Sunday, September 21, 2014

Knife Fight's First Cut

Knife Fight and Other Struggles is coming out in a month, but the first review has hit the streets already, in the venerable Canadian magazine of arts and progressive politics, This Magazine. And I am delighted, and as always relieved, to report that reviewer Braydon Beaulieu dug it.

He likes the stories, the juxtaposition, doesn't seem to have a problem with the rather wide array of genres I've put together in this book (which is a happy relief) and singles out the book's "hauntedness" and a common thread of loss.

He concludes:

"It is perhaps this mood of loss that ties Knife Fight together more than its characters' encounters with the supernatural or Nickle's playful voice. This book does not only describe hauntings. It is, itself, a haunting."

The review as far as I know is not available online. I have, however, taken a scanner to it. Here it is:
Knife Fight and Other Struggles in the September/October Issue of This Magazine


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