Amphibian named one of Quill and Quire's 2009's top overlooked books

The December 2009 issue of the Quill & Quire listed Carla Gunn's Amphibian as one of the 'overlooked books' of 2009 – a list of titles that, in a just world, would have been blockbuster bestsellers.

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."'

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