What We All Want

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Turnstone Press, Jul 29, 2013 - Fiction - 243 pages
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Michelle Berry's brilliant first novel, What We All Want, is as touching as it is mirthful. Siblings Hilary, Thomas and Billy have been thrown together after a long estrangement to plan their mother's funeral. For Thomas and Billy, the prospect of being back in their childhood home is far from ideal. Even more unsettling is their sister, who has developed a few disturbing attachments to dolls, preserves, and pebbles underfoot. For Hilary, the sight of her brothers is a sign of hope and a new life. As they argue over the funeral arrangements, Hilary, Billy, and Thomas struggle to contain their secret hopes, desires, fears, and shame. Witty and insightful, What We All Want shows just how beautiful and tragic family can be.

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Michelle Berry, 1968 - Michelle Berry was born in 1968. She is the author of two critically acclaimed short story collections, How To Get There From Here from Turnstone Press in 1997 and Margaret Lives in the Basement from Somerville in 1998. She has published short fiction in magazines and journals throughout Canada, is a reviewer for The Globe and Mail and Quill and Quire, teaches at Ryerson University and also serves on the Board of PEN.

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