Tightrope Books, Inc., 9781926639857, 288pp.
Publication Date: July 1, 2015
List Price: 19.95*
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The controlled and calm life of William Oaks is shattered when his parents die suddenly in a car accident. A reclusive paper conservator at a renowned Toronto museum, William must face the obsessions and denials that have formed him: delusional family history, religious fundamentalism, and get-rich-quick schemes. Memory and facts collide, threatening to derail his life and career as William feverishly prepares for an important exhibition on the Egyptian Book of the Dead.
About the Author
Ken Murray lives in Prince Edward County, Ontario. He teaches creative writing at Haliburton School of the Arts and at the School of Continuing Studies at the University of Toronto. He is a volunteer broadcaster in community radio and dabbles in several sports. Eulogy is his first novel. For more information visit kenmurray.ca.
Praise For Eulogy…
"Absorbing novel . . . A cautious optimist, Murray grants this wounded soul a chance for happiness while acknowledging the work required to clasp it fully." —Brett Josef Grubisic, straight.com
"Ken Murray’s powerful, poignant debut . . . a book about grief has no right to be a page-turner, but this one is." —Jade Colbert, Globe and Mail
"Ken Murray’s solemn and entrancing debut . . . Eulogy is a serious, graceful novel that interrogates the roots of a particular strain of family unhappiness." —Ryan D. Matthews, brooklynrail.org
"Well written and very thought provoking . . . The ending truly caught me by surprise and I do love that in a book." —Patty Woodland, brokenteepee.com
"I enjoyed Eulogy immensely. It’s smart, occasionally funny, and very human. There are so many reasons to read this book: pick one and take the plunge." —Andrew Fookes, literaryfictionreview.com
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