By Heather Birrell
'Birrell has a grand eye for the small element that's the hallmark of a well-made story.' -- The Toronto Star
Kleptomaniacs, convicts, roof-walkers and homicidal hippies: populated as they're with lives either usual and outstanding, Heather Birrell's tales pull on the sinews of the unusual until eventually the strangeness shapes itself into anything established. while, they mold the day by day into whatever new and thoroughly unforeseen. Oldrick needs to come to phrases together with his ex-girlfriend's new lover and a belligerent barista in the course of a pungent rubbish strike. younger Misha learns concerning the complexities of adult love while his mom is bitten via a stingray. Home-schooled Rational will get a train and learns that his 'hunker within the bunker' relations is not fairly what he idea it was once, and bus-bound Marion, in love with a married guy, reveals solace in dialog with a convict. The tales in I comprehend you're yet what am I? are like snow domes ideal little self-contained worlds that you should carry on your hand, flip the wrong way up, shake until eventually the which means settles in 100 alternative ways. listed here are young ones and adults, women and men, all suffering to outline themselves, all trying to find how one can belong. this can be a lucid, dextrous assortment that marks the ascension of a author to watch.
Heather Birrell's tales were shortlisted for either the Western and nationwide journal Awards and feature seemed in several Canadian literary journals. A widespread e-book reviewer and winner of the adventure Prize, she additionally works as a highschool instructor and an artistic writing instructor.