The Tenants is now
available for preorder!

In the city of Vancouver, even dirt costs. In The Tenants three of its residents are struggling with their homes — whether that’s grappling with real estate prices, simmering resentments, or an uneasy co-living arrangement with the local wildlife.

Stark, observational, darkly comic, and deeply human, The Tenants is a view inside the homes of some of Vancouver’s most vulnerable inhabitants as their lives intersect and diverge atop its shifting soil.

    • Published by Anvil Press
    • ISBN: 978-1-77214-229-7
    • Pages: 96 pp.
    • Size: 5 x 7 inches

    Pat Dobie is the author of the forthcoming The Tenants (Anvil Press) the novella Pawn to Queen (Arsenal Press) and Fiction Editing: A Writer’s Roadmap (Lucid Editions).

    Pat has an MFA in Writing from Oregon’s Pacific University, where she was mentored by some of America’s finest writers, particularly the great Benjamin Percy, the amazing Claire Davis, and the lovely Craig Lesley. She was the recipient of a June Dodge Fellowship in fiction at Mineral School Residency in 2016. Her nonfiction has appeared in WordWorks and in guest blog posts here and there.

    She is drawn to flawed protagonists and has a special interest in greed and addiction. Her writing prowls the territory of alternative medicine, the power of thought, and outsiders. Areas of interest include Victorian times, Meiji Japan, La Belle Époque and Hollywood Noir (fiction) and the writing craft, process, mindset and other fascinating topics (nonfiction). She’s into gadgets, cameras, optical toys, physiological machines and the birth of motion pictures.

    An avid traveler, Pat has circumnavigated the globe twice (or maybe three times). She is also a train freak and has traveled by rail in China, Outer Mongolia, Russia, England, Scotland, Spain, France, Canada, Australia and the USA.

    She’s a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association, the Association of Writers & Writing Programs, the Canadian Authors’ Association, and the Federation of BC Writers.