What’s Left Us is a stunning fiction debut by one of the most promising new writers in Canada. The novella and stories in these pages startle and engage the reader with their humour, warmth and grace. The novella traces one week in the life of a young, unmarried Irish woman about to give birth. The heroine is a hip, independent woman who muses on memory, love, loss and inheritance in a clever, wry and moving way. The other stories are set in Dublin, the U.K., Vancouver and Ontario and continue Hunter’s funny and insightful exploration of quirky characters and situations. What’s Left Us offers us exacting and exciting words by a prodigiously talented young writer.
AISLINN HUNTER’s acclaimed collection of stories, What’s Left Us, was a finalist for the Danuta Gleed Award and the ReLit Prize. Her poetry, Into the Early Hours, was shortlisted for the Dorothy Livesay Prize and won the Gerald Lampert Award. Her second… More about Aislinn Hunter
“If your interest is piqued by the combination of slippery wit and high literary cool, then pick up What’s Left Us and be richly rewarded.” – Annabel Lyon
“With graceful prose and keen observation of human nature, Hunter comments on the slight moments that encompass everyday life. The characters in these stories are quirky and unique, yet they feel like people we might meet on the street ourselves. They might be our neighbours, our mothers, our best friends.” – Andrea MacPherson