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False ideals

December 13th, 2021

In her novel, The Errant Husband (Radiant Press $25) Elizabeth Haynes writes about a woman named Thelma who travels to Cuba where she is stood up by her husband, Wally, at the airport and asks the question, why are women always waiting for men? She finds a note left by Wally that immediately has her second-guessing her marriage. Determined not to put her vacation on hold, Thelma sets out on a quest to find answers, meets an intriguing taxi driver and later a loquacious husband thief. The moral quandary at the heart of Haynes book is why people hold on to false ideals. Elizabeth Haynes’ fiction and travel writing has been published in many magazines and her short collection of stories Speak Mandarin Not Dialect (Thistledown Press, 1999) was shortlisted for the Alberta Book Awards. She has studied writing at the U of Vic, U of Calgary, UBC’s Booming Ground and the Banff Centre.  9781989274583

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