I've just watched the broadcast of the Giller awards show (live-streamed from the internet - very convenient since my cable package doesn't include any of the channels that it will be shown on).
And the winner is......
Johanna Skibsrud for her novel The Sentimentalists
And my thoughts are.....
I don't know.
This has apparently been the hardest book out of the whole shortlist to obtain a copy of. I haven't heard of anyone actually able to read it. My copy is supposed to be shipped to me some time later this month. I suspect that Gaspereau press hasn't been able to keep up with the demand generated by the shortlist, and will be even more swamped now that this book has won the prize.
So stay tuned. I'll be sure to offer up an opinion once I have had a chance to read this book!