What are boys and men thinking? That's what the wry, observant, heartbroken and hilarious girls and women in these stories want to know. What are they thinking when they warn women against adventure, gulp ale in moonlit truck wrecks, steal their fingers down their nurses' thighs, tell their little girls fairy tales? What are insane boys the most exquisite, and where have the musical geniuses flown without our love? What is Jerome Hepditch doing in a loincloth, and how will his wives acquire escape vehicles? Winner of the 2006 Metcalf-Rooke Award, this collection is about women's hunger and men's minds, and what survives when they collide.
Kathleen Winter has written dramatic and documentary scripts for Sesame Street and CBC Television and writes a weekly Saturday column for the St. John's Telegram. Her short fiction has appeared in leading Canadian literary journals. More recently, she is the author ofAnnabel (Anansi, Cape, Atlantic, 2010), her debut novel which was nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Writers' Trust Award, and the Governor General's Award, and which has become an international bestseller.