Losing It

Paperback $17.99

Aug 13, 2002 | 376 Pages

Ebook $10.99

Jan 14, 2011

  • Paperback $17.99

    Aug 13, 2002 | 376 Pages

  • Ebook $10.99

    Jan 14, 2011


“Think Woody Allen meets Philip Roth meets American Beauty. The book is very funny and very dark.”
Globe and Mail

“Cumyn proves himself a bravely original, assured storyteller.… Brilliant and moving.…”

“An amazing achievement.…I was swept up by Cumyn’s uncanny wisdom about the inside of the human mind, by his mesmerizing devotion to telling detail, by his vision of absurdity couched in lovable (or banal) ordinariness. Cumyn’s talent for fiction is absolutely original; it hits the reader (this one, at least) with the most refreshing and exhilarating shock.”
–Bronwyn Drainie

“Cumyn charges headlong into Kingsley Amis and Anthony Burgess country and stakes out a new place in it.…Cumyn is a fine writer.”
–Montreal Gazette

“A brilliant tour de force that pushes past the boundaries of expectation and predictability. Losing It is a funny, fascinating novel. . . . An irrepressible book.…”
Globe and Mail

“Cumyn is a gifted writer who’s demonstrated command of a wide breadth of theme. He’s certainly deft at creating tautly entertaining and viscerally convincing portrayals of men and women twisted to the snapping point by their unwillingness to accept themselves as they are.”
National Post

“With considerable flair, Cumyn has created a dysfunctional Canadian family tiptoeing toward chaos on stiletto heels.”
Ottawa X Press

“[Cumyn] has an uncanny way of putting himself deep inside his characters’ heads.…He draws his characters beautifully.…A highly readable novel by a writer with dazzling ability.”
Vancouver Sun

“The reader experiences a kind of emotional variegation: a bold stripe of comedy yields to a paler, frailer shade of poignancy.”
Ottawa Citizen

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