Books tagged: Biographical

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Man Who Was No One, The

By Hugh Graham

The crowd is howling blood. Awaiting death on the scaffold he wonders what he could possibly have done wrong. Has he been misunderstood as a religious fanatic? Did his chronic suspicion get the better of him? His last tumultuous months pass before his eyes. Above all the last ... Read more

My Two-Faced Luck

By Brett Josef Grubisic

1990. Transferred to Horsetail Institution and mortally ill, an inmate devotes his remaining weeks to a project--recording his history on cassette tape. The account describes a curious queer journey that began in rural New England in 1927. Meditating on ruined family, illicit ... Read more

Night Street

By Kristel Thornell

Winner, Dobbie Literary Award, FAW Barbara Ramsden Award, Sydney Morning Herald's Young Novelist Award, and The Australian/Vogel Literary Award

Night Street is the passionate story of a young painter, Clarice Beckett, who defies society's strict conventions and indifferent art ... Read more

No One

By George Bowering

A risqué autobiographical novel that fictionalizes the sexual adventures of the author’s younger days

In 2012, acclaimed writer George Bowering published Pinboy, a fictional memoir of his teenage sexual awakening. With No One, Bowering returns to play with form and fact in ... Read more

Panegyric

By Logan Macnair

When underachieving writer Larry Mann is granted the lucrative opportunity to ghostwrite the memoirs of the notorious and eccentric businessman-turned-politician Maxime Montblanc, he accepts immediately, tantalized by the financial benefits he's promised. However, as the two ... Read more

Sludge Utopia

By Catherine Fatima

In a kind of Catherine Millet meets Roland Barthes baring of life with hints of the work of Chris Kraus, Sludge Utopia by Catherine Fatima is an auto-fictional novel about sex, depression, family, shaky ethics, ideal forms of life, girlhood, and coaching oneself into adulthood ... Read more

Small Claims

By Andrew Kaufman

In this new novel by ReLit award–winning, Leacock-nominated writer Andrew Kaufman, the narrator eschews the usual avenues of mid-life crisis-sportscars, mistresses-and instead seeks meaning in the least likely of places: small claims court. There, he struggles to understand ... Read more

Suzanne

By Anais Barbeau-Lavalette
Translated by Rhonda Mullins

Eighty-five years of art and history through the eyes of a woman who fled her family – as re-imagined by her granddaughter.

Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette never knew her mother’s mother. Curious to understand why her grandmother, Suzanne, a sometime painter and poet associated ... Read more