Russell Smith takes a darker turn in new collection

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What are you hiding from the loved ones in your life?

This is the question that Toronto writer Russell Smith explores in the stories of his new collection, Confidence. There are hidden sexual yearnings, memories of lost loves and dreams of babies and other lives that could have been lived. Everyone’s got a secret and they’re all struggling to keep those secrets hidden even as their lives fall apart, from a harried father trying to get a sex tape back to an ex-girlfriend before his wife finds out in “Raccoons” to a husband planning an amateur voyeurism site behind his wife’s back in “Gentrification.”

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