By (author) Kenneth Radu
Private Performance by Kenneth Radu
Book DescriptionWinner of the 1991 QSPELL Fiction Prize, these carefully crafted fictions expose the damaged lives of an exotic assortment of characters. All is not as it seems to be -- the face these characters show is not the only face one sees. Finely controlled as they are, these stories are expressions of desperation, and though apparently cool and dispassionate, they reverberate with emotional tension.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781550650105
(228mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Vehicule Press
Publisher: Vehicule Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1990
Country of Publication: Canada
Books By Author Kenneth Radu
Sex in Russia, Paperback (April 2010)
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
A collection of ironic short stories in which one character after another is bowled over by a mesmerising glimpse of the ineffable as they find themselves troubled by the very nature of the real, doubting the evidence of their own eyes.
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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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