In the novel Home Fires, Radu has created a rambunctious, crazy, intense and poignant story that moves faster than the speed of light. Nick has a house in the suburbs, two sex shops in Montreal, a chip on his shoulder and an insane obsession with fire. Brian is a debonair success until he throws it all away by advertising for sex partners in the personal columns of the daily newspaper. Jacques is interested in making as much money as a young man with a sculpted body can make. And Roger is a down and out reformed alcoholic. No holds are barred in this operatic novel about the lives of contemporary men – and the women who put up with them.