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In the Field

In the Field

October 2011
Trade Paperback · 300 Pages
$17.95 U.S. · £11.99 U.K. · €12.99 E.U.
ISBN 9781926845265
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Description

Ellie Lucan's about as far as she can get from the screwed-up teenager she used to be. She's got a doctorate, her husband's a prominent academic, and their children are excelling at a Montessori.

When she loses her teaching job, however, she packs up her sons to spend the summer in her hometown. She finds her mother suffering from dementia and the house in squalor, and she is forced to confront small town prejudice towards her biracial sons.

As Ellie is drawn back into the community, the strain on her marriage intensifies and she is forced to decide where her loyalties lie.

Clare Tacon has an MFA in writing from the University of British Columbia and is a past editor of Prism Magazine. In the Field is her first novel.

About the Author

Claire Tacon’s writing has been short-listed for the Bronwen Wallace Award, the CBC Literary Awards and the Playboy College Fiction Contest, and has appeared in The New Quarterly, sub-TERRAIN and Room. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia and is a past fiction editor of PRISM international.