Tightrope Books presents the Montreal launch of Heather J Wood's Fortune Cookie - a coming of age novel set in 1989 Montreal.
Heather J Wood was born and raised in Montreal. She also lived in Vancouver prior to settling in Toronto with her husband, Kurt, and various feline pets. Her short fiction has appeared in several journals and chapbooks, as well as in two Tightrope Books anthologies, In the Dark: Stories from the Supernatural and IV Lounge Nights. Heather often uses her middle initial “J” for improved Googleability.
About Fortune Cookie:
Fortune Cookie is a diary-style novel set in Montreal during the turbulent year of 1989. The book follows Robin through her growing disenchantment with the aimless life of a twenty-something who hasn’t yet found herself in a world that is changing as fast as she is. This subversively feminist work, aimed at young women, is told in first-person vignettes - written in the informal and often humourous voice of 24-year-old Robin. Robin’s vignettes are at times intercut with news headlines, highlighting the political and social events of the year - including Tiananmen Square, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Montreal Massacre.
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