…An unshakeable cool suffuses Obomsawin’s every line, denying drama. She situates each story in the same hushed, largely vacant space, one that’s open to the quietest emotions. Like adolescence itself, this land is both mysterious and full of endless possibilities. She doesn’t push toward the highs and lows, but leaves her reader to find them. Or, rather, she creates a world where they can be found.

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