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Alix Ohlin

Biography

Alix Ohlin

Alix Ohlin is the author of four books, most recently the novel INSIDE, which was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. Her work has appeared in The New YorkerTin HouseBest American Short Stories and many other places. She lives in Vancouver, where she chairs the creative writing program at the University of British Columbia.

Alix Ohlin

Books by Alix Ohlin

by Alix Ohlin - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Lark and Robin are half-sisters whose similarities end at being named for birds. While Lark is shy and studious, Robin is wild and artistic. Raised in Montreal by their disinterested single mother, they form a fierce team in childhood regardless of their differences. As they grow up, Lark excels at school and Robin becomes an extraordinary pianist. At 17, Lark flees to America to attend college, where she finds her calling in documentary films, and her sister soon joins her. Later, in New York City, they find themselves tested: Lark struggles with self-doubt, and Robin chafes against the demands of Juilliard. Under pressure, their bond grows strained and ultimately is broken, and their paths abruptly diverge. Years later, Lark's life is in tatters and Robin's is wilder than ever.