"Edson’s vivid portrayal of the urban area, as well as the working class and underclass, creates a vision of Saint John that highlights the discrepancy between the pre-modern idyllic notion of life in Atlantic Canada and the more complicated reality of the region."

-The New Brunswick Literary Encyclopedia

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Judge's comments on THE MOON IS REAL ...

The 2013 Richards Prize was judged by Halifax novelist Ian Colford. Here is what he had to say about the story:

This is an accomplished piece of fiction by an author who knows how to create morally complex characters, give them credible motives, and place them in situations that are dramatically compelling. A narrative told from multiple points of view, it patiently builds tension and suspense, forcing the reader to turn the page. The writing is carefully crafted to appear simple, but it is rich in metaphor and flows in a seemingly effortless fashion. This is smart, polished work that deserves an audience.

Check out Colford's latest novel by clicking HERE.

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