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Can You Hear the Nightbird Call?

“Why not?” A dangerous question, glimmering with risk and possibility, but one Montreal novelist Anita Rau Badami asked herself as a girl growing up in India. Why not tell tales? The stories the imaginative Badami spun as a child in convent school were not always well received by the nuns who taught her. “What big […]

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DeNiro’s Game

DeNiro’s Game, Montreal author Rawi Hage’s debut novel about a young man yearning to escape war-torn Beirut, takes its title from another fictional work, the 1978 movie The Deer Hunter. In that film, the main characters (played by Robert DeNiro and Christopher Walken) are repeatedly forced to play Russian roulette, first in a POW camp […]