Mudflowers

By (author): Aley Waterman

  • A debut novel following Sophie from Newfoundland to Toronto, where she explores relationships with her childhood crush, Alex, and new lover, Maggie
  • Like Sally Rooney?s Conversations with Friends and Eva Crocker?s All I Ask, Mudflowers takes us into the hypersensitive musings of a young woman on the cusp of finding her place in the world
  • Author is a writer and musician from Corner Brook, Newfoundland, where she lives now after stints in Toronto and St. John?s ? she currently teaches at Grenfell University and makes stained glass art
AUTHOR

Aley Waterman

Aley Waterman is a writer and musician who completed her M.A. in creative writing at the University of Toronto. Her writing has appeared in Bad Nudes, the Hart House ReviewVault ZineRiddle Fence, and the Trampoline Hall podcast. Aley lives in Corner Brook, Newfoundland.


Reviews

Pulsing with dazzling and unexpected observations on selfhood, grief, and art-making, Mudflowers is an exhilarating meditation on the boundlessness of desire and the relentless possibility of youth.
– Cassidy McFadzean, poet and author of Drolleries

Mudflowers is a gorgeous depiction of the tender, painful stretching required to love well and expansively, to recast our ideas of romance and family. There is something almost psychedelic in how vividly Waterman renders Sophie?s inner world, her grief and her confusion and her fervent searching. I loved this funny, wise, moving book.
– Aimee Wall, author of We, Jane

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In the year following her mother?s death, Sophie navigates a complicated love triangle between a new flame and a past partner.

It?s the west end of Toronto, the apartments are small, and everybody is twenty-seven and making some kind of art. In the wake of her mother?s death, Sophie pays rent by making stained glass mosaics for rich people and plays house with her childhood friend and sometimes-lover, the beautiful boy Alex.
Both are from Newfoundland but move easily in this world of crowded patios and DIY movie shoots.

When Sophie meets the glamorous poet Maggie, who is the downtown product of a hundred cool queer bars, she falls into a bewildered infatuation, but secrets emerge that threaten to crumble the foundation of her relationship with Alex and Maggie both.

A RARE MACHINES BOOK

  • A debut novel following Sophie from Newfoundland to Toronto, where she explores relationships with her childhood crush, Alex, and new lover, Maggie
  • Like Sally Rooney?s Conversations with Friends and Eva Crocker?s All I Ask, Mudflowers takes us into the hypersensitive musings of a young woman on the cusp of finding her place in the world
  • Author is a writer and musician from Corner Brook, Newfoundland, where she lives now after stints in Toronto and St. John?s ? she currently teaches at Grenfell University and makes stained glass art

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Details

Dimensions:

232 Pages

300gr1in5.5in * 8.5in

Published:

September 19, 2023

City of Publication:

Toronto

Country of Publication:

CA

Publisher:

Dundurn Press

ISBN:

9781459751521

Book Subjects:

FICTION / LGBTQ+ / General

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