A parakeet appears on a branch outside Chloe Fortin’s window one spring morning in Montreal. Its arrival can't begin to foretell the unlikely events that follow. Chloes explores our tendency towards multiple selves. Experiencing unbounded bliss one moment, only to later find it out of reach. Or burrowing into our grief, wishing we could send another version of ourselves out into the world. When we open our lives to a stranger, sometimes our wildest fantasies are only a universe away.
Chloes is a Novella with illustrations by Montreal artist Nicole Legault. It was launched on May 29th of 2014 at Drawn and Quarterly in Montreal, and on June 12th at Another Story Bookstore in Toronto. It was nominated for 'Best English Book' at the 2014 Expozine Awards.
Buy Chloes in Montreal at Librarie Drawn and Quarterly. In Toronto, it's at Another Story Bookshop, and for everyone else, through my website, or that other online bookseller. You can also purchase it as an ebook at the Kindle store.