Fiction. A crackling debut novel that starts with a fire and never stops smouldering. Grand in scope, spare in execution, and lush in language, 26 KNOTS is a fable-like tale of love, obsession, and everything in between.Araceli and Adrien are two journalists who meet while covering a fire. From that moment, she is unable to forget him. Adrien then falls in love with Pénélope, who, in turn, is torn between him and Gabriel. Gabriel reciprocates her love, but is too tormented by his past, and by the search for his lost father, to be much of a husband or father himself. Centred in Montreal and spiralling out across Ontario, these are interlocking love stories that deftly reveal the devastating consequences of betrayal and commitment, of grief and hope.
Bindu Suresh is the author of short stories that have appeared in various literary publications. A former journalist, she has written hundreds of articles for various newspapers, including the Montreal Gazette and the Buenos Aires Herald. She has a degree in literature from Columbia University and a medical degree from McGill University. Though she was born in Wales, she has lived in Canada since the age of two and has spent equal parts of her life in Saskatchewan, Alberta, Ontario, and Quebec. She currently works as a pediatrician and lives in Montreal with her husband and daughter.Author City: MONTREAL, QC CAN