Quill and Quire

BOOK REVIEWS

By John Sewell

In the mid-1990s, former Toronto mayor and left-wing political columnist John Sewell conducted an indefatigable (but ultimately unsuccessful) campaign against the amalgamation of the city’s municipal governments. He peppered his criticism of the province’s proposal ... Read More »

October 30, 2003 | Filed under: Art, Music & Pop Culture

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 Aislinn Hunter

Given the critical recognition awarded her first book of stories published earlier this year, it comes as no surprise that B.C. writer Aislinn Hunter is an accomplished storyteller. Crossing genres with her second book, Hunter ... Read More »

October 30, 2003 | Filed under: Poetry

By Althea Prince

With Loving This Man, her first novel, Althea Prince follows other West Indian-Canadian authors (Dionne Brand, Rabindranath Maharaj, Austin Clarke) in exploring the trauma of emigration. The first half of the novel is set in ... Read More »

October 30, 2003 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Jeff Wells

Reflecting back on his life, twentysomething Gideon Gast finds that, when it comes right down to it, he’s spent most of his time “in anticipation and remembrance of sex.” Caught between his born-again mom and ... Read More »

October 30, 2003 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels