Zoey Leigh Peterson was born in England, grew up all over the United States and has spent most of her adulthood in Canada. Her fiction has appeared in The Walrus, The Malahat Review, Grain and The New Quarterly, and has been anthologized in The Journey Prize Stories, and Best Canadian Stories. Peterson is the recipient of the Far Horizons Award for Short Fiction and the Peter Hinchcliffe Fiction Award.
Next Year, For Sure
After nine years together, Kathryn and Chris have the sort of relationship most would envy: warm and loving and deeply intertwined. But as content as they are, an enduring loneliness continues to haunt them. When Chris tells Kathryn about his attraction to Emily, a friendly young woman he sees often at the laundromat, Kathryn encourages him to ask her out on a date, tumbling them headfirst into an open relationship. This beautiful, empathic, and tremendously honest debut novel explores and challenges our understanding of love and human connection.