A Fragment of May by Susan Cameron
Boularderie Island Press
In the summer of 1969 Anne Dunlop leaves her job teaching high school and the consequences of a broken romance behind her in Toronto and heads back to Halifax to embrace the comfort of home and family. By chance she lands a job at an inner city employment office. Her first clients are dayworkers, many of whom are still adjusting to the uneasy resettlement of their entire community to the neighbourhood due north of Citadel Hill. Anne, too, faces her own adjustments. Her widowed father has a new love in his life. And there is Serge, a charming military man who, unlike her, has a clear future ahead of him. But Anne’s greatest challenge arrives when she receives a letter from her dearest Aunt Adele, forcing her to consider who she really is and what she truly wants for her future.
Susan Cameron is the author of the novel These Four Walls, as well as a collection of short stories Bridgewater Bound and a military chapbook, March to Etna. She was also a contributor to the anthology, Through The Window Of A Train. Her award winning essay, Joyce and Me appeared in the literary journal Pottersfield Portfolio and her dramatic monologue, 58 Treewall Gardens was produced by Northern Lights Theatre, Edmonton. Susan lives in Calgary, Alberta and returns to Nova Scotia as often as possible.