Alison Pick's grandparents were secular Jews, living in Czechoslovakia during the Nazi invasion. In FAR TO GO, she explores the history of a country and its people with which she has a strong personal connection.Alison was the 2002 Bronwen Wallace Award winner for the most promising writer under thirty-five in Canada. She has published two acclaimed volumes of poetry and her first novel, THE SWEET EDGE, was widely acclaimed. She lives in Toronto with her husband and daughter.
'Clean, crisp and unencumbered. Pick . . . creates small moments
that are both lovely and frightening . . . It's very deftly
structures and the storytelling is seamless' * Globe and
'Somewhere between a book and a miracle' * Catherine Ryan Hyde, author of Love in the Present Tense *
'A nuanced and layered portrait of betrayal . . . An intriguing experiment in the art of storytelling' * Montreal Gazette *
'Expertly crafted in every sense' * thestar.com *
'Pick unties the dark knots of the past to imagine the stories that could never otherwise be known' * Marina Endicott, author of Good to a Fault *