A Private Performance: Stories

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Véhicule Press, Jan 1, 1990 - Fiction - 182 pages
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These carefully crafted fictions about the damaged lives of an exotic assortment of characters are poignant, comic, arch, mischievous, and artful. All here is not as it seems to be—the face these characters show us is not the only face we see. Finely controlled as they are, these stories are expressions of desperation, and though apparently cool and dispassionate, they reverberate with emotional tension.

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Contents

A Private Performance
9
Extreme Caution
29
Baba
63

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About the author (1990)

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

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