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By W. Mark Giles

Knucklehead, W. Mark Giles’ first collection of short fiction, is an eclectic mix of stories and experimental pieces. The title and cover art are misleading, implying yet another collection of gritty urban tales of boozers ... Read More »

November 19, 2003 | Filed under: Fiction: Short

By Michael Hennessey

Mention orphans and Prince Edward Island, and Anne Shirley immediately springs to mind. As Anne of Green Gables, Lucy Maud Montgomery’s creation has become an island industry. Mickey Casey – the nasty, drunken, murderous narrator ... Read More »

November 19, 2003 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Jim Christy

The 14 stories in Tight Like That recall the days when every little magazine ran short fiction – crisp, savvy entertainments slickly crafted to appeal to just about anybody, perfect to fill those idle few ... Read More »

November 19, 2003 | Filed under: Fiction: Short

By David Homel

Shot through with gallows humour and a brand of wartime slapstick, David Homel’s The Speaking Cure communicates a subtle and powerful anti-censorship message while blurring already shifty lines between right and wrong, victim and oppressor. ... Read More »

November 19, 2003 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels