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Shazia Hafiz Ramji's favourite Canadian book of 2018: Original Prin by Randy Boyagoda

As the year draws to a close, CBC Books is asking Canadian writers for their favourite titles of 2018.
Shazia Hafiz Ramji recommends reading Original Prin by Randy Boyagoda. (Biblioasis/Submitted by Shazia Hafiz Ramji)

As the year draws to a close, CBC Books is asking Canadian writers to share their favourite books of 2018Shazia Hafiz Ramji is a poet and author based in Vancouver. Her latest book, the poetry collection Port of Being, was one of CBC Books's top 12 Canadian works of poetry that came out this year.

Ramji recommends reading Randy Boyagoda's new novel Original Prin.

"I read Original Prin by Randy Boyagoda in one sitting. His novel is a very entertaining read about a family man in a mid-life crisis, triggered by a cancer diagnosis and a trip to the Middle East. If that sounds wild, it's because it is. Prin's antics are alarming and funny, but the story's themes of faith and self-deception resonate long after the last sentence."

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