This Will Be Difficult to Explain
And Other StorieseBook - 2012
A father yearns to bridge the few inches that divide him from his daughter sitting on the seat beside him as they travel by car; another man is so animated by the reckless desire for freedom that he wishes that he could be out on the road with his dog, running beside his truck rather than sitting passively in it. It is these often conflicting, sometimes overlapping desires -- for intimacy and for radical freedom - that come to life in the lyrical, probing language that gives This Will Be Difficult to Explain its shape. Insightful and masterfully crafted, these stories bear the mark of one of Canada's most remarkable voices, and linger in the mind long after the final page has been turned.