Daddy Lenin and Other Stories
Bestselling author Guy Vanderhaeghe’s new book of fiction is both timely and timeless and showcases his supreme talent as a storyteller and poignant observer of the human condition.
Among these nine addictive and resonant stories:
A teenage boy breaks out of the strict confines of his family, his bid for independence leads him in over his head. He learns about life in short order and there is no turning back.
An actor’s penchant for hiding behind a role, on and off stage, is tested to the limits and what he comes to discover finally places him face to face with the truth.
In the powerful title story, a middle-aged man remeets his former adviser at university, a charismatic and domineering professor dubbed Daddy Lenin. As their tense reunion progresses, secrets from the past painfully revise remembered events and threaten to topple the scaffolding of a marriage.
With Daddy Lenin and Other Stories, award-winning author Guy Vanderhaeghe returns once again to the form that launched his stellar literary career. Here is a grand master writing at the height of his powers.
“In Daddy Lenin, master storyteller Guy Vanderhaeghe strips away the layers to reveal deeper, and sometimes darker truths about our ways, and our world. Brilliant and breathtaking.”
“Guy Vanderhaeghe is without a doubt one of Canada’s finest writers. In this dynamic collection of stories, he is at the top of his game; funny, smart, and wickedly insightful. A virtuoso performance.”