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Book Review: A Modern Journey – Derek Turner

While it is Turner’s inspired construction of Ambrose that is the most memorable and successful element of the novel, the protagonist’s sheer lunacy makes this otherwise promising novel difficult to connect with.

Book Review: Labor of Love – Moira Wegel

Wegel shows how rituals of dating, sex and childbirth have always converged with gendered social and economic expectations, and how women and non-heterosexual men still generally perform the majority of emotional and cultural labour in seeking and maintaining romantic relationships.

Book Review: Barkskins – Annie Proulx

Annie Proulx, at 80 years of age, can certainly not be faulted for effort. Her new novel, Barkskins, encompasses 300 years of colonial history and its effects over 700-odd pages.

 

Book Review: Blackass – Igoni Barrett

Barrett’s novel forces the reader to consider important questions regarding the human condition and is a worthwhile read precisely because of the difficult questions it raises

 
 
 
 
 
 

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