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Fiction: Novels

By Randy Boyagoda

Any western novel that takes as its main character an academic named “Prin” will necessarily endure associations – intended or otherwise – with an earlier campus novel about an eponymous protagonist whose name chimes directly. ... Read More »

July 23, 2018 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Theanna Bischoff

The third novel by Theanna Bischoff – whose debut, Cleavage, was shortlisted for the 2009 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book (Canada and the Caribbean) – is a literary/thriller hybrid that takes place in ... Read More »

July 19, 2018 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Merilyn Simonds

“My son is dead,” 96-year-old Cassandra MacCallum says halfway through Merilyn Simonds’s artful and allusive new novel. It is a declaration, not a lamentation, one called forth by the unexpected and unwelcome appearance in her ... Read More »

July 16, 2018 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels