From the Back Cover
Spanning two decades in the lives of the generation that came of age in the 1960s, Friends & Marriages
is a story cycle about a past, and a present, strewn with unfinished relationships. The men and women whose lives intersect in these connected stories are drawn away from the cities where they live to Mexico, to Greece, and into the hinterlands of Quebec and Vermont. There, in the clear light of day, they find the confusions and regrets of their lives vying with the unhurried pleasures of the wilderness.
About the Author
George Szanto is the author of The Underside of Stones and Not Working (which was a finalist for the Books in Canada First Novel Award). His short story collection, Friends & Marriages, won the 1995 QSPELL Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction. When not teaching Communications and Cultural Studies at McGill Univesity he spends as much time as he can in Mexico.