Former model, Velvet Haney, released The Mousehouse Years, a memoir of her childhood with her five siblings in the care of their mostly single mother and with the larger than life looming presence of their father.
Growing up in what’s described as the “slums” of Alexandra Park in downtown Toronto, Mousehouse was the name Haney’s mother gave to their small home.
Inspired by Alison Bechdel’s popular and successful graphic memoir Fun Home, Haney found a way to tell her story using humour to lighten what is sometimes dark subject matter.
The Mousehouse Years reads as a eulogy to a mother she had a sometimes volatile relationship with, and thank you to her siblings for helping make her childhood a happy one.
Noce, the cute Queen West restaurant, hosted a book launch party for Haney earlier this month.
For more information on Velvet Haney, The Mousehouse Years or to purchase the memoir, please visit: www.VelvetHaney.com