In this collection of short stories, Richard Lemm traces his own journey from the west coast of North America to the east coast of Canada with his first foray into the world of short fiction.
His hard-living characters follow their own paths through relationships with parents and siblings, friends and lovers, discovering and sometimes crossing their limits as they try to find their own way in the world.
A thirty-something man takes a chance on finding love after he encounters an exotic opera singer on an airplane. Two brothers face their own ghosts as they come to terms with the death of their father. A young man tries to live with his friends' idea of justice after one of them crosses the line.
The stories are decidedly masculine - sometimes apologetically so - but always honest. They resonate long after the pages are closed, offering a fresh voice from one of Atlantic Canada's finest poets.