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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
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 has been reviewed by Publishers Weekly! It will be out in the US as of September 1st. 

EVENTS

Sept 27, 2017 at 7 PM. Kristyn Dunnion launches Tarry This Night. With Paige Cooper and Lesley Trites. Drawn & Quarterly, 211 Bernard W, Montreal.

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

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