April 02, 2017
I've often visited Perth, but your novel (DUEL) made me see the town in a whole new light. I got a real sense of what day-to-day life was like for Perth residents in the 1830s: a hotbed of gossip and a place very much under the sway of the moralizing Presbyterian minister.
DUEL is also a wonderful exploration of how jealousy can drive a thwarted lover to extreme and fatal action. The book offers an intriguing look at the complex emotional and social dynamics that resulted in Canada's famous "last duel."
Thanks for your comments, Wendy.
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