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The Sentimentalists

Montreal writer Johanna Skibsrud’s last name couldn’t be more appropriate. It is Norwegian, she told me recently in a crowded café near her home in the Mile End, and means “ship’s rudder.” It is appropriate because the central image of Skibsrud’s artful debut novel, The Sentimentalists, is a sailboat. Napoleon Haskell, father of the book’s […]