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CBC Short Story Prize: 2015 longlist

Kelley Powell

"The Pool"

Ottawa, ON

Dueng watches the lady drown

Kelley Powell has worked at a home for impoverished women and children in India, researched domestic violence in Laos, and served in the Canadian government’s family violence prevention unit. Her debut novel, The Merit Birds, will be published by Dundurn Press in May 2015. She is currently making final revisions to her second novel, Ajar.


The Chinese lady in the hotel pool is drowning. 
Dueng watches her in the deep end, bobbing up and down, surfacing like a dolphin. He is six years old and doesn’t know how to swim yet.


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