Strange & Familiar Places

Kenneth Radu

Strange and Familiar Places, a 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, 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.

Fiction 1998

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Kenneth Radu has published books of fiction, poetry and non-fiction, including The Cost of Living, shortlisted for the Governor General's 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 [DC Books Canada]. Born in Windsor, Ontario, he taught for many years at John Abbott College near Montreal and now writes full time

Other books by Kenneth Radu:
Snow Over Judaea
A Private Performance
Home Fires
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ISBN13: 9781550651188

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