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Digging Up the Mountains (1985) [Collection]
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Summary (From the publisher):

This dazzling collection of short stories, originally published in 1985, marks the brilliant debut of Neil Bissoondath, a major voice in Canadian fiction. Focusing on contemporary themes of cultural dislocation, revolution, and the shifting politics of the Third World, the stories resonate with Bissoondath’s compassion for people threatened by circumstances beyond their control.


  • Digging up the Mountains
  • The Revolutionary
  • A Short Visit to a Failed Artist
  • The Cage
  • Insecurity
  • There Are a Lot of Ways to Die
  • In the Kingdom of the Golden Dust
  • An Arrangement of Shadows
  • Continental Drift
  • Christmas Lunch
  • Man as a Plaything, Life as Mockery
  • Dancing
  • Veins Visible
  • Counting the Wind

Original title: Digging Up the Mountains
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

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Digging Up the Mountains (1985)
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Language: English

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Digging Up the Mountains (September 2002)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Toronto, Ontario
Publisher: New Canadian Library
ISBN: 9780771034794
Pages: 244

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