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
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 12 months ago by Diane Clark
Another great book by Wayne Johnston. The usual very unusual characters set in his mid-century Newfoundland. Made me want to revisit this character in a further novel.Published 12 months ago by RICHARD C. FORD