Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.
(1958- ) UK author, in Canada from 2001, whose first novels – Back in the First Person (1986) and The Unborn Dreams of Clara Riley (1987) – are associational, though tinged with elements of literary fantasy. Island Paradise (1989), set a century after the Unfought War, promulgates an ambiguous worldwide Utopia whose citizens enjoy lives uncluttered by violence, but are bullied to die soon after they reach 50 to keep the threat of Overpopulation at bay. Some of the stories assembled in As in Music and Other Stories (coll 1990) are fantasy or sf. Page's style moves from a kind of numb austerity into moments of cautious lyricism. [JC]
born London: 8 April 1958
- Island Paradise (London: Methuen, 1989) [hb/Oliver Burston]
- As in Music and Other Stories (London: Methuen, 1990) [coll: hb/]
- Paradise and Elsewhere (Windsor, Ontario: Biblioasis, 2014) [coll: pb/Stephanie Grogan]
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