This Has Nothing To Do With You

September 7, 2019|
This Has Nothing To Do With You by Lauren Carter
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Winner of the Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction

When Melony Barnett''s mother commits a violent murder, Mel is left struggling with the loss of her parents and her future. For more than two years, she drifts around the continent, trying to carve out a life that has nothing to do with her past, before returning to her Northern Ontario home and adopting a rescue dog?a mastiff with a tragic history. As she struggles to help the dog heal and repair her relationship with her brother, Matt, she begins to uncover layers of secrets about her family ?secrets that were the fuel for her mother''s actions.

This Has Nothing to Do With You is a compulsively readable novel that follows a dynamic cast of characters, revealing the complexity of the bonds that are formed through trauma and grief?with siblings, lovers, friends, and dogs.

Lauren Carter is the author of four books including the novels This Has Nothing To Do With You and Swarm and the poetry collections Following Sea and Lichen Bright. Her first novel, Swarm, was on CBC''s list of 40 novels that could change Canada. In 2014, her short story "Rhubarb" won top place in the Prairie Fire fiction prize and app...
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Title:This Has Nothing To Do With YouFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:384 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.8 inShipping dimensions:384 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.8 inPublished:September 7, 2019Publisher:Freehand BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1988298547

ISBN - 13:9781988298542

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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