The Maleness of God


1999 Saskatchewan Book Award for Fiction

1994 Long Manuscript Award, Sask Writers Guild

Shortlisted 1999 Saskatchewan Book Awards:

Book of the Year

Best First Book

Saskatoon Book Award

Publisher: Coteau Books

Editor: Bonnie Burnard

Pages: 282

From the Globe and Mail:

It’s rare to encounter writing that presents the gauche, the blundering, the physically and mentally malformed, with such heartening humanity… She does it with sly humour and often with an admirable simplicity of telling…

From the Winnipeg Free Press:

In her delightful first collection… Baker displays a remarkable ability to create a variety of complex, intriguing characters… her stories are funny, sad, and thought provoking. But what makes them memorable is their humanity, their rightness — the nuances of experience that provoke in the reader the urge to say, ‘Yes!’