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  • The Damages

Verve Books

The Damages

by Genevieve Scott.

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  • Paperback published on 25/04/2024
  • Page count: 352 pages
  • ISBN: 9780857308696
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What I remember best about that week in January is trying to keep track of all the lies I told...

1998. Ontario has been hit by a days-long, life-endangering ice storm, and on Regis University campus, with classes cancelled, the students are partying. In the midst of it all, eighteen-year-old Ros's roommate Megan goes missing. In the panic of the search, Ros is blamed for not keeping a closer eye on her roommate, and the incident casts a shadow over the next two decades of her life.

2020. Ros's former partner, Lukas, the father of her eleven-year-old son, is accused of a sexual assault. The accusation brings new details of an old story to light, forcing Ros to revisit a dark moment from her past. Ros must take a hard look not only at the father of her child, but also at her own mistakes, her own trauma, and at the supposedly liberal period she grew up in.

About the author

GENEVIEVE SCOTT is a Canadian writer. Her first novel, Catch My Drift, was published in 2018 with Goose Lane Editions and her short fiction has been published in literary journals in Canada and the UK. 

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