Each of these short stories is a snapshot that captures the precise moment whne the fairy tale unravels, when the happy ending begins to falter, when reality turns our illusions and ideals into ridicule.
Nadine Bismuth is the author of a collection of short stories, Les gens fideles ne font pas les nouvelles, and Scrapbook, a novel (published in English by McArthur & Company). Her work has been translated into more than six languages. She lives in Montreal.
Susan Ouriou is a literary translator, fiction writer, and conference interpreter with an M.A. in Translation Studies from the Sorbonne University. Her French-English translation The Road to Chlifa was shortlisted for the 1996 Governor General's Award and was awarded an IBBY certificate of honour for translation. She has sat on juries for the Governor General's Award for Translation and the Writers Guild of Alberta annual fiction award.