Nominated for the 2016 Amazon.ca First Novel Award
Eduardo, an architect from Lisbon, has come to Montreal to be with his wife Geneviève. Geneviève researches fungi and likes to catalogue her orgasms. But when Eduardo is caught in an explosion and rumors of arson begin to circulate, both his marriage and his fledgling architecture firm verge on collapse. Gorgeous, colourful, and richly described, Backspring is a sensual taxonomy of desire.
Praise for Judith McCormack and Backspring
"A well-written and smart novel that unfolds many moments of profound and subtle beauty. McCormack's treatment of details and prose are refreshing, confident, and attentive."—The Winnipeg Review
"A joy to read."—Nino Ricci
"A wonderfully and uniquely gifted storyteller."—Midwest Book Review
"The stories are rich with bang-on physical description, unforced natural dialogue and the telling particulars of daily life ... a collection of substance."—Quill & Quire
"McCormack emerges as a skilled storyteller unlike any I've encountered."—The Globe & Mail