Stunt earns double honours in Quill & Quire's Books of the Year
Claudia Dey's novel Stunt was chosen by Quill & Quire as one of 15 books to remember from 2008:
'The first novel from playwright Claudia Dey should get a bonus award as the season's hardest book to describe. Stunt is about a young woman searching for clues to her father's disappearance — though it should be noted that the young woman has doubled in age overnight and that postcards from space are involved. 'The novel has lurking beauty, with strange pathways and a population of absurd characters,' wrote Q&Q reviewer Christina Decarie. Mixing magic realism and unabashed whimsy with a high-voltage, poetic prose style, Stunt became a hit in indie bookstores.'
The book's cover was also chosen as a best of 2008 by designer Bill Douglas, who remarked:
'Stunt caught my attention when I first saw it. Is it a truly great cover? Perhaps not. But it works. The huge knot is a compelling image and the hand-painted white type is well executed. This cover works well and manages to stand out amid the rabble. And that's about the most important thing a cover can do.'