The lives of the residents of Lois Braun's fictional village of Silvercreek are at the core of The Pumpkin-Eaters. The old communal identity is fracturing into a bizarre assortment of characters who are interconnected, yet disconnected.
The Pumpkin-Eaters displays Braun's stunning ability to evoke haunting, almost mystical images which recall a vanishing prairie ethos. With a superb eye for detail, Braun records the strange small dramas which inexorably alter so-called ordinary lives and sometimes reveal the disturbing influence of larger, elemental forces.
“Braun’s tales are peopled with characters who, in an instant, turn the world upside down or make a reader stop to contemplate human nature.”
"..brilliantly crafted tales..."
-- The Edmonton Journal
"...a haunting vision of the Prairie experience."
-- Books in Brief, Winnipeg Real Estate News
Lois Braun was born on a grain farm in southern Manitoba and studied at the University of Winnipeg and the University of Manitoba. She has been nominated for numerous literary prizes, including the Governor General's Award, the Journey Prize, and the Manitoba Book of the Year Award. She lives in Altona, Manitoba.