Fiction. On a remote mountain, Constance, a frustrated poet, skis toward her death and the brilliant Harry Weinstein loses himself in an avalanche. Meanwhile, back in the city, Constance's ex-husband (and award winning novelist) Gully Jillson is prime suspect in a murder investigation—with Constance's high-rise condo the scene of the crime. The collision of this unlikely ménage à trois is at the heart of Cecelia Frey's latest novel of love and death, sex and life. Constance becomes a character trapped in her own narrative, hijacked by her former husband.
Cecelia Frey is the winner of the Writers' Guild of Alberta Golden Pen Award (for lifetime achievement). She is the author of fifteen books of fiction and poetry as well as works of non-fiction and award-winning plays. She has worked as an editor, teacher, and freelance writer, and has for many years been involved in the Calgary literary community. Her short stories and poetry have been published in dozens of literary journals and anthologies as well as being broadcast on CBC radio and performed on the Women's Television Network. Numerous reviews, essays and articles have appeared in a wide range of publications including newspapers such as The Globe and Mail and journals as varied as Westworld and Canadian Literature. Her novel, A Raw Mix of Carelessness and Longing, was shortlisted for the 2009 Writers Guild of Alberta (WGA) George Bugnet Fiction Award and she is a three-time recipient of the WGA Short Fiction Award. Her most recent publications include the novels The Long White Sickness (2013) and Moments of Joy (2015); and the collection of poetry North (2017).Author City: CALGARY, AB CAN