Home Fires: A Novel
In 1989 Kenneth Radu's first novel, Distant Relations, won the 1989 QSPELL Prize for Fiction and was shortlisted for the Books in Canada/W.H. Smith First Novel Award. The Ottawa Citizen called it "a remarkable first novel." With his new novel, Home Fires, Radu has created a rambunctious, crazy, intense, and poignant story that moves faster than the speed of light. Nick has a house in the suburbs, two sex shops in Montreal, a chip on his shoulder, and an insane obsession with fire. Brian is a debonair success until he throws it all away by advertising for sex partners in the personal columns of the newspaper. Jacques is interested in making as much money as a young man with a sculpted body can make. And Roger is a down-and-out reformed alcoholic. No holds are barred in this operatic novel about the lives of contemporary men—and the women who put up with them. This is Kenneth Radu at his most daring.