Alicia Peres has her roots in Malton, Karachi and Goa. She lives in Toronto and Cape Breton but has spent the past year in Manhattan where, with her partner of twenty years and their son of eleven, she has learned some truths about adventure, longing and belonging. She is currently working on short stories set in 1970s Malton and a series of poems for the Cape Breton Haiku Society.