The Ashes of Her Shelter

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. More

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About Deirdre Maultsaid

Deirdre Maultsaid is working to become a master of surprise reversals and ambivalent endings. She has won writing contests from Prairie Fire and Rippleeffect Press. She has been published in arts-informed, Canadian Women's Studies, Contemporary Verse 2, the Danforth Review, Other Voices, Moxie, Prairie Fire, the Southern Cross Review, anthologies by Rippleeffect Press and Rowan Books, and in Double Lives, a well-reviewed anthology of women writers, from McGill University Press. Her book of essays, These Blessings, This Crisis: Essays, is available from and Deirdre Maultsaid ha publicado cuentos en español en The Barcelona Review, and The Southern Cross Review. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia and works in education.

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