The women in many of the stories in The Things She’ll Be Leaving Behind find themselves trying to get their footings, preserve their sanity, and survive circumstances in which they never thought they would find themselves. They don’t always do it gracefully. Occasionally alcohol or firearms are involved — just like in real life. In other stories Farnsworth plays with the boundaries of our real world and people’s sanity, and injects those stories with engaging doses of bizarre fantasy that tweak the reader’s imagination. Against the jagged terrain of contemporary relationships, Farnsworth explores the destructive and divisive acts that construct women’s lives and forges an original collection.
The Things She’ll Be Leaving Behind
ISBN: 9781771871570 Categories: Fiction, Humorous, Short Stories (single author), Women
About the Author
Vanessa Farnsworth is a freelance writer and long-time resident of the BC Interior. Her short fiction has appeared in literary journals across Canada and in the US, including The Dalhousie Review, dANDelion, filling Station, The New Quarterly, PRECIPICe, QWERTY, and Reed Magazine. Her memoir, Rain on a Distant Roof: A Personal Journey Through Lyme Disease in Canada (Signature Editions), was widely acclaimed when it was published in 2013.