Waiting for the Cyclone: Stories by Leesa DeanWaiting for the Cyclone: Stories by Leesa Dean

Waiting for the Cyclone: Stories

byLeesa Dean

Paperback | October 4, 2016

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A Trillium Book Award Finalist

"A radiant debut—beautifully written, passionate, and whip smart." —Ayelet Tsabari, author of The Best Place on Earth, winner of the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature

Women are too often cast in literature as inherently good and dependable—but this is not the case in the audacious stories of Waiting for the Cyclone.

Mary, a closet drinker, leaver her children with Debbie, a seemingly perfect housewife who shoots pharmaceuticals at night. Alison vacations with her husband, but wakes up in the tattooed arms of another man. Donna lies to her family about volunteering in Afghanistan so she can parasail with a lover in Turkey.

With authenticity and intensity, Dean challenges traditional literary archetypes by revealing female characters that are nuanced, contradictory, and boldly unapologetic.

"In Waiting for the Cyclone, Leesa Dean gives us an original, honest voice. Far from shelter, readers will find themselves pulled closer and closer to the ye of this storm. Brace yourself: These women are unflinchingly real. You will not be able to look away." —Elisabeth de Mariaffi, author of How to Get Away with Women, nominated for the Giller Prize

Leesa Dean is a graduate of the University of Guelph’s Creative Writing MFA program and teaches English and Creative Writing for Selkirk College in Nelson, BC. She’s been a finalist for the Irving Layton Award, the Litpop Award, and the Quebec Writing Competition. She is Interviews Editor for The Humber Literary Review and a regular co...
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Title:Waiting for the Cyclone: StoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.52 inPublished:October 4, 2016Publisher:Brindle & Glass PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:192736650X

ISBN - 13:9781927366509

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