By:  Gill, Charlotte

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FICTION / Short Stories (single author)

An original new talent tackles relationships, romance, and bad behaviour.

"In Charlotte Gill's shockingly unsentimental stories, her emotional pyromaniacs hurtle towards various degress of conflagration. CAUTION: Her prose is booby-trapped with combinations of words so lethally effective they may as well be dynamite."Zsuzsi Gartner

"...topics and descriptive tactics are well wed to Gill's characters' sensibilities and make for some cleverly arresting observation and imagery. Her sense of satire is no less honed."Quill & Quire

"There is something both dark and tender in "Ladykiller". Charlotte Gill is a wise purveyor of the heart's loyal yet capricious nature. A stylish and sassy debut."Michael Winter

" excellent collection...This is an intelligent, contemporary book...Every story in "Ladykiller" sings in its own way. Nothing should have been done better in "Ladykiller". Charlotte Gill's voice is on every page, her sure eye for contemporary detail, her originality and unsentimental wit, her ability to deliver us to endings with a sense of having read tellingly about our own world. About ourselves, even. That is Charlotte Gill's authority. And that's also why, when finishing "Ladykiller", I wished I had something else written by Gill to open immediately. I wanted back in."Globe and Mail

Charlotte Gill was born in London, England, and raised in the United States and Canada. She is a graduate of the MFA program in creative writing at the University of British Columbia. Her work has appeared in Canadian literary magazines, in Best Canadian stories, and has been broadcast on CBC Radio. One of the stories from this collection, "Hush", was a finalist for the 2003 Journey Prize. She lives in Vancouver.