Jenny Leigh Dancer
Gail Scott’s The Obituary Exalts the City, Challenges the Reader
Everything is alive in The Obituary, moving and shuffling and existing in the space Gail Scott creates. The novel, however, is not for everyone.
New Books by Kathleen Winter and Michael Harris Up for GG Awards
Kathleen Winter’s Annabel, which is a finalist in the Fiction category for the 2010 Governor General’s Literary Awards, traces the story of a child named Wayne, born with an inherent identity crisis: it has both male and female anatomical parts.
Smooth over what comes apart,
smooth it over,
and with gentle hands she does
just that: one palm flat against
her mouth, holding everything in.