Fiction. Women's Studies. Finalist for 2021 International Book Awards for Short Story. UNDERNEATH THE WATER WITH THE FISH is a collection of short fiction that explores the murky underwater existence of women's uncensored thoughts and desires. Often the women are on the cusp of change: death, leaving a relationship, starting a new one, wondering how they got to the point where they are. Sometimes they are living a rather marginal existence or are not well grounded in sound mental health and are just getting by. The author tells these stories with a touch of poetry and of humour and a great deal of emotional intelligence.
Carol Malyon has worked as a nurse, and then in health research, before owning a bookstore and hosting a reading series in Toronto's beaches area. She has published the poetry collections, Headstand; Emma's Dead; and Colville's People; the short story collections, The Edge of the World and Lovers and Other Strangers; and the novels, If I Knew I'd Tell You; The Adultery Handbook; The Migration of Butterflies; and Cathedral Women; and a children's picture book, Mixed-up Grandmas. She and bill bissett co-authored Griddle Talk, a year of conversations at the Golden Griddle, where they discussed "love and life and anything else you want." She is based in Toronto, but has led short story workshops in the Maritimes and North Bay, and has been writer-in-residence at the University of New Brunswick.Author City: TORONTO, ON CAN