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by Elizabeth Hay
Elizabeth Hay's eloquence and utter humanity has nearly struck me dumb.
Elizabeth Hay's eloquence and utter humanity has nearly struck me dumb. LATE NIGHTS ON AIR is a literary gem, written from an omniscient point-of-view with love and care for its several main characters, who have all been turned and polished so that all of their facets and flaws are revealed under the light of careful and appreciative reading. And I did appreciate these fictional folks, make no mistake, all of whom worked at a small Northern Services radio station in Yellowknife, Northwest Territory, an historical settlement on the shore of Great Slave Lake.
Late Nights on Air book. Elizabeth Hay worked as a radio broadcaster in Yellowknife forty years ago, and she revisits that isolated area in Late Nights on Air. Set in 1975, it was a time when radio was being replaced by television. The environment and the northern way of life was also being threatened by a proposal to cross the frozen Canadian tundra with a gas pipeline.
Elizabeth Hay. His old friend, bearded, big-bellied Abe Lamont, set himself up in the studio at the baize-covered table, and that first day Abe saw every member of staff who worked on air, one at a time, for half . .It was easier if you had no illusions and little experience. Jim Murphy, a broadcaster for fifteen years, emerged from his initial meeting looking sour and asking Dido what fatuous meant. Dido went in eagerly, but also came out chastened and annoyed. Abe had told her that her delivery was almost too perfect, he’d warned her against sounding antiseptic
Elizabeth Grace Hay (born October 22, 1951) is a Canadian novelist and short story writer. Her 2007 novel Late Nights on Air won the Giller Prize.
Elizabeth Grace Hay (born October 22, 1951) is a Canadian novelist and short story writer. Her first novel A Student of Weather (2000) was a finalist for the Giller Prize and won the CAA MOSAID Technologies Award for Fiction and the TORGI Award. She has been a finalist for the Governor General's Award twice, for her short-story collection Small Change in 1997 and her novel Garbo Laughs in 2003.
Elizabeth Hay has been compared to Annie Proulx, Alice Hoffman, and Isabel Allende, yet she is uniquely herself. With unforgettable characters, vividly evoked settings, in this new novel, Hay brings to bear her skewering intelligence into the frailties of the human heart and her ability to tell a spellbinding story. Late Nights on Air. 388 printed pages. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate. Its 1975 when beautiful Dido Paris arrives at the radio station in Yellowknife, a frontier town in the Canadian north.
Late nights on air. by. Hay, Elizabeth, 1951-.
I like to write with a pen or pencil on paper. I have a rocking chair with wide arms in my second-floor study. I sit in the chair, place a piece of plywood across the arms and write on that flat surface. I got the idea from reading about Virginia Woolf, who worked the same way in the grubby back of the house where they printed the books for Hogarth Press. It gives me much more peace of mind to work this way than directly in front of a computer screen.
In Late Nights on Air, which was awarded Canada’s Giller Prize in 2007, many people tell other people many things . Desire and unspoken longing infuse the air at the station, seeping out into the streets of Yellowknife and even the tundra beyond
In Late Nights on Air, which was awarded Canada’s Giller Prize in 2007, many people tell other people many things - and many of them are very interesting. Concocting a story from the entanglements and longings of a group of transplanted people working at a small radio station in the Canadian north (Yellowknife, to be exact) back in the 1970s is so old-fashioned as to appear nervy. Desire and unspoken longing infuse the air at the station, seeping out into the streets of Yellowknife and even the tundra beyond. But if a heart breaks in the northern reaches of Canada and no one hears it, does it make a sound?