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Fiction: Novels

By Maria Meindl

In Maria Meindl’s debut novel, set in 1980s Toronto, a stage manager falls for the enigmatic owner of a cutting-edge theatre company. Rebecca Weir joins SenseInSound, whose rehearsals take place in a cold, underground warehouse. ... Read More »

September 30, 2019 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels, Reviews

By Jessica Westhead

Human life is fragile and precarious. No one knows this more than Ruth, the preoccupied parent at the centre of Jessica Westhead’s startling and powerfully affecting new novel. Well, perhaps one other person does, as ... Read More »

September 12, 2019 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels, Reviews

By Emma Donoghue

Noah Selvaggio, the protagonist of Emma Donoghue’s new novel, doesn’t like change. His Upper West Side apartment is a shrine to the past; he can’t even bring himself to throw out his dead dog’s old ... Read More »

September 5, 2019 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels, Reviews

By Lynn Coady

After four novels, two short-story collections (including the 2013 Scotiabank Giller Prize–winning Hellgoing), and appearances in myriad journals and anthologies, we’ve come to expect a certain level of excellence from Lynn Coady. Though less forceful ... Read More »

August 26, 2019 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels