stories by Raymond Fraser
Selected as one of Atlantic Canada’s 100 Greatest BooksTrevor J. Adams and Stephen Patrick Clare (Nimbus, 2009)
“Fraser doesn’t mince words . . .
The people he writes about are, for the most part, rough around the edges and plagued by problems . . . Yet despite their shortcomings, their
addictions and their refusal to pull themselves up by their bootstraps, these people live by their own code of ethics.
Fraser’s writing is perceptive, insightful and magnetic . . . despite the raw subject matter, his stories are laced with humour and his prose is compelling”
—The Daily Gleaner
“comic and horrifying”
“Tough material ... take[s] a stab at looking hard at what the hell is happening in their [mostly male character’s] lives”
—Atlantic Books Today
Previous Praise for Raymond Fraser:
“Raymond Fraser is one of the most gifted writers I know, and among his gifts are two that are all too rare—a zest for life and a sense of humour. He belongs to the timeless tradition of story tellers.”
“Fraser is the best literary voice to come belling out of the Maritimes in decades. He’s not a
writer’s writer but a people’s writer, and a damned good one.”
His work has been called irreverent, moving, insightful, disturbing, powerful and outrageously funny. Rum River is a new book of fiction by Raymond Fraser. His book The Bannonbridge
Musicians was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award (fiction) in 1978. One of a handful of the strongest writers from the Miramichi region of New Brunswick, Raymond Fraser is the author of numerous fiction, nonfiction and poetry books including: The Black Horse Tavern, The Struggle Outside, The Fighting Fisherman: The Life of Yvon Durelle, Todd Matchett: Confessions of a Young Criminal, Waiting For God’s Angel, I’ve Laughed And Sung, The More I Live, Macbride Poems Costa Blanca (Black Moss Press, 2001) and In a Cloud of Dust and Smoke (Black Moss, 2003).
1997 / 9” x 6” / 201 pp / short fiction (BISAC: FIC019000, FIC029000)
Broken Jaw Press
ISBN 0-921411-61-8 (tp) / $22.95
BJP eBook 28, ISBN 1-896647-69-3 (PDF)