Michael Winter’s brilliant fictional memoir depicts one man’s descent from love to fury over a calendar year.
In this journal-a-clef, we are exposed to the kernel of truth that exists in each day. Told from the viewpoint of Gabriel English, This All Happened opens windows onto a richly textured, fast-paced filmic compilation of daily vignettes over one year. Gabriel’s promises and actions early in the year have their repercussions by the end.
Gabriel’s passion for Lydia Murphy leads him into paroxysms of jealousy but he never abandons his shrewdly witty perspective on the vagaries of modern love.
Michael Winter: Michael Winter is the author of The Big Why (winner of the Drummer General’s Award and a finalist for the Trillium Book Award and the Thomas Head Raddall Fiction Prize), This All Happened (winner of the Winterset Award and nominated for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize), the short-story collection One Last Good Look, and more recently the novels The Architects are Here and The Death of Donna Whalen. He lives in Toronto.