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An Ass-Kicking Sleuthing Heroine Who Needs a Queer Feminist Makeover: A Review of Ian Hamilton’s The Wild Beasts of Wuhan

Maybe it’s just me, but when I pick up a novel featuring a Chinese-Canadian lesbian protagonist written by a straight white man my guard is immediately up.  So I admittedly came into The Wild Beasts of Wuhan with quite the … Continue reading

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It’s Brash, It’s Weird, It’s Everyday Canadian: It’s Nancy Jo Cullen’s Short Story Collection Canary

Nancy Jo Cullen’s short story collection is the epitome of what I love about Canadian fiction: it’s brash, it’s ordinary, it’s clever, it’s rooted in place, it’s focused on everyday characters, it’s weird.  To top all of this off, it’s … Continue reading

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Hold a Piece of Magic in Your Hands: A Review of Mariko and Jillian Tamaki’s Graphic Novel Skim

In the spirit of the Wiccan main character, I declare Mariko and Jillian Tamaki’s Skim to be utterly magickal. It’s dark, and beautiful, and heartbreaking, and sad, and perceptive. Skim has a wonderful balance of teenage angst, earnestness, and heightened … Continue reading

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Mostly a Struggle: A Review of Marion Douglas’s Dance Hall Road

I can’t lie: reading Marion Douglas’s novel Dance Hall Road was a struggle.  I guess I might as well admit upfront that I skimmed and selectively read my way through the last hundred pages or so.  I did faithfully read … Continue reading

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Queer Canadian Literary News: June Edition

A few things I feel like y’all should know about: 1) Plenitude Magazine, a Victoria-based queer literary magazine, is accepting submissions for its third issue until July 5th! In their own words, here’s what they’re looking for: Plenitude Magazine aims … Continue reading

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