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Daydreams of Angels

This collection of short stories by Heather O'Neill was published in 2015.

Heather O'Neill

From The Robot Baby, in which we discover what happens when a robot feels emotion for the very first time, to Heaven, about a grandfather who died for a few minutes when he was nine and visited the pearly gates, to The Little Wolf-Boy of Northern Quebec, in which untamed children run wild through the streets of Paris, to Dolls, in which a little girl's forgotten dolls tell their own stories of woe and neglect, we are immersed in utterly unique worlds. Also included in the collection is The End of Pinky, which has been made into short film by the NFB.

With this collection, Heather O'Neill showcases her diversity and skill as a writer and draws us in with each page. (From HarperCollins Canada)

Daydreams of Angels was a finalist for the 2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize.

From the book

You were happy in the country. We rented a big house in the middle of nowhere. We stayed up at night collecting fireflies in a jar and it was like those bugs were writing gold letters in the air. You had never even seen fireflies before, and it was wonderful to watch your expression. I had never seen anyone look that way before: you were bewitched. We made a big collection of butterflies that we pinned behind a frame. We had always been so busy in the city that we never had time for all of that.


From Daydreams of Angels by Heather O'Neill @2015. Published by HarperCollins Canada.

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