2016 Journey Prize Finalist

Journey Prize Stories 28



Charlie Fiset
“If I Ever See the Sun” 
Published in The Fiddlehead 


Charlie Fiset The Fiddlehead, Journey Prize 2016
 


About the Story

Charlie Fiset’s “If I Ever See the Sun” takes place almost entirely in darkness, in the depths of a goldmine where daylight itself is the precious commodity. Roxane earns her living 4,000 feet below ground, in a world of male camaraderie and stubborn hierarchies, where a declining resource industry puts everyone at risk, and where a mind can write its secrets onto an invisible, and dangerous, landscape. “If I Ever See the Sun,” created by a gifted and attentive writer, is a mesmerizing study of faith and desire, and of our lived projections and imagined realities.

-2016 Journey Prize jury Kate Cayley, Brian Francis, and Madeleine Thien
 

About the Author 

Charlie Fiset is a gold miner’s daughter from northern Ontario who recently completed an M.A. in Creative Writing at the University of New Brunswick. Her first print publication, “Maggie’s Farm,” was included in Journey Prize Stories 27. “If I Ever See the Sun” is her second publication. She is currently at work on a novel and short story collection. 
 

About the Magazine 

The Fiddlehead, Journey Prize 2016Canada's longest-running literary magazine, The Fiddlehead was born in 1945 as a mimeographed 8-page journal of poetry by Alfred Bailey. The magazine is currently published four times a year at the University of New Brunswick, with the generous assistance of the university, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Province of New Brunswick. For over 70 years The Fiddlehead has upheld its mandate “to publish accomplished poetry, short fiction, and Canadian literature reviews; to discover and promote new writing talent; to represent the Atlantic region's lively cultural and literary diversity; and to place the best of new and established Canadian writing in an international context.”
 

 

 

 


 

 

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