With exceptional power, Robinson exposes both the gravity and levity of relationships--formed in duty, in fear, in need--and the subtle ways we attempt to escape their persistent pull. At turns humourous, chilling and tender, Robinson's fiction displays a versatility in tone and subject that mirrors the stories of our lives, real or imagined, domestic or exotic. His writing elevates the What If? to new imaginary heights.
Claude Le Bouthillier is an award-winning poet and novelist living in Quebec. Susan Ouriou is a literary translator, fiction writer, and conference interpreter with an M.A. in Translation Studies from the Sorbonne University. Her French-English translation The Road to Chlifa was shortlisted for the 1996 Governor General's Award and was awarded an IBBY certificate of honour for translation. She has sat on juries for the Governor General's Award for Translation and the Writers Guild of Alberta annual fiction award.