Books tagged: Action & Adventure
By Andre Alexis
Narrator Andre Alexis
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 TRILLIUM BOOK AWARD
NATIONAL POST 99 BEST BOOKS OF 2016
Giller Prize winner André Alexis’s contemporary take on the quest narrative is an instant classic.
Parkdale’s Green Dolphin is a bar of ill repute, and it is there that Tancred Palmieri, a thief ... Read more
Can anyone be a hero in an age where the lines are so blurred?
Sexy, racy, hilarious, and even moving, The Indifference League is a story of what happens when the starry-eyed optimism of the Greatest Generation crashes into the obsessions and fears of the New Lost Generation. ... Read more
By Lee Lamothe
Nine-fingered Fyodor "Bone" Sliva is the last Thief, legendary for his murderous adherence to the Zakone, a brutal code of honour that once ruled the Moscow underworld. But as the Soviet Union disintegrates and a new cadre of gangsters, businessmen, and politicians takes over, ... Read more
Meet Tony Vicar: failed rockstar-turned-DJ, small-town curmudgeon, and … miracle worker?
Reduced to DJing rural weddings, Tony Vicar feels the bite of failure. A frustrated and failed musician, unable to discern why he has not ascended to stardom, his only defence is to see ... Read more
By Mark Fishman
The novel is set in the aftermath of the war in El Salvador (1980-1992), a war in which the two Flores brothers were arrested and savagely tortured both physically and mentally, but a war that they ultimately survived. On a heat-soaked morning in the wild countryside of El Salvador, ... Read more
By Mick Lowe
P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal>It’s spring, 1963 in the “Nickel Capital of the World. ” Nineteen-year-old Jake McCool is about to undergo a rite of passage—his first shift underground in a hard rock mine. But the Cold War is at its height, and Jake is ... Read more
When nineteen-year-old runaway Verity Darkwood, flat broke and devastated by guilt, takes refuge in a bar to escape the unwanted attention of a stranger, she doesn't expect to meet Gareth Winter, let alone become business partners with him. They discover that they each possess ... Read more
The Sun on the Mountains series traces the James family from the loss of their Quaker bank during the American Revolution to their oil company headquarters in present day Calgary. Without stopping a moment of drama, Trafford constructs the foundation of a western Canadian epic ... Read more