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04 January 2022
A fresh take on the romance novel from the Giller Prize-winning author of Fifteen Dogs From their first meeting, it was clear that Gwen and Tancred were meant to be together. But, as we know, the course of true love never did run smooth.

Gwen's mother, intuiting that her daughter is in love, gives her a magic ring that has been passed down through endless generations of mothers and daughters. This ring grants its wearer the opportunity to change three things about her beloved. Like all blessings, this may also be a curse.

Ring turns the literary romance upside down and shakes out its pockets. It's a playful meditation on the past, on magic, on race, on honour, on faith, and, yes, on love.

Following on the heels of Pastoral, Fifteen Dogs, The Hidden Keys, and Days by Moonlight, Ring completes Alexis's Quincunx, a group of five genre-bending, philosophically sophisticated, and utterly delightful novels.

One of The Globe and Mail's Best Books of 2021 One of CBC Books The Best Canadian Fiction of 2021
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Country of Publication:   Canada
Dimensions:   Height: 209mm,  Width: 133mm, 
ISBN:   9781552454305
ISBN 10:   1552454304
Pages:   224
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Andre Alexis was born in Trinidad and grew up in Canada. His most recent novel, Days by Moonlight, won the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize. Fifteen Dogs won the 2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize, CBC Canada Reads, and the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize. His other books include Asylum, Pastoral, The Hidden Keys, and The Night Piece: Collected Stories. He is the recipient of a Windham Campbell Prize.

Reviews for Ring

Andre Alexis, the wildly inventive Canadian author who gives me very strong Percival Everett/ Colson Whitehead vibes. --Josh Cook (Porter Square Books) Alexis churns up a consistent supply of wry, pithy lines ('People fall out of respect as easily as they fall out of love') while maintaining the tension between the threat and hope that the ring offers ... [a] pleasantly unusual outing. --Publishers Weekly

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