The Devil Out There is a collection of seven interconnected stories that take place in the 60s and early 70s in various settings: a tidal beach; an island apartment in the rain; a mountain valley choked with redwoods; the old-fashioned parlour of a Montreal boarding house; the heat of a Boston summer when JFK comes to town; and the smoky bars and haute cuisine restaurants of Montreal. Classically crafted, devoid of sentimentality and alive with potent observations and tantalizing darkness, these are stories to read and read again.
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About Julie Keith
Julie Keith’s fiction has been widely published in literary magazines and anthologies. Her first book, The Jaguar Temple and Other Stories, was nominated for the Governor General’s Award for Fiction in 1995. Raised near Chicago, she moved to Quebec in… More about Julie Keith
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Published by Vintage Canada Jan 21, 2011| 264 Pages| ISBN 9780307369710
"Keith displays a penetrating insight into the desire of women and men for connection.– Her wisdom and all her deft craftmanship bring Alice Munro to mind. Like Munro’s stories, Keith’s have the breadth of novels." —The Toronto Star