Spring 2022 - Bank


The night Wade met the Toddler, he had a crack rock in his pocket, a broken heart, and new shoes: faux suede loafers – navy blue – like his old man’s. Gwen had left him for some transplant from the East Coast with track marks, faded jeans, and a truck. A truck! He’d seen them canoodling by the riverbank with its slopes and swans. Seen her lips pucker, her shoulders exhale. Then he saw the Toddler …






Ali Bryan is an award-winning novelist and creative nonfiction writer who explores the what-ifs, the WTFs, and the wait-a-minutes of every day. Her first novel, Roost, won the Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction and was the official selection of One Book Nova Scotia. Her second novel, The Figgs, was a finalist for the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour. Her debut Young Adult novel, The Hill, has just been released. She lives in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies.

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