From my discovery of Neil Bantock's Griffin and Sabine books, I have sought out books that play with form. (Even earlier, I fell hard for Anastasia Krupnik's To-Do lists which appeared as handwritten notes on lined paper in Lois Lowry's books.) Recently, Kim Belair's and Ariadne MacGillivray's Pure Steele (2013) struck
Penguin-Razorbill, 2012 Mariko Tamaki's (You) Set Me On Fire (2012) Read: At the hair salon, on the TTC, standing in line: everywhere. Allison's voice is strong and compelling. I could pick up this story and immediately fall into step with her, even if I only had a very
This isn't necessarily a story that you will know. Penguin Books, 1993 And nor are you expected to. "We all know how history comes down to us, which stories, which versions tend to be passed on." But here, in Free Enterprise, in a novel, we might find another
A new Friday fugue, running through this month, considering the ways in which our working lives appear on the pages of novels and short stories. The first two weeks appear here and here.) Tightrope Books, 2011 Kathryn Mockler’s Onion Man (2011) “The first night, time went by fast
A new Friday fugue, running through this month, considering the ways in which our working lives appear on the pages of novels and short stories. Some of my favourite novels spend a good amount of time considering the good amount of time that we spend in our workplaces. Joshua Ferris'