Art’s last words were to tell Peggy, “I love you.” His last conscious action was to raise his head, to meet her descending lips as she leaned in over the hospital bed, for one last kiss. After Art died his son, author Colin Frizzell (Chill, Just J), found out about the letters. In 1963 Peggy was on...
Larissa Lai is the author of two novels: When Fox Is a Thousand (1995 and 2004), which was shortlisted for the Books in Canada First Novel Award; and Salt Fish Girl (2002), which was shortlisted for the Tiptree Award, the Sunburst Award and the City of Calgary W.O Mitchell Award. She has also written two poetry books: Automaton Biographies (2009), which was shortlisted for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Award; and sybil unrest (2008, with Rita Wong). Her chapbook Eggs in the Basement (2009) was shortlisted for the bp nichol Chapbook Award. She is an English professor at the University of British Columbia.