2017 ReLit Award Finalists

2017 ReLit Award Finalists
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Founded to acknowledge the best new work released by independent publishers, the ReLit Awards have announced their "long shortlists" of best books from 2017. See the full list here: http://therelitawards.blogspot.ca/ View books in this list

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Bus, The

By Adam Pottle

Detailing a six-hour window on April 21, 1941, The Bus features eight different narrators: six mental patients, the doctor who will kill them, and the man who will burn their corpses. Crammed into a bus with thirty-five others and unable to see out the painted windows, the patients ... Read more

Been in the Storm So Long

By Terry Jordan

Death and despair follow John Healy around like the sad and sombre notes the fiddle plays in the backroom of the local store in the small Nova Scotia village he calls home.Been in the Storm So Long is one man's journey from the East Coast of Canada to New Orleans and back, from ... Read more

Listening for Jupiter

By Pierre-Luc Landry
Translated by Arielle Aaronson & Madeleine Stratford

March soon, and it’s already 28°C in Montreal. Hollywood is living a dead-end life working at the local graveyard. Meanwhile, it’s snowing non-stop all over Europe and in Toronto, where Xavier works for a pharmaceutical company he couldn’t care less about. The two meet ... Read more

Into the Current

By Jared Young

Long-shortlisted, 2017 ReLit Awards

Daniel Solomon is not having a good day. Somewhere between Bangkok and Tokyo, zipping through the stratosphere, the jetliner on which he's travelling cracks open like an egg, ejecting Daniel and his fellow passengers into the great blue sky. ... Read more

Hungary-Hollywood Express

By Éric Plamondon
Translated by Dimitri Nasrallah

When Gabriel Rivages recounts the life of Olympic gold medalist and silver-screen heart-throb Johnny Weissmuller (1904-1984), he brings to life a vibrant patchwork of America's 20th century, from its athletic exploits to its literary underground, from its cinematic glory to ... Read more

English is Not a Magic Language

By Jacques Poulin
Translated by Sheila Fischman

From award-winning translator Sheila Fischman comes a new novel by bestselling Quebec author and Canada Reads finalist Jacques Poulin, English Is Not a Magic Language. A follow-up to the author's critically acclaimed 2006 novel, Translation Is a Love Affair (Archipelago Books), ... Read more


By David Clerson
Translated by Katia Grubisic

David Clerson’s first novel won the Grand prix littéraire Archambault 2014. It is an original piece of fiction, steeped in myth and fable, a reflection of our own familiar surroundings in a distorting mirror. This world of “monstrous creatures, bigger than anything they ... Read more

Niagara Motel

By Ashley Little

Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize finalist

Set in the early 1990s, Ashley Little's follow-up to her award-winning novel Anatomy of a Girl Gang introduces readers to unforgettable eleven-year-old Tucker Malone--the only child of a narcoleptic touring stripper--who believes his father ... Read more


By Sanita Fejzic

Psychomachia is a meditation on revenge, violence and transformation. It is the story of a mother for whom the painful past persists. It is also the story of a young boy who has been put face to face with the past. The tension between private and public discourse on violence ... Read more

Running on Fumes

By Christian Guay-Poliquin
Translated by Jacob Homel

When the electricity inexplicably goes out nationwide, the mundanities of life gradually shift to the rigours of survival. In this post-apocalyptic setting, an unnamed mechanic jumps into his beat-up car and drives east, journeying 4,736 kilometres to reach his dying father. ... Read more