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Saturday March 27, 2010 in Books
Behind our everyday, apparently rational preoccupations lie the traces of a longing for sanctity and redemption. In these haunting, often chilling short stories, Beverley Daurio maps the sub-atomic space of contemporary alienation: a woman celebrates her divorce; a photographer trying to stay off drugs visits a monastery; an historian avoids facing her sonâ€™s disappearance and discovers that miracles are still possible.
ISBN 13: 9780889104211 | ISBN 10: 889104212
6 W x 9 H inches | 160 pages
$17.95 CAN / $13.95 US
Backlist | Fiction | Bisac: FIC029000
QUOTES OF NOTE
Wonderfully evocative images…well worth reading.
â€” Quill & Quire
Poetic in their brevity and chilling in their intensity.
â€” Aritha van Herk
About the ContributorsBeverley Daurio
Beverley Daurio is a writer and editor of fiction, prose and poetry. Her previously published works include Internal Document, His Dogs, Justice, and If Summer Had a Knife. She is currently the Publisher and Acting Editor of Paragraph: the Canadian Fiction Review and is the Editor-in Chief of The Mercury Press. Her short story collection, Hell & Other Novels (1990), previously published by Coach House Press, is now available from Talonbooks.
We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts; the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund (CBF); and the Province of British Columbia through the British Columbia Arts Council for our publishing activities.