Roost by Ali Bryan

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Ali Bryan is a master of deadpan delivery and is a seemingly endless source of deft one-liners.
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Claudia, single mom of two, pines for her past independent life. Her ex, after all, has moved on to a new wardrobe, new hobbies and―worst of all―new adult friends. But in Claudia’s house she’s still finding bananas in the sock drawer, cigarettes taped to wrestling figures, and colourful doodles on her MasterCard bills. Then Claudia receives the unexpected news that her mother has died.

Shared through the hilarious, honest, and often poignant perspective of a single mother, Roost is the story of a woman learning about motherhood while grieving the loss of her own mother. And as she begins to mend, she’s also learning that she might be able to accept her home―even as it is.

 

About Ali Bryan

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Ali Bryan is a personal trainer who grew up in Halifax and attended high school in Sackville, New Brunswick. She is a graduate of St. Mary's University and completed a graduate certificate in creative writing from the Humber School for Writers under the tutelage of Paul Quarrington. She was a finalist in the 2010 CBC Canada Writes literary contest for her essay "Asshole Homemaker" and a bronze medalist in the 2012 Canada Writes literary triathlon. Ali lives in Calgary with her husband and three children. Her real name is Alexandra. Roost is her first novel.
 
Published April 1, 2013 by Broadview Press. 256 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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National Post arts

Excellent
Reviewed by Sue Sinclair on Apr 12 2013

Ali Bryan is a master of deadpan delivery and is a seemingly endless source of deft one-liners.

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Good
Reviewed by Sue Sinclair on Apr 12 2013

It’s easy to underrate both the comedic and domestic spheres, but Bryan’s domestic comedy, laced with grief, unearths the complexities of the daily grind.

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