Quill and Quire

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

By Jeff Wells

Reflecting back on his life, twentysomething Gideon Gast finds that, when it comes right down to it, he’s spent most of his time “in anticipation and remembrance of sex.” Caught between his born-again mom and ... Read More »

October 30, 2003 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels