Winner of the 2015 City of Victoria Butler Book Prize, a Globe and Mail top 100 pick for 2014, and winner of the Bronze Medal for Short Story Fiction at the 2015 Independent Publisher (IPPY) Book Awards.
Twelve short stories that examine what happens in the lives of characters who discover shocking truths about the people they thought they knew best.
Whether set in a cottage or a Montreal market, a graveyard or a backyard, these stories transport you into the lives of people you’ll recognize. Your neighbours may not want to make squirrels into pets or sell you a piece of the moon. Your son may not be asked to donate sperm to his girlfriend’s mother. Your sister may not want you to bring a dead cat across the border. You may not have an imaginary husband, a secret brother, or a friend who has turned to murder in a custody battle. But in each of these stories, people are trying to figure out how to live in a world that doesn’t always seem hospitable.
With her keen poet’s eye, Julie Paul examines human nature and animal instinct, as the characters in The Pull of the Moon try to negotiate their impulses and desires. Ultimately, they want what most of us want: connection, belonging, love, and forgiveness.
The Pull of the Moon by Julie Paul 9781927366332 BISAC: FIC029000 BISAC: FIC019000 BISAC: FIC045000 ebook
We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada
through the Canada Book Fund (CBF), a part of the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council for the Arts and the BC Arts Council.