books‎ > ‎

Famous Players

out of print

(story collection, 1982)

The comedy of embarrassment. A collection of 12 stories, about a man fixated on the Prime Minister, an E.J Pratt specialist teaching geology in Tuktoyuktuk, group sex above an IGA, a young man resentful of his visionary father, a flight with a suicidal pilot and his terrorist friends, an English wedding (more group sex), an old woman who takes in a derelict jogger, a paperback writer . . .

Out of print. 


"A developed style, a precision of language, and a non-gimmicky dexterity of imagination." -- Edmonton Journal

"Hollingshead specializes in assembling incomprehensible signs into stories using such careful and clear language that you begin to think him logical." -- Anne Collins, Maclean's

"Wit, imagination, intensity abound . . . an elegant sensibility." -- The Globe and Mail

"Hollingshead understands some of the most intricate manoeuvres of the human heart." --Books in Canada

"[Hollingshead] seems interested only in the fabulous, in the borderline between perception and hallucination, knowing and wishing." -- Ken Adachi, Toronto Star