Night by Night
McPhee Gribble, $14.95 pb
This is the first novel for Jane Messer who, we are told, is writing a second book as part of a Doctorate of Creative Arts – and, I must admit, that put me off a bit. Not that I think writers should be uneducated, but academic qualifications in ‘creative writing’ are still a bit suss as far as I’m concerned. I don’t like the thought that I’m reading someone’s term paper, or Master of Arts in Writing from John Hopkins University.