Impurity by Larry Tremblay, Translated by Sheila Fischman

Reviewed in The Miramichi Reader by Patricia Sandberg

I thoroughly enjoyed the interlocking layers of Impurity by Larry Tremblay. A playwright, poet and essayist in addition to novelist, it’s Tremblay the playwright at work in this book as scenes shift before us.

Tremblay plays with us. He walks us through a “trap full of mirrors” where reflections cannot be trusted. The play within the play, the book within the book told through multiple characters’ points of view. A challenging and worthy read.

See the full review of Impurity in The Miramichi Reader. See my other book reviews here:  Cottagers and Indians by Drew Hayden Taylor; Brighten the Corner Where You Are by Carol Bruneau, Melt by Heidi Wicks, Skin House by Michael Blouin, Rising Tides edited by Catriona Sandilands, and The Group of Seven, Reimagined, edited by Karen Schauber. To read some reviews of my book Sun Dogs and Yellowcake, click here.