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Jill Sexsmith, Creative Communications ’06, launches debut collection

April 28, 2016

Jill SexsmithCongratulations to Jill Sexsmith (Creative Communications ’06) on the launch of her debut collection titled Somewhere a Long and Happy Life Probably Awaits You.

Book launch details:
Monday, May 2, 2016 | 7:30 pm
McNally Robinson Booksellers | Travel Alcove
Grant Park Mall | 1120 Grant Ave | Wpg, MB

The book explores the peculiar places we look for validation, for purpose, for a life we might recognize as wholly our own. Off-kilter heroes and heroines find themselves camping in elm trees set to be felled; seeking refuge in a spare bedroom carved out of an opal mine; singing to a stranger on the other side of a bathroom wall.

As her characters struggle with relationships, Sexsmith deftly cuts through raw and intimate moments to show how strangely impervious to their desperate circumstances people can be.

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