Quill & Quire Review - Street Symphony
Reviewed by: Patricia Maunder
This is the fifth short-story collection from Rachel Wyatt, Member of the Order of Canada, former Banff Centre director of writing programs, and author of numerous novels and plays. Unsurprisingly, Street Symphony is an accomplished work remarkable for its compassion, humour, and observations about lives at the margins.
Most remarkable of all is Wyatt’s symphonic approach to character – major, minor, and incidental: all are named, and some appear in more than one story. Like the protagonist of the titular tale, who walks the streets listening to “the offbeat tune of the crowd,” readers are immersed in an apparent cacophony of people and events, teased by possible connections and meanings.
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