Laura Lush's poignant collection of short stories offers a subversive and playful look at women as they try to regain control and power in the oftentimes sexually charged arena of female/male relationships.Lush has carefully laid out the order of stories so that they follow a natural age progression, beginning with stories that are told from a child's or adolescent's perspective (or an adult looking back on a childhood memory) to stories that are told from an adult's perspective. In this way, the stories also progress from a small town or rural landscape to a more sophisticated urban and/or foreign landscape.
Laura Lush was born in Brantford, Ontario in 1959 and grew up in Burlington and Owen Sound, Ontario. She was nominated for a Governor General's Literary Award in 1992 for her first book of poetry, Hometown, and has three poetry collections to her credit. Lush has a B.A. (Hons) from York University and a M.A. in English and Creative Writing from the University of Calgary. Laura Lush lives in Guelph, Ontario and teaches academic English and creative writing in the School of Continuing Studies at the University of Toronto.