2016 Golden Crown Literary Award ("Goldie), Dramatic/General Fiction
2016 Hamilton Literary Award, Fiction
2016 Golden Crown Literary Award ("Goldie"), Dramatic/General Fiction
2016 Toronto Book Awards, Finalist
23rd Annual Hamilton Arts Council Literary Award, Fiction
Two lively girls meet aboard a roller coaster in 1909 and develop a special connection. A modern-day woman grieves the loss of her lesbian partner with whom she was not in love. Heyday is a double-barreled novel that features separate story lines set in different eras, both of which explore the soul’s quest for pleasure and the power of love to endure through lifetimes.
Marnie Woodrow is the author of two short story collections and the acclaimed novel, Spelling Mississippi. She is also a playwright, an editor, and a creative writing instructor. She lives in Hamilton, Ontario.
"The novel’s historical detail is evocatively realized, and uncompromising in its sense of immediacy and richness of atmosphere . . . the past and present timeline subtly connecting with small details." —Kerry Clare, picklemethis.com
"Heyday is a thoughtful examination of what it means to love and be loved, and to maintain a fundamental sense of self in the process." —Stacey May Fowles, Quill and Quire
"Woodrow is a terrific writer. . . this is an entertaining page-turner." —Susan G. Cole, NOW magazine
"Engrossing tale of love's complexity . . . Woodrow (Spelling Mississippi) captures bygone and recent Toronto with graceful prose." —Publishers Weekly
"Marnie Woodrow’s latest novel since 2002’s Spelling Mississippi follows three women through parallel love stories. Propelling the book is the question of how these stories converge. They do, and it’s a twist." —Jade Colbert, Globe and Mail
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