The House on Selkirk Avenue by Irena KarafillyThe House on Selkirk Avenue by Irena Karafilly

The House on Selkirk Avenue

byIrena Karafilly

Paperback | March 1, 2017

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It is autumn, 1997 and Kate Thuringer is back in her hometown to help her college-age daughter settle into her new life. A professional photographer, Kate has lived in Western Canada for nearly three decades. Before her marriage, however, she survived a turbulent year in which Québécois terrorists kidnapped a British diplomat and murdered an innocent politician. The middle-aged Kate is obsessed with the past, particularly with the memory of a poor francophone student with whom she had been involved during the historic October Crisis. Back in Montreal, she is plunged into a mid-life crisis, struggling to reconcile her romantic past and her melancholy present. The House on Selkirk Avenue is a complex novel about obsessive love, family bonds, aging, and the impact of political events on innocent people's lives.
Irena Karafilly is an award-winning Montreal writer, poet, and aphorist, the author of several acclaimed books and of numerous stories, poems, and articles. Some of her stories have been anthologized and/or broadcast, winning literary prizes such as the National Magazine Award and the CBC Literary Award.
Title:The House on Selkirk AvenueFormat:PaperbackDimensions:285 pages, 8 × 5 × 1 inPublished:March 1, 2017Publisher:Guernica EditionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1771832304

ISBN - 13:9781771832304

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A fascinating, subtle and very timely novel. -- Stephen Vizinczey