She has the urge for going, but she never seems to go, to paraphrase Joni Mitchell. Then, one winter morning, Constance Hardy--jaded high-school English teacher, unhappy wife, mother of a troubled teenage son--witnesses a shocking death. In response she detonates a series of personal explosions that hurl her as far from family, work, the icy city of Ottawa and her former self as she will ever travel.
About the author
Richard Cumyn was born in Ottawa and has degrees in english and education from Queen's University. He is the fiction editor for The Antigonish Review and has published four collections of short fiction: The Limit of Delta Y Over Delta X (Goose Lane), I Am Not Most Places (Beach Holme), Viking Brides (Oberon), and The Obstacle Course (Oberon). Cumyn's short stories have appeared in many Canadian literary publications, including The Journey Prize Anthology. He lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.