Shortlisted for the Governor General's Award, these first short stories from Terry Griggs herald one of the most original voices to appear out of Canada in the last several decades. The stories in Quickening are eccentric, wildly inventive, whimsical and fantastic. Her narrative energy sweeps us along, though the real delight of these stories is the gorgeousness of the writing.
Terry Griggs is the author of the Cat's Eye Corner Trilogy which have been nominated for multiple children's writing awards. She is also the author of three novels for adults, including Thought You Were Dead, listed as a Globe 100 pick, and the Roger's Trust nominated Rogue's Wedding. Her short fiction collection Quickening was shortlisted for the Governor General's Award, and she has been awarded the Marian Engel Award in recognition for a distinguished body of work. She lives in Stratford, Ontario, with her family.