Emily is on a bus, nauseous, and reflecting on her past life — on jobs she has worked, relationships she has had, and what has shaped her as a woman. Years of making the wrong choices, especially with men, and memories of children she couldn’t keep, have left her confidence shaken. In flight, without much money and not even a suitcase, Emily becomes a tragic figure but somehow through her independence and determination rises above this stereotype. As the bus rolls west from Toronto across the prairies Emily’s hard-edged impulse for survival and her instinctual savvy lead her to an unexpected self-awareness.
Shortlisted for the 2013 Saskatchewan Book Award for Best First Book