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A Moose in the Dark
A Moose in the Dark

A Moose in the Dark


128 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $21.95)

Publication Date: August 2017

ISBN 9781988040233

Rights: WOR

Tightrope Books (Aug 2017)
Tightrope Books, Inc.

Price: $16.95


H.W. Browne's debut short fiction collection, A Moose in the Dark, questions our ways of knowing. In a world where cathedrals, churches, and temples no longer bind communities, hers is a search for connectivity. Whether a moose prepares the way for old friends desperate to communicate, or a skull saves a child from drowning, Browne's stories risk the intervention of the uncanny, and immersion in the elements.


"Communication, or the lack of it, is the theme of A Moose in the Dark . . . characters strive to connect with one another and with the larger world, but for one reason or another do not . . . glimpses into the tragedies that lurk behind." —Wayne Grady, Kingston Whig Standard

"Contains stories that will—more frequently than not—leave you asking questions... If you like the literary short story genre, then you will enjoy A Moose in the Dark." —Miramichi Reader

Author Biography

H.W. Browne writes poetry and short fiction and received her Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of British Columbia. She has published several books of poetry, and her story, "Beach Glass," was recognized as a notable short story by the judges for the 2014 Peter Hinchcliffe Fiction Award. A native New Brunswicker, she now lives in Ontario and continues mentoring creative writers, and of course, learning from the water.