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Biblioasis Winter 2021

By (author): Keath Fraser
Keath Fraser


Biblioasis - Windsor



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Paperback , Trade


General Trade
Feb 02, 2021
$17.95 CAD


7in x 4.5 x 0.56 in | 120 gr

Page Count:

126 pages
FICTION / Literary
Fiction: general and literary|Family life fiction

Denise’s stepdaughter Greta is a med student who swims ocean marathons and runs off to Africa with a family friend four times her age—and also battles an eating disorder. When Judy, Greta’s birth mother, returns from Japan (to which she ran off herself, with a Mexican tennis pro) and tries to ingratiate herself with the husband and daughter she left, Denise must navigate their complicated relationships with each other while attempting to bring Greta’s addiction to light—and learning how to live more charitably.

  • Winner of the Chapters/Books in Canada First Novel Award and the Ethel Wilson Prize, Fraser has been called “one of the most gifted of the new generation of fiction writers” by The Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature.
  • Fraser is a full-time writer and volunteers as Chair of Canada India Village Aid (CIVA).
  • Selected by fiction editor John Metcalf, Charity is the first title in our new novella series.

  • Keath Fraser won the Chapters / Books in Canada First Novel Award for his 1995 novel Popular Anatomy. His stories and novellas have been published in many anthologies in Canada and abroad. Collections of his short fiction include Taking Cover and Telling My Love Lies. The volume Foreign Affairs was short-listed for a Governor General's Award and won the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. He is the author of As For Me and My Body, a memoir of his friend Sinclair Ross; and of The Voice Gallery, a narrative of his far-flung travels among broken voices. The royalties from his international best-selling anthologies Bad Trips and Worst Journeys: The Picador Book of Travel were given to Canada India Village Aid (CIVA), the late NGO founded by George Woodcock. A selected stories, Damages, is forthcoming from Biblioasis in May 2021. He lives in Vancouver.

    Praise for Keath Fraser

    “The sheer exuberance of language, the sureness with which Fraser captures the movements of the working mind, makes this book a joy to read.”—Ottawa Citizen

    “Fraser’s controlled and confident writing gives us a rich sense of the longing of his fully drawn characters ... a remarkable, bittersweet celebration.”—Quill & Quire (starred review)

    “The range of Fraser’s characters is astonishing…not an author who can be ignored.”—January Magazine

    “If you really want to journey into the heart of darkness, you’d be advised to travel with Vancouver writer Keath Fraser, a man of extraordinary talents.”—Bronwyn Drainie

    “Keath Fraser is one of the most intelligent writers working in Canada.”The Malahat Review

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