'Pencils' shows us a woman observing a father and son talking. She quietly watches while drawing on past observation of men talking amongst themselves and wonders how it is they can be so inarticulate, how they forget so many words. How emptiness slowly fills their heads and pushes away their memories making it virtually impossible for them to tell their own history.'Bellefaire' is about Sara who often feels it would be easy to become someone else, to slip into someone else's life. She watches passing strangers, their shadows overlapping then moving apart and wonders why there is so much separateness. She somehow feels this movement of the shadows corresponds to the movement of affection shared by men and women. She imagines she can dream the edges of these shadows away.'Discarding' chronicles the difficulty of being a mother, wife and ex-wife. How Ellie finds she roams, pockets full of guilt, not knowing how best to remedy a situation. Not feeling quite the perfect mother she tries to make up lost love by buying her children a dog. The dog ends up neglected. She shaves her underarms and legs for her husband. She resents it.
She wonders with bewilderment what to say to her ever more distant and silent husband. Their marriage falls apart.
Publisher: Porcupine's Quill Inc.,Canada