Quill and Quire

Fiction: Novels

By Rob Payne

In Fictionland, all novels that are narrated by struggling members of rock bands feature embarrassing alcoholic dads; laconic, skinny love-object minxes; service jobs that resemble psych wards; descriptions of greasy food; and at least one ... Read More »

January 21, 2004 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Grant Buday

With his latest novel, A Sack of Teeth, critically praised Vancouver writer Grant Buday chronicles a single day in the life of a Vancouver family. It’s September 1965, and six-year-old Jack Klein is about to ... Read More »

January 21, 2004 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Pamela Westoby

The age-old conflict between art and commerce (otherwise known as “Is it really selling my soul if I get to eat regularly?”) is given a contemporary and Canadian voice in Hoyden, the debut novel from ... Read More »

January 19, 2004 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Jim Munroe

The increasing power of corporations and advertisers in contemporary society has gotten a lot of press in recent years and has become fodder for fiction, especially science fiction. In this, his third novel, Toronto writer ... Read More »

January 19, 2004 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Anne Denoon

Readers may not have given much thought to Toronto in the 1960s, but Anne Denoon has extracted a novel from an even more arcane branch of the city’s historical tree: the milieu of art and ... Read More »

January 19, 2004 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels