Reviews

To support writers and their publishers, The Malahat Review posts the book reviews appearing in its print edition as each issue is published. They are arranged below by genre and within each genre, by author, listed in alphabetical order of last name. Some of the reviews posted below are expanded versions of the reviews that appeared in the print edition. Years listed are publication dates, not review dates.

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Spotlight Review:
Clea Young, Teardown

A man loses his pregnant wife at Ikea; an unemployed woman wobbles home on kitten heels after an office holiday party she has crashed; a different woman runs into an old flame on the ferry, steals an apricot Danish at the cafeteria, and gets caught; long-married high-school sweethearts pick up a pair of hitchhikers on their way to a friend’s wedding and face up to their mutual betrayals. These characters are typical and recognizable, yet oddly off-kilter. They live in, or among, the “teardown” houses of the book’s title.

Full book review by Susan Olding

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