Canada (romans), Prairies (romans), Littérature générale (romans), Nouvelles
In these short stories, Butala introduces the reader to a number of women who are experiencing bitter difficulties - cancer, rape, beatings from husbands. Throughout the collection, as these women feel trapped by fate or circumstance, the question returns again… and again: what is free will and what is unavoidable destiny? Is fate, as she asks in the title story, "met" or "made"? Some descriptions of sex, violence and some strong language. 2002.