In "Sunrise" the calm of an early morning is disturbed by distraught young man bringing news of two horrible deaths. "Walleyes" recounts how a lazy vacation afternoon among friends can devolve to the cusp of violence. And in "Red Rock and After" (winner of a Canadian Magazine Fiction Prize and a Journey Prize finalist) a family suffers through a string of bankruptcies, but remains optismistic about the future.
Tefs's writing style is spare, direct, and reflective and he offers a unique view of where hard-edged men crash into the limits of their power.
"These are stories of passion in which the proverbial linkage of sex and violence provides an edge without melodrama as well as a kind of wisdom emerging out of recognition."
- Prairie Fire Review of Books
Meteor Storm is "about gritty people, not city folk."
- The Manitoban
Tefs' stories "feature sincere, searching narrators, and many well-meaning folks full of decency and love, who are plagued by the same gnawing questions of place and purpose that afflict people everywhere."
- Prairie Books NOW
"A prize-winner in the endangered landscape of Canadian small-press literature..."
- Globe and Mail
Tefs tells a sexy yarn..."
Prairie Fire Review of Books
Wayne Tefs was born in Winnipeg and grew up in northwestern Ontario. He edited a number of anthologies and published nine novels and a work of non-fiction. His novel Moon Lake received the Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction in 2000 and his novel Be Wolf won the 2007 McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award. Wayne Tefs died in 2014.