Alan Twigg’s tribute to Rudolf Vrba

Rudolf Vrba, who escaped Auschwitz and co-authored a report saving 200,000 lives, remains unrecognized in Vancouver despite his significant historical impact. Alan Twigg (l.) seeks to change this.” FULL STORY


Michael Maitland

May 29th, 2024

In The World is But a Broken Heart (Signature Editions $24.99), Victoria-based Michael Maitland weaves together eleven tales of the hapless Fitzpatrick family who are perpetually shadowed by misfortune. Brothers Dale, Kenny and Patrick navigate a turbulent household with bouts of antagonism and camaraderie. Amidst difficult parenting, despairing mothers and fathers numbed by their occupations, these stories explore life’s complexities—violent labour strikes, predatory insurance agents, student-teacher relationships and estranged siblings. In addition to writing fiction, Michael Maitland is also a screenwriter. Stories from this short story collection have been published in The Antigonish Review, The Fiddlehead and Islander Writer. Maitland is currently writing his first novel. 9781773241296

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