The Places Where Names Vanish

By Stephen Henighan

The Places Where Names Vanish
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The Places Where Names Vanish explores the frightening, encoded, and potentially explosive realities of Quebec and Montreal as seen by Ecuadorean expatriates. Marta longs for escape from her impoverished village, where she is pulled between traditionalism, spiritualism, Catholicism, ... Read more


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The Places Where Names Vanish explores the frightening, encoded, and potentially explosive realities of Quebec and Montreal as seen by Ecuadorean expatriates. Marta longs for escape from her impoverished village, where she is pulled between traditionalism, spiritualism, Catholicism, and a dirty, brutal reality. The Places Where Names Vanish is a wonderfully evocative, subtle and heartfelt novel, which concentrates on one brave human spirit, but raises more questions than any sociological expose.

Stephen Henighan

Stephen Henighan is the author of three previous novels, including The Streets of Winter, and the short story collections, North of Tourism and A Grave in the Air. His book on literary criticism, When Words Deny the World was widely read and reviewed. He has more than 45 short story publications in magazines and anthologies in Canada, the United States, Great Britain and Europe. Henighan writes an influential column on culture for Geist magazine. His journalism has appeared in The Globe and Mail, The Times Literary Supplement, The Walrus, Toronto Life, Guernica, The Quarterly Conversation and The Literary Review of Canada. He has been a finalist for the Governor General’s Award, the Canada Prize in the Humanities, McNally-Robinson’s Fiction Prize, National Magazine Award, and Western Magazine Award. He lives in Guelph, Ontario, where he teaches Spanish-American literature at the University of Guelph.

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