Dundurn Press is thrilled to announce that A Strange Kind of Comfort by Gaylene Dutchyshen has been shortlisted for the 2021 Manitoba Book Awards, Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book. Congratulations, Gaylene!
Praised by Booklist as “a heartbreaking novel with complex, vividly imagined characters against the backdrop of the expansive Canadian Priarie,” A Strange Kind of Comfort centres themes of friendship and family feud as two women, after a sixty-year estrangement, uncover long-buried secrets that alter their lives forever.
The Manitoba Book Awards celebrates excellence in Manitoba writing, publishing, book design, and illustration. The winners will be announced on May 20, 2021. Learn more here.
Gaylene Dutchyshen has written articles for regional newspapers and, with her husband, raised three children on a cattle and grain farm. They live on the Valley River near Gilbert Plains, Manitoba. Read more here.