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Confidence

by (author) Russell Smith

Publisher
Biblioasis
Initial publish date
Apr 2015
Category
General
  • CD-Audio

    ISBN
    9781978649781
    Publish Date
    Jul 2018
    List Price
    $21.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781771960168
    Publish Date
    Apr 2015
    List Price
    $19.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781771960151
    Publish Date
    Apr 2015
    List Price
    $19.95

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In Russell Smith's darkly brilliant new collection of short stories Confidence, the reader will be introduced to ecstasy-taking PhD students; financial traders desperate for husbands; owners of failing sex stores; violent and unremovable tenants; aggressive raccoons; seedy massage parlours; experimental filmmakers who record every second of their day; wives who blog insults directed at their husbands. There are cheating husbands. There are private clubs, crowded restaurants, psychiatricwards. Every character has a secret of some kind.

About the author

Russell Smith was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and grew up in Halifax, Canada. He studied French literature at Queen's, Poitiers and Paris (III). Since 1990 he has lived in Toronto, where he works as a freelance journalist. He has published articles in The Globe and Mail, Details, Travel and Leisure, Toronto Life, Flare, NOW and other journals, and short fiction and poetry in Queen's Quarterly, The Malahat Review, Quarry, the New Quarterly, Carousel, Kairos, Toronto Life and other journals. Russell appears frequently on television and radio as a cultural commentator. In 1995 he won a Gold Medal at the American City And Regional Magazine Awards. Russell Smith is the author of six works of fiction; his first novel, How Insensitive, was short-listed for the Smithbooks/Books In Canada First Novel Award, the Trillium Prize and the Governor General's Award for Fiction. In 2005 he was a juror for the Governor General's Award in Fiction (in English).

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