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MADWOMAN – By Paul Illidge

Set on Georgian Bay, Lake Huron, 1999, MADWOMAN pushes the literary mystery novel into unique new territory. In her early 20s, smart, honest to a fault, fiercely independent and determined to prove to the justice system that she’s not the madwoman everyone is taking her for, Deirdre (“Didi”) Durand has had enough of the treatment […]


It’s twenty-minutes into third period, ninth-grade English. I’m letting the laughter subside — the kind that always breaks out after kids read the lines in Act 2, Scene 4 of Romeo and Juliet where Mercutio and Romeo bump into Juliet’s nurse in the sunny Verona square, and Mercutio cracks, heavy on the sexual innuendo: “Fancy […]