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Withdrawal Method, the (2008) [Collection]
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Haunting and fresh, shot through with empathy and humour, Pasha Malla's deceptively smooth, brilliant stories grant us entry into fascinating worlds - the forbidden, complex world of children acting out half-understood fantasies of adulthood; the familiar, modern world of young couples navigating hairpin emotional turns; a near-future world where Niagara Falls has run dry; a long-past world where a frustrated chess-master unwittingly invents a sinister machine that will affect the lives of generations to come.

As in the extraordinary stories of writers such as Lorrie Moore, Haruki Murakami, George Saunders, and Barbara Gowdy, Pasha Malla offers us characters who are recognizable and situations that are familiar, and then peels back layers to reveal the strange, the wondrous, and the unexpected. The Withdrawal Method is an assured and mature first collection from one of our best young writers, one who pairs striking emotional depth with remarkable technical skill.


  • The Slough
  • Big City Girls
  • The Film we Made About Dads
  • Pushing Oceans in and Pulling Oceans Out
  • Long Short Short Long
  • Dizzy When You Look Down in
  • Being Like Bulls
  • The Love Life of the Automaton Turk
  • Pet Therapy
  • The Past Composed
  • Timber on the Wheel of Everyone
  • Respite
  • When Jacques Cousteau Gave Pablo Picasso a Piece of Black Coral

Original title: The Withdrawal Method
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

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  • Selected for the longlist of the 2008 Scotiabank Giller Prize

Edition #1: The Withdrawal Method

The Withdrawal Method (2008)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "These stories are weird and wild and wonderful. Funny, too. Pasha Malla has a deft touch" David Bergen
  • " astonishing and bizarre mix... Pasha Malla is an impressive young voice that gives one hope for a future of new Canadian writing talent..." Montreal Gazette
  • "Pasha Malla's debut collection signals the arrival of a talented newcomer to Canadian fiction." Globe and Mail
  • "Pasha Malla's remarkable debut collection The Withdrawal Method is a sign (or warning) of things to come." The Coast
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The Withdrawal Method (2008)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: Toronto
Publisher: House of Anansi Press
ISBN: 9780887842153
Pages: 256

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