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:
Kerry-Lee Powell, Willem de Kooning's Paintbrush

There are short-story debuts that emerge into the world and merely hint at the promise to come. Then there are collections that arrive fully formed, as if the writer is no mere debutante, but has stepped directly into the literary spotlight, with an ace or two (or three) up her sleeve. The latter would describe Kerry Lee-Powell’s first collection, Willem De Kooning’s Paintbrush. The only book of fiction to find favour with all three juries for Canada’s major fiction prizes in 2016 (longlisted for the Giller; shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award and the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize), Powell’s eclectic suite of stories garnered strong buzz and sustained critical acclaim throughout the fall literary season.

Full book review by Trevor Corkum

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