No Credit River by Zoe Whittall

No Credit River by Zoe Whittall


Poetry / Memoir
Publication Date: October 29, 2024
5.5 x 8.5 inches
160 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN 9781771669078

Trade Paperback

“It is a confusing thing to be born between generations where the one above thinks nothing is trauma and the one below thinks everything is trauma.”

From acclaimed novelist and television writer Zoe Whittall comes a memoir in prose poetry that reconfirms her celebrated honesty, emotional acuity, and wit. Riving and probing a period of six years marked by abandoned love, the pain of a lost pregnancy, and pandemic isolation, No Credit River is a reckoning with the creative instinct itself.

Open and exacting, this is a unique examination of anxiety in complex times, and a contribution to contemporary autofiction as formally inventive as it is full of heart.

Praise for No Credit River

No Credit River is a masterful expression of queer heartache. Zoe Whittall writes with self-possessed and unmitigated emotion. She writes both with urgency and the sagacity that comes with a dark-night-of-the-soul level of reflection. The lyrical prose firmly holds the weight of the book’s themes. I love the gutsy musicality of the writing. I am particularly moved by Whittall’s use of motif and refrain to remind us of the cyclical nature of love and grief and healing.” —Amber Dawn, author of My Art Is Killing Me and Other Poems

About the Author

ZOE WHITTALL is the author of five bestselling novels and three volumes of poetry, including The Fake and The Spectacular, The Best Kind of People, Holding Still for as Long as Possible, and Bottle Rocket Hearts. Her work has won a Lambda Literary Award, the Writers’ Trust Dayne Ogilvie Award, and been shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. She has worked as a TV writer on the Emmy-Award winning comedy show Schitt’s Creek and The Baroness Von Sketch Show for which she won a 2018 Canadian Screen Award. She was born in the Eastern Townships of Quebec and now lives in Prince Edward County, Ontario.