Reckoning by A. S. PenneReckoning by A. S. Penne
ISBN: 9780888013378
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In Reckoning, A.S. Penne scrutinizes the all too human desire to be understood and known by others before first understanding and knowing oneself.

“Summer About to Happen” reveals a teenager’s first foray into the realm of desire, which ends in shock as she understands her fantasy love will never materialize. The father in “A Different Kind of Wanting” struggles to come to terms with the death of a son he never learned to accept. “Heat” explores the meaning of friendship when a woman takes stock of the expectations she has of her partner and of her friend. In “Threshold” the superstitions of a confirmed bachelor convince him that a woman he works for is his intended soul-mate.

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Advanced Praise

The grammar of melancholy is transformed by the supple wit of A.S. Penne’s writing. Droll, clear-eyed, and compassionate, this first collection marks the emergence of a wickedly talented star in the Canadian firmament.

Eden Robinson, author of Blood Sports and Monkey Beach


A. S. Penne's engaging prose and her grasp of the complexities of the human heart lift her writing into the realm of quality literature.

Marlene Dean, Lethbridge Herald, Herald Book Club

[T]the seventeen stories in this well-balanced collection are about walking the rickety bridge forward from a difficult moment, about the dread and confusion, the indecision, the regret, the panic and anger in those careful steps. They are about the swirl and tumult of modern heartbreak.

-Michelle Bailat-Jones, Cerise Press