Behind our everyday, apparently rational preoccupations lie the traces of a longing for sanctity and redemption. In these haunting, often chilling short stories, Beverley Daurio maps the sub-atomic space of contemporary alienation: a woman celebrates her divorce; a photographer trying to stay off drugs visits a monastery; an historian avoids facing her son’s disappearance and discovers that miracles are still possible.
Beverley Daurio is a writer and editor of fiction, prose and poetry. Her previously published works include Internal Document, His Dogs, Justice, and If Summer Had a Knife. She is currently the Publisher and Acting Editor of Paragraph: the Canadian Fiction Review and is the Editor-in Chief of The Mercury Press. Her short story collection, Hell & Other Novels (1990), previously published by Coach House Press, is now available from Talonbooks.
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