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Theory
by Dionne Brand

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List Price: $21.95
Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9780735274235
Imprint: Knopf Canada
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann and Pearson PLC
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2019 OCM BOCAS PRIZE FOR CARIBBEAN LITERATURE (all genres)

WINNER IN THE FICTION CATEGORY: 2019 OCM BOCAS PRIZE FOR CARIBBEAN LITERATURE

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2019 TORONTO BOOK AWARDS

"After reading this book I realized that a novel can trace and map the inner markings inside one’s mind. A beautiful book that forever changed the way I approach writing, reading, and teaching." —Chelene Knight, author of Dear Current Occupant, CBC Books

"Dionne Brand’s ingenious meditation on academic angst is a heady, pleasure-filled ride." —Susan G. Cole, NOW

"Full of wry humour and biting critique, Theory is a masterful work from a writer who still knows how to have fun." —The Globe and Mail

"What Brand does so adeptly in this book is reveal how the many layers of power and personality destroy romantic partnerships, stress familial bonds and muzzle intellectual potential… . Theory is a book for those who are intrigued by how a brilliant thinker approaches lost love, unmet potential and unreliable narration. But if none of that appeals to you, Brand’s gorgeous prose and sly humour will definitely win you over." —Toronto Star

"Theory is a novel for the ages, a pirouetting inquiry into how we struggle, weep, deny, and love our way towards each other and into the arms of knowledge. Full of wit and unsettling acuity, driven by intellectual and physical passions, Dionne Brand’s new novel is a masterpiece." —Madeleine Thien, author of Do Not Say We Have Nothing, winner of the 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize

"Theory marks Dionne Brand’s latest accomplishment in exquisitely attuning both thought and language to the sublime of everyday life. ’There’s no reference for what I want to do, ’ the narrator states; and herein begins a bold new story … By turns wry, passionate, and sensuously intellectual, Theory is a book of singular power from one of our greatest living writers." —David Chariandy, author of Brother and I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You

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