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Dora Borealis

A Novel

by Daccia Bloomfield

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literary, coming of age, ghost
list price: $19.95
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
category: Fiction
published: 2008
ISBN:9781550228571
publisher: ECW Press
imprint: a misFit book
Description

 

A great love comes with bells…

Flip is an unemployed writer with a heart of gold and limited social skills — he’s also very much in love. And you? You’re invited to witness the carnage… .

It’s a story we’re all familiar with: just as the right girl finally comes along, Flip’s leg is broken, his roommate has gone nuts, and his father’s threatening to cut him off by cancelling his credit cards… . And then there’s that other small matter — he's still in love with Belle, the ghost he met when he was eight.

Thank God he’s well taken care of — how does anyone manage this kind of thing alone?

Daccia Bloomfield’s Dora Borealis is a not-quite-coming-of-age novel and a good old-fashioned love letter written in the era of the open relationship. Set against the backdrop of Toronto's insular art scene (itself haunted by the ghost of meaning), this story about connection (in a town hooked on missed connections) explores what it means to be truly haunted.

 

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Contributor notes

Daccia Bloomfield is a writer, visual artist, and independent curator. For several years, she co-directed an art gallery called Virus Arts, which lovingly served Toronto’s diverse arts and literary communities. She is a founding and contributing member of Good Morning Press, an art collective/small press whose mandate is “beauty at all costs.” Daccia makes a living by writing copy and throwing art parties. She lives and works in downtown Toronto.

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