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Our Violent National Game

The great hockey debate continues

Pax Atlantica

NATO’s long-lasting relevance

Marianne Apostolides

Marianne Apostolides is a writer and critic based in Toronto. Her most recent novel, The Lucky Child, was published by Mansfield Press in 2010.

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Voices Unheard

Letters and fragmented stories create an intriguing tale June 2009
Can we ever know a person’s true nature? How does appearance—what we can see and verify—relate to interior essence? Secrecy, identity, story, fate: these are the heady issues that engage Priscila Uppal in her latest novel, To Whom It May Concern. The novel follows Hardev Dange and his three grown children as they negotiate their various identities and…

Ravines and Reality

A bumbling narrator searches for the dark and telling moment in his past June 2008
Paul Quarrington’s writing is all about narrative voice. Yes, he develops setting, character and thematic idea in each of his books (he has written over a dozen, including King Leary, which won the Stephen Leacock Medal in 1988 and the 2008 Canada Reads competition). But Quarrington’s unique contribution — the element that gives him that mysterious shimmer of “importance” — is narrative…