Semi-Detached

By (author): Elizabeth Ruth

– Semi-Detached is a queer love story that spans time and crosses classes to explore the meaning of home. Set during two paralyzing ice storms (one in 1944 and one in 2013) that are connected by a murder, a ghost, and the real estate agent who pieces the puzzle together.- Examines the meaning of home and the challenges lesbian couples faced in 1944 and more currently, in 2013.- Part mystery, part love story, part emotional struggle, this enthralling new tale from acclaimed author Elizabeth Ruth has something for everyone.- Elizabeth Ruth is the founder and curator of Bent on Writing reading series and edited an anthology of the same name. Her work has been recognized by the Writers’ Trust of Canada Fiction Prize, The Amazon.ca Best First Novel Award, the City of Toronto Book Award, and One Book, One Community Program. The CBC named Elizabeth Ruth one of 10 Canadian Women writers you need to read!- Elizabeth Ruth holds an MA in Counselling Psychology from the University of Toronto, and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph. She teaches creative writing at U of T and is known for her mentorship of aspiring writers through the Humber School for Writers’ Correspondence Program, Diaspora Dialogues, Writers in Electronic Residence, and various writer-in-residencies.

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Elizabeth Ruth

Elizabeth Ruth was named one of ten Canadian women writers you need to read by the CBC. She teaches creative writing at University of Toronto. Elizabeth’s first novel, Ten Good Seconds of Silence, was a finalist for the Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, Amazon.ca/First Novel Award, and City of Toronto Book Award. Smoke, her second novel, was chosen for the One Book, One Community program. Her third novel, Matadora, was long-listed for Canada Reads. She lives in Toronto.

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“Semi-Detached is elegantly constructed and often beautifully written.”
– Quill & Quire

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Hearts may freeze or thaw, but love never dies. In December 2013, an ice storm buries Toronto as realtor Laura Keys prepares to sell a one-of-a-kind house on behalf of its comatose owner. Haunting Laura, and longing to be invited in, is a mysterious teenage girl with a Scottish terrier tucked into her coat.As Laura readies the house for showing, she learns more about its owner, Edna “Eddie” Ferguson. Leading up to the Great Snowstorm of 1944, Eddie, a brickmaker, enters into a passionate yet ill-fated affair with her boss’s daughter. While uncovering the past, Laura navigates both the death of her mother and a troubled marriage straining under the weight of her infertility. Across two paralyzing winter storms, set nearly seventy years apart and connected by a house and a murder, Semi-Detached contends with living after loss, love, and the meaning of home.Insightful and evocative, emotionally intelligent and propulsive, this is a novel from a writer at the top of her game.- Semi-Detached is a queer love story that spans time and crosses classes to explore the meaning of home. Set during two paralyzing ice storms (one in 1944 and one in 2013) that are connected by a murder, a ghost, and the real estate agent who pieces the puzzle together.- Examines the meaning of home and the challenges lesbian couples faced in 1944 and more currently, in 2013.- Part mystery, part love story, part emotional struggle, this enthralling new tale from acclaimed author Elizabeth Ruth has something for everyone.- Elizabeth Ruth is the founder and curator of Bent on Writing reading series and edited an anthology of the same name. Her work has been recognized by the Writers’ Trust of Canada Fiction Prize, The Amazon.ca Best First Novel Award, the City of Toronto Book Award, and One Book, One Community Program. The CBC named Elizabeth Ruth one of 10 Canadian Women writers you need to read!- Elizabeth Ruth holds an MA in Counselling Psychology from the University of Toronto, and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph. She teaches creative writing at U of T and is known for her mentorship of aspiring writers through the Humber School for Writers’ Correspondence Program, Diaspora Dialogues, Writers in Electronic Residence, and various writer-in-residencies.

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Details

Dimensions:

200 Pages
8.5in * 5.5in

Published:

September 16, 2023

City of Publication:

Toronto

Country of Publication:

CA

Publisher:

Cormorant Books

ISBN:

9781770867130

Book Subjects:

FICTION / Family Life / Marriage & Divorce

Language:

eng

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