Alarmed that Canada Post keeps losing money, Ariadne Jensen, a woman in her fifties, pitches the CEO with a scheme to save the corporation: she will get people to start writing and mailing letters again. As an inspiration to others, Ariadne writes bundles of letters for all to see; some are historical fiction, while others are drawn from her own correspondence. Each letter itself tells a story, while together they form a bigger story—about Ariadne, her determination to set wrongs right, her sly humour, and her loyalty to her best friend Leo, a gay man in his early twenties—that leaves the reader of At This Juncture informed, educated and, most importantly, entertained.
“A must-read for any analog devotee, Altrows’ ersatz (yet credible) epistolary historical exchanges are delightfully entertaining and highly edifying.” ~ Sheryl Gordon, Writer and Curator of A Rewording Life
Author of two books of short fiction and a children’s chapbook, Rona Altrows also co-edited the anthology Shy with Naomi K. Lewis. Her work has earned several awards, including an IPPY silver medal, the W.O. Mitchell Book Prize, and the 2017 Alberta Literary Award. She lives in Calgary, Alberta. Rona's new novel, At this Juncture: A Book of Letters, will be available in the Spring of 2018.