Once a Storm

By Janet Trull

Once a Storm
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Losing a loved one to addiction and the unsurmountable grief that follows cannot be aptly defined by linear, literal description. In Once a Storm, acclaimed short fiction writer Janet Trull nimbly and thoughtfully depicts the loss experienced by a parent who loses a child. When ... Read more


Overview

Losing a loved one to addiction and the unsurmountable grief that follows cannot be aptly defined by linear, literal description. In Once a Storm, acclaimed short fiction writer Janet Trull nimbly and thoughtfully depicts the loss experienced by a parent who loses a child. When there are no words that can do the heart justice and the waves continue push and tug, the author offers up that which will not fade nor be washed away: the certainty of love.

Janet Trull

Janet Trull is a freelance writer with a regular column in the Haliburton County Echo. Her personal essays, professional writing in the education field, and short stories have appeared in The Globe and Mail, Canadian Living Magazine, Prairie Fire, The New Quarterly and subTerrain Magazine, among others. She won the CBC Canada Writes challenge, Close Encounters with Science, in 2013 and was nominated for a Western Magazine Award in the short fiction category in 2014. Trull resides in Ancaster, Ontario were she continues to observe the seemingly small town trivialities. Hot Town and other stories is her debut short story collection.

Reviews

"Trull's stories are poignant, concise and contain an essence that is reminiscent of an Alice Munro telling. " --Mary Barnes, Prairie Fire, "Janet Trull is a smart, perceptive new storytelling voice . . . [with] a keen eye for human nature and a soft spot for human weakness. " --Adam Mayers, Toronto Star,"Janet Trull knows her terrain - emotional, social, and physical. " --Terry Fallis, author, The Best Laid Plans"Vibrant and humanizing. " --Van Kunder, author, The Woman I Can't See

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