Late nights on air discussion questions

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Late Nights on Air by Elizabeth Hay

The eagerly anticipated novel from the bestselling author of A Student of Weather and Garbo Laughs.

Harry Boyd, a hard-bitten refugee from failure in Toronto television, has returned to a small radio station in the Canadian North. There, in Yellowknife, in the summer of 1975, he falls in love with a voice on air, though the real woman, Dido Paris, is both a surprise and even more than he imagined.

Dido and Harry are part of the cast of eccentric, utterly loveable characters, all transplants from elsewhere, who form an unlikely group at the station. Their loves and longings, their rivalries and entanglements, the stories of their pasts and what brought each of them to the North, form the centre. One summer, on a canoe trip four of them make into the Arctic wilderness (following in the steps of the legendary Englishman John Hornby, who, along with his small party, starved to death in the barrens in 1927), they find the balance of love shifting, much as the balance of power in the North is being changed by the proposed Mackenzie Valley gas pipeline, which threatens to displace Native people from their land.

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. Written in gorgeous prose, laced with dark humour, Late Nights on Air is Hay’s most seductive and accomplished novel yet.

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Who among us did not suffer cruel teasing, bullying, or punishment in the classroom for sins such as failing to master math, being fat, or simply wearing the wrong clothes? We carry those scars with us into adulthood.
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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 s is so old-fashioned as to appear nervy. The medium, the place and the time period come across as aspects of another world, almost forgotten and recently excavated. Over the course of the novel, a television station encroaches on radio country and a gas pipeline is in the offing, threatening the region and its native communities. Dead-white skin as white We look so very different from the way we sound.

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