Fiction. LGBTQIA Studies. Young Adult. In the heart of Scarborough sits the Nap-Away Motel, a hunched building providing hidden worlds for its occupants. Within its derelict walls, Suleiman longs to rebuild his broken family, Tiffany creates a fantasy world to escape from her mother's neglect and Ori plans a search for their run-away twin brother. While they grapple with the challenges of mental health, addiction, and grief, the three dwellers manage to forge a friendship over a litter of stray kittens. Together, they find joy in ruin, and hope when everything seems lost.
Nadja is a writer and a veterinarian. Her work has been published in Understorey, Room, Canthius, and The Dalhousie Review. THE NAP-AWAY MOTEL is her first novel. She lives in Toronto with her wife and their two daughters.Author City: TORONTO, ON CAN