By (author) Kenneth Radu
Home Fires by Kenneth Radu
Book DescriptionNick has a house in the suburbs, two sex shops in Montreal, a chip on his shoulder, and an insane obsession with fire. Brian is a debonair success until he throws it all away by advertising for sex partners in the personal columns of the newspaper. Jacques is interested in making as much money as a young man with a sculpted body can make. And Roger is a down-and-out reformed alcoholic. No holds are barred in this operatic novel about the lives of contemporary men -- and the women who put up with them. This rambunctious, crazy, intense, and poignant story moves faster than the speed of light.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781550650310
(228mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Vehicule Press
Publisher: Vehicule Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1992
Country of Publication: Canada
Books By Author Kenneth Radu
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From a gifted student of science embarrassed by his parents, to a musician who loses his son to a different kind of music, to an old woman reluctant to leave her Chinese prison, this title collects stories that begin with a minor detail or event and travel from there to the heart of disaffection, despair, hope, and unusual forms of understanding.
Snow Over Judaea, Paperback (January 1994)» View all books by Kenneth Radu
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Author Biography - Kenneth Radu
Kenneth Radu has published books of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction, including The Cost of Living, shortlisted for the Governor Generals Award. His collection of stories A Private Performance and his novel Distant Relations both received the Quebec Writers Federation Award for best English language fiction. His last novel is The Purest of Human Pleasures (Penguin). He is also the author of Sex in Russia: New & Selected Stories and Butterfly in Amber (DC Books Canada). Born in Windsor, Ontario, he taught for many years at John Abbott College near Montreal and now writes full time.
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