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Art, Crime, Poverty and Power

April 28, 2013
Colours of Corruption

This is an unashamed plug for Jackie Jaques, whose novel The Colours of Corruption, just published by Honno Press has been nominated for the People’s Book Prize in the UK. I look forward to reading it!

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August 16, 2012
Rook by Jane Rusbridge

“Fiction depends for its life on place…” Eudora Welty, The Eye of the Story Two new novels  arrived in the mail yesterday, Rook, by Jane Rusbridge, published by Bloomsbury, UK, and The Apple House,  by Gillian Campbell, published by a small but wonderful BC publisher, Brindle & Glass.  Both books are fresh from the press, […]

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February 18, 2011

It’s a kind of love affair. I found him in a footnote in Donna Dickenson’s Body Shopping, scoured  the province’s libraries and drew a blank, then ordered The Kingdom of Infinite Space and The Hand: A Philosophical Enquiry into Human Being, both by Raymond Tallis, from a well-known online bookstore. They did say they had […]

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Becoming Animal by David Abram

November 30, 2010
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I saw this book in the window of one of our four independent bookstores. I’d not heard of  David Abram, much less read his previous book, The Spell of the Sensuous; it was the dark beauty of the jacket, combined with the blend of militancy and intrigue in the title, that made me want to […]

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