Hunger collects Hamilton’s prize-winning stories of the past decade. Here you’ll find “How to Have Heart Disease (Without Really Trying),” which won a prize in Prism International’s contest and went on to become a distinguished story at Best American Short Fiction, “Goombay Smash,” which won Prism’s top prize and appeared in Best Canadian Short Stories, “Territory,” which won the Great Canadian Literary Hunt at This Magazine, and “Hunger,” which won Paragraph’s erotic fiction award, among others.
An addicted mom lets down her daughter in “Graduation.” A woman leaves her husband for another woman in “Territory.” A couple tries to have a baby in “Kiss Me or Something” but it goes terribly wrong. In “Goombay Smash” a lesbian couple frays at its seams.
“Jane Eaton Hamilton is a superb writer. Those who do not know this should read the book and judge for themselves”—Joy Kogawa
“These stories will grab you by the throat and not let you go. Highly original, gripping, sharp and deeply moving, they deserve the prizes they have won, and those to come”—Emma Donoghue
“Jane Eaton Hamilton is a fine and accomplished writer”—Carol Shields