Fauna by Alissa York. Pinner writes: "Fauna's characters, separate and with seemingly little in common initially, cross paths, converge and ultimately connect against a background that runs the gamut from the office towers of the city's intimidating financial district, to the sweeping roadways and busy streets, to the lush, labrynthine, simultaneously welcoming and sinister forests, bushes, creeks and ravines."
Alissa York’s novels include Mercy, Effigy, which was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and, most recently, Fauna. She is also the author of a collection of short fiction, Any Given Power, stories from which have won the Bronwen Wallace Award and the Journey Prize. She has lived all over Canada, and now makes her home in Toronto. For more information, please visit www.alissayork.com