Other Maps

Rebecca Morris

September 2024

Anna Leverett is home for her dad's retirement party and counting the days until she can leave. She is sick of being reminded that her life has consisted of wrong turns and dead ends. Then a meeting with her ex-best friend Helen raises unexpected questions about her past: What really happened at that New Year's party back in high school? How true were all those ugly rumours? With Helen at her side, Anna can finally reckon with her past and chart a course towards a better future.

Moving through rape culture, beauty myths, and the perils women face in a society that stigmatizes them just for being female, Other Maps traces a path to courage, solidarity and hope.


Originally from Guelph, Rebecca Morris lives in Montreal. She earned an M.A. in French from Dalhousie, had three children in three years and taught high school before turning to writing full time. Rebecca's short stories have won several awards, including the Malahat Review Open Season Award and the Humber Literary Review Emerging Writers Fiction contest. She is a Banff Centre alumna, recipient of a Canada Council Arts grant and an active member of the Quebec Writers' Federation, where she has taught workshops on short fiction and narrative structure. Other Maps is her first novel.

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$22.95 | ISBN: 9781773901626

Format: Trade paper

Size: 8 x 5 in.

Pages: 320

What they say

"Other Maps is a propulsive novel that explores just how fraught the lives of young women can be. From the dangers that plague girlhood to the uncertainties of adulthood, Rebecca Morris beautifully writes how we reckon with our pasts, fight for acknowledgement, and stumble into, hopefully, better futures."

—Jen Sookfong Lee, author of Superfan

"A beautiful exploration of sisterhood, memory and the stories we tell ourselves, Other Maps is both timely and timeless. With a sharp eye for detail and a deep empathy for the messiest among us, Morris gives us a friendship that you will never forget." 

—Julie Lalonde, author of Resilience is Futile: The Life and Death and Life of Julie S. Lalonde

Advance praise

"A novel wired with the kind of pain we think we can’t live without. Morris is empathetic and explicit about the costs of healing in this exciting, intelligent debut." 

—Paige Cooper, author of Zolitude


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