Vickie Gendreau’s Testament (2012; 2016)

2017-05-02T09:37:11+00:00

Originally written after the author had been diagnosed with a brain tumour, Testament is a response to the news that Vickie Gendreau would have little time left to live: about a year. 2012; Book Thug, 2016 The novel's translator, Aimee Wall, writes about the work, a few months

Vickie Gendreau’s Testament (2012; 2016) 2017-05-02T09:37:11+00:00

Reading Louise Erdrich: At Last

2017-09-15T08:38:16+00:00

For years, vaguely since I collected The Bingo Palace with a university course in mind (but there was never enough time to read all the books I planned to read for papers) and intensely since falling in love with The Last Miracle at Little No Horse, I've wanted to go

Reading Louise Erdrich: At Last 2017-09-15T08:38:16+00:00

A Really Good Brown Girl: Marilyn Dumont

2017-07-25T11:31:29+00:00

First published in 1996, Marilyn Dumont's debut - A Really Good Brown Girl - was reprinted thirteen times and later republished as part of Brick Books' classic series in 2013. In Lee Maracle's  introduction, she talks about keeping a worn copy next to her bed, taking good care of it. Like

A Really Good Brown Girl: Marilyn Dumont 2017-07-25T11:31:29+00:00

On Michael Helm’s After James (and other puzzling novels)

2017-02-01T12:54:29+00:00

"Perhaps the most brave and honest review of After James should restrict itself to two words: Read it." Could be that Angie Abdou got it right, when she reviewed Michael Helm's After James and concluded with this. McClelland & Stewart, 2016 But she did a fine job of

On Michael Helm’s After James (and other puzzling novels) 2017-02-01T12:54:29+00:00