Fiction. Women's Studies. Matthew Reilly is a busy academic, a lonely priest haunted by secrets. Young Alison is the shy and devoted keeper of Daisy, a falcon which suffered an accident and can no longer fly. The three of them meet in a Boston parish, but Matt has forgotten a momentary but disturbing meetup with Alison, homeless eight years earlier in Toronto. Close to exhaustion, he's forced to reflect on what's become of his life, including the loss of a son that no one knew he'd fathered. Alison and Matt had a fateful encounter during her homeless period, but Matt doesn't connect that frail teenager with the healthy young woman she'd become. It's left to Alison to uncover Matt's past and for Matt to come to terms with it.
Carole Giangrande is the award-winning author of ten books, including THE TENDER BIRDS (Inanna Publications, 2019), ALL THAT IS SOLID MELTS INTO AIR (Inanna Publications, 2017), HERE COMES THE DREAMER (Inanna Publications, 2015), MIDSUMMER (Inanna Publications, 2014), and the novella A Gardener on the Moon, winner of the 2010 Ken Klonsky Award. She's worked as a broadcast journalist for CBC Radio, and her fiction, poetry, articles and reviews have appeared in literary journals and in Canada's major newspapers. In her spare time, she loves birding with her partner Brian, photographing birds and trying to improve her French.Author City: TORONTO, ON CAN