Anomaly is the much-anticipated novel from Anne Fleming, whose first book, Pool-Hopping, was shortlisted for the 1999 Governor-General's Fiction Award, the Danuta Gleed Award, and the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. The fascinating characters in Pool-Hopping come from differing backgrounds and generations, but all sense disorder lurking beneath the fragile surface of existence. Finely crafted, witty, and engaging, the story collection received rave reviews.
Anomaly is an enormously insightful coming of age novel, focusing on two sisters who grow to adulthood during the 1970s. The older sister is an albino, who struggles to find acceptance, and the younger is a precocious tomboy who must come to terms with her own sexuality. It is a novel about lost time and space, which candidly explores the notion of sisterhood, in particular how two girls navigate this complicated relationship. The novel was Raincoast’s lead title for fall 2005.