A literary titan of Canadian short fiction, Keath Fraser’s influence has been felt long and wide since the publication of his first collection Taking Cover in 1982. Damages collects the finest of Fraser’s work across decades. Moving, complex, and with the emotional complexity of a true master, these stories showcase Fraser as one of the best story writers of the last fifty years.
Praise for Keath Fraser
"Great fun." —Chicago Tribune
“The sheer exuberance of language, the sureness with which Fraser captures the movements of the working mind, makes this book a joy to read.” —Ottawa Citizen
“Fraser’s controlled and confident writing gives us a rich sense of the longing of his fully drawn characters…a remarkable, bittersweet celebration.” —Quill & Quire (starred review)
The range of Fraser's characters is astonishing…not an author who can be ignored.”—January Magazine
“If you really want to journey into the heart of darkness, you'd be advised to travel with Vancouver writer Keath Fraser, a man of extraordinary talents.” —Bronwyn Drainie
“Keath Fraser is one of the most intelligent writers working in Canada.” —The Malahat Review