Sharon Chisvin has written a thoughtful review of The Student for the Winnipeg Free Press, and focuses on the book’s brilliant protagonist, Miriam Moscowitz:
“Miriam is … at the heart of Cary Fagan’s lovely new novel The Student. Fagan is a children’s book author and a Writers’ Trust and Giller Prize nominated novelist. He lives in Toronto, where this novel is set, first in 1957 and later in 2005.
Fagan captures both these eras with precision, touching on the fashions and fads, political climate and culture, and issues and ethics that define each time period. While social justice activism and gay rights figure heavily in the latter era, not-so-subtle racism and misogyny prevail during Miriam’s youthful days.”
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