Home » Fiction » Key in Lock by Rona Altrows

Key in Lock by Rona Altrows

Key in Lock by Rona AltrowsKey in Lock by Rona Altrows  Recliner Books, 235 pages

A passion for humanity drives Rona Altrows’s Key In Lock. The people in these entertaining yet poignant stories wrestle with self-doubt, ethical dilemmas, money problems, health issues. Yet somehow they survive and some- times they even thrive. Key In Lock also marks the return of Irene, beloved manager-in-all-but-name of Marjorie’s Lingerie introduced in A Run On Hose. This time Irene takes on issues as diverse as dating later in life, the effect of childlessness on a person’s psyche, stress incontinence, and the love rituals of banana slugs. Irene also brings us tales of her youth in the days of the polio epidemic and Vincent Price horror movies.

“This collection of mostly first person narratives overflows with witty, compulsive females. It’s a literary cathedral for worried women. Their husbands and and lovers might let them down, their neighbours and their bodies might let them down, but Rona Altrows’s women keep on keeping on. Contemporary anxiety never had it so good.” ~ David Carpenter, author of Welcome to Canada

Rona Altrows writes fiction, essays and plays. Key In Lock is her second collection of short fiction. Her earlier book, A Run On Hose, won the City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize and was shortlisted for the Howard O’Hagan Award for Short Fiction. Her work has been published in Other Voices, Prairie Fire, The Malahat Review and many other Canadian magazines.

Short URL: http://www.bookclubbuddy.com/?p=1880

Posted by Pearl on Jan 20 2011. Filed under Fiction. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry
Kobo wifi eReader

Leave a Reply

Getting 2 Know U

NEW author every Thursday!

Getting 2 Know Anne Sorbie

Getting 2 Know Betty Jane Hegerat

Getting 2 Know Farzana Doctor

View complete list HERE


SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

© 2011 Book Club Buddy. All Rights Reserved. - Privacy Policy - Log in Facebook Like Button for Dummies - Designed by Gabfire Themes