Nominated for the 2016 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers
This Monstrous Heart takes the reader on a surreal adventure into a world that feels at once familiar and strange. In elegant, seemingly effortless prose the author paints an intimate portrait of a friendship and the human heart. Like its protagonist, this story is a giant – but packaged in a tiny frame. It deftly balances humour, tragedy, introspection, and suspense.
ALLEGRA MCKENZIE is a writer based in Wakefield, Quebec. She placed first in the 2014 Quebec Writing Competition, and her short fiction has been published in Geist, Maisonneuve, and Salut King Kong: New English Writing from Quebec. Ms. McKenzie is co-owner of Point, a writing and editing business based in the Gatineau Hills.