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"In this new assortment Gaston's diversity is so large, his method so masterful, his tenderness, humour and intelligence so finely measured that he stops my heart."

--Barbara Gowdy

A Mariner's advisor to Self Sabotage is populated by means of the lonely and alienated, holders of secrets and techniques, contributors (or would-be contributors) of shadowy firms, screw-ups, joyriders and runaways.

Architects in their personal destruction, Gaston's characters impress a nearly mythic reaction of simultaneous disbelief and popularity, as they painfully, intentionally, stubbornly carve a direction for themselves, wondering each flip. but one way or the other, even with themselves, they typically have the ability to stumble into peace or even wisdom.

This set of ten cautionary stories showcases Gaston's diversity and narrative versatility, relocating seamlessly from the humorous to the poignant to the remarkable and absurd. The tales experience the ironic and opposite, from a vegan operating at a fish farm to a guy getting his boat fastened an identical day he plans to sink it to a guy changing the keys to his Lincoln for a goat.

Gaston has a present for making traditional moments think transcendent, taking pictures the standard to any such specific measure that it turns into common. A Mariner's advisor to Self Sabotage exhibits how the chic occasionally unearths itself within the moments most folk might fairly positioned in the back of them.

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