Kiss Me (1996)


Title: Kiss Me

Awards: Chosen as Notable Book of the Year by The Globe and Mail and The New York Times.

Advanced Readers Copy: NO

Publication History:

October 15, 1996 by Porcupine’s Quill (ISBN: 9780889841819)

June 26, 2012 by Harper Perennial Canada (ISBN: 9780006485964)

November 20, 2012 by HarperCollins Publishers (ISBN: 9781443408776)


These are stories of a twenty-something generation, growing up in small towns and cities of Canada, confronting the universal dilemmas of life in the real world. No tidy coming-of-age collection, Andrew’s stories are populated with characters who struggle to reach out – sometimes painfully, sometimes comically, not always successfully – to make sense of their fractured condition in an a disaffected universe. First love, first lust, first terrible moment of awareness that in a moment, life can change. This is shimmering, profound writing that moves from subtle moments of awakening to brutally shattering epiphanies.

Table of Contents;

  1. Dime Bag Girl
  2. Call Roxanne
  3. If You Lived Here You’d Be Home By Now
  4. Kiss Me
  5. Sausage Stew
  6. House of Mirrors
  7. The Earliest Memory Exercise
  8. Camp Sacred Heart
  9. Breaking and Entering
  10. Magnificent
  11. The Author Shows a Little Kindness
  12. 1001 Names and Their Meanings

* Each of the stories have also been released as Kindle individual stories featuring an updated cover image*

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