Page Turners: Thieves, Bombs, Predators, Gunshots, and Oil Spills

2017-12-12T12:09:52-05:00

In which pages are turned, at a faster rate than usual. Character-soaked, but still fast-paced storytelling. Cherie Dimaline's The Marrow Thieves (2017) is set in a future in which the dominant culture has determined that the blood of indigenous peoples holds an inherent value for healing. Exploitation and genocide ensue. This

Page Turners: Thieves, Bombs, Predators, Gunshots, and Oil Spills2017-12-12T12:09:52-05:00

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

2017-07-24T14:32:10-05:00

This is the third 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

Madeleine Thien’s Do Not Say We Have Nothing (2016): Third Variation2017-07-24T14:32:10-05:00

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

Darren Greer’s Advocate (2016)

2017-07-24T14:33:29-05:00

"The past presses so hard on the present, the present is badly bruised, blood brims under the skin." These lines from Brenda Shaughnessy's poem “Nachträglichkeit”* fit beautifully with Darren Greer's new novel, Advocate: Not only because much of Advocate is preoccupied with memory, with what the characters carry with them

Darren Greer’s Advocate (2016)2017-07-24T14:33:29-05:00
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