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By Alison MacLeod

In Unexploded, which was longlisted for the 2013 Man Booker Prize, life in 1940 Brighton is tense and terrifying. Following the German invasion of France, the English city becomes focused on a potential incursion from ... Read More »

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 author Suzanne Sutherland brings to her YA debut, a ... Read More »

August 1, 2013 | Filed under: Book news

By Safia Fazlul

Farina is the deeply cynical and unhappy daughter of Bangladeshi parents. Living in a Muslim ghetto in a large Canadian city, she eschews university and instead gets a full-time deli job to fund her independence. ... Read More »

January 3, 2013 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Rick Mercer

In the latest issue of the recently reanimated magazine The Baffler, Steve Almond takes aim at Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert for, among other things, being “parasites of the dysfunction they mock” and “remaining careful ... Read More »

December 10, 2012 | Filed under: Reference