Aga Maksimowska emigrated from Poland in 1988. Her debut novel, GIANT, was published by Pedlar Press in 2012. Aga’s short fiction and non-fiction has appeared in Rhubarb, Soliloquies Anthology, the Globe and Mail, Kurungabaa, and elsewhere. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Toronto, where she is teaching high-school English and working on her second novel.
From the ages of one to eleven, I lived in the Polish coastal city of Gdańsk. I was obsessed with two things: the sea and my mother, and I couldn’t imagine ever living without either one. But soon my mother . . .