Quill and Quire

Fiction: Novels

By Ron Hotz

Ron Hotz distinguishes his first novel, The Animal Sciences, from other Canadian stories of dysfunctional characters and difficult loves by presenting it as a kind of scientific case study rather than as a deeply felt ... Read More »

November 19, 2003 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Nancy Huston

Already a bestseller in France, Nancy Huston’s latest novel is both an affecting portrait of real and sympathetic characters and literary high art. Taking the form of the direct testimony of witnesses at a murder ... Read More »

November 19, 2003 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Jack Hodgins

For several years my parents had a painting by a well-known local artist hung in their living room. The painting was a typical, post-Group of Seven landscape of the Canadian Shield. The lake looked properly ... Read More »

November 19, 2003 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By David Homel

Shot through with gallows humour and a brand of wartime slapstick, David Homel’s The Speaking Cure communicates a subtle and powerful anti-censorship message while blurring already shifty lines between right and wrong, victim and oppressor. ... Read More »

November 19, 2003 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Nalo Hopkinson

The Salt Roads, the new novel from Toronto writer Nalo Hopkinson, is a sprawling, ambitious exploration of mythology and history, race and gender. Hopkinson, who is widely respected for her fantasy writing, casts as her ... Read More »

November 11, 2003 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels