An academic, an artist, two businessmen, a talk show host, and a retired hockey player gather at a hunting lodge and resort in Northern Ontario. Over the course of their retreat they kill, they eat and they justify their lives.
Fog is suspenseful, conflicting, mysterious and hard to put down. (…) A literate mystery/thriller set in Montreal (on “the Main”) with side trips to Calcutta and Kandahar, this is a superbly written book about a neighbourhood, friendships, justice and belonging.
Halifax-based writer Kris Bertin has won many awards for his previous short story collection, Bad Things Happen (2016, Biblioasis) and I'm sure that Use Your Imagination! (2019, Vagrant Press*) will garner its share. Composed of seven stories spread over 200 pages, these are the type of short stories you can really get into.
At the Mountain's Edge (2019, Simon & Schuster Canada*), is a divergence from Ms. Graham's three previous novels, for she leaves the East Coast setting and heads north-west to the Yukon's frontier gold fields of the late 19th century.
An unnamed narrator, a woman who has been published as a poet and is presently writing her first novel, tells us her story in little swatches of prose.
Land for Fatimah is an excellent example of the type of book that exists to broaden the horizons of those with an interest in novels with multi-cultural roots, showing a way of life that is unknown to many of us.