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Pocket Bio:

Elaine McCluskey writes contemporary novels and short stories set in the Maritimes. Her fourth collection, and sixth book, was released in March 2022. McCluskey has been, at various times, a Canadian Press bureau chief, a University of King’s lecturer, a writing coach, and a book editor. She lives in Dartmouth, N.S.

Thanks to Arts Nova Scotia and the Canada Council for making this work possible.


“Never trust no one in a leather hat.” Going Fast.

“Life is just one extended series of anecdotes strung together until they kill you.” Rafael Has Pretty Eyes.

“I nod, knowing that we all go through life with a great ticking time bomb of tragedy strapped to our chests.” Hello, Sweetheart.