“Demchuk gracefully pieces together a dark and shining mosaic of a story with unforgettable imagery and elegant, evocative prose. These stories read like beautiful and brutal nightmares, sharply disquieting, and are made all the more terrifying by the history in which they’re grounded.”
―Publishers Weekly (STARRED REVIEW)
“Well crafted and significant in its own right, Demchuk’s novel seems all the more important in light of recent displays of far-right and overt Nazi hatred. As one narrator says, ‘Some stories need to be told time and again. Every generation forgets. Every child learns anew.'”
―The Globe and Mail
“The Bone Mother by Toronto author David Demchuk is one of the boundary-pushing works by emerging writers contending for the award.”
―Peterborough Examiner (On Giller Prize Longlist Selection)
"David Demchuk's The Bone Mother, a fable filled with mythical creatures ranging from werewolves to witches, and is set, in part, among the villages of eastern Europe on the eve of the Second World War is one of three first-time authors on the (Giller Prize) longlist."
―The Globe & Mail (On Giller Prize Longlist Selection)