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