Long ago, I was told to study a part of a short story. It was about a group of radical Canadians, and radio broadcasts. I want to ID that story, so I can find and study it again. It had a particularly odd fact, as a conundrum for cryptography: similar to this post, it did not contain (until now), any “E”.
I may have found the answer.
A Void, by
Georges Perec Gilbert Adair
The first paragraph, found online here...
Today, by radio, and also on giant hoardings, a rabbi, an admiral notorious for his links to Masonry, a trio of cardinals, a trio, too, of insignificant politicians (bought and paid for by a rich and corrupt Anglo-Canadian banking corporation), inform us all of how our country now risks dying of starvation. A rumour, that's my initial thought as I switch off my radio, a rumour or possibly a hoax. Propaganda, I murmur anxiously—as though, just by saying so, I might allay my doubts—typical politicians' propaganda. But public opinion gradually absorbs it as a fact.
... mentions Canadian and radio. I’ll have to find a full copy to read to be sure, but it seems to have the voice I remember.
I guess I was wrong about it being a short story. 300 pages isn’t exactly short.