Sheila is fresh out of university and a broken engagement. Rudy is fascinated with storms and the unknown world of ice beyond the frozen harbour. Carl dreams of defending his dissertation against an assembly of hunters, while all the while his wife, Marian, is slipping away from him. Dave doesn't like women much, but he likes sleeping with them. Alice has invented a tradition of women-only parties to escape the tyranny of Hockey Night in Canada. These are some of the outsiders who have come to work in a small northern town.
About the author
Wendy McGrath’s poetry has been published in CV2, Prism international, NeWest Review, Tessera, Room of One’s Own, Orbis, and Grain. Her verse has been broadcast on CBC Radio and her work has appeared in several anthologies. Previously she published Go Van Gogh, a chapbook of her poetry. In 1998 she received the James Patrick Folinsbee Prize from the University of Alberta’s Department of English. She lives in Edmonton, AB. Common Place Ecstasies (Beach Holme, 2000) is her first book of collected poetry.