Fiction. Women's Studies. Environmental Studies. Finalist for the Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Crime Novel. Robin MacFarland is a fifty-five-year-old widow who grapples entertainingly with aging, drinking, weight, loneliness, and career failure, all the while solving two murders. She is also a somewhat eccentric and highly intelligent journalist for the Home and Garden section of a Toronto paper. Although the novel is framed around an environmental plot about the theft of Canada's fresh water, it hinges upon a current social issue and Robin's journey through the middle portion of her life. FLUSH has an environmental subject ostensibly underpinning its plot, a social issue motivating the crime, and, ironically and symbolically, an endangered species as a murder weapon.
Sky Curtis was born in Toronto, Canada and has lived in England as well as the Canadian maritimes, travelling to both places frequently. Under her birth name of Kathryn MacKay, Sky has worked as an editor, author, software designer, magazine writer, scriptwriter, poet, teacher, and children's writer. She has published over a dozen books. Passionate about literacy and involved with youth, her entertaining syndicated children's column appeared in weeklies across the country for almost ten years. Her poetry has appeared in several literary journals, including The Antigonish Review, Canadian Forum, and This Magazine. Currently living mostly in Toronto with her family and pets, Sky writes adult fiction and non-fiction. Author City: TORONTO, ON CAN