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Trevor Cole


TREVOR COLE is the author of two acclaimed previous novels, Norman Bray in the Performance of His Life and The Fearsome Particles, both of which were shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award for Fiction and long-listed for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Practical Jean won the Stephen Leacock Award, was a finalist for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, and a Globe and Mail Best Book. In 2013, Trevor received the Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award for his contributions to Canadian arts. Trevor is also an award-winning magazine journalist.

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Norman Bray, In the Performance of His Life
Written by Trevor Cole

eBook | 376 pages | McClelland & Stewart | Fiction - Literary; Fiction
978-0-7710-2390-3 (0-7710-2390-1)

April 1, 2014 | $13.99

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Norman Bray, In the Performance of His Life
Written by Trevor Cole

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780771023903
Our Price: $13.99


Finalist for the Governor General’s Award and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book (Canada and Caribbean region)

A Globe and Mail Notable Book of the Year

For years, Toronto stage actor Norman Bray has renounced all responsibility in the name of his “art.” Now, middle-aged, teetering on the edge of financial...

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Practical Jean
Written by Trevor Cole

Trade Paperback | 304 pages | Emblem Editions | Fiction; Fiction - Literary
978-0-7710-2326-2 (0-7710-2326-X)

September 6, 2011 | $21.00

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Practical Jean
Written by Trevor Cole

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780771023262
Our Price: $21.00
   Quantity: 1 


This eagerly awaited new novel from Trevor Cole combines the humour and sharp observations of contemporary life that he is known for with an irresistibly twisted premise, for fans of the quirkily macabre Six Feet Under and Dexter, and readers of Paul Quarrington, Miriam Toews, Jonathan Franzen, and, of course, Trevor...

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The Fearsome Particles
Written by Trevor Cole

eBook | pages | Emblem Editions | Fiction; Fiction - Literary
978-1-55199-248-8 (1-55199-248-5)

December 17, 2010 | $13.99

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The Fearsome Particles
Written by Trevor Cole

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781551992488
Our Price: $13.99


Trevor Cole’s bestselling debut novel garnered rave reviews and comparisons to Truman Capote and Kingsley Amis. Now the Governor General’s Award finalist is back with The Fearsome Particles, a brilliantly observed comic tragedy about the widening cracks in a family’s picture-perfect veneer.

Gerald Woodlore, a window screen executive, wakes one morning...

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Practical Jean
Written by Trevor Cole

eBook | pages | McClelland & Stewart | Fiction; Fiction - Literary
978-0-7710-2327-9 (0-7710-2327-8)

September 21, 2010 | $13.99

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Practical Jean
Written by Trevor Cole

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780771023279
Our Price: $13.99


This eagerly awaited new novel from Trevor Cole combines the humour and sharp observations of contemporary life that he is known for with an irresistibly twisted premise, for fans of the quirkily macabre Six Feet Under and Dexter, and readers of Paul Quarrington, Miriam Toews, Jonathan Franzen, and, of course, Trevor...

Also available as a trade paperback.

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The Fearsome Particles
Written by Trevor Cole

Trade Paperback | 352 pages | Emblem Editions | Fiction; Fiction - Literary
978-0-7710-2283-8 (0-7710-2283-2)

September 18, 2007 | $21.00

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The Fearsome Particles
Written by Trevor Cole

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780771022838
Our Price: $21.00
   Quantity: 1 


Trevor Cole’s bestselling debut novel garnered rave reviews and comparisons to Truman Capote and Kingsley Amis. Now the Governor General’s Award finalist is back with The Fearsome Particles, a brilliantly observed comic tragedy about the widening cracks in a family’s picture-perfect veneer.

Gerald Woodlore, a window screen executive, wakes one morning...

Also available as an eBook.

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Norman Bray, In the Performance of His Life
Written by Trevor Cole

Trade Paperback | 376 pages | Emblem Editions | Fiction - Literary; Fiction - Humorous; Fiction
978-0-7710-2263-0 (0-7710-2263-8)

March 1, 2005 | $19.99

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Norman Bray, In the Performance of His Life
Written by Trevor Cole

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780771022630
Our Price: $19.99
   Quantity: 1 


Finalist for the Governor General’s Award and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book (Canada and Caribbean region)

A Globe and Mail Notable Book of the Year

For years, Toronto stage actor Norman Bray has renounced all responsibility in the name of his “art.” Now, middle-aged, teetering on the edge of financial...

Also available as an eBook.