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by Joan Barfoot

If Joan Barfoot is tired of playing bridesmaid to her fellow writers when it comes to the list of prestigious awards she has short- and long-listed for but not won (the Giller and Man Booker most notably), then at least with this, her eleventh novel, she can boast patent to her own unique genre of writing, one that might be called the death-com by way of antidote to the rom-com: the cutesy abbreviation of the generally cutesy narrative form known as the romantic comedy. Read more…