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MRU11: Cacophony of Francophone Voices

“Heading South” (2006) by Dany Laferrière (Haiti/Canada) A young man tries to seduce an older woman. “Epitaph for a Spinster” from the collection Rire Haitien/Haitian Laughter (2006) by Georges Anglade (Haiti/Canada) An unmarried schoolteacher gets the final word. “Crazy Zarife” … Continue reading

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MRU10: Crime and Mystery for Christmas

“Free Radicals” (2008) by Alice Munro (Canada) A widow faces a killer in her house. “Night Stand” (2009) by Daniel Woodrell (US) A war veteran kills a young intruder. “The Hand You’re Dealt” (1997) by Robert J. Sawyer (Canada) A … Continue reading

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MRU2: Family Life

“The Case of Lady Sannox” (1893) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (UK) Dr. Stone, a prominent London surgeon, flaunts his relationship with his mistress. “Death of a Son” (1987) by Njabulo_Ndebele (South Africa) A husband and wife grievie the death … Continue reading

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