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The author Billie Livingston joins Joseph Planta to discuss her new short story collection, Greedy Little Eyes (Vintage Canada, 2010), as well as Vancouver, her writing, and more.

Greedy Little Eyes by Billie Livingston. (Vintage Canada, 2010)

Click to buy this book from Amazon.ca: Greedy Little Eyes

Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

In Vancouver, I am Planta: On the Line. This is THECOMMENTARY.CA.

The author and novelist Billie Livingston joins me now. She’s just published a new collection of short stories, Greedy Little Eyes. Ten stories are contained herein, and they explore the universal need for connection. We meet two fiercely courageous young girls, a flighty mom who ignores her own daughter for her friend and then takes the friend to Las Vegas to pursue a career in dance, we see a journalist questioning her own morals and ethics as she visits a friend in New York who’s in the midst of an affair with a married man. There are other fascinating characters, all of whom we seem to know, in that they’re accessible. Maybe we see them around here in Vancouver; maybe we know them. But deep down they’re all a little more complicated, a little more colourful, and certainly interesting. Greedy Little Eyes, which is also the title of one of the stories in the book, is published by Vintage Canada. The website for more is www.billielivingston.com. Her previous critically acclaimed books were Going Down Swinging and Cease to Blush. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Billie Livingston; Good morning, Ms. Livingston.