Anna Maxymiw is a writer and editor based in Toronto. Her first book, Dirty Work: My Gruelling, Glorious, Life-changing Summer In the Wilderness, was published last year. The book of secrets is black well-worn.
New Year’s Eve 1980, and I’m wearing a get-up that wouldn’t shame Adam Ant (a silk blouse with billowing sleeves, velvet trousers that finish at the knee, a red pirate sash knotted around my waist). I