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26 Knots

By Bindu Suresh

Grand in scope, spare in execution, and lush in language, 26 Knots is a fable-like tale of love, obsession, and everything in between. Araceli loves Adrien. Adrien loves Pénélope. Pénélope marries Gabriel, who is tormented by the search for the father he never knew. Set in ... Read more

A Desolate Splendor

By John Jantunen

 

A chilling portrait of a family fighting to preserve their humanity in a cruel and merciless world

The collapse of civilization has left the survivors scattered amongst a few settlements along the wilderness fringe of a land ravaged by war. Preyed upon by roving bands of sadistic ... Read more

Accordéon

By Kaie Kellough

Finalist for the 2017 Amazon. ca First Novel Award

Accordéon is an experimental novel, a piercing deconstruction of Québécois culture, an ode to Montréal--a city where everything happens at once and all realities exist simultaneously. Against a satirical Ministry of Culture ... Read more

All We Want is Everything

By Andrew F. Sullivan

All We Want is Everything, Andrew F. Sullivan's exceptional debut collection of short stories, finds the misused and forgotten, the places in between, the borderlands on the edge of town where dead fields alternate with empty warehouses--places where men and women clutch tightly ... Read more

Always Brave, Sometimes Kind

By Katie Bickell

Winner of the 2021 Alberta Literary Awards’ George Bugnet Award for Fiction
Shortlisted for the 2021 ReLit Award for Fiction

An exciting debut novel told in connected short stories that captures the diverse and complicated networks of people who stretch our communities—sometimes ... Read more

Blind Spot

By Laurence Miall

“Some daysI wish something truly bad would happen so that I would have something genuineto worry about. ”

When his parents’ car is hit by a train,Luke, a failed actor, returns to his Edmonton hometown to attend their funeral,wrap up their affairs, and prepare their house ... Read more

Buying Cigarettes for the Dog

By Stuart Ross

A man steps out for a pack of smokes and winds up walking around the planet; a woman sun-tanning by a pool finds herself covered in chicken feet; a guerrilla army of cows infiltrates a big city; a man hires a bodyguard to protect him from his poodle. The first book of fiction ... Read more

Candyass

By Nick Comilla

Arthur is a young gay man in Montreal at a crossroads. He gets lost in a blizzard of boys and endless possibilities--looking to fall in love and to experience devotion--but finds himself increasingly immersed in a world of hedonism and deception, especially as he deals with ... Read more

Carve the Heart

By A.G. Pasquella

Ex-con Jack Palace returns in a world of violence, heartbreak, and revenge.

Cassandra, the woman who broke Jack Palace’s heart, is suddenly back in his life. She owes $600,000 to a brutal gangster who has threatened her life, and she needs Jack’s help. Things start to get ... Read more

Dr. Bethune's Children

By Xue Yiwei
Translated by Darryl Sterk

Xue Yiwei's life has been marked by that of the legendary Montreal surgeon Norman Bethune, who died in China in the cause of Communism. Like other Chinese of his generation - the generation that has turned China into the world power it is today - Xue Yiwei was inspired by Dr. ... Read more