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Critics’ Reviews

Praise for Great Adventures for the Faint of Heart

“. . . the more genial stories of Cary Fagan’s Great Adventures for the Faint of Heart do not run toward strong action or even great epiphanies. Still, more than many writers, Fagan, particularly in ‘Bear Stories’ and ‘Laughing Heir,’ is able to wrest something valuable from everyday life.” UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO QUARTERLY

Praise for Cary Fagan

“Enchanting short stories of astonishing breadth.” PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

“Endearingly human. There is humour in these stories, pathos, and great yarn telling. Remarkable narrative gifts.” TORONTO STAR

“A natural storyteller.” QUILL & QUIRE

“A reminder of what the sinews of short fiction are all about.” NATIONAL POST

“Each story contains the emotional resonance of a novel. The best of what short fiction can do.” EVENT

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