Perfecting

Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer


Perfecting

Perfecting

  • Title: Perfecting
  • Author: Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer
  • ISBN: 9780864925152
  • Page: 134
  • Format: Paperback



With blood on his hands, Curtis Woolf flees his home in New Mexico for Canada, where he starts a religious commune, the Family There he heals others and preaches pacifism while enduring the torment of this own damaged soul Then his lover, Martha, finds his gun and goes south to discover the truth, whatever that might be Curtis sets out to bring her back, lest the FamilyWith blood on his hands, Curtis Woolf flees his home in New Mexico for Canada, where he starts a religious commune, the Family There he heals others and preaches pacifism while enduring the torment of this own damaged soul Then his lover, Martha, finds his gun and goes south to discover the truth, whatever that might be Curtis sets out to bring her back, lest the Family fall apart In the half light of a nursing home sits Hollis, dragon lord of a lost Mormon line, who has anointed Curtis, damned him, and now awaits his return.Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer s writing is full of dark humour and razor sharp insight Catching human fallibility head on, she demands examination, confrontation, and a reckoning of pain with beauty.


Recent Comments "Perfecting"

Two novels and a short-story collection into her writing and publishing career, Toronto literary writer Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer has made two things patently obvious.First, she's eerily good at writing both sex and violence. Second, her stories feature elaborate storylines that are almost impossible to summarize in a few sentences.Kuitenbrouwer's first novel, The Nettle Spinner (2005), set up all kinds of interesting parallels between an utterly contemporary story of a rape in a tree-planting camp [...]

I actually underlined some passages I don't want to forget - I never do that!I saw the characters wandering around in my head, going about their lives, when I wasn't reading the book.

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Characters and a sense of place that are really going to stick with me. I can't believe I know the author! Woot, Kathryn, amazing job! :)


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