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Theanna Bischoff 978-1-897126-25-7 | 128 Pages April, 2008 Ebook, Fiction, Nunatak First Fiction Series, Women's Literature

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About this book

  • Shortlisted for the 2009 Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book!
  • Shortlisted for the 2009 Relit Award!

Cleavage tracks the patchwork musings of Leah, who, at twenty-four years old and two years into a relationship, discovers she has breast cancer. Told in fragments reminiscent of A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews, Cleavage details Leah's struggles with her illness and treatments, the conflict between her disease and her boyfriend, her ambivalence toward her job, and a long-standing feud with her mother and only sister.


"The writing is superb.... As Steinbeck was a master of painting landscape with his words, Bischoff is well on her way to mastering the telling of thought, movement, and dialogue."

~ Cahoots

"This is an ambitious book and an interesting one."

~ The Globe and Mail

"I'd highly recommend this strong debut, that touches on being young and dealing with something that can be just as terrifying as love."

~ Erin Kobayashi, Broken Pencil

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