"Edson’s vivid portrayal of the urban area, as well as the working class and underclass, creates a vision of Saint John that highlights the discrepancy between the pre-modern idyllic notion of life in Atlantic Canada and the more complicated reality of the region."

-The New Brunswick Literary Encyclopedia

Friday, November 4, 2011

More praise for THE GOON...

"I found it compelling. Jack comes across beautifully; you don't waste a word; there's tons of atmosphere; nicely drawn tensions and conflict. Best of all you evoke the inner life, of Jack especially, and in fact portray the community in general without any strain whatsoever, by just keeping the narrative moving along."

--Tom Henighan, whose sixth YA novel, The Boy From Left Field, comes out with Dundurn this winter.

In 1999 I was lucky enough to have studied creative writing under Tom at Carleton, and it's no coincidence that within a year my first book was published.

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