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Late Nights On Air

By |2018-03-21T18:33:04+01:00June 1st, 2008|Recent Reviews|

By Elizabeth Hay

Emblem Editions, 2008. 376 pages.


hange is stalking Canada’s North in Elizabeth Hay’s coming-of-all-ages novel. It’s not only young Gwen who’s coping with shifts within and without. So are her elder peers at the public radio station in Yellowknife, North West Territories. It is the 1970s. Television is coming to the North. There’s talk of a pipeline. The ensemble of oddballs who staff the station struggle to find their fulcrum through the long winter. But, as Hay foreshadows once too often, things break apart with the spring thaw.

About the Author:

Kate Swoger is too-rapidly approaching middle age. Following a young woman’s not-so-erotic journey from Montreal to Middle Europe, she settled in Toronto, where she works for CBC Radio. On her last birthday, she decided to write a short story for every month of the year, in an effort to become a published author. Her first story was recently printed in the Vancouver magazine Front, making her instantly immortal.