Corner Garden – Canadian Literature March 25, 2013
A novel rich in history, politics, and philosophy and one that wrestles with issues of displacement, identity and guilt, The Corner Garden blossoms slowly into a stunning flower. No easy answers are provided. The characters are flawed, selfish, and at times petty. But the messages offered by the novel—that the consequences of acting on uninformed belief systems are often more devastating than adopting socially tolerated prejudices and that the more we try to retreat from the world, the greater our impact on it often is—are subtle, complex, and worth attending to.