Press Kit: The House on Selkirk Avenue

ABOUT THE NOVEL

ABOUT THE NOVEL

A married mid­dle-aged photog­ra­pher returns to her home­town of Montre­al and finds her­self haunted by a pas­sion­ate love affair quashed many years earli­er by the historic October Cri­sis. Though totally apo­lit­ical, the young Kate had un­expectedly found her­self the victim of a social and po­lit­ical drama whose permu­tations would change the course of her entire life. The House on Selkirk Av­enue is a complex, evocative nov­el about obsessive love, aging, fam­ily bonds, and the impact of po­lit­ical events on inno­cent people's lives.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Irena Karafilly is an award-winning Montre­al writ­er, po­et, and apho­rist. She is the au­thor of sev­eral acclaimed books and of nu­mer­ous sto­ries, po­ems, and articles, which have been pub­lished in both lit­er­ary and consumer mag­a­zines, as well as in var­ious North American newspapers, including the New York Times and the International Herald Tri­bune. Her short sto­ries have been anthol­ogized and broadcast, winning lit­er­ary prizes such as the National Mag­a­zine Award and the CBC Literary Award.