Young Love, Complicated Love: Nothing Like Love

2015-07-14T10:05:51-05:00

Reading about Sabrina Ramnanan's love of Anne of Green Gables made me really want to read the debut novelist's Nothing Like Love. And it's a good thing that I understood this about her reading past, because it prepared me perfectly for her prose style. Random House CanadaDoubleday Canada, 2015

Young Love, Complicated Love: Nothing Like Love2015-07-14T10:05:51-05:00

Shani Mootoo’s Moving Forward Sideways Like a Crab (2014)

2014-10-07T15:08:06-05:00

Shani Mootoo sidles up to her story. Random House Canada, 2014 A novel like Padma Viswanathan’s The Ever After of Ashwin Rao is more openly preoccupied with questions of grief and loss. One like Shyam Selvadurai’s The Hungry Ghosts explores family relationships and the passage of time in

Shani Mootoo’s Moving Forward Sideways Like a Crab (2014)2014-10-07T15:08:06-05:00

Great Scott: It’s The Amazing Absorbing Boy

2018-04-18T17:45:18-05:00

Rabindranath Maharaj's The Amazing Absorbing Boy Knopf, 2010 "Useless! Completely kissmeass useless nowhereian." That's how Uncle Boysie describes Samuel's father. "Your father was a big inventor in Trinidad, you know...[b]ut the only thing he invent was a scheme to get out of the island." But talk of his father's neemakararam

Great Scott: It’s The Amazing Absorbing Boy2018-04-18T17:45:18-05:00

For the Love of an Island

2014-03-09T13:33:43-05:00

Monique Roffey's The White Woman on the Green Bicycle (Simon & Schuster, 2009) I was pleased to see that more than half of the Orange Prize shortlisted titles -- including this novel -- were still unread in my stacks. Reading the longlist was a crazy undertaking (see more talk of

For the Love of an Island2014-03-09T13:33:43-05:00
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