With blood on his hands, Curtis Woolf flees his home in New Mexico for Canada, where he starts a religious commune, the Family. There he heals others and preaches pacifism while enduring the torment of this own damaged soul. Then his lover, Martha, finds his gun and goes south to discover the truth, whatever that might be. Curtis sets out to bring her back, lest the Family fall apart. In the half-light of a nursing home sits Hollis, dragon lord of a lost Mormon line, who has anointed Curtis, damned him, and now awaits his return. Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer's writing is full of dark humour and razor-sharp insight. Catching human fallibility head-on, she demands examination, confrontation, and a reckoning of pain with beauty.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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April 2009 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Perfecting
Author(s): Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer
ISBN: 0-86492-515-8 / 978-0-86492-515-2 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Goose Lane Editions
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November 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Perfecting
Author(s): Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer
Publisher: Goose Lane Editions
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November 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Perfecting
Author(s): Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer
Publisher: Goose Lane Editions
Availability: Amazon CA