By Alix Ohlin
(Vintage Books, Paperback, 9780307743787, 257pp.)

Publication Date: March 26, 2013

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Grace is an exceedingly competent and devoted therapist living in Montreal. When she stumbles across a man who has just failed to hang himself, her instinct to help kicks in immediately. Before long, however, she realizes that her feelings for this charismatic, extremely guarded stranger are far from straightforward. In the meantime, her troubled teenage patient, Annie, runs away to pursue an acting career, and Grace's ex-husband Mitch leaves the woman he's desperately in love with to attend to a struggling native community in the bleak Arctic.
As we follow these four compelling, complex characters, Ohlin gives them each a consciousness that is utterly distinct and urgently convincing.

About the Author
Alix Ohlin was born in Montreal in 1972, graduated from Harvard University, and studied at the Michener Center for Writers in Austin, Texas. Her fiction has appeared in the "One Story" series and "Shenandoah," among other periodicals, and in" Best New American Voices 2004." She has received awards and fellowships from "The Atlantic Monthly, "the MacDowell Colony, and "The Kenyon Review"'s" "Writers Workshop. She lives in Easton, Pennsylvania, and teaches at Lafayette College.

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