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Close to Hugh and Daddy Lenin among 50 most anticipated books of 2015

New works by Marina Endicott and Guy Vanderhaeghe on the Globe and Mail‘s list of 50 Most Anticipated Books of 2015

Mark Medley from The Globe and Mail suggests 50 titles to watch for this season, and both Marina Endicott’s Close to Hugh and Guy Vanderhaeghe’s Daddy Lenin are on the list. Both authors will be in Calgary on June 1, 2015, for a special Wordfest event.

Close to Hugh, by Marina Endicott. Set over the course of a week in September, Endicott’s latest concerns the owner of an art gallery and the friends and family in his orbit.—The Globe and Mail

Marina Endicott is the author of Good to a Fault, which won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book, Canada and the Caribbean, and was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize for The Little Shadows. Endicott presents her comic novel, Close to Hugh, a character-driven story about a man who recovers from a jarring fall that leaves him with a fractured vision of his own life and the lives of his friends.

Daddy Lenin and Other Stories, by Guy Vanderhaege. One of Canada’s most esteemed writers publishes his first short story collection in more than 20 years.—The Globe and Mail

Guy Vanderhaeghe has received many awards including two Governor General’s Awards, the Harbourfront Literary Prize and the Order of Canada. His previous fiction includes A Good Man, The Last Crossing, The Englishman’s Boy, Things as they Are and Man Descending (stories). Vanderhaeghe presents his new book, Daddy Lenin, a collection of nine stories showcasing the author’s supreme talent as a storyteller and poignant observer of the human condition.

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