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Canadian Literature’s Issue 221 (Summer 2014) is now available. This special issue focuses on science and Canadian literature and features a wide range of articles and book reviews as well as a selection of new Canadian poetry.
Reviewed by Allan Weiss
Three recent novels nicely illustrate the power of narrative voice. The Clarinet Polka and Necessary Betrayals are first-person narratives about men coping with recent traumas, while The Cameraman reproduces the textured voice of the protagonist as he struggles with his involvement in an apparent murder. Perhaps the strongest voice here is that of Jimmy Koprowski, the narrator of The Clarinet Polka. He is an Air Force veteran who returns home in 196 […more…]