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By Dan Vyleta

“When I set out to write The Crooked Maid,” says Dan Vyleta in the acknowledgements to his 2013 Scotiabank Giller Prize–nominated novel, “I had contracted the Balzacian bug.” Vyleta’s reference is appropriate, since the 19th-century ... Read More »

November 5, 2013 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Suzanne Sutherland

Binge-eating, suicidal thoughts, sexual frustration, alienated parents, best-friend-turned-mean-girl – in short, a good wallow in what one character calls a “drama pit” – are the components author Suzanne Sutherland brings to her YA debut, a ... Read More »

August 1, 2013 | Filed under: Book news

By Ian Rogers

Short-story collections give fantasy and horror writers an opportunity to indulge imaginative premises. In his first collection, Ian Rogers displays his original vision via characters such as a professor who discovers a forest of perpetual ... Read More »

January 3, 2013 | Filed under: Fiction: Short

By Basil Papademos

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times: Montreal, 1989. For Johnny, a drug merchant and bisexual prostitute, the metropolis represents “one of the last big Western cities where you can ... Read More »

August 15, 2012 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels