TOCCATA IN ‘D’ (micro-novel)
Oolichan Press, Lantzville, B.C. 1984.
In this book, Schroeder’s background as a poet serves him
well, as his imagery, sharp and precise, demonstrates. This story, spanning
three decades and two generations, explores the themes of love and cruelty,
pain and death. It moves to its climax through a series of taut, sharply etched
details -- a single image is repeated throughout, establishing a background of
stark simplicity, through a complex web of events and personalities woven into
a near-hypnotic pattern.
Sandra McKenzie, The Peace Arch News.