THE SHINING FRAGMENTS
Here is a convincing drama of an Irish boy who, after being abandoned in Union Station, seeks to make himself a life. What appealed to me is that the story is uniquely set in a well-researched, turn-of-the-century Toronto. The struggling characters come from all classes and, most important, their dramatic interactions are told with a gripping, compassionate power.
—Wayson Choy, Order of Canada, novelist, memoirist, short-story writer
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Robin Blackburn’s poems move through family mythologies, shifts and mysteries. Connections and disintegrations both form and reform the figures depicted.