A Bird's Eye

A Bird's Eye

Book - 2013
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Growing up in a Jewish neighbourhood in the 1930s, young Benjamin Kleeman falls in love with the first black girl he has ever seen Corrine Foster and then with magic.
Publisher: Toronto : House of Anansi Press, 2013.
ISBN: 9781770893108
Branch Call Number: FIC Fagan
Characteristics: 181 p.


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Oct 31, 2017

I thought his characterizations were original, real and so believable. My favorite section was his description of the first intimate moment between the main characters, it was raw and comically true. I love how he ended just as one would want more. Defining moment in skill and knowing just how captivating his work is.

May 18, 2016

Fagan weaves a really delightful little tale. I was left wanting more. His mix of wry humour and innocence transported me back to an earlier time of youthful naivete and hope. Thank you sir.

Jun 04, 2014

Interesting book - I very much enjoyed the glimpse into Toronto's past, the exposé of one immigrant experience in the Depression, and the over-arching tale of the birth of an illusionist. I like Fagan's writing. Look for his picture books too - he tells a clever tale (especially Thing-Thing and Dr Zinger's hat).

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