Combining Stacey May Fowles’s humorous, biting prose with Marlena Zuber’s whimsical and raw illustrations, Fear of Fighting searches for meaning in the mundane. Set in the lonely, urban landscape of downtown Toronto, the story revolves around Marnie, a broken-hearted young woman fighting to find something more.
Stacey May Fowles’s work has been widely anthologized in books including Nobody Passes: Rejecting The Rules of Gender and Conformity, First Person Queer, Yes Means Yes, and I.V. Lounge Nights. Her first novel, Be Good, was published by Tightrope Books in 2007.
“As gut-wrenching as it is delightful. Fowles navigates the devastating terrain of a broken heart with grace, humour, and wit.” — Quill & Quire
“Stacey May Fowles evokes Lives of Girls and Women in a text that is often sweetly sad, but not sorry.” — Mariko Tamaki, co-creator of Skim