by Melissa Yi
Published by Olo Books
In association with Windtree Press
Cover photo by Nicolas Raymond.
Dedicated to Matt Innes
I pictured the city of Montreal as a woman with bleached blonde hair and a generous, lopsided bosom, who would draw me into her perfumed embrace and whisper, "Bienvenue." Instead, I found a skinny brunette with a cigarette jammed in the corner of her mouth who turned around and bitch-slapped me.