Books tagged: Absurdist
By Jason Heroux
In Jason Heroux's disquieting third novel, Owen lives an enjoyable suburban life with his wife, Lila, until a knock at the door brings him face-to-face with a past he didn't know he had. The sudden revelation forces him to reconsider where he's from, what he is, and where he's ... Read more
By Andre Alexis
Narrator Andre Alexis
Gulliver’s Travels meets The Underground Railroad: a road trip through the countryside – and the psyche – by the author of Fifteen Dogs.
Botanist Alfred Homer, ever hopeful and constantly surprised, is invited on a road trip by his parents’ friend, Professor Morgan Bruno, ... Read more
By Jean Marc Ah-Sen, Emily Anglin, Devon Code, and Lee Henderson
Four writers, four different perspectives on the problematic notion of purity.
"All purity is created by resemblance and disavowal. " With this sentence as a starting point, four authors each write a novella considering the concept of purity, all from astonishingly different ... Read more
By Fawn Parker
A satirical campus novel, Dumb-Show shrewdly confronts the cultural politics of masculinity through a narrative that twists the structure of Henry IV. A controversial Canadian professor of political science at a Toronto university rises to power when his political views ... Read more
By Shari Kasman
Life is unpredictable.
In this strangely endearing, wonderfully whimsical, and exquisitely hilarious collection of stories, life offers a free trip for two to Ethiopia and an imported cat, a pool of vegan gravy and an Internet Elvis wedding officiant, a confetti machine and ... Read more
By Cyrille Martinez
Translated by Joseph Patrick Stancil
Libraries are magical places. But what if they’re even more magical than we know?
In Cyrille Martinez’s library, the books are alive: not just their ideas or their stories, but the books themselves. Meet the Angry Young Book, who has strong opinions about who reads what and ... Read more