Kolia is a strong debut from a promising new literary voice.
- Cult Montreal
Works of literary fiction aren’t always page-turners, but Kolia definitely is. One gobbles it up, breathless to find out what happens next. Its cumulative power asserts itself only later, in aftershocks.
- Quill & Quire
[Kolia] is cinematic in its succinct imagery and edits, capturing the most pertinent moments in the fewest details to tell a life story.
Kolia is a brilliant addition to the Canadian literary canon.
- Toronto Star
The novel is refreshingly devoid of the self-reflexive pitfalls of first books, and its clean, simple language is memorable without being ornate, accomplished without being showy. What more can you ask? It's a good book.
- Globe and Mail