Book Description

Review A remarkable debut. It is a magical book. (Books in Canada)A particularly acute pleasure. (The Advocate)Majestically written, with wild but contained imagery. (Vancouver Sun)She sweeps our imagination with the flick of a fox's tail, the gleam of an eye. (Hiromi Goto)Lai has an excellent command of structure making the complex storytelling seem effortless, and the book is full of startling insights into dysfunctional human behaviour. (The Calgary Herald)Salt Fish Girl is a well written and highly inventive novel. (Georgia Straight) Read more About the Author Larissa Lai is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at The University of British Columbia. She has been the Markin-Flanagan Writer-in-Residence at the University of Calgary (1997-8), and Writer-in-Residence in the English Department at Simon Fraser University (2006). Her second novel, Salt Fish Girl was shortlisted for the Sunburst Award, the Tiptree Award and the City of Calgary W. O. Mitchell Award. Read more