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The Guardians (Andrew Pyper)

With The Guardians, Toronto’s Andrew Pyper has produced a haunted house novel, a psychological thriller, and a coming-of-age story. With deft prose and pristine pacing, The Guardians is an intelligent and engrossing page-turner, despite some predictability. An abandoned house in the small town of Grimshaw serves as a lightning rod for tragedy. Four boys — […]

The Doll’s Alphabet (Camilla Grudova)

The best touchstone for Camilla Grudova’s debut collection of short stories is not the writing of her literary peers but the filmmaking of David Lynch, who is best known now for the television series Twin Peaks but first notorious for the cult film Eraserhead. Grudova’s fictional worlds, like Lynch’s filmed worlds, are closed, insular realms, […]