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All I Ask

by (author) Eva Crocker

Publisher
House of Anansi Press Inc
Initial publish date
Aug 2020
Category
General, Literary, Contemporary Women, Small Town & Rural
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781487006075
    Publish Date
    Aug 2020
    List Price
    $22.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781487006082
    Publish Date
    Jun 2020
    List Price
    $11.99
  • Downloadable audio file

    ISBN
    9781487008789
    Publish Date
    Nov 2020
    List Price
    $34.99
  • Downloadable audio file

    ISBN
    9781487008796
    Publish Date
    Nov 2020
    List Price
    $34.99

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Description

Like Sally Rooney’s Conversations with Friends and Eileen Myles’s Chelsea Girls, All I Ask by the award-winning and highly acclaimed author Eva Crocker is a defining novel of a generation.

A little before seven in the morning, Stacey wakes to the police pounding on her door. They search her home and seize her computer and her phone, telling her they’re looking for “illegal digital material.” Left to unravel what’s happened, Stacey must find a way to take back the privacy and freedom she feels she has lost.

Luckily, she has her friends. Smart and tough and almost terrifyingly open, Stacey and her circle are uncommonly free of biases and boundaries, but this incident reveals how they are still susceptible to society’s traps. Navigating her way through friendship, love, and sex, Stacey strives to restore her self-confidence and to actualize the most authentic way to live her life — one that acknowledges both her power and her vulnerability, her joy and her fear.

All I Ask is a bold and bracing exploration of what it’s like to be young in a time when everything and nothing seems possible. With a playwright’s ear for dialogue and a wry, delicate confidence, Eva Crocker writes with a compassionate but unsentimental eye on human nature that perfectly captures the pitfalls of relying on the people you love.

 

About the author

Eva Crocker is the Associate Editor & Chief Staff Writer at the Overcast, an arts and culture paper in St. John’s. Her work has been published in Riddle Fence, the Newfoundland Quarterly, WORD Quarterly and the Telegram's Cuffer Anthology. Her short story collection Barrelling Forward was shortlisted for the NLCU Fresh Fish Award and the Dane Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers. She has a master’s degree in English literature from Memorial University where she received the 2015 Medal For Excellence in Graduate Studies.

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Awards

  • Long-listed, Scotiabank Giller Prize
  • Short-listed, ReLit Award for Novel

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