Kerry Kelly is a native of North Bay, Ontario. She has been a full-time professional print and Web writer since 1998. Her byline has appeared in publications such as the Toronto Star, NOW, the Calgary Herald, and the Sudbury Star. Her debut novel, The Year She Left, was published in 2008. She lives in Toronto.
The Year She Left
Is it a happy ending? Define happy. Stuart Lewis, thirty-three, in love and content, wakes up one day to find his fiance has left him. Perpetually underemployed and now homeless, Stuart moves onto his mother’s couch. With few connections and no ambition, Stuart is forced to rethink the choices he has made and the sincerity of the life that has just been shattered. Set against the frigid backdrop of downtown Toronto, The Year She Left casts an eclectic bunch of directionless underachievers and unlikely heroes amid the buzz of late night binges and early corporate bustle. Honest and unapologetic about the often detached nature of urban existence, this is the story of what happened in the year she left.