Fiction (Short stories)
Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 2002.
Toronto: Emblem Editions, 2003.
Publisher’s Synopsis (Emblem Editions)
Infused with eroticism, poignancy, and insight that cuts to the bone, these stories lead us into a tipping world of emotional wagers, loss and discovery, power and impulse. A marriage is tested as a mother struggles to cope with the disappearance of her prostitute daughter. Two angry women in a minivan act out their frustrations as they rampage through the night. A pill-dependent nurse juggles neuroses, infatuation, and exhaustion while supervising a high school dance-a-thon. A quiet tattoo artist takes in a homeless woman, and stumbles upon the true nature of beauty, jealousy, and love. Written in taut, unflinching prose, these stories are edgy and dark, sharply observed and uniquely imagined.
Awards and Honours
2002 Now Magazine’s #1 Book of the Year
2002 Danuta Gleed Literary Award for first book of short fiction (Nominated)
2003 Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize –BC Book Prize (Nominated)
2003 VanCity Book Prize for best book pertaining to women’s issues (Winner)