Sigal Samuel’s The Mystics of Mile End (2015)

2020-08-19T08:28:35-05:00

There are five windows on the cover of Sigal Samuel's debut novel; in only one of them does a pair of people appear. Freehand Books, 2015 In three of the windows there is a solitary silhouette, and in the window at the top, the blind is nearly pulled to

Sigal Samuel’s The Mystics of Mile End (2015)2020-08-19T08:28:35-05:00

Carrie Snyder’s Girl Runner (2014)

2017-07-24T15:03:20-05:00

As a fan of Carrie Snyder's The Juliet Stories, I was wriggling in my seat over the mere idea of Girl Runner. But then the anxiety crept in: there would be no Juliet, and perhaps much of the magic was hers. Just as the same river can't be stepped in twice, an

Carrie Snyder’s Girl Runner (2014)2017-07-24T15:03:20-05:00

My Bloody Valentine: On Lawrence Hill’s 2013 Massey Lecture

2014-07-11T16:29:49-05:00

This year's Massey Lecture text begins with passion and grandiose declarations. "I have had a lifelong obsession with blood, and I'm not the only one. As both substance and symbol, blood reveals us, divides us, and unites us. We care about blood, because it spills literally and figuratively into every

My Bloody Valentine: On Lawrence Hill’s 2013 Massey Lecture2014-07-11T16:29:49-05:00
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