Riel Nason’s All the Things We Leave Behind (2016)

2017-07-24T14:51:11-05:00

The title of her second novel might well have been a discarded option for her debut; Riel Nason is back in familiar territory: the intersection between memory and identity, the line between mysticism and madness, and sibling bonds in a coming-of-age tale. Goose Lane, 2016 Now it is 1977

Riel Nason’s All the Things We Leave Behind (2016)2017-07-24T14:51:11-05:00

Riel Nason’s The Town that Drowned (2011)

2016-11-10T10:58:28-05:00

Nothing really happens. Here, the "main event is simply a view of the water". So Ruby's story should not be a page-turner. But, in fact, The Town that Drowned is a coming-of-age story with a curious momentum. No single element is responsible: character and voice, setting and structure, all work

Riel Nason’s The Town that Drowned (2011)2016-11-10T10:58:28-05:00

A White Man’s Whip into a Black Man’s Hammer

2014-03-18T11:13:28-05:00

With lead type and a hand press: that's how Gaspereau Press originally produced this collection of poems, in the old-fashioned way. Even the trade edition is the sort of book which makes you want to run your fingers across the page, not simply hold it by the edges, and, yet, simultaneously,

A White Man’s Whip into a Black Man’s Hammer2014-03-18T11:13:28-05:00
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