The darkly humorous stories in I’m A Registered Nurse Not A Whore take dead aim at how easily our desire to be good is perverted or undermined by a desperate need for love and recognition. Despite a world of fading optimism and advancing catastrophe, plans are formulated, deals drawn, bargains struck, and hope prevails. Beautifully flawed, well-meaning yet easily sidelined, the characters in these eight stories catapult off the rails of ordinary life before raising themselves up — if only for a moment — in oddly heroic ways. These stories will make you laugh, reflect, and yearn to carry on.
About the author
Anne Perdue graduated with honours from the creative writing program at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies. She was awarded the Marina Nemat Excellence in Creative Writing Award and was also a winner of the Random House Student Competition. She lives in Toronto.