Amphibian named one of Quill and Quire's 2009's top overlooked books
In their words:
'One of this year's most original literary creations is Phineas Walsh, the nine-year-old narrator of Fredericton author Carla Gunn's "polished, engaging" first novel. Wracked with anxiety over the environment and perplexed by the inaction of the adults around him, Phin is a "symbol for our times – a child so overwhelmed by information that his childhood is being stolen from him,' wrote Q&Q reviewer Dory Cerny. Yet Gunn manages to alleviate "the intensity that threatens to overwhelm the novel with good doses of humour and hope."'