“At once hypnotic and dazzling, Stunt is, quite simply, a feat.”
The Globe & Mail (Globe 100 Books of 2008)

Stunt is mesmerizing, rewarding, and breathtaking.”
Quill & Quire, starred review (Books of the Year, 2008)

“Dey has created a world that defies definition and, in its deeply weird and totally beautiful storytelling, celebrates flights of imagination.”
Time Out Chicago

“This surrealist coming-of-age novel – a shot of Catcher in the Rye with a One Hundred Years of Solitude chaser – is the perfect vehicle for Dey’s caustic wit and trenchant observations… It’s as if poet Anne Carson and satirist Mordecai Richler accidentally collided at a drunken PEN fundraiser to produce a mischievous, magical and observant girl-child.”
The Toronto Star


“A deliciously lyrical piece of Canadian Gothic.”
The New York Times

Trout Stanley stands out from the crowd. Dey, whose language has always been striking and whose dramaturgy has sharpened with every play she’s written, here delivers a masterwork.”
The National Post

“Describing Trout Stanley in strict plot lines will do it no justice. This is a work that encourages other human faculties than the logical: the sensual, the imaginative and the intuitive. (Dey’s) writing is ephemeral, exquisite and vigorously feminine (and) flows beautifully from the mouths of her delirious characters.”
The Globe and Mail


Photographs by Ashley Sophia Clark