York U prof Amy Harris is the guest editor over at Reading Toronto this week and appropriately enough she’s been posting on novels set in Toronto. There are a few stalwarts on the list like Ondaatje’s In the Skin of a Lion, Atwood’s Cat’s Eye and Michael’s Fugitive Pieces.
She also gives a plug to Dionne Brand’s What We All Long For, which TOist reviewed here and is now in paperback. One of the books she leaves out of the essential list but plugs in an earlier post is Darren O’Donnell’s Your Secrets Sleep with Me, also reviewed by TOist.
We also think that Harris should look into graphic novels/comics set in this city. [email protected] comes to mind but there must be a few dozen more out there on the web and in print form.