Everything Rustles

By (author): Jane Silcott

In this debut collection of personal essays, Silcott looks at the tangle of midlife, the long look back, the shorter look forward, and the moments right now that shimmer and rustle around her: marriage, menopause, fear, desire, loss, and that guy on the bus, the woman on the street, wandering bears, marauding llamas, light and laundry rooms.

This isn’t a “how to” guide to middle age and it’s not a collection of memories either – for one thing, the author can’t remember that much – foranother, she’s more interested in the places where the raw bones of the personal intersect with the wider world. Where a moment or gesture suddenly feels emblematic or prophetic or final, and why is that? Why do some moments shimmer, while others fade into a quickly growing morass of “I can’t remember?”


Jane Silcott

Jane Silcott is a writer, editor, and teacher. Her work has been published widely in Canadian literary magazines and anthologies and been recognized by the CBC Literary Awards, the National and Western Magazine Awards and the Creative Nonfiction Collective of Canada. She has a MFA in Creative Writing from the University of BC. She lives in Vancouver with her family and teaches at UBC and SFU.


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160 Pages
7.82in * 5.64in * .47in


April 10, 2013



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