Journey Prizewinning author returns with a kaleidoscope of off-kilter short stories about parenting in its many forms.
About the Author
Heather Birrell: Heather Birrell is the author of the story collection I know you are but what am I?. Her work has been honored with the Journey Prize for short fiction and the Edna Staebler Award for creative non-fiction, and has been shortlisted for a National Magazine Award. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Toronto, where she teaches high school English.
Praise for Mad Hope…
This is a beautiful book: funny, whip-smart, compassionate, and gorgeously written. Heather Birrell belongs in the short story pantheon with Alice Munro, Lisa Moore, and Zsuzsi Gartner.’ Annabel Lyon
Birrell has a grand eye for the small detail that is the hallmark of the well-made story.’ Toronto Star
Birrell has the telltale eye for detail that marks a great storyteller.’ Georgia Straight
[I know you are but what am I?] creates little universes that are both vast and intimate ... I will read this book again, and soon; Birrell has a talent matched by few others for tapping the rich details of our experiences.’ Adam Lewis Schroeder, This magazine