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Shawn Syms has written about culture, politics, gender and sexuality for the past 24 years. His essays and stories have appeared in 5 anthologies and his literary short fiction was shortlisted for the Journey Prize in 2009. His writing has appeared in over 50 publications, among them Spacing, The Globe and Mail, the National Post, The Rumpus and The Collagist. ...more


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I was happy to recently be asked to blurb the latest novel by mystery writer Liz Bugg, called Yellow Vengeance.

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Liz Bugg displays great capacity for suspense, humour, as well as tragedy in this absorbing novel. Yellow Vengeance is at once a classic mystery with a tenacious and loveable private investigator at its heart — and a modern and moving meditation on the meanin...
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