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 Shannon MacRae
The Maleness of God and Night Watch, two short story collections written by relatively new authors, cover the familiar territory of the casual cruelty of families, mistaken epiphanies, and the emptiness of nostalgia. Yet, while the main themes that both Baker and Zettell explore are not new, both collections continually surprise with their shared freshness, lyrical yet economical use of language, and the ability to draw the reader into a space where the mundane becomes infus […more…]