Rona Altrows’ short stories go to the core of what it is to be human — to cherish a departed mate beyond reason, to love a child to distraction, to keep the faith with a friend no matter what, to laugh in the face of self-doubt. This collection delivers a humorous yet poignant series of tales told from the perspectives of women.
“Rona Altrows delivers keenly-observed tales with a serious kick. She draws her characters and their travails in beautifully controlled, precise strokes that render them arresting, haunting and immediate. This is fiction at its best, revealing fresh insights into a world we think we know. This is the real deal.”
— Ian Samuels
“[Rona Altrows'] straight-talking narrators join a lineage of working-class female protagonists that stretches back at least to Margaret Lawrences' Stacey in The Fire Dwellers." — subTerriain
Winner of the 2007 City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize