The Love Olympics
Characters weave their way in and out of The Love Olympics, a collection of short fiction set in St. John’s. The book is about various forms of love—the ways love grips us, shakes us, releases or envelops us. The stories are smart, witty, funny, warm, and surprising; they capture the preoccupations of characters from different generations who are closely or only tangentially connected to one another. This collection explores people’s aspirations, fears, and vulnerabilities; their generosity and desire for connection; their willingness to see past flaws and appreciate other human beings in all their complexity.
Claire WilkshireClaire Wilkshire is a writer and editor living in St. John’s with her husband, writer Larry Mathews. They have two adult children.
The Love Olympics is Claire’s first story collection. Her short fiction has also appeared in Grain, the New Quarterly, Event, the Fiddlehead, and elsewhere. Maxine, a novel, was published by Breakwater in 2013. Claire is a member of the Burning Rock writing group.