The Old World and Other Stories Reviewed in the National Post
From the review:
Fagan builds a little world here, linking each story to the one before it. Sometimes the connection is natural – a dress a woman bought in one story is recommended by a character in the previous – and other times it’s a little more tenuous – a TV show one character writes for is watched by another. The connections can seem forced at times, but nonetheless serve as a reminder that everyone is just a few degrees of separation from anyone else, even if linked only by something as insignificant as a brand of boot preserver.