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A propulsive and captivating story about beauty and influence, self-doubt and seduction...

A thrilling read! … Hemming’s superbly written story has just enough tease to please.


Deborah Hemming is the author of two novels.

Her debut novel, Throw Down Your Shadows, was shortlisted for the 2021 ReLit Novel Award. Her second novel, Goddess, was published in 2023 by House of Anansi Press.


Deborah lives in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.

Shortlisted for the 2021 ReLit Novel Award.

Throw Down Your Shadows is a compulsive, intoxicating read. I cared for these characters, felt entranced and betrayed by them, as if they were my own friends. As the narration weaves between past and future, orbiting nearer to the black hole at its centre, Hemming proves herself to be a masterful storyteller. I lost sleep over this book, mostly because I couldn’t put it down. 


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