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Good news and bad

January 21, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

I landed in Vancouver and promptly set about important business; that is, I found myself a hardcover copy of Thomas McGuane’s Ninety-Two in the Shade, a prize that has been eluding me for a couple of years now. I returned to the hotel, bubbling with a sense of triumph.

And then followed a link from Twitter to something about Paul Quarrington, the first words of which were, “Paul Quarrington was.” The past tense has, at times, a terrible impact. No-one is surprised, I suppose, but it seemed terribly sudden. I’m sorry that I never met him, not only because I loved Whale Music, but because of our shared interest in fishing.

I think I’ll re-read Whale Music when I get home.

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  1. Annie
    January 22, 2010 at 9:38 am

    Judging by all news over the past year of his fight with cancer, I suppose I should’ve have been surprised yesterday but sadly these kinds of things always sneak up on you unexpectedly. I’m trying to fill up his infloox page with info about his influences and those he influenced in turn. If you have any info at all, please do chip in!

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