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Fiction Contemporary Women

Eyes in Front When Running

by (author) Willow Kean

Breakwater Books Ltd.
Initial publish date
Jun 2023
Contemporary Women, Family Life, Literary
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    Jun 2023
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    Jul 2023
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This defiant and unapologetically sardonic debut novel explores the collision between fear and longing.

Eyes in Front When Running is a quick-witted family drama that uses humour to tackle heavy topics, such as the crumbling of a relationship, miscarriage, abortion, infertility, and postpartum depression.

When Cleo Best moves back in with her parents after the collapse of her relationship, a series of bad decisions turn her life upside down, but somehow set it right at the same time.

About the author

Willow Kean is an actor and writer originally from Wabush, Newfoundland and Labrador. She holds a BFA in theatre from Sir Wilfred Grenfell College and has spent over twenty years working for several theatre companies across the province, and appearing on stages from Vancouver to Northumberland. Willow was a co-writer for Resource Centre for the Arts’ iFrancophone and c2c Theatre’s adaptation Love You Forever and More Stories by Robert Munsch, both of which toured provincially. She was shortlisted for the 2014 Cuffer Prize, longlisted for the 2022 NLCU Fresh Fish Award, and a winner of the 2018 Percy Janes First Novel Award. Her five-woman comedy, Supper Club, premiered at the LSPU Hall in November of 2021. Willow lives in St. John’s with her partner, Justin, and their son, Jude. She gets angry, cooks, and writes about it at

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