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The House on Selkirk Avenue
Guernica Editions, Spring 2017
301 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781771832304
ISBN10: 1771832304
$20.00 Canada, $20.00 US

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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.
Having exchanged marriage vows, she carefully wrapped up her whispering memories and stowed them away in a dim, private place.

Books by Irena Karafilly

The House on Selkirk Avenue