Alix Ohlin's "Inside"
But the story moves around too: Montreal, New York, Iqualuit, Los Angeles, and Rwanda, almost all places that Alix Ohlin has travelled to. They're all connected to four main characters, all linked to each other as therapists and patients. Their stories raise questions about our responsibility for others and for ourselves.
Inside has been shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller prize and for the Roger's Trust Fiction Prize.
Alix Ohlin joins Sonali Karnick to tell us about her own journey in writing the book.