Abbey: Selections 1959–1989

Abbey: Selections 1959-1989


Selections 1959–1989

by Lloyd Abbey


  • 1989
  • ISBN 978-0-921870-04-3 (0-921870-04-3)
  • 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ Trade Paperback, 106 pages
  • Poetry

This selected edition contains the strongest and most comprehensive collection of Lloyd Abbey‘s work to date. Writing frequently about animals and insects, Abbey takes us inside their consciousness, allowing us to see anew the world through their eyes. Author of the best-selling novel The Last Whales, Abbey is emerging as a major talent in Canadian literature.

“Abbey has the eye, ear and intelligence to transform the dragonflies, wrens, suicide, moss and flowers which shape his world into new and comprehensive reader experiences.”
— Anne Montagnes, The Globe and Mail

“Abbey juxtaposes the sense of the vitality of the life force with the knowledge that death lurks in the wings like a stand-in, ever ready to eagerly replace the one which makes a fatal misstep.”
— Marjorie Body, Canadian Book Review Annual

“Abbey’s creative myths shape existing reality.”
— Gillian Harding-Russell