My Fake Canadian Wife by M. Hollis
When Dora receives a letter from the immigration service in Canada saying she will be deported soon, as her visa is expiring, a friend suggests she marry a woman. Since she doesn’t currently have a girlfriend, faking a relationship might be her only option since she can’t muster the desire to return to school for advanced photograph studies.
Abby is a reserved librarian who seems enthusiastic about helping with the marriage plan. As the two girls get to know each other through dates in snowy Toronto and meeting Abby’s family for Christmas, Dora starts to wonder how much of this relationship they are faking and how much is real.
Trigger & Content Warnings:
- Ableist language
- Alcohol consumption
- Cancer (sc’s uncle) recounted
- Coming out themes
- Death of an uncle recounted
- Deportation (central theme)