What is your latest release and what genre is it? Cease, a Memoir of Love, Loss and Desire
Genre: Creative Non-fiction
Quick description: Shadowed by secrets and desire, Cease unfolds as a brilliant and devastating memoir of how two women face the unpredictable forces of love and death. Compelling, terrifying, and unforgettable, this portrait will seize every reader’s heart and the head in equal measure. Lynette’s unflinching gaze at the cataclysm of loss is vivid and intense, a coruscation of outrageously candid resilience. Cease is unique, transfixing, and beautifully written. ~ Aritha van Herk
Cease, the tough-and-tender debut memoir from Alberta writer Lynette Loeppky tells the story of a young woman who has decided to leave an eight-year relationship. As Lyn begins to plan her exit, her partner Cecile suddenly falls ill. In a tumultuous drop towards a complicated end, the young woman is forced to become sole caregiver to the woman she had been planning to leave. Cease illuminates the delicate, and sometimes damaging, power imbalances in relationship and explores the complexities of how we love and why we stay.
Lynette Loeppky was born and raised on the Manitoba prairie by Mennonite parents. She began writing after receiving a BA in Russian Language and Literature from the University of Calgary. She now lives in Calgary with her dogs, Noddy and Charlie, who do an excellent job of getting her away from her computer and out into the elements on a daily basis. Cease is her first book.
Links to buy Lynette’s book:
AMAZON.CA – Paperback and Kindle editions
AMAZON.COM – Paperback and Kindle editions
CHAPTERS/INDIGO – Paperback and Kobo editions
McNALLY ROBINSON – Paperback Edition
SHELF LIFE BOOKS, CALGARY, AB
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What are you working on now?
I’m currently exploring several different ideas and am waiting to see which one of them takes hold as a piece that I can’t let go of. Don’t know yet. I prefer to work on a large canvas so I expect it will be another book.
Lynette’s reading recommendation:
Arctic Summer by Damon Galgut