“Relative Happiness” by Lesley Crewe

Daily Prize June 30 2014


First released in 2005 as one of Vagrant Press's inaugural titles, Lesley Crewe's debut novel, Relative Happiness, garnered rave reviews. Lesley's writing is fresh and funny, and her portrayal of the Cape Breton spirit—strong and wry in the face of adversity—is unwaveringly authentic.

Reviews for Relative Happiness:"Against the backdrop of Cape Breton's windy beaches, author Lesley Crewe delivers real people living real lives. We give her our highest kudo: we couldn't put the book down." -Aloft Magazine

"The novel is quite exceptional and shows that Crewe has the potential to become a leading author within this genre." -New Brunswick Reader

"This is Crewe's first novel and quite frankly, I'm astonished to know that. Her graceful prose and her ability to turn a familiar story into something with such raw, dramatic power are skills that many veteran novelists have yet to develop." -Halifax Chronicle Herald



Lesley Crewe is the author of Kin, Her Mother's Daughter, Hit and Mrs., Ava Comes Home, Shoot Me, and Relative Happiness, which was shortlisted for the Margaret and John Savage First Book Award. Previously a freelance writer and columnist for Cape Bretoner magazine, she currently writes a column for Cahoots online magazine. Born in Montreal, Lesley lives in Homeville, Nova Scotia.

For more on Lesley visit her site by clicking here.


RELATIVE HAPPINESS to screen at 2014 CANNES Film Festival press releaseABOUT THE MOVIE

Filmed in Nova Scotia, the feature length romantic comedy RELATIVE HAPPINESS is based on the bestselling novel written by Atlantic Canadian author, Lesley Crewe, and published by Nimbus. Stars Award-winning Aussie actress, Melissa Bergland (Winners & Losers) as Lexie. The film is directed by Deanne Foley (BEAT DOWN) and co-written by Foley, Iain MacLeod (Trailer Park Boys), Sherry White (CRACKIE), and Lesley Crewe.  For lots more on the film and to watch the trailer click here.

AND...while you're here WATCH SEA AND BE SCENE TV on the Nova Scotia set of RELATIVE HAPPINESS by clicking here

SABStv 206 ON SET of RELATIVE HAPPINESS with Melissa Bergland

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