- 440 p. ; 19 cm.
- "Winner of the Commonwealth Writers' prize 2009, Canada and the Caribbean"--Cover.Absorbed in her own failings, Clara Purdy crashes her life into a sharp left turn, taking the young family in the other car along with her. When bruises on the mother, Lorraine, prove to be late-stage cancer, Clara, against all habit and comfort, moves the three children and their terrible grandmother into her own house. Winner of the Commonwealth Writer's Prize 2009, Canada and the Caribbean.Previously published: Calgary, Alta. : Freehand Books, c2008.