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Sky Waves

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Critically acclaimed novelist Michelle Butler Hallett rolls out her raucous brand of satire in this tender exploration of the human need for communication, communion, and love. "Skywaves" is set against the development of radio in Newfoundland and Labrador, and told in 98 non-linear but interconnected chapters. It crackles with comedy, modulates through history, and toys w...more
Paperback, 286 pages
Published October 1st 2008 by Killick Press
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Jeff Bursey
In Sky Waves Michelle Butler Hallett achieves two things that are worth noting: she succeeds with her seemingly odd choice of form, and she posits an amusing alternative history for the province of newfoundland and labrador. (By amusing I mean witty, not humourous; whatever she may be like in person, Hallett is not a comic writer.)

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One of Canada’s most courageous and original literary voices, Michelle Butler Hallett wants to write axe-books -- “you know, for that frozen sea inside us” -- and refuses to apologize for violating genre and gender boundaries. Writing about the questions, and agonies, of grace, violence, evil, and love, Butler Hallett is the author of the critically acclaimed novels DELUDED YOUR SAILORS, SKY WAVES...more
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