Canadian Literature’s Issue 219 (Winter 2013) is now available. The issue features articles by Vinh Nguyen, Miriam Pirbhai, Rachel Bower, and others, as well as new poetry & book reviews.
Reviewed by Andrea Wasylow Sharman
Canadian literature is blooming with writing by women authors. These four novels challenge us to abandon our constants and to think about alternative securities, the absence of securities, and otherworldliness. As Camilla Gibb writes, "Worlds meet in collision and the coherence of our histories crumbles." Each author unsettles her reader by combining fantastic reality with wrenching and wretched emotions. Wryness flirts with sadness and subversion in Like Minds. Shannon Friesen […more…]