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Frog Moon

by Lola Lemire Tostevin

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published: June 1993
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publisher: Cormorant Books
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Frog Moon combines oral tradition, myth, language, literature, legends, and classic tales to forge one woman's singular history. The contradiction between French and English, between the silent and the censoring world of the convent, the make-believe world of books and folk tales, various locales of northern Ontario, Toronto, and Paris, all collapse into each other in this hybrid novel of stories that reflect the social and cultural dynamics of a woman's heritage. Through textual layering, Tostevin achieves a sense of diversity of purpose and branching growth from a multiplicity of places, voices and traditions, creating a rich tapestry, the colours of which are very much Tostevin's own.

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Lola Lemire Tostevin
Lola Lemire Tostevin is the author of several books of poetry including Cartouches (1995), Color of Her Speech, Gyno-Text, Double Standards and Sophie; the novel, Frog Moon; and a collection of essays, Subject to Criticism. Fully bilingual, Tostevin has taught for seven years at York University, but now devotes most of her time to writing. She lives in Toronto with her husband and two children.
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Editorial Reviews

"One of the finest writers in Canada whose work is sophisticated, sensitive and innovative in its structures and uses of language."

— Shirley Neuman

"One of Canada's most important contemporary writers."

— Roy Miki

"Frog Moon brings to life the lost world of French Northern Ontario with myths of a Catholic girlhood, stories of endurance and tribal longings, while at the same time revealing the pain of the narrator's inevitable assimilation in poignantly evocative prose."

— Carole Corbeil

"Her poetry and fiction place her in the vanguard of those writers who are rising to prominence in this decade ... a major figure, aunique voice."

— Robert Kroetsch

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