The Walkable City: From Haussmann’s Boulevards to Jane Jacobs’ Streets and Beyond

Mary Soderstrom

"Settings are established with an understated deftness. ... While Corriveau sometimes seems to be drawn to more exotic characters, his confident voice, paired with a restrained and minimal prose style, carries these flourishes convincingly. .. These stories are convincingly rendered, with a quiet and controlled use of language that persuasively evokes place and character. Punctuating these realistic portraits are moments of fantasy and escapism [which] provide a lush contrast to the estrangement and unspoken tensions between characters. Corriveau has penned a rich and varied contribution to the short story form." -Montreal Review of Books "He is a writer of talent and stylistic flair." -Montreal Gazette