looking [...]

    2. a dexterous wordsmith with an accumen for creating memorable characters using inventive and playful language. i return to Lavery's work again and again.

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