What Zoë Knows

From: High Water Mark


Zoë is about to graduate Grade 8. On the cusp of womanhood, she is just beginning to explore her own sexuality when she discovers a pack of condoms in her father’s truck and arrives at the only logical conclusion.



Nicole Dixon

Nicole Dixon has lived in Toronto, Sarnia, Windsor, North Bay, and Halifax. Her work has been nominated for the Journey Prize and a CBC Literary Award and appeared in The New Quarterly, Grain, The Fiddlehead and Canadian Notes and Queries. In 2005 she won the Writers’ Trust of Canada RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for short fiction. Currently electronic resources librarian at Cape Breton University, Nicole divides her time between New Waterford, Cape Breton, and Advocate Harbour, Nova Scotia.