The Ashes of Her Shelter
by Deirdre Maultsaid
The Ashes of Her Shelter is a lyrical novel, with "home" as a strong motif, about the bond between sisters, told from the unreliable viewpoint of an activist, Christine, who loves with a twisted loyalty her conventional sister Leigh-Anne. Christine by accident leads Leigh-Anne into danger and fails to protect her from bad relationships with men. The novel shows the West Coast in the 70s and 80s.