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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

By John D. Stiles

After earning a nasty reputation in his claustrophobic Nova Scotia home town, young Selwyn Davies runs off, like many a wandering, forever-unsatisfied protagonist before him, to earn a similar reputation around the world. The pace ... Read More »

October 30, 2003 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Gerald Lynch

On opening night at a strip club in the Troutstream Arms, a performer with the evocative name of Burnadette is nearly incinerated when her spectacular Joan of Arc routine goes awry. As the patrons gawk, ... Read More »

October 30, 2003 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Austin Clarke

Austin Clarke is not the first African-Canadian novelist, though he is one of the most esteemed – and most prolific. While Clarke follows early Ontario writers Martin Delany and William Stowers in chronology (they issued ... Read More »

October 30, 2003 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Philip Roth

It’s the summer of 1998 – that Clinton-Lewinsky summer – and at a small New England college another formerly respected, powerful man faces disgrace. His offence is a classroom remark, taken out of context and ... Read More »

October 30, 2003 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels