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Fiction: Novels

Sap

By John Swan

John Swan’s first novel, Sap, begins “Every two-bit dick-yarn starts with a beautiful woman. They stride on long legs with longer tales of woe and misunderstanding,” and ends with the novel’s narrator (also named John ... Read More »

October 16, 2003 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Susan Ouriou

Already a reputed translator of works from French into English, Susan Ouriou now offers readers an ambitious debut novel. Impressive in its scope, the book attempts to cover a long list of themes, including religion, ... Read More »

October 16, 2003 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Chris Eaton

The Inactivist, the new novel from Toronto writer, advertising worker, and musician Chris Eaton (who records under the name Rock Plaza Central) is the sort of book that will appeal to adolescent nihilists and self-consciously ... Read More »

October 16, 2003 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Mary Dalton

Newfoundland poet Mary Dalton’s third book is so profoundly regional in its Maritime idiom and attitude that it actually transcends patois to a surprising extent and manages to be a universal pleasure to read. The ... Read More »

October 16, 2003 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Robert J. Sawyer

With Hybrids, Robert J. Sawyer draws to a close the Neanderthal Parallax trilogy, a trio of books that will likely be looked upon as a career highlight for the Toronto science fiction writer.As Hybrids opens, ... Read More »

October 16, 2003 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels