Garbo Laughs
ISBN: 978-0-7710-3793-1
Thoughtful, smart, sardonically funny, Ottawa’s Elizabeth Hay has created her own niche in Canadian fiction by fastening her intelligence on the real stuff—the bumps and glories in love, kinship, friendship.
—Toronto Star
Winner of the Ottawa Book Award, 2004
Finalist for the Governor General’s Award for Fiction, 2003
Globe and Mail Notable Book of the Year
Quill & Quire Top Five Canadian Fiction Book of the Year
Maclean’s Top Ten Book of the Year
About the book
Safely ensconced at the centre of a tight group of cinephiles is tall, dreamy Harriet Browning, a woman inflamed by the movies she was deprived of as a child. With her eyes so intent on the screen, she fails to see her real-life leading man, whose own glances are about to seek out greener fields. Even the most fervent cinematic addiction can't keep reality—with its sudden shocks and shifting allegiances—at bay forever. Garbo Laughs is a bittersweet comedy of secondhand desire, a virtuoso novel about the costs and rewards of falling in love with the movies.
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