People Who Disappear

By (author): Alex Leslie

An oil spill on the West Coast coincides with a loved one’s death. An enigmatic young musician experiences the rise and fall of his career, as told through videos posted to YouTube.

Sometimes romantic, sometimes elegiac, Alex Leslie’s coastal stories take place in ocean inlets and city streets. Haunted as much by technology as by their own ghosts, Leslie’s characters face the disappearance of sanity, love, and landscape. An electric, poetic debut.


Alex Leslie

Alex Leslie is from Vancouver. Her chapbook of microfictions Twenty Objects For The New World was published by Nomados Press. Leslie’s writing has been published in many Canadian literary journals and in the Best Canadian Stories anthology series (Oberon Press). She has won a Gold National Magazine Award for personal journalism and a CBC Literary Award for fiction.


“Leslie’s dark tones are reminiscent of Rebecca Brown, but she is a creative force all her own. Her star is rising. Watch for her.”?Hiromi Goto

“Alex Leslie conducts artful traffic in the zeitgeist, stories that are earthy, smoky, with Didion’s terse calm, empathetic and reliable as duct tape.”?Mark Jarman


  • ReLit Award 2014, Short-listed
  • Lambda Literary Award (LGBT Debut Fiction) 2013, Short-listed
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    256 Pages
    8.50in * 5.50in * .56in


    April 01, 2012


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