Madeleine Thien’s Do Not Say We Have Nothing (2016): Second Variation

2017-07-24T14:32:18-05:00

This is the second of three posts spiralling around the notes made while reading Do Not Say We Have Nothing. Each with ten parts. Thirty segments. As though my post is the aria and the thirty segments are the variations. In recognition of the importance which Bach's Goldberg Variations holds in

Madeleine Thien’s Do Not Say We Have Nothing (2016): Second Variation2017-07-24T14:32:18-05:00

Madeleine Thien’s Do Not Say We Have Nothing (2016): First Variation

2017-07-24T14:32:26-05:00

This will be the first of three posts spiralling around notes made while reading Do Not Say We Have Nothing. Each with ten parts. Thirty segments. As though my post is the aria and the thirty segments are the variations. In recognition of the importance which Bach's Goldberg Variations holds

Madeleine Thien’s Do Not Say We Have Nothing (2016): First Variation2017-07-24T14:32:26-05:00

“Wasn’t my life supposed to be rock and roll?”

2016-07-31T12:23:08-05:00

Rockstar or not, Nicola Harwood's Flight Instructions for the Commitment Impaired is a bold and absorbing memoir. At times her style is plain and functional, at other times it is poetic and intricate - even captivating, her voice consistently displayed centre-stage. Caitlin Press, 2016 "No such thing as one true love,

“Wasn’t my life supposed to be rock and roll?”2016-07-31T12:23:08-05:00

Joni Murphy’s Double Teenage (2016)

2016-06-16T19:23:24-05:00

Celine and Julie are negotating the borders of girlhood, wandering back and forth across dotted lines and territories both more and less available to them as the years pass. They trade L.M. Montgomery's girlhood classics for "Law and Order" and Our Bodies, Ourselves, while readers follow in their footsteps in narratives which alternately

Joni Murphy’s Double Teenage (2016)2016-06-16T19:23:24-05:00

“Fiction” Alice Munro

2017-07-25T11:22:47-05:00

Is it something like a triangle? With happiness, unhappiness and love arranged with an equal distance between each point? Perhaps. Certainly there are triangles in "Fiction", shifting alliances and fractures. Love triangles. Happiness triangles. Just enough. Too much. The kind of happiness discussed in "Fiction" is different from that which

“Fiction” Alice Munro2017-07-25T11:22:47-05:00
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