Galore is one of those novels that manages to tell a broad-sweeping story through the eyes of a multitude of odd people – right in the Seth Marko wheelhouse. It’s weird, it’s funny, it’s filled with dozens of characters, it’s loaded with obscure history and strange Canadians. It has proven to be one of those books that has stuck in my craw for months – I can’t seem to shake it. Did I mention the albino guy found – alive – in the belly of a beached whale? Yeah.
It’s a really wonderful novel, I have to say, and it’s a tragedy that more people have not noticed it. Yet. Thus, it is a solid #6 on the 2011 Catapult Notable list.