In this collection of short stories, twenty-two contributors write about the lives, joys and struggles of women. Broad in scope, Frictions II looks at the variety and complexity of women's experiences today. Issues of race, sexuality, age and class are powerfully addressed. Several writers challenge the reader with their explorations of our cultural diversity. This is a vital collection, rich in its breadth of subject and style, and illuminating in its understanding of women's lives. Contributors include Gail Anderson-Dargatz, Clare Braux, Anne Campbell, Bev Daurio, Marina Endicott, Claire Harris, Elisabeth Harvor, Margaret Hollingsworth, Cynthia Holz, Maureen Hynes, Eilse Levine, Suniti Namjoshi, Susan Perly, Pauline Peters, Fauzia Rafiq, Gayla Reid, Helen Rosta, Holley Rubinsky, Jennifer Rudder, Gertrude Story, Dorothy Thorsen, Rachel Wyatt.
Rhea Tregebov is the author of six collections of poetry; she has also written five children's picture books and edited numerous anthologies of fiction, poetry and essays. Tregebov is currently Associate Professor of Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia.