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The Middle Stories

S. K. Page

Sheila Heti, author of The Middle Stories (Anansi) has received much praise in the Globe and the National Post, all of it deserved. The stories in this little volume are very short and very good: formidable might be the right word. We haven’t had sentences this clean since Morley Callahan, and I don’t know when we’ve seen such strong and simple narrative. Best of all is the apparatus: six notes on sources at the back of the book, just before “A Note on the Author” (who, the anonymous note-writer claims, “ceased writing stories for this collection on May 1, 2000”).

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