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Sarcastic Sex Workers and Lesbian Frog Catchers in Emma Donoghue’s Historical Novel Frog Music

I remember going to a talk by Irish Canadian author Emma Donoghue years ago at the University of Western Ontario (or so it was called then) where she discussed researching and working on her 2014 novel, Frog Music. I recall … Continue reading

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“I was more alive than I could bear”: A Review of Hood by Emma Donoghue

Although Emma Donoghue admits that her novel Hood didn’t sell well on first publication, possibly because it’s “about lesbians and death, two turn-offs for the average reader,” I couldn’t help but love this book (although I suppose I am far … Continue reading

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The Effortlessly Gorgeous and Revolutionary: A Review of Emma Donoghue’s Kissing the Witch: Old Tales in New Skins

Emma Donoghue has managed to completely overwhelm me with her book of fairy tales, Kissing the Witch: Old Tales in New Skins.  Her writing in this stunning collection somehow channels the smooth and effortless voice of old, old tales passed … Continue reading

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The (Sometimes Queer) Extradordinary and Other: A Review of Emma Donoghue’s Astray

London, ON-based Irish writer Emma Donoghue’s Astray is nothing if not a diverse collection of short stories.  Although each story is historical and has some kind of fact such as letters or newspaper articles that serve as a catalyst for … Continue reading

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“Landing, landing: an ecstatic quiver at touchdown”: A Review of Emma Donoghue’s Novel Landing

I started reading London, ON-based Irish author Emma Donoghue’s 2007 novel Landing at about eleven o’clock at night thinking I would read a chapter or two and then drop off to sleep.  At two o’clock in the morning, eyes barely … Continue reading

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