In If You Live Like Me, Cheryl finds her life turned upside down when her father’s anthropology research relocates her family to St. John’s, Newfoundland. Even before she arrives in Newfoundland, Cheryl is already plotting her escape. She knows life on “the rock” will be no better than it was in the other places she’s been forced to live ever since her parents launched their cross-Canada tour. The unwilling spectator of her father’s morbid fascination with dying cultures, Cheryl has seen more than her fair share of depressing towns. His need to study the defunct fishing industry in St. John’s is Cheryl’s breaking point, and she is more determined than ever to get back to the concrete, the buzz, and the bright lights of Montreal. If You Live Like Me explores the bonds that form in strange and unexpected ways, and shows how letting go can lead to the strongest connections of all.