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Version francaise (La nuit sur les ondes)

La nuit sur les ondes, version française du roman Late Nights on Air

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The Globe and Mail review of Late Nights on Air

The Arctic is hot, but I doubt that is why accomplished Canadian novelist Elizabeth Hay wrote a novel set in Yellowknife and the Barrens in the mid-1970s. In Late Nights on Air, Hay has returned to a city and landscape … Continue reading

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La Presse review (in French) of La nuit sur les ondes

Elizabeth Hay décrit avec passion la majesté de ce paysage vierge du bout du monde, la beauté de la végétation et, en digne femme de radio, les sons de la toundra, comme celui des caribous, “le cliquetis de leurs sabots, … Continue reading

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The New York Times review of Late Nights on Air

According to Harry Boyd, one of the main characters in Elizabeth Hay’s new novel, radio is like poetry and television is like a blockbuster novel. A radio program, Harry continues, is “about one person learning something interesting and telling it … Continue reading

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Quill & Quire review of Late Nights on Air

Some writers are known more for their affectations than their output. They busy themselves grooming a persona, or perhaps a sartorial signifier (knotted scarf, horn-rimmed glasses) to flag their idiosyncratic nature. They hold up the wall at a neighbourhood dive, … Continue reading

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The Malahat Review on Small Change

“Hay brings together in her fourth book the revelatory power of narrative, the analytical possibilities of the personal essay and memoir, the investigative discipline of journalism, and the sudden illumination of lyric, and as a result she seems able to … Continue reading

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Quill & Quire review of Small Change

“Tightly sprung stories, beautifully balanced, and eminently re-readable.” —Quill & Quire

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The Montreal Gazette review of Small Change

“Compelling …. These linked stories are not so much conventional narratives as unflinching meditations on ambivalent love, the only love worth writing about, as John Updike once said. What readers and even literary jurors are responding to is how close … Continue reading

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Review Excerpt for The Only Snow in Havana: The Ottawa Citizen

“Captivity Tales and The Only Snow in Havana are marked by a style and sensibility that have the same fullness and restraint found in Glenn Gould’s music and David Milne’s art.” —The Ottawa Citizen

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