Michelle Good’s Five Little Indians (2020)

2020-10-23T16:41:02-05:00

From the opening lines of Five Little Indians, debut author Michelle Good prepares readers. There are snares and ghosts, silvery and summery glimmers, and there is also warmth. (There’s also the requisite discussion of semantics—‘Indian’ or ‘Aboriginal’—reminding readers that nomenclature and self-identification is not a matter of consensus in

Michelle Good’s Five Little Indians (2020)2020-10-23T16:41:02-05:00

An Act of Homage: Rereading Wayson Choy

2020-04-30T09:08:45-05:00

Rereading Wayson Choy’s The Jade Peony (1995) is a blatant act of homage. When I first heard Choy read from his work, he was promoting his memoir Paper Shadows (1999) at a Pride event. He was reading with Marnie Woodrow and Sky Gilbert: one, a curly-haired slightly messy young

An Act of Homage: Rereading Wayson Choy2020-04-30T09:08:45-05:00

Kerri Sakamoto’s Floating City (2018)

2019-02-11T16:07:34-05:00

It’s fitting that a story which includes the visionary figure of Buckminster Fuller is rooted in possibility rather than history: “It is not intended to follow the precise history of what was, but rather to imagine a story that might have been.” This note precedes the novel and sets

Kerri Sakamoto’s Floating City (2018)2019-02-11T16:07:34-05:00

Emerging and Established: The Journey Prize Stories 26 and Margaret Atwood

2018-10-19T14:53:24-05:00

Just as the jury enjoyed reading the stories submitted for tthe 2014 Journey Prize, other readers can also value the "exposure to a new generation of writers who are extending the tradition of Canadian short fiction well into the twenty-first century". McClelland & Stewart, 2014. Edited by Steven

Emerging and Established: The Journey Prize Stories 26 and Margaret Atwood2018-10-19T14:53:24-05:00

Nancy Lee’s The Age (2014)

2017-07-24T14:33:54-05:00

Do you hear it when you look at the cover of Nancy Lee’s debut novel? Cue the music: “This is the dawning of….” The Age. It is an unusual title which manages to feel both like a fragment and an expansive concept. If readers do think of the song from

Nancy Lee’s The Age (2014)2017-07-24T14:33:54-05:00
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