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Thanks first and foremost to Kathleen Sandusky for love and support.

Thanks to the readers who reviewed drafts and provided invaluable feedback: Eileen Arandiga, Jonathan Bennett, Eva Blank, Peter Darbyshire, Camilla Gibb, Alan Hepburn, Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer, Sheena MacDonald, Teri-Ann MacDonald, Neal Panhuyzen, Stuart Ross, Glen Synowicki, and Paul Vermeersch.

Special thanks to Margaret Booth for readings and editing work on more than one draft.

Much appreciation to Ellen Levine of Trident Media Group for editorial advice and representation.

Ester Bovard helped correct the Spanish, and Buffalo Airways pilot Gord Cooling provided insight on aviation in general, and the DC-3 in particular. Thanks also to the National Air Force Museum of Canada in Trenton, Ontario, for allowing me to tour their Canucks Unlimited C-47, tail number 12963.

Finally, deep gratitude to The Canada Council, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Toronto Arts Council for the financial assistance they each provided in support of the writing of this novel through their granting programs.

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An excerpt from this novel appeared in Rampike Vol. 13, #1.


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