Us Fools Believing

Description

107 pages
$15.00
ISBN 1-55071-056-7
DDC C813'.54

Publisher

Year

2000

Contributor

Reviewed by Virginia Gillham

Virginia Gillham is university librarian at Wilfrid Laurier University.

Review

The central characters in each of these stories are individuals
estranged from the mainstream of productive society. The reader is
admitted to the innermost thoughts of school dropouts, drug addicts, and
failures. The common thread in each narrative is a realization by the
protagonist of the causes underlying the circumstances and, by way of
reaction, an implied turning around, however slightly, of his or her
life.

Miriam Packer has pulled together 11 stories of the human condition.
Each is gripping to read. It is impossible not to be emotionally drawn
into the context of these unfortunate lives. A combination of skilful
talented writing and intelligent human analysis makes this another
outstanding collection of Canadian short-story writing.

Citation

Packer, Miriam., “Us Fools Believing,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed May 26, 2024, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/8407.