We Happy Few
by Aren A. Morris
Wedged between pieces of steel, sparks flying around her like fiery angels, Polly wondered if she even wanted to raise children. “I think I’d prefer to raise ships," she thought.
As part of the city’s war effort, Polly Tremblay decides to train and work as a welder at the Halifax Shipyards. Affirmed by her work, Polly’s journey toward personal and professional independence begins. Soon, Victory in Europe is declared and Halifax erupts into riotous chaos - along with Polly’s future. Navigating the V.-E. Day mobs, Polly searches for her mother, the courage to forge her own path, and the soul of the city she adores.