Devin Krukoff

Devin Krukoff won the 2005 McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize for his story “The Last Spark”. He has been published in literary journals and magazines across Canada. His first book, Compensation, was pyblished by Thistledown Press in 2006.

 

 

 

 


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272 pages /trade  paper

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ISBN: 978-1-897235-77-5
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Devin Krukoff

Through a protracted series of vignettes, Devin Krukoff transforms Flyways into an interconnected, psychologically intense novel. Exploring the concept of "six degrees of separation", the work dramatizes people’s unseen connections to others while they encounter their own problems awaiting an impending snowstorm.

Each vignette opens with a sometimes poetic, sometimes scientific description of a specific bird carefully chosen to help establish details of the characters’ situations, providing a “bird’s eye view” of the human world.

With scenarios ranging from teenage pregnancy and skydiving psychotherapy, to S&M lust, Catholicism, and goose hunting, Flyways delves into the intricacies and implications of the Human Web, and proves that, whether we know it or not, we are all linked, and the results of our actions reach far beyond our limited perception, often impact upon one another's lives.

  • Shortlisted for the 2011 Saskatchewan Book Award for Fiction
  • Longlisted for the 2011 ReLit Award for Fiction

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152 pages/trade paper

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ISBN: 978-1-897235-19-5
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Devin Krukoff

 Devin Krukoff’s debut novel offers a bizarrely entertaining premise: the purpose of life is to avoid work in all its manifestations. Acknowledging the psychological architecture of his life, Richard Parks reconstructs the anatomy of this singular philosophy from his earliest recognitions. Whether drawing his slacker’s inspiration from his original muse — a grade school boy with leukemia — exploiting his father’s death for charity and pity, or devising the strategies that would parlay illness and injury into personal gains, Richard’s twisted reality attracts our morbid curiosity like a roadside accident, often generating wicked laughter.

The self-destructive exploits of Richard Parks, “demigod in the Church of the Useless”, leave a scattered trail of disturbingly brilliant images that shape his world of avoidance, disease, and reclusive plotting. Compensation is a refreshing affront to our politically correct sensibilities.

 

 


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