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The Old Man's Last Sauna

Eleven stories


"Life is scary, frustrating and sometimes funny. All of these themes are explored in Carl Dow’s collection of short stories, told with the pristine elegance that we haven’t seen since the likes of Stephen Leacock or even Pierre Berton." — From a review by award-winning author Emily-Jane Hills Orford


Eleven worlds

The Old Man's Last Sauna


• Murder . . . from before the grave
•  Ecstasy . . . in a motorcyclist’s diary
• Light . . . from a man’s darkest region
• Truth . . . at the heart of a child’s ‘lies’
• Mystery . . . in shape of a yellow schoolbus
• No fear . . . but flying? O yes!
• Surrender . . . as a young heiress’ liberation
• Rules . . . always meant to be broken
• Wisdom . . . in the loss of a Nazi’s car
• Torture . . . in the name of democracy
• Love . . . unlikely and almost unspeakable


' . . . a powerful voice for the 21st century . . .'


From odes to loves found and loves lost, to a clear-eyed look at what it takes to destroy a strong man; from the web of love between a mother and a son, to a father’s understanding of the difference between his child’s imagination and the lies that lurk in the minds of the boy’s grandparents . . .

With his debut as a writer of fiction, Carl Dow, whom then-editor of Canadian Magazine named as one of Canada's 10 best writers when he was writing for national magazines, offers a truly eclectic selection of stories that will move, amuse and even shock with their subtle explorations of the human spirit.

The Old Man’s Last Sauna introduces a powerful voice for the 21st century, born of the turmoil, violence and struggle for justice and understanding that marked so much of the 20th.

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