Discrimination and racial profiling

In Firebird, his young reader/adult “crossover” historical fiction, Glen Huser (left) offers a sobering look into racial prejudice in Canada more than 100 years ago. FULL STORY

The future of “no future”

October 14th, 2020

Victoria-based Susan Sanford Blades’s debut novel, Fake It So Real (Nightwood $21.95) takes on the fallout from a punk-rock lifestyle – the future of “no future” – and its effects on the subsequent generations of one family. It follows Gwen, a Nancy Spungen (girlfriend of Sex Pistols’s Sid Vicious) lookalike, who, in 1983, meets Damian, the leader of a punk band. Seven years and two unplanned pregnancies later, Damian abandons Gwen, leaving her to raise their two daughters, Sara and Meg, on her own. The novel covers the next five decades of the lives of Gwen and her daughters. 9780889713888

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