Rebecca Rosenblum's Once is a fiercely original and assured debut, a collection of sixteen stories portraying the constricted and confused lives of the rootless twenty-somethings -- students, office techies, waitresses, warehouse labourers, street hustlers -- who inhabit them. These are stories grounded in the all-too-real comedy and tragedy of jobs and friendships and romances, books and buses and bodies.
Rebecca Rosenblum graduated from the English and Creative Writing masters program at the University of Toronto. Her work has been published inExile Quarterly, Danforth Review, echolocation, The New Quarterly, Qwerty, Ars Medica, andJourney Prize Stories 19, and was included in 2008'sComing Attractions andBest Canadian Stories Anthologies.Once, her first book, won the Metcalf-Rooke Award for fiction. Rebecca lives and writes in Toronto, Ontario.