It's summer in Toronto, and the snow and ice are relentless. Too bad no one but Avery can see it. Avery Gauthier can't get far enough away from her past: the death of her beloved father, the abuse she suffered as a teen, and the religion that tore her parents apart. A reality-refugee, she's managed to keep the chaos of her former life at bay... until now. When her husband returns to the Jehovah's Witnesses, her estranged mother wants back in, and the snow (invisible to everyone but Avery) piles up and up and up, Avery is forced to face her grea... + Read More
Series: TeardownPaperbackClea Young9781988298016$19.95FICTION Jan 16, 2010
In Teardown, Clea Young navigates the whitewater of relationships - familial and romantic, between friends new and old. Her stories seize on instances that, at the outset, appear benign - a woman encountering an old boyfriend on a BC ferry, a father chaperoning his daughter's class on a field trip, a young waitress' burgeoning friendship with a co-worker - but are in fact fraught, often pivotal times in her characters' lives. The stories in this arresting debut collection are populated with people you know and people you've been. They're argui... + Read More
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