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The long poem Traverse, written mostly in a one-day marathon, presented an opportunity to reflect on more than 30 years as a practising poet, writes George Elliott Clarke Traverse is a happy accident. I wrote…

March 21, 2014 | Filed under: Book news, Libraries

By Andrew Binks

The toned body of John Rottam pirouettes through Andrew Binks’s second novel. The young dancer traverses the country, migrating from ballet to burlesque, while navigating gay romantic life at the advent of the A...

February 20, 2014 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Paulette Jiles

Poet, novelist, and memoirist Paulette Jiles stakes out new ground in her latest novel, eschewing her preferred mode of historical fiction in favour of literary dystopia. In Lighthouse Island, Jiles tells the story of...

November 13, 2013 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Suzanne Sutherland

Binge-eating, suicidal thoughts, sexual frustration, alienated parents, best-friend-turned-mean-girl – in short, a good wallow in what one character calls a “drama pit” – are the components aut...

August 1, 2013 | Filed under: Book news

By Tamara Faith Berger

Brought back into the world as a single-volume reprint, Little Cat offers “substantially revised” versions of Tamara Faith Berger’s first two novels: 1999’s Lie with Me and 2001’s The Way...

June 3, 2013 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels