The protagonists of the last five stories in the collection, an interracial Canadian couple, uncertain of their reception by others, confront love, death, and the differences that both pull them together and drive them apart. These stories explore how we become part of the places we do not belong, and how long-distance emotional ties change us.
The Caribbean, Central America, Russia, Romania, Southern Africa, France. Despite the current settings, colonial histories and their dark effects colour these tales…. Because of Henighan’s serious themes, his understated style balances the stories. The voice is neither ornate nor self-consciously stripped down…. These devices drew me into the stories as magnetically as the characters did.
The prose is meticulous…..the stories demand attentive reading.