Recently nominated for the ReLit Awards 2013, Whitetail Shooting Gallery masterfully depicts the desperation and frustration felt by two cousins and their counterparts in a remote small-town environment. Although their surroundings seem normal and dull, the characters are anything but, as the author gradually reveals their troublesome and sometimes seedy exploits.
Annette Lapointe‘s focus on LGBT minorities in both of her novels provides a deeper insight into the challenges faced by young people as they grow up in a rural setting. Her books also address, in an implicit way, the various repressive issues society has with sexuality.
Her first book and Giller Prize nominated title, Stolen, was met rave reviews in which it was lauded for it’s unconventional, yet succinct approach. The author has gone from strength to strength in her writing and delivers yet another piece of fascinating modern fiction in Whitetail Shooting Gallery.