In a similar vein to Directions for an Open Body, Kenneth J. Harvey's first book of short stories, this new collection explores an intriguing range of honest and intense human longings. Eloquent, heartbreaking and disturbing, this collection brings wounded beauty, bittersweet humour and commonplace tragedy to light. These twenty stories delve into the strange intimacies that characterize love, hate, and desperation, attentively, hungrily, and with eyes open wide.
About the author
Kenneth J. Harvey recently won the prestigious Raddall Atlantic Fiction Prize and is the author of several novels, including Shack: The Cutland Junction Stories, The Flesh So Close, Skinhound: There Are No Words, The Woman in the Closet, Brud (Little, Brown), and Nine-tenths Unseen (Somerville House). Harvey has held the post of Writer in Residence at both the University of New Brunswick and Memorial University. He lives in an outport in Newfoundland.