Miss Elva | Arts & Culture | Halifax, Nova Scotia | THE COAST


Miss Elva
Stephens Gerard Malone
Stephens Gerard Malone wrote this novel years ago, couldn't find a publisher for it and tucked it away in a cedar chest in the basement. It finally saw the light of day this year, and a good thing, too. It's an unsentimental story based loosely on the life of Maud Lewis, that much-fetishized folk artist. Malone turns his flinty eye on the violence and poverty that were ingrained in Lewis's life, as well as the casual racism of small-town Nova Scotia. It's an unexpected treatment of a well-worn story, and definitely worth reading for that alone.
Stephanie Domet
type: book
category: best of 2005

Comments (0)
Add a Comment
  • Re: Johnny Cash

    • Dose anyone know when Jonny Cash & the White family visit the Halifax Shopping Centra

      Posted by: Patchess on Jun 14, 2024