Kegan Doyle

Night Closed Around

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In Night Closed Around, his debut collection of stories, Kegan Doyle explores what happens when day turns to night, and touches on themes of desire and despair, obsession and regret. A boy goes on a disastrous fishing trip to Campbell River with his obese, alcoholic father. At a summer camp in the Okanagan, a young would-be intellectual becomes recklessly infatuated with a Christian counselor. A scarred and washed-up hockey goalie from Victoria has one final moment of glory in the big city. A grieving widow encounters a miracle outside her East Vancouver kitchen window. A beach party on the longest day of the year ends in life-altering mayhem. An errant wasp troubles two lovers on Galiano Island. A jilted talent agent loses his mind in the city of angels. A cancer-stricken former Blue Jays player thwarts a dangerous liaison in the upper deck. A lawyer spends his life haunted by a clown in a velvet painting. Two young lovers discover that Paris is no place to escape history.

Originally from New Zealand, Kegan Doyle grew up in Victoria, BC, and has lived in the United States, France, Costa Rica, and Australia. His writing has appeared in Aethlon, SubTerrain, Geist, Canadian Literature, Critical Sociology and elsewhere. He currently lives in the People’s Republic of East Vancouver with his partner and two children.

ISBN 978-1-77171-223-1
160 pages
5.5 x 8.5
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