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ISBN: 9781771668071-09


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River’s Edge


From: Places Like These


The narrator encounters a close and long-lost childhood friend bringing back memories from their past.



Lauren Carter

Lauren Carter is the author of four previous books of fiction and poetry, including This Has Nothing to Do with You, winner of the 2020 Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction. She has also received the John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer. Her debut novel, Swarm, was longlisted for CBC’s Canada Reads. Carter’s stories and poems have been published widely in journals and longlisted multiple times for the CBC Literary Prizes. Her short story “Rhubarb” won the Prairie Fire Fiction Award and was subsequently included in Best Canadian Stories in 2015. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph. An Ontarian transplanted to Manitoba in 2013, Carter lives on Treaty One territory, within the homeland of the Métis Nation, just outside of Winnipeg, where she writes, teaches writing, and mentors other writers.