Chemical Valley (Paperback)

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A Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award Finalist - An Alistair MacLeod Prize for Short Fiction Finalist - A Siskiyou Prize Semi-Finalist - A Miramichi Reader Best Fiction Title of 2021


Oil-soaked and swamp-born, the bruised optimism of Huebert's stories offer sincere appreciation of the beauty of our wilted, wheezing world.


From refinery operators to long term care nurses, dishwashers to preppers to hockey enforcers, Chemical Valley's compassionate and carefully wrought stories cultivate rich emotional worlds in and through the dankness of our bio-chemical animacy. Full-hearted, laced throughout with bruised optimism and sincere appreciation of the profound beauty of our wilted, wheezing world, Chemical Valley doesn't shy away from urgent modern questions--the distribution of toxicity, environmental racism, the place of technoculture in this ecological spasm--but grounds these anxieties in the vivid and often humorous intricacies of its characters' lives. Swamp-wrought and heartfelt, these stories run wild with vital energy, tilt and teeter into crazed and delirious loves.

About the Author


David Huebert's writing has won the CBC Short Story Prize, The Walrus Poetry Prize, and was a finalist for the 2020 Journey Prize. David's fiction debut, Peninsula Sinking, won a Dartmouth Book Award, was shortlisted for the Alistair MacLeod Short Fiction Prize, and was runner-up for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award. David's work has been published in magazines such as The Walrus, Maisonneuve, enRoute, and Canadian Notes & Queries, and anthologized in Best Canadian Stories and The Journey Prize Stories. David teaches literature and creative writing at The University of New Brunswick.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781771964470
ISBN-10: 1771964472
Publisher: Biblioasis
Publication Date: October 19th, 2021
Pages: 224
Language: English