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Moving Forward Sideways Like a Crab Paperback – March 31 2015

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   • "Moving Forward has a fascinating premise, one that emboldens Mootoo's ongoing literary project of giving voice to sexual minorities with brown faces from hot countries. . . . They are stories that can no longer be silenced." The Globe and Mail 

   • "Shani Mootoo's multilayered new novel explores storytelling and traces powerful transitions between cultures and genders. . . . [It] encompasses identity, dislocation, and storytelling's capacity to navigate grief and lapsed time." Georgia Straight 

   • "A brilliant metaphor for how we reexamine and reshape stories about ourselves and others to slowly come to understanding" Toronto Star

About the Author

SHANI MOOTOO is the much-loved author of the novels Cereus Blooms at Night, which was a Giller Prize finalist, longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and won the BC Book Prize for Fiction; He Drown She in the Sea, which was longlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award; and most recently, Valmiki's Daughter, which was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. Mootoo was born in Trinidad and grew up there and in Ireland. She immigrated to Vancouver, Canada, two decades ago, and now lives with her partner near Toronto.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Anchor Canada (March 31 2015)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 336 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0385676247
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0385676243
  • Item weight ‏ : ‎ 280 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 13.18 x 2.29 x 20.4 cm
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