Cities of Refuge (Michael Helm)

Michael Helm’s Cities of Refuge is a novel of precise characterization, muscled metaphors, and intelligent complexity. After 28-year-old Kim Lystrander suffers a brutal assault in downtown Toronto, she remains haunted by the apparent senselessness of the event. To deal with the trauma, she begins to imagine her unknown attacker, reconstructing the night and crafting its history. […]

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