Claudia Dey

Claudia Dey is a novelist, playwright and columnist. Her plays have been produced internationally and include The Gwendolyn Poems, which was nominated for the Governor General’s Award and the Trillium Award. Claudia’s writing has appeared in a number of publications, including The Believer and The New Yorker, and her debut novel, Stunt, was chosen by The Globe and Mail and Quill & Quire as a Best Book of the Year and was shortlisted for the First Novel Award. Claudia has also worked as a horror film actress, costume designer, and cook in lumber camps across northern Canada, and is co-founder and co-creator of the design label Horses Atelier. Heartbreaker is her second novel.



Seventeen years after falling from a stolen car into a remote northern town, Billie Jean Fontaine is still an outsider. She may follow the stifling rules of this odd place, but no one will forget that she came from elsewhere. When Billie Jean vanishes one cold October night in her bare feet and track suit with only her truck keys, those closest to her begin a frantic search. Read more.