April is the cruelest month. Except for the trees. They cycle through life and death as if it were a roller coaster. Any minute now they’ll be racing past on their way to the lushest part of the year.
Much news from the book publishing industry is dire. Here’s an exciting exception, and it’s 100 per cent Montreal. Great translation ideas and more fiction.
Set in Montreal circa 1878, Portrait of a Scandal retells of an abortion, a suicide, a courtroom thriller and a story of forbidden love that threw anglo high society upside down.
With his bulbous nose, stooped posture and weathered laugh, Len Dobbin, jazz broadcaster/writer/photographer/fan, cut an almost Dickensian figure. Gazette cartoonist Aislin captured it with his caricature…