Quill and Quire

Fiction: Short

By Evelyn Lau

As with much of Evelyn Lau’s previous writing – fiction, memoir, and poetry – the six stories and one novella in this collection obsessively track ill-fated, sexualized relationships between young women and much older men. ... Read More »

February 16, 2004 | Filed under: Fiction: Short

By Russell Smith

These stories, in the main, are a kind of anthropological foray that might have been subtitled “Failing to Come of Age in Toronto.” “Slaves of Queen Street” or “Dimmish Lights, Middling City” would also have ... Read More »

February 16, 2004 | Filed under: Fiction: Short

By Gabriella Goliger

After the literature of the Holocaust comes the literature of the Holocaust’s children. Spared the immediate horrors of the Second World War, they are left with the more subtle task of witnessing the witnesses – ... Read More »

February 16, 2004 | Filed under: Fiction: Short

By Joe Matt

Joe Matt’s autobiographical Peepshow was part of a wave of groundbreaking North American alternative comics in the early 1990s. Matt’s unflinching and unflattering portrayal of every sordid corner of his Catholic-guilt-ridden psyche earned him a ... Read More »

February 16, 2004 | Filed under: Fiction: Short

By Joseph Boyden

The stories in Joseph Boyden’s first collection, Born with a Tooth, chart the resources, rituals, misgivings, and misfortunes of a cast of characters on a Northern Ontario native reserve. As a series of windows into ... Read More »

February 12, 2004 | Filed under: Fiction: Short