Shadow Giller: Joshua Whitehead’s Jonny Appleseed (2018)

2019-05-11T19:51:26-05:00

In Short presents a 300-word and spoiler-free summary, intended to have a broad appeal; In Detail focuses on one aspect of the book which I found remarkable, which might interest those who have already read the book or those with an interest in the mechanics of writing; In Other

Shadow Giller: Joshua Whitehead’s Jonny Appleseed (2018)2019-05-11T19:51:26-05:00

Ami McKay: The Moth Stories

2016-12-09T15:22:34-05:00

It's the book which Moth discovers in Mr. Wentworth's study in Ami McKay's second novel, The Virgin Cure (2011): "The Witches of New York was the book I’ found most intriguing." "Listing addresses from Broome to Nineteenth Street, it claimed to be a reliable guide to the soothsayers of the

Ami McKay: The Moth Stories2016-12-09T15:22:34-05:00

Difficult Stories, Difficult Narrators: Five Novels

2016-11-06T10:20:27-05:00

Conflicted: that describes my first impressions after meeting Pillow in Andrew Battershill's Giller-nominated novel of the same name,and it also describes his perspective on the world. It's hard to be Pillow, to see all the angles which converge and diverge simultaneously on any single thought he has. For instance: "Pillow

Difficult Stories, Difficult Narrators: Five Novels2016-11-06T10:20:27-05:00

Partitions: Neverhome (2014) and Between Clay and Dust (2012)

2017-07-24T15:11:53-05:00

Neverhome is set in the years of the American Civil War and narrated by a fledgling letter-writer. She has survived the conflict and adopted this strange chore of authoring. Little, Brown and Company, 2014 "When I’d eaten up my given share of a day I’d take up my pen

Partitions: Neverhome (2014) and Between Clay and Dust (2012)2017-07-24T15:11:53-05:00

Talking Time: Life after Life, The Luminaries

2015-10-20T07:58:55-05:00

Random House, 2013 The slippery question of time is often posed on the page. And with books, it’s different. In music, listeners are engaged at a pace dictated by the composer’s notation, beats counted as the bars pass, the audience arriving synchronously at the end of the piece.

Talking Time: Life after Life, The Luminaries2015-10-20T07:58:55-05:00