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A Dark House

& Other Stories

by Ian Colford

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list price: $19.95
edition:Paperback
category: Fiction
published: Oct 2019
ISBN:9781771087643
publisher: Nimbus Publishing
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In Ian Colford's latest collection, people get themselves and those they love into situations awkward and sometimes dangerous, doing what they think is best for all. A man kidnaps his young son from his ex-wife and the road trip west quickly spirals out of control; a destitute mother makes a risky alliance with a neighbour; an almost comically wrong-headed older brother has a detective follow his sister; a retired shop-owner in north end Halifax reflects on his life before making a snap decision to change the course of his sunset years. Colford depicts his characters' shortcomings with wit and generosity, in a plainspoken style that belies deeply nuanced portrayals of the questions of fortune, inevitability, and self-preservation.

About the Author
Ian Colford's short fiction has appeared in Event, Grain, Riddle Fence, The Antigonish Review and other literary publications. His previous books are Evidence, The Crimes of Hector Tomás, and Perfect World. His work has been shortlisted for the Thomas H. Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award, the ReLit Award, the Journey Prize, and the Danuta Gleed Literary Award. He lives in Halifax.
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Ian Colford's short fiction has appeared in Event, Grain, Riddle Fence, The Antigonish Review and other literary publications. His previous books are Evidence, The Crimes of Hector Tomás, and Perfect World. His work has been shortlisted for the Thomas H. Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award, the ReLit Award, the Journey Prize, and the Danuta Gleed Literary Award. He lives in Halifax.

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"Colford's stories resonate in part because of the tremendous empathy (or disdain) they generate." —Quill & Quire (Toronto, ON), Starred Review

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