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Dayle Furlong studied literature at York University and attended the Humber School for Writers. Her critically acclaimed poetry and fiction have appeared in numerous journals. She works as a literary publicist and is a member of an all-women's writing salon in Toronto. She lives in Toronto.
[Furlong] has an eye for the natural world and a talent for probing the emotional dimensions of physical sensation. * National Post * Although mainly set in the 1980s, the "Saltwater Cowboys" storyline remains more contemporary and timely than ever. * The Telegram * Furlong makes us feel the bite of barely thwarted poverty and the mounting inevitability that at least one of her characters will be tempted by the lure of easy money. An astute observer of the intimacies of marriage, she knows her men and women inside and out, the ways they misjudge themselves and each other, and, however misguided, try to provide comfort and hope. Saltwater Cowboys is an insightful, unmistakably Canadian novel with a social conscience. * Diana Fitzgerald Bryden, author of No Place Strange * Furlong is very good at conveying the isolation and loneliness the main characters feel. * Downhome Magazine *