Wild Fires

by Sophie Jai

On Sale: 05/12/2022

Wild Fires

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Wild Fires

by Sophie Jai

On Sale: 05/12/2022

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About the Book

Grief is like an inside joke: you have to have been there to really get it.

The only things Cassandra knows about her family are the stories she’s heard in snatches over the years: about the aunt and cousin she never got to meet, about the man from the folded-up photograph in one of her aunt’s drawers, and of course about her cousin Chevy, and why he never speaks – but no one utters a word about them any more.

When a call from one of her sisters brings Cassandra news of Chevy’s death, she has to return home for the funeral. To Toronto and the big house on Florence Street, where her sisters are hiding more than themselves in their rooms, where the tension brewing between her mother and aunts has been decades in the making, and where sooner or later every secret, unspoken word and painful memory will find its way out into the open.

Moving between Toronto and Trinidad, Wild Fires is a vivid and compelling story exploring the ways we mourn and why we avoid the very things that can save us.

‘A moving and compelling novel that explores a family's grief through both their shared stories and the words that should have stayed unspoken’ LOUISE HARE, author of This Lovely City

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780008380342
  • ISBN 10: 0008380341
  • Imprint: The Borough Press
  • On Sale: 05/12/2022
  • Pages: 320
  • List Price:34.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Literary
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Family Life / Siblings
  • BISAC4 : FICTION / Friendship
  • BISAC5 : FICTION / Cultural Heritage

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