Somewhere a Long and Happy Life Probably Awaits You explores the peculiar places we look for validation, for purpose, for a life we might recognize as wholly our own. As her off-kilter heroes and heroines struggle with relationships, Sexsmith deftly cuts through raw and intimate moments to show how strangely impervious to their desperate circumstances people can be. Witty and unapologetic, the stories in Somewhere a Long and Happy Life Probably Awaits You traverse the everyday and the unexpected to delightful effect.

Part of our Literary Collection.

Jill Sexsmith’s imagination goes where no imagination has gone before. Sexsmith’s story collection Somewhere a Long and Happy Life Probably Awaits You breaks all the shackles and runs free with its heart in its fist. Sure-footed, really funny, poignant and wise. Here is the love-child collection of George Saunders and Joy Williams. Move over Miranda July, there’s a new voice in town.

Lisa Moore, award-winning author of Alligator and February

Sexsmith’s deft, penetrating debut collection embraces deadpan absurdity. These 11 stories showcase impressive confidence and skill.

Publishers Weekly

Subject Short Stories/Humorous/Literary Fiction
Published May 2016
Price $18.95 CDN
Pages 160 pp (Paper)
Dimensions 5.5″ × 8.5″ × .5″
ISBN-10 1894037715
ISBN-13 9781894037716

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About the Author

Jill Sexsmith’s work has appeared in anthologies and magazines such as The Fiddlehead and PRISM International. In 2013, The Walrus named her an exciting new voice in Canadian fiction. In 2014, she won the Writers’ Union of Canada short prose competition. Jill has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. Somewhere a Long and Happy Life Probably Awaits You is her first story collection.