A boy finds a vocation as a weaver of bread. A Russian woman, thought dead, e-mails greetings to her adolescent sister in a Canadian suburb. An investment banker vanishes and is found fifteen years later when his daughter discovers a painting of herself in a distant gallery. With wit and ache, Daniel Karasik's Faithful and Other Stories evokes a world of seekers, characters panning for meaning in environments by turns hostile, mystifying, and enchanted. This collection brings together stories honoured with the CBC Short Story Prize, The Malahat Review's Jack Hodgins Founders' Award for Fiction, and the Alta Lind Cook Prize.
Daniel Karasik has been a winner of the CBC Short Story Prize, the Toronto Arts Foundation Emerging Artist Award, and The Malahat Review's Jack Hodgins Founders? Award for Fiction. His previous books include Hungry, a poetry collection, and three volumes of plays. His writing for the stage has been produced across Canada, in the United States, and frequently in translation in Germany. He lives in Toronto.