Novel, 202 pages, paperback
Anvil Press (Vancouver, Canada)
Finalist for the 2002 Amazon.ca/Books in Canada First Novel Award
Voted Best of 2002 Top 25 books on Amazon.ca
Finalist for the ReLit Award 2002
"An astonishing debut, powerful, scary, sexual, existential in scope. Hutzulak is a writer to watch, and possibly to fear." The Beautiful Dead End has been described by critics as "a taut neo-noir thriller that is simultaneously an engaging page-turner and a literary contemporary novel" that succeeds in "giving up exactly the right amount from each narrative thread....". A finalist for the ReLit Award for Fiction, and winner of the Monday Magazine readers’choice M Award for Favourite Book by a Victoria Author, The Beautiful Dead End is "brilliant — the wintry realism of Russell Banks, the poisonous hell of Sartre's No Exit, all tangled up in barbed wire noir."