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Review of Coureurs de Bois by Bruce MacDonald in Backwater Review

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Review of Coureurs de Bois by Bruce MacDonald in Backwater Review

Backwater Review: Canadian Book Reviews and Travel Writing recently reviewed Bruce MacDonald’s first novel, Coureurs de Bois (Cormorant Books 2007). From the review:

Set in a seedy stretch of Toronto’s Parkdale neighbourhood, Coureurs de Bois is a novel where the insane speak oracular truths and a female Christ figure – complete with virgin birth – attempts to kill herself, shocked by the "absolute horror of the human condition." The characters here are full-blown and fascinating. The pacing is immaculate. The humour black, intelligent, and just as likely to reinforce a stereotype as deflect one.

Read the rest of the review here. Read more about Bruce MacDonald and Coureurs de Bois at the Cormorant Books website.

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