These are short stories about people who harbour relics from their past: a postcard from Vienna, the cigarette burns that scar a boy's chest, a stolen USB pen, blue concentration camp numbers tattooed on a forearm, a man's sense of his own body as his HIV overtakes him. Alice Zorn’s remarkable debut collection displays these talismans of personal history and transforms them into extraordinary stories about relationships between partners, family, friends, and strangers.
Originally from Ontario, Alice Zorn now lives in Montreal. She has published short fiction in several magazines, including The New Quarterly, Room of One`s Own, and Grain, most recently placing first in Prairie Fire`s 2006 Fiction Contest. She participated in the Banff Writing Studio and the Quebec Writers` Federation Mentorship Program. She is currently at work on a novel set in Montreal and Morocco.