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Small Change

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September 11, 2001 | Paperback | 5.5 x 8.3, 256 Pages | ISBN 9781582431673
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"A gifted storyteller, Hay has written a wise, penetrating, and memorable collection of stories that communicates the vulnerable nature of friendship." —Library Journal

Small Change is a superbly crafted collection of linked stories that navigate the difficult realm of friendship, charting its beginnings and endings, its intimacies and betrayals, its joys and humiliations. A mother learns something of the nature of love from watching her young daughter as she falls in and out of favor with a neighborhood girl. An intricate story of two women reveals a friendship held together by the steely bonds of passivity. With trenchant insight, uncommon honesty, and dark humor, Elizabeth Hay probes the precarious bonds that exist between friends. The result is an emotionally raw and provocative collection of stories that will resonate with readers long after the final page. Small Change was a finalist for the Governor General’s Award, the Trillium Award, and the Rogers Communication Writer’s Trust Fiction Prize.

ELIZABETH HAY lives in Ottawa, Canada, where she is at work on her next novel.

Praise

“This exceptional, well-paced collection of linked stories about women’s friendships has an extraordinarily intimate feel that’s propelled by the reader’s sense that he or she has either known or been the woman Hay portrays, the character Beth, who is the connecting thread.” —Booklist

“A gifted storyteller, Hay has written a wise, penetrating, and memorable collection of stories that communicates the vulnerable nature of friendship.” —Library Journal

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