Stunt leaves Canadian Notes & Queries breathless

Bold Statements
By Rebecca Rosenblum
Canadian Notes & Queries
June 1 2009

Excerpts from the print review: read Stunt is a breathless joy. Dey's great triumph is to be able to stun readers with tragedy and comfort them with beauty in the same sentence. Eugenia's losses are no less horrific for being beautiful, but we are somehow better able to take the news in words so striking, so strangely lovely, and often, so blackly funny.

... this book moves, and something unexpected or tragic or funny is always happening. Same goes for the gorgeous language — it's there in such abundance, but always in service to the characters and plot, so you're free to ignore it if you like — there's always more.


Dey has a lot of faith in her readers, and she's given us options of what to focus on — gorgeous prose, compelling characters, a vivid city and a heart-breaking plot.

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