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Despair and Other Stories of Ottawa (1994) [Collection]
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Emerging from the landscapes and the folklore of Trinidad and Canada, Despair reveals a world both recognizable and shockingly strange: in cities riven by fear and violence, quiet inhabitants lead outwardly banal lives that conceal sinister realities. A failed artist with beautiful hands is driven by a fetish for injuries in "The Third Terrace." While on an excursion to a bakery, a man wrestles with his capacity for evil deeds in "The Metaphysics of Morals." "Horse" centers on the bizarre experiments of a doctor who has rented space in the house of a grieving man. In "The Night Piece," a boy is haunted by a story told to him about a soucouyant, a vampire in the guise of an old woman who has settled nearby.


  • I. Michael
    • The Night Piece
    • Kuala Lumpur
    • Metaphysics of Morals
  • II. Despair: Five Stories of Ottawa
  • III. Andre
    • The Third Terrace
    • Horse
    • My Anabasis
  • IV. The Road to Santiago de Compostela

Original title: Despair and Other Stories of Ottawa
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionHorrorPsychological Horror
FictionGeneral Fiction

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Despair and Other Stories of Ottawa (1994)
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Language: English

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Despair and Other Stories of Ottawa (1994)

ISBN: 0805059792

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