Quill and Quire

Fiction: Novels

By Lee Gowan

The word “cowboy” comes freighted with so many different meanings. For immigrants from Europe, Asia, or Africa, it can be romance personified, a somewhat updated version of the medieval knight, out riding the range, communing ... Read More »

November 11, 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

By Bill Richardson

In Waiting for Gertrude, Vancouver writer, broadcaster, and notorious cat-fancier Bill Richardson envisions Paris’s famed Père-Lachaise Cemetery as inhabited by the souls of its notable occupants reincarnated into the bodies of feral cats. Chopin has ... Read More »

October 30, 2003 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Lorenz Peter

Lorenz Peter’s second graphic novel, Chaos Mission , is an extremely atypical coming-of-age autobiography originally serialized in an underground zine by the same name. Peter’s first graphic novel, The Last Remaining Ancient Mellish Bird, was ... Read More »

October 30, 2003 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels