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Fiction: Novels

By Tom Walmsley

Occasionally you hear a critic claim that Canadian fiction is lacking grit and danger. Tom Walmsley’s new novel, his first in a decade, is the latest case for dispelling that idea. The book is called ... Read More »

October 30, 2003 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Nirmal Dass

The unnamed narrator of Nirmal Dass’s first novel is a Canadian of Punjabi descent who returns to the land of his grandfather, the source of the stories and songs that so enlivened his childhood. Although ... Read More »

October 30, 2003 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Kelli Deeth

In this fresh, unflinching look at some familiar themes – cleft and reconstituted families, the daughter-as-mother figure, suburban angst – Kelli Deeth introduces readers to Leah, “the girl without anyone.” Leah is alternately bound by ... Read More »

October 30, 2003 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Sue Goyette

It was the great folk scare of the early 1970s: the cultural interlude between the Rolling Stones and the Clash characterized by that banal splice, the Sensitive Singer/Songwriter. They could sing (enviro-elf John Denver) or ... Read More »

October 30, 2003 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels