The work begins with stories of people discovering the consequences of their actions – or inactions – that are full of psychological suspense, and verge on the supernatural. A second grouping, of flash-fiction, features the antics of the jealous, bitter, isolated and fearful who are trapped inside their own domestic purgatory. Last is a series of linked stories about the coming-of-age saga of air force brat Wanda – her first moments of sacrifice and jealousy, of sexual experimentation, of empathy and of desperation.
Barbara Sibbald is an author, editor and journalist. Her previously published works include The Book of Love and Regarding Wanda. A health journalist for over twenty years, she currently works as News and Humanities editor at the Canadian Medical Association Journal. She lives in Ottawa, Ontario.
This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada. Ce projet est financé en partie par le gouvernement du Canada.
Join our mailing list
Keep up to date on new Canadian course material by subscribing to our mailing list.