Strange and Familiar Places
By (author) Kenneth Radu
Strange and Familiar Places by Kenneth Radu
Book DescriptionThis passionate and gripping novel of ideas and sex, of music and art, of creative play and deadly psychopathology, refuses to provide easy exits from contemporary confrontations and anxieties. Depicted in a series of vividly dramatic tableaux and narrated from different points of view, the novel focuses primarily upon an independent-minded woman who rejects the religious and moral pieties of the day. Sometimes at the edge, sometimes in the centre of the bilingual community she inhabits, she plays dangerously with temptation and seduction, risking her marriage to a minister whose beliefs she does not share, alienating her daughter, and salvaging her damaged heart.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781550651188
(228mm x 152mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Vehicule Press
Publisher: Vehicule Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1999
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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