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  • Title: How To Get Along With Women
  • Author: Elisabeth de Mariaffi
  • ISBN: 9781926743264
  • Page: 152
  • Format: Paperback

  • A sharply original debut collection, How To Get Along With Women showcases Elisabeth de Mariaffi s keen eye and inventive voice Infused with a close and present danger, these stories tighten the knot around power, identity, and sexuality, and draw the reader into the pivotal moments where for better or for worse we see ourselves for what we truly are.
    Elisabeth de Mariaffi
    Elisabeth de Mariaffi is the author of a new collection of short stories, How To Get Along With Women Invisible Publishing, 2012 Her poetry and short fiction have been widely published in magazines across Canada, and she s one of the wild minds behind the highly original Toronto Poetry Vendors, a small press that sells single poems by established Canadian poets through toonie vending machines Elisabeth works as Marketing Coordinator for Breakwater Books, and is currently based in St John s, where she lives with the poet George Murray and their combined brood of four children making them CanLit s answer to the Brady Brunch.


    If there were awards for best book titles, this would be a serious contender. The only problem with such a snappy and sassy title - assuming one can indeed call it a problem - is that it immediately raises expectations.After a bit of a bumpy start with "Dancing on the Tether", I was quickly won over by the stories that followed. "Kiss Me Like I’m The Last Man On Earth" and "He Ate His French Fries in a Light–hearted Way" were both fantastic pieces that had me waging an internal war between l [...]

    Ann Douglas
    The short stories in this collection read like assignments for a fiction-writing workshop. I like the fact that the author is willing to experiment with language and structure, but some of these things can become distracting to the reader (for example: the lack of quotation marks when characters are speaking). Maybe this type of book simply isn't my thing. PS The title was great. I would have loved a collection of short fiction tied to that theme.

    Yutaka Dirks
    I reviewed the collection for Briarpatch magazine:briarpatchmagazine/articleHow to Get Along With Women is a finely written collection exploring the ways our identities, our most intimate relationships, and our experiences can be shaped by the world we inhabit, a world mapped by dynamics of power. De Mariaffi’s insights pierce deepest when she brings the reader close to the heart of her characters.

    A self-assured debut collection of short stories, focusing on female relationships and the power struggles that come along with them, whether these are romantic relationships or female friendships. Elisabeth de Mariaffi has such a keen eye for detail and a killer ability for getting into the minds of her characters.Full review to come in Quill & Quire.

    Two stars for how much I actually enjoyed the collection (only 'The Astonishing Abercrombie!' did I really like), but three for the obvious craft and skill, which I could admire, even if most of these stories failed to connect with me on an emotional level.

    I aligned myself with another researcher. We held meetings after hours and made lists and lists of questions. In partnership, we created a new study that would follow the men from their formative, pre-man years. This was to be our life’s work. My partner took charge of the Centre for Specimen Generation. It was her job to sweep the men’s holes for tissue, sample the tissue for DNA, fill our test tubes with nutritive agar. We built glass enclosures, fifteen per lab, and incubated the bodies a [...]

    Peter B
    A short story collection on the Giller LongList and I usually like short stories but these abandoned me somehow. I enjoyed the characters but struggled with the style and the absence of a thread to hold as I went through each story.

    rabble/books/reviews/2013/0Review by Yutaka DirksThe 11 stories in Elisabeth de Mariaffi's debut story collection, How to Get Along With Women, take place in locales as diverse as Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, and Marseille, France. The stories are intimately linked to their particular settings; in each, de Mariaffi explores how the characters' actions are shaped by their geographical, historical or political place in the world.The 10-year-old protagonist of "Kiss Me Like I'm The Last Man On Earth" [...]

    While a couple of the short stories stood out for me, I found that for the most part I was underwhelmed by the collection, it wasn't bad, but it didn't give me the feeling to keep reading either. The writing was excellent. I may not have liked the content of the stories, or how the narrative was told, but the writing itself was what kept me reading, even during the stories I just couldn't get into. One story that stood out the most for me was Field Work it was very odd, but it was also one I fou [...]

    de Mariaffi does a lot of things really well here, most notably layering emotional TNT and building tension as the reader waits for it to go off, tentatively turning pages. But often the explosion never quite happens, or it fizzles and smokes and chokes and is never quite resolved. Something like that. But she's a very skilled writer, some kind of expert in the frail human psyche. Best gems included "Kiss Me Like I'm the Last Man on Earth" and "The Astonishing Abercrombie!"

    Corinne Wasilewski
    Stories with deeply flawed (immature? selfish?)characters who lack insight and tend to behave in ways that hurt others and/or themselves. Many stories left me with a pit in my stomach -- they were that good ("good" as in true to life). Reminded me of "Hellgoing" by Lynn Coady, although, I think this is a better collection. The writing is stellar, by the way.

    Reading this book is like grappling with a skilled, but sexy fighter: you'll come away exhilarated, sweaty, and more-than-likely punched in the balls. Really sharp stuff, and a very original voice for Canada.

    Excellent collection of short fiction -- a smart, surprising voice, memorable writing with narrative and turns of phrase that at times just blew me away. I can't wait to read whatever Elisabeth writes next. Highly recommended!

    Peter Darbyshire
    I loved this book so much I wanted to give it six stars instead of just five. So I carved a new star into the screen of my computer.

    Wasn't my cup of tea.

    Some of the stories in this book were deeply inspiring while others left me downright confused by their placing in this book.

    Excellent. Loved the flow and language. I like the curtness of her writing and her people.

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