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“Such pure pop storytelling that reading it is like hearing the best song of summer squirt out of the radio. Both the author and his subjects are so audacious that they frequently made me laugh out loud.”
Dwight Garner, New York Times
A can of Coca-Cola contains roughly nine teaspoons of sugar. Lunchables were created as a way to revive a flagging interest in bologna. People like chips that snap with about 2,812 kilograms of pressure per square metre.
Part swashbuckling jungle story, part gaslit Victorian time capsule, Monte Reel's visceral, captivating book restores a forgotten hero to his rightful place in history.
Benjamin Wallace, author of the New York Times Bestseller The Billionaire's Vinegar
[V]ivid and illuminating, astonishing in its range and toughness, and simultaneously an expression of love and regret for all that has been lost.
Antanas Sileika, author of Underground and Woman in Bronze and Director of the Humber School for Writers
She is, and has been for decades, one of our most important writers, one whose work represents all the most essential and pleasurable aspects of literature, and which reminds us of what great literature is: You know it when you see it.
The Globe and Mail