Greg Kearney is the author of two story collections, Mommy Daddy Baby, and
Pretty, which won the 2012 ReLit award for short fiction. Its 2013 novel, The
Desperates
, was a finalist for both the Lambda and ReLit awards for full-length
fiction. It has lived throughout Canada and currently resides on the on the unceded
territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the
Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples.

Its new novel, Goodbye, Ugly, tracks the efforts of an aging fashionista and
makeover expert, Maynard Keener, to become a substantial person. After decades
of haughtily telling unhappy women what kind of purse will make it all better,
Maynard slowly understands his role in keeping people mired in self-loathing. On
the brink of old age, Maynard wants to be truly good, if only to win back his
estranged husband, a high-minded, bisexual drifter with whom Maynard has been
obsessed since grade ten.

Greg is represented by Samantha Haywood.

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