February 4, 2017

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February 4, 2017

All in all, it would be a challenge to find a grimmer novel than Waste. The book is bent on cataloguing the depth and intensity of darkness, laying out and comparing the miniature tragedies colouring each small-town citizen like a series of macabre paint chips. Rather...

February 4, 2017

In Salvage, Ottawa journalist Stephen Mayer has delivered a fast-paced, atmospheric, and compelling thriller. A former Maritimer himself, Maher has an ear for Newfoundland dialect, and his characters seem to step off the page. The plot is utterly believable, and crime...

February 4, 2017

Hidden in the Yukon, the City of the Lost has been engineered for folks who need to escape society for various reasons including white-collar crime. It’s off the radar; invisible from the air. Seventy-five percent of the town’s populace is male, which makes being a fem...

February 4, 2017

The Wendigo has not only turned Sasquatch into even more of a monster than his usual self, but it gives him the power to fade and kill at will. The evil spirit also sows disharmony in everyone and everything around it. As its hold over Sasquatch grows, the town's d...

September 1, 2014

Reviewed by Ian Thomas Shaw

 

In what is truly an extraordinary narrative of 19th century detective work, Sean Haldane has demonstrated his exemplary writing skills.

 

The Devil's Making, Haldane's first novel, takes place in Victoria, British Columbia in 1868 where beneat...

September 1, 2014

Reviewed by Stephanie Dror

 

Susin Nielsen, accomplished TV scriptwriter (Degrassi Junior High and co­creator of Robson Arms) and author of young teen fiction (Dear George Clooney, Please Marry My Mother and Word Nerd), uses her skill, experience and humour in her affect...

September 1, 2014

Reviewed by Joey Kary

 

To some, Palawan is an ideal vacation spot; a small remote island in the Phillipines with beautiful beaches and the cleanest water in the nation.  To Kim Nguyen, however, Palawan was more than that. It was a place of refuge and imprisonment, the s...

September 1, 2014

Reviewed by John Last

 

Sex and Samosas describes the journey of Leena, a young South Asian woman, from listless, bored TV watching and snacking, overweight, and low self-esteem, to self-confident athletic fitness; and from a contented but humdrum five-year-long childles...

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Contributors to
the December 2019 Issue

Wendy Hawkin

Menaka Raman-Wilms

Sonia Saikaley

Ian Thomas Shaw

Caroline Vu

 

 

 

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