Winner 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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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.