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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

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

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

 

Set in the cities, reserves, and rural reaches of Alberta, Katie Bickell’s debut novel is told ... Read more

Bats or Swallows

By Teri Vlassopoulos

Teri Vlassopoulos’s stories are sharp, accurate, at times dark, but told with balance and skill. The innocence and clarity of her narrative voice reveals new and unexpected layers. Vlassopoulos brings readers into her characters' worlds; making their desires intelligible, ... Read more

Blind Spot

By Laurence Miall

“Some days I wish something truly bad would happen so that I would have something genuine to 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 ... 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

Dr. Bethune's Children

By Yiwei Xue
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 ... Read more

Dr. Bethune's Children

By Xue Yiwei, Xue Yiwei
Translated by Darryl Sterk, and 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