FINALIST 2014 – Stephen Leacock Award
"Wayne Johnston's genius for extravagant storytelling soars to new heights in The Son of a Certain Woman."
—Nancy Wigston, Toronto Star
"Johnston is the kind of storyteller who can go well past the point of believability with his tale, yet still give the reader a true sense of the history and flavour of his hometown of St. John's, and say something essential about human nature while he's at it."
"Percy, despite his psychological peculiarities, has a captivating voice that won't be soon forgotten in Canadian literature."
"[A] boisterously engaging coming-of-age story. Dialogue and conversation propel much of a story that's intelligent, funny and sexy."
—Winnipeg Free Press
This character reminded me of the whinging brat, Owen Meany. I did not enjoy this book.Published 5 months ago by belladena
A very strange story - heavy sexual content combined with a not very flattering view of the Catholic religion, at least as it existed in the author's imagination in Newfoundland in... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Diane Clark