18 May 2020: It’s going to be a little longer until we publish. COVID-19 put the world on pause. Release date TBA.
For much of the last year and a half I’ve been working with award-winning writer Susan McClelland on a book about Rehtaeh’s life, her death, and the aftermath of losing her.
Writing this book about Rehtaeh’s life and tragic death is not only a way to honour her legacy, but a way to let the many young people in Canada going through similar situations know that they’re not alone.
It hasn’t been easy, going over all the details and the pain that seemed to come with every passing day. It’s not a goodbye, as in the final chapter I’ll face in my life with and without Rae, but I am trying to deal with the “now what” part. This has been the perfect way to start that journey.
The book is scheduled to publish in the spring of 2020 but who knows given the state of the world at the moment. It will chronicle how I confronted both family tragedy and a pernicious, persistent culture of misogyny that created the conditions for that tragedy.
The deal was arranged by Rob Firing at the Transatlantic Agency.