Pin It
Favourite

Fauna 

Alissa York (Random House)

Toronto’s Don River Valley figures prominently in Fauna, the highly anticipated new novel from Alissa York. A sanctuary for misfits of both animal and humankind the Don wilderness is home to an auto wrecker's yard that doubles as a rehabilitation centre for broken spirits and broken wings. But the delicate balance of life and death in the Don is threatened when a young man with a brutal past arrives in the ravine, bent on the persecution of the creatures that call the valley home. York, a 2007 finalist for the Giller Prize for Effigy, crafts prose heavy with imagery and hard-bitten fluency that links together the human residents of the Don Valley with their animal counterparts, creating a fable that depicts the horror and tenderness of the animal world. Survival? That’s just the first step; life is what happens after.

Support The Coast

At a time when the city needs local coverage more than ever, we’re asking for your help to support independent journalism. We are committed as always to providing free access to readers, particularly as we confront the impact of COVID-19 in Halifax and beyond.

Read more about the work we do here, or consider making a voluntary donation using the button below. Thank you for your support!

Pin It
Favourite

Comments

Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

Real Time Web Analytics

© 2020 Coast Publishing Ltd.