Fiction. John arrives in a Montreal airport with a suitcase in hand. We do not know where he is from, or who he is. He takes up work as a night-shift nurse and writes his reflections and impressions in a notebook that he carries with him at all times. By means of these personal entries, the novel allows us to explore his identity by following his daily movements andintimate thoughts, as well as his connections to those who come into contact with him. Based in a Montreal neighborhood called Carré St Louis, the story unfolds through nonlinear narrative connections that flow across city blocks, continents and oceans, and meander in and out of the characters' minds, dealing with questions of displacement, identity, and meaning.
Loren Edizel was born in Izmir, Turkey, and has lived in Canada most of her life. She is the author of three novels, DAYS OF MOONLIGHT (Inanna Publications, 2018), ADRIFT (2011) (long-listed for the ReLit Awards), THE GHOSTS OF SMYRNA (2013), and a collection of short stories, Confessions: A Book of Tales (2014). THE GHOSTS OF SMYRNA was also published in Turkish, in Turkey, in 2017. Her short fiction has appeared in journals in both Canada and in Turkey. She lives in Toronto with her family.Author City: TORONTO, ON CAN