THE BLUE HOUR. Richard Teleky.

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As fault lines in American society break apart during the spring of 2012, a puzzling death in a small Midwest college town draws a solitary university archivist into an entanglement of shifting realities. Torn between the memory of old bonds and the difficult present, he must confront a mysterious brew of paranoid politics, campus gossip, and an antique-mall subculture that includes the surprise discovery of unknown letters by Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin. For this moving story of friendships in crisis, award-winning writer Richard Teleky returns to the narrator of his much-praised novel Pack Up the Moon, now twenty years older and wiser. This is a complex exploration of longing, loss, and the passing of time, ultimately even testing the very nature of friendship itself.

"The Blue Hour is a compelling meditation on the irreplaceable comforts of friendship, the lengths of self-deception we sometimes engage in to sustain it, and the devastating price of its loss, but cleverly woven as a murder mystery so that we learn its lessons subconsciously in a way that makes them stick. A totally compulsive read." –Rosemary Sullivan, author of Stalin’s Daughter: The Extraordinary and Tumultuous Life of Svetlana Alliluyeva "Proof positive that not all mysteries have to be about blood and maniacs, The Blue Hour is an absorbing whodunit related by a wry narrator. Itıs also a meditation on friendship and its discontents (with a side order of Aristotle) ­ the perfect companion to a summer afternoon and a glass of good whiskey." –Giles Blunt, author of The Hesitation Cut, Until the Night, and the John Cardinal series.

Richard Teleky of Toronto is a professor in the Humanities Department of York University, and a critically acclaimed fiction writer, poet and critic. His books include the novels Winter in Hollywood, Pack Up the Moon, the award-winning The Paris Years of Rosie Kamin, and a collection of short fiction, Goodnight, Sweetheart and Other Stories; the poetry collections The Hermit in Arcadia and The Hermit’s Kiss; and non-fiction studies The Dog on the Bed: A Canine Alphabet and Hungarian Rhapsodies: Essays on Identity, Ethnicity and Culture. He is also the editor of The Exile Book of Canadian Dog Stories and The Oxford Book of French-Canadian Short Stories. His work has appeared in numerous journals in Canada and the United States, and he is a frequent contributor to Queen’s Quarterly.


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