Those Who Make Us

Kelsi Morris and Kaitlin Tremblay’s anthology Those Who Make Us: Canadian Creatures, Myths, and Monsters (Exile Editions) was released on November 1st, and it includes my story “Where Roots and Rivers Run as Veins”, which was longlisted for the Carter V. Cooper $10,000 Short Fiction Contest.

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The book received a starred review from Publishers WeeklyThis all-Canadian anthology of fantastical stories, featuring emerging writers alongside award-winning novelists, poets, and playwrights, is original, elegant, often poetic, sometimes funny, always thought-provoking, and a must for lovers of short fiction.

My contribution was, according to the reviewer, one of the standout stories and this is what they had to say about it: Dominik Parisien’s “Where Roots and Rivers Run as Veins” is an epistolary story that unfolds gracefully, with just the right balance between the sinister and the liberating.

There was a launch earlier this month in Toronto at the See-Scape bar, and it was a lot of fun. We had a huge number of readers (9, I think?) and by the end the bar was over capacity. A very successful event indeed!

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