“The disappeared don’t simply vanish”

Thank you to Yutaka Dirks for his review of my book People Who Disappear in the activist magazine Briarpatch. 

“Leslie reminds us of the callous way the present attempts to deny a connection to the past. In Canada, and other countries established through settler colonialism, acknowledging that connection is a necessary pre-condition to accepting responsibility for our place in the present.

Leslie dwells thoughtfully on larger social and political themes – homophobic violence, sexism, and the exploitation of the environment. But as the book’s title makes clear, Leslie’s primary interest is in people, and the things that haunt us or turn them into ghosts: love, desire, the search for identity.”

You can read the whole review on Briarpatch here.


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