|About the Book|
Dahlia Cassidy was so angry with herself that if she werent busy driving her 57 Chev back from Tofino, shed have used both feet to boot herself in the arse. She figured she was just about ready to swear off sex altogether, probably forever. SheMoreDahlia Cassidy was so angry with herself that if she werent busy driving her 57 Chev back from Tofino, shed have used both feet to boot herself in the arse. She figured she was just about ready to swear off sex altogether, probably forever. She had let herself get talked into leaving her kids with a babysitter and spending a wild weekend at Long Beach with a Frenchman she met at Tobys bar, where she and her fiddle provide the live entertainment.Dahlia hasnt had much luck with men, including the different fathers of her kids. For years she clung to the hope that shed just been fishing in the wrong bay and if she moved around often enough, sooner or later, with or without the help of God and the angels, shed happen upon a man who had more in mind than some friction.Her big sister Iris says her man troubles are her own fault because she wont risk losing control. As much as she hates to agree with anything Iris says or does, there is a sting of truth in Iris charge. Dahlia is a survivor and the main survival tactic shed devised for herself and her kids is self-sufficiency. In addition to playing bars at night she spends her days furiously picking wild mushrooms, planting trees and working her small farm. She is determined to be responsible for herself and beholden to nobody, and if that means hardening her heart to the risks of love, so be it. But Dahlias shell is not quite as tough as it seems, and one day at a softball game, everything changes. Dahlia Cassidy is a delightful and hilarious satire on relationships from one of British Columbias favourite writers--a rollicking, lighthearted novel with a cast of irresistible characters struggling to make sense of life in a small coastal town.