Books tagged: Absurdist

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A Suitable Companion for the End of Your Life

By Robert McGill
Read by Marina Deltcheva

 

A bold and absurd new take on the dystopian plague novel, where people are treated like IKEA furniture

Distraught and hopeless, an eighteen-year-old distance runner, Regan, decides to end her life. And she’ll do it through an unusual new method available only on the dark ... Read more

Amusement Park of Constant Sorrow

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

Days by Moonlight

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.

Longlisted for the 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize

Botanist Alfred Homer, ever hopeful and constantly surprised, is invited on a road trip ... Read more

Disintegration in Four Parts

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

Everything Life Has to Offer

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

I'll Be

By Claudio Gaudio

At the heart of I’ll Be resides a highly unreliable narrator. As he fumbles through his days, he breaks boundaries that are larger than the seemingly insignificant tasks at hand: the concept of space is uncertain, language is broken, history is rewritten, identity itself remains ... Read more

Idaho Winter

By Tony Burgess

 

“The world of Tony Burgess is savage and blackly funny … It’s a place where you shouldn’t trust anybody, not even your narrator. ” — Uptown Magazine

Idaho Winter is absurd and acceptable at the same time; its prose is pleasurable and unnerving. ” — Globe ... Read more