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The secret life of Doris Melnick

The secret life of Doris Melnick / Gail Prussky ; introduced by David Cronenberg ; final words by Terry Graff.
Prussky, Gail,
  • Holstein, Ontario : Exile Editions, [2020]
  • ©2020

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Additional Authors
  • Cronenberg, David, 1943-
  • Graff, Terry,
131 pages : illustrations (some color); 21 cm
If you love entertainment that makes you laugh out loud at the absurdity in issues that are actually pretty serious, then you'll be a big fan of this illustrated brain-on-fire story about an aging woman's life as she reflects on passing her years in anonymity. "Doris was the woman who worked one of our cash registers at FoodWorld, forever and maybe even longer. But nobody knew a thing about her, or even wanted to because she always kept to herself. And then we guessed one day she must be dead because for a whole week she wasn't there at the Cash. Not till we heard rumour she'd left behind her house to someone she'd never known, who'd found in the house this journal full of crazy stories Doris had written, and piles and piles of drawings and paintings so fantastic you'd never believe anyone could see herself like that. The secret life of Doris Melnick! The woman not one of us knew though she'd been there all that time. So what does that mean, I wonder?" --Statement by Alice Geerson, FoodWorld clerk Includes over 50 colour and 20 black-and-white illustrations and paintings.
Alternative Title
Doris Melnick
  • Canadian wit and humor.
  • Fiction.
  • Humor.
  • Humorous fiction.
  • Illustrated works.
Additional Formats (note)
  • Issued also in electronic format.
Machine generated contents note: A Grackle in the Darkness by David Cronenberg -- Preface to The Secret Life of Doris Melnick -- Serendipity -- Co Worker Interviews -- Leonard Cupsick -- Betty Travers -- Barry McDonald -- Leonard Entwhistle -- Joe Pesko -- Duane Long -- The Journal, Drawings, and Paintings of Doris Melnick -- Duane Looked at Me Today -- Eugene Benson -- My Sausage Poem -- On the Bus -- Entry for April 16 -- The Racetrack -- I'm Not Sure Why -- It's Time for Me to Think -- I'm Not a Fearful Person -- Duane Long Was Hired -- For D. -- All About "Reputation" -- I Hate Cats -- I've Never Seen an Ocean -- Bird Feathers -- The Red -- On Becoming an Old Woman.
Call Number
JFD 21-2657
  • 9781550968934
  • 1550968939
Prussky, Gail, author, illustrator.
The secret life of Doris Melnick / Gail Prussky ; introduced by David Cronenberg ; final words by Terry Graff.
Holstein, Ontario : Exile Editions, [2020]
Copyright Date
Type of Content
still image
Type of Medium
Type of Carrier
Additional Formats
Issued also in electronic format.
Added Author
Cronenberg, David, 1943- writer of introduction.
Graff, Terry, writer of afterword.
Other Form:
Online version: Prussky, Gail. Secret life of Doris Melnick. Holstein, Ontario : Exile Editions, 2020 1550968947 9781550968941 (OCoLC)1159439510
Research Call Number
JFD 21-2657
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