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Geist 96

"We saw the dust before we saw the men. They came from the south, that’s what we were told. We’d been told many things that year." Read more

FICTION

Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Werner Herzog, Battlestar Galactica, Maureen Dowd, Alexandre Dumas, Weeds: Season 7—meditations on the plan. Read more

FACT

“Sanaaq! Qumaq’s blood is too weak and the same is true for Aanikallak’s. They’ll both have to go to hospital!” From Sanaaq by Mitiarjuk Nappaaluk, the first ever Inuit novel. Read more

FICTION

Stephen Osborne finds a copy of Francoise Sagan's Those Without Shadows at the bus stop, complete with margin notes that create a new sort of text. Read more

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"The waiting room was filled with junkies. During my visit, the doctor almost fell asleep. He sent me for some tests, but lost the results." Read more

FICTION

Jill Mandrake reviews Local Customs by Audrey Thomas, a ghost story and murder mystery set in West Africa. Read more

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"When your narrator has Alzheimer’s Disease, neither you nor she can be sure of the facts, which is what makes this such an intriguing story." Read more

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Alberto Manguel examines the rich symbology of the fist, a primal symbol of rebellion and grief, across cultures and history. Read more

Columns

Rambunctious children bother Comrade Gas Jockey, Crazy Sea Foam and a man named 3.14 in Granma Nineteen and the Soviet's Secret by Ondjaki. Read more

FICTION

Michael Hayward reviews Moomin: The Deluxe Anniversary Edition by Tove Jansson, a collection of comic strips that contain "the poetry of our world: sad, joyful, dangerous, enchanting." Read more

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the historian who writes potboiler novels replete w/ racial stereotypes / the wildlife biologist who chases bears from the staff parking lot Read more

POETRY

Roni Simunovic reviews Queer and Trans Artists of Color: Stories of Some of Our Lives by Nia King, a collection of interviews about gender and sexuality, and how to make art, make rent and survive. Read more

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"Cross-country skiing offered me the reassurance sought by the immigrant who is excluded from his locality’s history: a viable alternate route to belonging." Read more

Columns 1 Comments

"My father believes the world is coming to an end, yet he commits his life to curing the sick." Dispatch by Marko Sijan. Read more

Dispatches

"Since Drummond is spectacularly out of date, why not discuss him?" Bruce Serafin looks at William Henry Drummond's place in the history of corny yet unforgettable Canadian poetry. Read more

FACT

Lindsay Diehl encounters choppy waves, a beautiful man in a hot tub and a pendant shaped like a curved tongue on a trip to Hawaii. Read more

Dispatches

Michal Kozlowski reviews Stardust, Bruce Serafin's essay collection: "punchy narrative, little exposition, unburdened by political correctness." Read more

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"We don’t often get clear and honest reflections out of hundred-year-old men, which is why Frank White’s new book is such a great read." Read more

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"My daughter has fallen in love with a professional hockey player. He refers to her as his puck bunny, which I have decided to find cute." Read more

FICTION

AnnMarie MacKinnon reviews Reading Like A Writer by Francine Prose, a "guide for people who love books and for those who want to write them." Read more

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What did my writing group leader think was so funny about a sentence I wrote in a short story?

 
—Bernard A., Green Bay WI
 

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