About the Book
Finalist for the Governor General’s Award for FictionWith a focus on the complexities of morality, The Cost of Living is intense in its exploration of all sorts of characters and themes, yet Radu’s subtle approach makes us keep coming back for more.
News & Reviews
“This superb collection of stories covers such a wide range of theme and character that no reader should turn away disappointed.” —Canadian Literary Journal
“Characters in these well-crafted stories are caught in painful conflicts of moral choice. Ken Radu’s stories are exceptionally well crafted; he repeatedly uses subtle understatement, building to casual denouements.” —Language and Literature
About the Author
Kenneth Radu is the author of nine small-press books: three story collections, three novels, and three volumes of poetry. The Cost of Living was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award, won the QSPELL Prize for Fiction twice, for A Private Performance (Vehicule, 1991) and Distant Relations (Oberon, 1989), which was also shortlisted for the Books in Canada First Novel Award.