Coming April 2018
Lydia’s life is in a downward spiral. Looking for respite, she takes her mother on a resort vacation to Mexico. But instead of sun and sand, what she found was a world of cartels and corruption, journalists under threat for revealing the truth, politicians looking to broker peace in exchange for power… and Bob, who works all the angles.
Praise for Anne Ireland
“Scrupulous, vivid detailing of emotion, compulsion, struggle—bloody awful old love…It’s chilling, the way you feel the artist in her, not just the women, going under. The huge disparity between what one lover is ready to give and the other is able to take—when you realize what her role in his life is and his in hers—that’s to me the real discovery. And that’s when the story transcends this story, these particular people. It doesn’t say, ‘Good thing she got away from that asshole, about time she figured him out’ in the standard, boring feminist style. It says something like, ‘Look—this is how we are, this is how we live.'”—Alice Munro
“Ireland’s writing has remarkable humour, and gentle but unshying insight into character. As a past president of PEN, no doubt she’s heard tales to make one shudder.” —The Globe and Mail
“[Ireland] is unquestionably an engrossing read.” —The Toronto Star
“[Ireland] has a gift for alternating dialogue with long paragraphs describing complex emotional shifts. These nuanced interior musings mirror the unstated counterpoint to conversations between two people who have an involved history, who know one another’s thresholds – emotionally, intellectually physically. Ireland has created a physical look on the page for this state…. she is a strong graphic writer.” —Ottawa Citizen