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A Three-Tiered Pastel Dream: Stories


Coming May 2017

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A Three-Tiered Pastel Dream: Stories


Coming May 2017

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

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 May 2017. Check your local bookstore or order through Véhicule Press, Chapters, or Amazon

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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

A Three-Tiered Pastel Dream was highlighted in the Montreal Gazette's 2017 Montreal lit preview and the Quill & Quire's spring fiction preview.

EVENTS

May 3, 2017 at 7 PM. Toronto Launch. Monarch Tavern, 12 Clinton St, Toronto.

May 4, 2017 at 12:30 PM. Atwater Library Lunchtime Series. Four prize-winning young writers provide an hour of literary enjoyment. Torontonian Laura Legge and Montrealers Anna LeventhalRebecca Morris and Lesley Trites will delight you with their sharp intelligence, wit, and mastery of the writer’s craft. Atwater Library, 1200 Atwater Avenue, Montreal.

May 9, 2017. Montreal Launch. Drawn & Quarterly, 211 Bernard Ouest, Montreal.

July 4, 2017Resonance Reading Series. Café Resonance, 5175A Avenue du Parc, Montreal.

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