Sanaaq offers an unromanticized glimpse of Inuit life in Northern Québec, and while its details are indeed unfamiliar, the people themselves are very much like us.
With Bear, Bo can be the champion he’s always wanted to be, and his life seems to take on a magical quality. But the magic ends when Gerry’s boss gets wind of Bo’s sister, and wants to put her in his carnival freak show.
We Animals takes us on a 15-year journey into dark, forlorn territory. From stillness and suffering, the subjects look on with disquieting human-like stares.
Peter Huang’s birth is his father’s dream come true – a son. Too bad for Peter and his father, this bliss is ignorance of Peter’s true gender. Peter is a woman inside.
As the snow stubbornly clings to grey sidewalks, it is easy to forget that just two years ago the Maple Spring was in full force. Tenir tête and Les femmes changent la lutte offer two very different versions of the student strike.
Michael Paryla was found locked in his own apartment comatose from a mixture of milk, whiskey and sleeping pills. Now his distant cousin, Montreal-born Andrew Steinmetz, is trying to reconstruct his life.
Boy is not a boy, although she is Boy. Snow is not snow, although she is Snow. And Bird is not a bird, although she is Bird. And this is just the beginning.
This is one of the finest and most exciting collections of short fiction I have read this year. This is the start (hopefully) of a very long and impressive career. Keep this writer on your radar.
In the news, Russian and Western forces are fighting it out in Ukraine – the “blue” pro-Russian camp and the “orange” pro-Western Ukrainian camp. But there is another voice.
Blood runs deep and long, and Hill spurts it all out and does not spare any detail on the subject. At times, my interest suffered from faint spells.
In reading Carolyne Van Der Meer’s remarkable work, Motherlode: A Mosaic of Dutch Wartime Experiences, I was reminded of the intricate lace curtains found on the…
I felt a little overwhelmed when I read the list of great books to be released this year. And truth be told, it is going to…
BOOKS: THE WIND IS NOT A RIVER by BRIAN PAYTON (HARPER COLLINS). When John disappears, Helen hatches an improbable plan of her own. She talks her way into a USO troupe and sings and dances her way to Alaska.
BOOKS: THE UNWINDING: AN INNER HISTORY OF NEW AMERICA, BY GEORGE PACKER. Where is the United States headed? At best, it is trapped in stagnation, in…
Death is in the air these days. Two books by Montreal writers access “the other side” in fresh, imaginative ways. Adam Leith Gollner’s The Book of…