Double Dutch

City of Victoria Butler Book Prize
About this Work 

“What a mind-blowingly rich cast of characters appears in these pages. Rooted in reality but tinged with the fantastic, these stories mesmerize and haunt. Double Dutch is doubleplusgood.”  —Neil Smith, author of Boo

“The natural and spirit worlds collide in Double Dutch and the result is a series of enchantments, all powered by Trunkey's uncanny imagination and tremendous humanity.” —Zsuzsi Gartner, author of Better Living Through Plastic Explosives



House of Anansi
Jurors' Citation 

With consummate technical skill (brilliant manipulation of point of view, touches of surrealism) Trunkey produces a wide range of effects—some stories are almost comic, others so powerful that the impact is overwhelming, all totally original and mesmerizing.

Laura Trunkey

Laura Trunkey’s fiction has been published in journals and magazines across Canada, and was included in the anthology Darwin’s Bastards: Astounding Tales from Tomorrow. Her non-fiction has garnered two honorable mentions at the National Magazine Awards. She is the author of the children’s novel, The Incredibly Ordinary Danny Chandelier (2008). She lives in Victoria, BC, with her husband and son.