Steven Mayoff Recommends Jeff Bursey

Mirrors on which dust has fallen
by Jeff Bursey

What genre is it?
A novel: Literary Fiction.BurseyAuthor

Quick description:
This is a dialogue-driven chronicle of public scandal and private dilemmas amongst the various citizens in the fictional province of Bowmount.

Why I recommend this book:
The atypical style of dialogue melding seamlessly into narrative can be challenging, yet it also brings attention to the author’s razor-sharp wit and sensitive character development, as well as a pervading ambiance of familiarity and alienation.

Links for people to buy it:
Verbivoracious Press

MayoffAuthorGuest reviewer’s latest title or project:
The literary fiction novel, Our Lady Of Steerage

Steven Mayoff was previously featured on Reading Recommendations in July, 2015.

Steven Mayoff

MayoffAuthorSteven Mayoff

What is your latest release and what genre is it? Our Lady Of Steerage. It is a novel, literary fiction.

Quick description: It is the story of the friendship between two women, Mariasse and Dora, who are a generation apart in age. It covers a period of 4 decades (1923-1962) in Montreal.


Brief biography:
I was born and raised in Montreal, lived and worked in Toronto for 17 years, and moved to Prince Edward Island in 2001, where I write full time. My first book, the story collection Fatted Calf Blues, won a PEI Book Award, was short listed for a ReLit Award and was a Top 5 Finalist for the CBC Cross-Country Bookshelf (Maritime Division).

Links to buy Steven’s book:
Nimbus Publishing

Steven’s promo links:
Web site
Facebook Page

What are you working on now?
I’m juggling three different writing projects: my first full-length poetry collection, Red Planet Postcards, the second draft of a new novel, The Crack In Everything, and a collection of connected short stories, Visions Of Gehenna.

Steven’s reading recommendation:
Sad Peninsula by Mark Sampson is a novel that tells the parallel stories of a Korean girl, who in World War II was abducted by the Japanese to be a “comfort girl”, and a failed Canadian journalist, who goes to Korea in the 1990s to teach ESL. Meticulously researched, the story merges the two narratives in subtle and surprising ways.