Trevor Cole

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Trevor Cole reads from his third novel, Practical Jean

Published by: McClelland & Stewart

Time of Reading: 8:02
Each of Trevor Cole's three novels has been short-listed for a major Canadian prize. His latest is Practical Jean, which was short-listed for the Rogers Writers Trust Fiction award. His first novel, Norman Bray in the Performance of His Life, was short-listed for the 2004 Governor General's Award for Literature, as well as being nominated for the regional Commonwealth Writer's Prize for Best First Book, and long-listed for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. His second novel, The Fearsome Particles, published in September of 2006, was short-listed for the 2006 Governor General's Award and also long-listed for the IMPAC. In addition to being a novelist, Trevor is an award-winning magazine journalist, writing for such publications as The Walrus, Toronto Life and Report on Business Magazine.
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"Practical Jean should be a starred pick for every book club in Canada this fall. This biting and black comedy of middle-class mores gone murderously wrong ... combines diamond-cut social satire with thoughtful contemplations of friendship’s burdens, meaning and purpose."
The Globe and Mail
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