Winner of the Writers' Trust of Canada Journey Prize
Winner of the Independent Publisher Book Awards Silver Medal
Shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year
Longlisted for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award
Longlisted for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize
A search and rescue volunteer looks for a missing snowboarder on Christmas Eve. Two brothers retreat to the woods to shoot a film in memory of their dead friend. A reclusive forestry worker picks up a hitchhiker on his way down Mount Seymour. A young man finds a temporary haven on the ice barge where he works.
In this collection of award-winning stories, Tyler Keevil uses the rugged landscape of Vancouver's Burrard Inletwhere the city meets the mountains and civilization meets the wildas a backdrop for characters struggling against the elements, each other and themselves.
Written in a lean, muscular style, these are stories awash in blood and brine, and steeped in images of freedom and confinement.