Forthcoming, September 2017.

Set in 1980's Newfoundland, The Agony of Bun O’Keefe is the story of a 14-year-old girl who runs away to the city and is taken in by a street musician who lives with an eclectic cast of characters: a hotel dishwasher with culinary dreams; a drag queen with a tragic past; a Catholic school girl desperately trying to reinvent herself; and a man who Bun is told to avoid at all cost.

Through her experiences with her new roommates, and their sometimes tragic revelations, Bun learns about the world beyond the walls of her mother’s house and discovers the joy of being part of a new family.

(Penguin Random House Canada 2017)

"Under the streetlights ahead, a strip of row houses, each a different colour.
“We’re here.”
We entered the sixth one down, yellow with a blue door. 
Six, yellow, blue.
Six, yellow, blue.
Six, yellow, blue.
I had no reason to believe I wouldn’t be invited back so I memorized it."