Books tagged: Absurdist
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
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.
Longlisted for the 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize
Botanist Alfred Homer, ever hopeful and constantly surprised, is invited on a road trip ... 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 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
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