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Posts tagged ‘Montreal books’

Crisis, what Crisis?

On the fun scale, everyone in Montreal seems to have had a better time than sleep-deprived John, whose new parent role has created both a cranky husband and an absentminded employee, pushing him closer to the edge of an emotional and professional abyss.

Out of Nowhere

“I learned early on that things don’t come out of nowhere,” says the narrator in “Baby Teeth,” one of eleven stories in Teri Vlassopoulos’s Bats or Swallows. “There is always a buildup.”

The World According to Linda

Yet when it comes to the larger cultural and political narrative, this exclusively subjective perspective ends up reinforcing the very motif of the Two Solitudes that Blue Metropolis sought to undermine.