In this weekend’s Globe and Mail there is a flattering review of my collection of stories, The Maladjusted. I now have reviews in the two national papers, which are two of the three largest papers in Canada in terms of circulation. It’s funny–I almost feel like I’ve accomplished everything I set out to accomplish with this book. Sales are still low, but that’s out of my control. And with the nice reviews I now have some credibility, I hope, with publishers, which should make it easier to sell my novel, The Streets. Having written that, I also know that nothing is a guarantee in this business.
The Globe and Mail gives a good review of The Maladjusted (this weekend’s paper).
“the collection is rich with engaging characters, keenly evoked settings and a sensitive eye for the margins and the marginalized. To quote Amis, Derek Hayes is indeed “worth keeping an eye on.” Read the Review by Jim Bartley