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Biblioasis, Sep 29, 2015 - Fiction - 200 pages
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Winner of the 2016 Trillium Book Award

Finalist for the 2016 Kobo Emerging Writer Prize

Nominated for the 2015 Danuta Gleed Literary Award

One of Quill & Quire’s Books of the Year, 2015

One of 49th Shelf's Books of the Year, 2015

The eleven remarkable stories in Kevin Hardcastle’s debut Debris introduce an authentic new voice. Written in a lean and muscular style and brimming with both violence and compassion, these stories unflinchingly explore the lives of those — MMA fighters, the institutionalized, small-town criminals — who exist on the fringes of society, unveiling the blood and guts and beauty of life in our flyover regions.


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User Review  - icolford - LibraryThing

In his first collection of short fiction, Kevin Hardcastle writes tough and terse as he explores depths of human wretchedness and hardship rarely encountered in mainstream fiction. The action here ... Read full review

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User Review  - RandyMetcalfe - LibraryThing

A number of the stories in this collection I read in the journals in which they first appeared or when they were later honoured in The Journey Prize anthologies. Reading them again here, they are just ... Read full review


Old man Marchuk
The Rope
Montana Border
To Have to Wait
One We Could Stand to Lose
Spread Low on the Fields
Hunted by Coyotes
Shape of a Sitting Man
Most of the Houses had Lost their Lights

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About the author (2015)

Kevin Hardcastle’s stories have appeared in Shenandoah, The Walrus, The New Quarterly, The Malahat Review, EVENT, PRISM International, and Joyland. His work has been anthologized in Best Canadian Stories, and twice in The Journey Prize Stories. Hardcastle lives in Toronto.

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