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“I believe the appropriate expression for this novel is ‘rip-roaring page turner.’ Brian Panhuyzen writes smart sentences that are simple and clear, constructing a compelling tale filled with enigma, humour, mystery, and humanity.”

~Stuart Ross

author of Snowball, Dragonfly, Jew
and Buying Cigarettes for the Dog


“In a global whirlwind that begins in Canada and touches down in the U.S., Mexico, a handful of Pacific islands and India, this is a fast-paced novel that sweeps up the reader at the beginning and delivers at the end. In Night is a Shadow Cast By the World, Panhuyzen has created tender characters whose troubles, obstacles and dreams we quickly come to share. This is a gripping read.”

~Jonathan Bennett

author of Entitlement and Verandah People


Night is a Shadow Cast By the World has the effect of
a lucid dream. The sky roils above, and the reader is simply there, drawn deeper and deeper into its shimmering cinematic world, seeing everything brighter, more real, urgent.”

~Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer

author of The Nettle Spinner and Perfecting


“Panhuyzen’s imagination is as large and wonderfully crazy as the world itself.”

~Peter Darbyshire

author of Please and The Warhol Gang


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