I had the good luck to chat with Jamie Tennant of the Get Lit podcast — also broadcast on CFMU FM at McMaster University in Hamilton — about Constant Nobody.
Chris Benjamin writes about the diversification and growing maturity of Atlantic Canadian writing in “Atlantic Literature in the World,” the cover story for the latest edition of Atlantic Books Today. My novel Constant Nobody is part of the discussion.
“nothing falls outside the scope of Michelle Butler Hallett’s huge talent. In this novel she explores the psychology of fear as few are able and does so with absolute confidence. Temerity West and Kostya Nikto emerge into the reader’s mind fully formed: enduring, breathing, anguished individuals with richly contradictory, troubled inner lives.”
Ian Colford writes a thoughtful review of Constant Nobody at The Miramichi Reader.
49th Shelf asked me for a recommended reading list of Canadian-authored books. In “Courage from the Outliers,” I focus on risk-raking CanLit.
If you visit 49th Shelf to read the essay, there’s also a chance to enter to win a copy of my new novel Constant Nobody.
Novelist Bonnie Lendrum calls Constant Nobody “an immersive sensory experience,” “a love story caught up in the espionage in trudge of Moscow 1937,” and “an exploration of humanity.”
Here’s an excerpt from Constant Nobody at the Fiction of the Month feature at Atlantic Books Today.
Novelist and book blogger Kerry Clare reviews my new novel Constant Nobody at Pickle Me This.
And a complicated love story.
Constant Nobody is set mostly in Moscow in 1937, during the Great Purge. NKVD officer Kostya Nikto is hiding British SIS agent Temerity West in his flat.
Politically, they’re enemies.
Kostya should have killed Temerity weeks before.
Instead, he wants to protect her.
Temerity, astonished by the risks Kostya is taking, confronts the fact she is trapped.
And so is he.
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