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Barbara Gowdy


Barbara Gowdy was born in 1950 in Windsor, Ontario. She studied theatre at York University. After divorcing her husband, she worked at the publishers, Lester and Orpen Dennys, eventually becoming managing editor. She subsequently became a reporter for TVOntario’s literary program Imprint. Her writings are full of black humour and obsessed with the grotesque and deformed bodies.

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1988 Through the Green Valley
1989 Falling Angels
1991 Flesh of My Flesh
1992 We So Seldom Look on Love (Stories)
1995 Mister Sandman
1998 The White Bone
2003 The Romantic
2007 Helpless
2017 Little Sister