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Paper Rout

Postmedia in the gutter

Past Trauma

Richard Wagamese and an Indigenous literary resurgence

Family Pride

Profiles in gay life

David Penhale

David Penhale is the author of Passing Through (Cormorant, 2011), a novel reviewed in the January/February 2012 LRC. He lives in Toronto and is working on his second novel.

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David Penhale

It's Not Easy Being Undead

The travails of a Toronto zombie April 2013
Now that he has been turned into a zombie, Sheldon Funk misses a number of things. Breathing. Yawning. Blowing his nose. Sex, not so much. In the opening pages of Husk, Corey Redekop’s madcap zombie yarn, Sheldon faces a more pressing problem. Two guys in white lab coats are cutting him open and tearing out his vital…

“Dear Sir or Madam...”

A Faulknerian take on oil, revenge and email scams, from Calgary to Lagos June 2012
Will Ferguson’s third novel, 419, opens with a bang. In Calgary, a car hurtles over an embankment and crashes, killing its sole occupant. The accident puzzles the investigating officer. The action shifts to Lagos, Nigeria, where a police inspector is trying to make sense of Laura, a tense young woman who has just flown in from…