Shortlisted for the Amazon.com/Books in Canada First Novel Award. Shortlisted for the Re-Lit Fiction Award.A lush and intricately layered novel of despair, hope and the transformational power of the imagination. Spanning time and territory, This Place Called Absence is populated by four disparate women.“Lydia Kwa’s first novel is a gem.”—Daphne Marlatt, author of Ana Historic
About the author
LYDIA KWA is the author of a poetry collection, The Colours of Heroines, and two novels, This Place Called Absence and The Walking Boy, which was shortlisted for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. She was born in Singapore and moved to Canada in 1980. After obtaining a B.Sc. in psychology at the University of Toronto, Kwa studied at Queen's University and obtained her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. She now lives and works in Vancouver as a writer and psychologist. Please see www.lydiakwa.com for more on the author.