By (author) Tara Gereaux
Categories: Fiction: general and literary, Fiction and Related items
Publisher: Nightwood Editions
Paperback : 9780889714007, 304 pages, April 2021


Reminiscent of Miriam Toews’ A Complicated Kindness and Diane Warren’s Cool Water, Tara Gereaux’s novel, told from multiple perspectives, reveals the complexities inherent in accepting the identities of loved ones, and the tragic consequences that unfold if they are ignored. It is a story about female identity, motherhood, regret, aging, relationships with others, and, even more importantly, with ourselves.


  • Short-listed, ReLit Award (Novel) 2022


“Tara Gereaux is a beautiful writer. This is a big story of a small town, told in prose that is humane, compassionate, and achingly honest. ”

- Helen Humphreys