The House on Selkirk Avenue

The House on Selkirk Avenue

by Irena Karafilly


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The House on Selkirk Avenue by Irena Karafilly

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.

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ISBN-13: 9781771832304
Publisher: Guernica Editions, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/01/2017
Series: Essential Prose Series , #140
Pages: 285
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

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.

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