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Praise for Difficult People

“Potent, unforgettable tales and razor-sharp writing.” -Kirkus Reviews, December 7, 2018



“Difficult People is Toronto writer Catriona Wright’s bombastic fictional debut. … Each story in this brilliant collection reverberates with raw disappointment and longing as the broken characters angrily confront, or slickly deny, their thwarted ambitions and obvious personal limitations. … Difficult People is a tour de force — there isn’t a single flaw in this airtight collection populated by a modern cast of misfit characters. … While these characters are certainly Difficult People, in Wright’s capable hands they shift imperceptibly from snarky underachievers to unsung heroes. This ambitious collection reinforces the dynamic state of the short story. Well done, Catriona Wright — you have won this difficult reader’s admiration.”
~ Patricia Dawn Robertson, The Winnipeg Free Press