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A Three-Tiered Pastel Dream: Stories


May 2017 (Canada) / Sept 2017 (US)

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A Three-Tiered Pastel Dream: Stories


May 2017 (Canada) / Sept 2017 (US)

In these eleven sublime slices of life, Lesley Trites introduces characters who embrace radical honesty, question what qualifies as love, and wonder if they’ll ever feel what they’re meant to feel. A Three-Tiered Pastel Dream is a real treat. Dig in.
— Neil Smith, author of Boo
“This debut collection of short stories [...] gazes deeply into modern womanhood and the way in which having it all can easily slip into wistful envy.
— Publishers Weekly

A career-focused woman finds her life taken off course by an unexpected pregnancy and its challenging aftermath; a troubled doctor abandons her family on her daughter’s birthday, the three-tiered pastel layer cake in the passenger seat beside her; a young mother must contend with how to explain her husband’s suicide to their child. In her first story collection, Lesley Trites digs bravely into the dilemmas faced by contemporary women who must be everything to everyone, as they navigate the triangle of responsibilities between motherhood, work, and love.

Written with keen insight and deep affection, Lesley Trites’s A Three-Tiered Pastel Dream unearths pearls of wisdom from the secret lives of women who could easily live next door, drop off their kids at the same school, or work in the next cubicle.

Available Now. Check your local bookstore or order through Véhicule Press, Chapters, or Amazon

There’s been a buzz around the work of Lesley Trites for some time now...
— Montreal Gazette
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Writer & Editor


Writer & Editor


ABOUT

Lesley Trites

Lesley Trites is the author of the story collection A Three-Tiered Pastel Dream (May 2017) and the poetry collection echoic mimic. She lives in Montreal, where she also works as a developmental editor. Find out more. (Photo: H. Romero)

 

News

Thrilled to announce that A Three-Tiered Pastel Dream will be published in a French translation by Quebec's Les Éditions Marchand de Feuilles!

An interview up on The Review Review & a podcast episode over at the AELAQ's Inside The Frozen Mammoth.

A Three-Tiered Pastel Dream has been reviewed by Publishers Weekly! It will be out in the US as of September 1st. 

EVENTS

Oct 21, 2017 at 7 PM. Launch with Virginia Konchan. The Derby, 96 Main St., Poughkeepsie, NY

Oct 23, 2017 at 7 PM. Last Words: Four Fiction Writers. With Virginia Konchan, Amy Fusselman, Philip Brunst, Lesley Trites. Bluestockings, 172 Allen St., NYC.  

Oct 24, 2017 at 7 PM. KGB: Joyland Presents...Montreal vs. New York. With Emily Schultz, Virginia Konchan, Nicholas Mancusi, Deirdre Coyle, Lesley Trites. KGB Bar, 85 East 4th St., NYC

Nov 10, 2017 at 6 PM. Launch of Virginia Konchan's Anatomical Gift. With Virginia Konchan, Laura Broadbent, John Emil Vincent, Lesley Trites. Librairie L'Euguélionne, feminist bookstore, 1426 rue Beaudry, Montreal.

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