Leaving Now

In Leaving Now, Arleen Paré, winner of the 2010 Victoria Butler Book Prize, weaves fable, prose and poetics to create a rich mosaic of conflicted motherhood.

Arleen Paré Arleen Pare's first book, 'Paper Trail', won the Victoria Butler Book Prize and was shortlisted for the Dorothy Livesay BC Book Prize in Poetry. Pare completed an MFA in poetry at the University of Victoria and her poetry and prose have appeared in a number of Canadian literary journals. Before beginning a career in writing, she worked as a social worker for two decades in mental health housing in Vancouver. She now lives in Victoria with her partner, and has two sons and two grandsons.

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