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Bang Crunch

“It’s strange talking about yourself,” says Neil Smith as we sit down in Mile End’s Arts Cafe to talk about him. “It’s not something I’m used to, especially with strangers.” All writers should have such problems. After all, it’s only an issue because Bang Crunch, the 42-year-old Montrealer’s first book, has been causing the kind […]

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Missing the Ark

Missing the Ark represents a return to beginnings for the Mile End-based writer and spoken-word artist Catherine Kidd. The first version of the novel, which tells of a young mother’s exploration of her past as a means of understanding her present disquietude, was written by Kidd ten years ago. Since then, it’s journeyed through numerous […]