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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.

Me and my inspirations.