Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Teaser Tuesdays #8 - Giller Prize 2015 Edition (Week 1)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page (some times you need more than two for it to make sense).
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
For the next 5 weeks, I wanted to highlight the five books that have been shortlisted for the 2015 Giller Prize. Here's a quick background on the Giller Prize from their website:

"The Giller Prize was founded in 1994 by Jack Rabinovitch in honour of his late wife, literary journalist Doris Giller, who passed away from cancer the year before. The award recognized excellence in Canadian fiction – long format or short stories – and endowed a cash prize annually of $25,000.00, the largest purse for literature in the country."

Here is book 1 of 5:

Title: Outline
Author: Rachel Cusk
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publishing Date: September 1, 2015 (Originally published on September 2, 2014)
Genre: Fiction

The intangible became solid, the visionary was embodied, the private became public. (p82)

I said his image reminded me of a scene from an opera I liked - in fact I had found a recording of it in Clelia's apartment - called The Cunning Little Vixen, in which a fox is aught by a hunter and kept in a farmyard wtih the other animals. (p161)

Is anyone else planning on reading all of the Giller Prize nominees?


  1. Maybe the fox is the one confused. LOL
    sherry @ fundinmental My TT

  2. That's an interesting teaser. Also, the idea of reading all of the Giller nominees. I might just take you up on that ('cause I don't have enough books on my TBR shelf — deep sigh!). My teaser is from a very funny book, Preschooled. http://wp.me/p4DMf0-XS

  3. I like the idea of reading nominees for this prize. Outline sounds like a good story.
    My Tuesday post features Skinny Dip


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