As Toronto’s population swells, we have to ask ourselves if we’re truly building a city we can all live with.
While the novel inspires a lot of thinking about 80s culture and the challenges of immigrant life, it also inspires you to get outside, walk the city, and see familiar landmarks and neighbourhoods through a different lens.
Kay’s Lucky Coin Variety touches on much that is familiar in my past while also awakening me to a vivid city experience and Toronto history that I know nothing about.
“Local indie bookstores are islands of light and knowledge in the communities lucky enough to still have them.”
Addressing the challenges that occur when food and sex are used to feed psychological voids and wounds.
“The first time I masturbated I felt like an awkward drunk teenage boy. Over time, I got so good at it I could orgasm with nothing more than breath work.”