Zolitude

Zolitude

Paige Cooper?s short stories catalogue moments in love. These are stories about women who built time machines when they were nine, or who predict cataclysm, or who think their dreams are reality. They include police horses with talons and giant eagles and weredeer. At the center of it all is love. And if love is the problem, what is the solution? Being closer? Or being alo Paige Cooper?s short stories catalogue moments in love. These are stories about women who built time machines when th...

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Title:Zolitude
Author:Paige Cooper
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Genres:Short Stories
ISBN:Zolitude
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:248 pages pages

Zolitude Reviews

  • Beau
    May 21, 2018
    This is a collection of fourteen short stories about life, loss, sex, loneliness, and other themes. The stories are usually set in some obscure, dystopian, timeless place and sometimes have fantastical elements like time machines or giant mythological birds (although such things are no...
  • Vicki
    Nov 05, 2018
    4 1/2 stars My brain is still sizzling from this unerasable reading experience. With each story (which, as advised by the Quill & Quire cover blurb, you might need to take a break after each one), Cooper creates worlds that are simultaneously jarring and seductive, minutely deta...
  • Besha
    Apr 27, 2019
    Like Raymond Carver with lusher prose: everyone seems unpleasant and vaguely unhappy. I did like the Elizabeth Holmes parody, though. This ebook also suffered from random paragraphs in bold that made it even harder to read. ...
  • Sydni
    Mar 01, 2019
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  • Shan
    Oct 14, 2018
    It just wasn't for me. ...
  • Orla Hegarty
    Feb 21, 2019
    These stories left me feeling very unsophisticated. I hate when that happens. I just didn't get most (any?) of them and was frankly quite lost during a few. I enjoyed her descriptive style which kept me at it. I kept feeling that each story should have a novel flushed out beyond them. ...
  • Penny (Literary Hoarders)
    Sep 17, 2018
    I don't know how to rate these. When I originally saw this collection publicized I determined it wouldn't be anything I would enjoy. On Monday, Zolitude was longlisted for the Giller Prize. The library had the collection available, so I thought I would give them a try. As I previou...
  • Krista
    Sep 26, 2018
    My parents still live in a Soviet suburb halfway between here and the sea: Zolitude, where last year a roof collapsed and killed forty shoppers as they weighed their options for dinner. Zolitude is a fairly slim volume of fourteen short stories, but still, it takes some time to get ...
  • Jamie Strachan
    Apr 01, 2019
    This book seemed interesting but I ultimately found the first two stories impenetrable so didn't finish. ...
  • Michelle
    Jan 20, 2019
    DNF at page 89. These stories are honestly just going right over my head. The first few hooked me with the writing style and the touches of surrealism, but otherwise, I don't get them. ...
  • Matt Robinson
    Feb 13, 2019
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  • Isla McKetta
    Apr 14, 2018
    Paige Cooper demolishes the prejudicial line between ?genre? and ?literary? fiction. The stories in Zolitude are dense, rich, and wildly intelligent. This is not a bedtime book (trust me), not only because of the often chilling plotlines, but because you won?t want to miss a ...
  • Derek Simon
    Nov 19, 2018
    A weird and diverse set of short stories that kept me thinking long after I?d put the book down. ...
  • Peter McCambridge
    Oct 25, 2018
    Not for me. ...
  • Michelle
    May 15, 2019
    This was exhausting. Each story felt like a purposefully convoluted creative writing exercise. The fun part about dystopian novels is being confronted with a weird "reality" that you need to figure out -- the world-building. This novel just resets again somewhere new each time. ...
  • Michele
    Nov 02, 2018
    Did not finish ...
  • Ian
    Jul 05, 2018
    The stories in Paige Cooper?s surprising and unsettling debut collection are boldly inventive, cryptic, eerie, and challenging. Reading these stories is a bit like watching the approach of a distant object as it comes slowly into focus, or staring at an abstract-impressionist paintin...
  • Maura
    Feb 07, 2019
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  • Diane
    Dec 20, 2018
    I think this book just isn't my style. Not only because of the short stories - I do prefer a longer narrative - but the style of writing feels thicker and harder to follow than the recent books I have enjoyed. ...
  • Robyn Letson
    Apr 02, 2019
    A dense and demanding set of stories about social and environmental landscapes similar to but not the same as ours. At its best, this book captures the power of erotic human connection in a senseless world; Cooper is a skilled absurdist in this way. Don't expected to be guided by hand ...
  • Krishna Sookrit
    Jan 19, 2019
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  • Cody
    Mar 20, 2018
    Review forthcoming! ...
  • Liz
    Feb 21, 2019
    I'm really not sure what to say about these short stories. Paige Cooper certainly writes some amazingly beautiful and well-crafted sentences, and creates some unique and thought-provoking descriptions. But I must confess that by the end of all but one or two of the stories I didn't hav...
  • Ashleigh Minor
    Aug 02, 2018
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  • Lisa Ben
    Jan 20, 2019
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  • dalex
    Aug 12, 2018
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  • Douglas Petkau
    Apr 22, 2018
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  • Nancy
    Oct 09, 2018
    Finished: 10.10.2018 Genre: short stories Rating: F #CanBookChallenge Conclusion: Longlisted Giller Prize 2018 but every story was a struggle. Here is why. Review ...
  • Maxine CD
    May 01, 2018
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  • Stacey
    Dec 26, 2018
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