Books tagged: Magical Realism
The Clothesline Swing is a journey through the troublesome aftermath of the Arab Spring. A former Syrian refugee himself, Ramadan unveils an enthralling tale of courage that weaves through the mountains of Syria, the valleys of Lebanon, the encircling seas of Turkey, the heat ... 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
An unnamed, unemployed, dream-prone narrator finds himself following Chevauchet, diplomat of Onirica, a foreign republic of dreams, to resist a prohibition on sleep in near-future Greater America. On a mission to combat the state-sponsored drugging of citizens with uppers for ... Read more
A fantastical novel from award-winning author Colleen Nelson, about a hundred-year-old side show and a girl with no past.
Frankie doesn’t trust easily. Not others and not even herself. Found in an alley when she was a child, she has no memory of who she is or why she was left ... Read more
The Little Washer of Sorrows is a collection of short stories that explores what happens when the expected and usual are replaced with elements of the rare and strange. The book's emotional impact is created with strong, richly drawn characters facing universal issues, but in ... Read more
*LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 INTERNATIONAL DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD*FINALIST - THE 2019 BMO WINTERSET AWARD*WINNER - 2019 IPPY AWARD FOR FICTION (CANADA EAST)*FINALIST - 2019 NEXT GENERATION INDIE BOOK AWARDS (BEST COVER DESIGN)*WINNER - GEORGIAN BAY READS 2019*FINALIST - NL READS ... Read more
Every year since 1904, when the ice breaks up on the North Saskatchewan River, Edmonton has crowned a Melting Queen--a woman who presides over the Melting Day spring carnival and who must keep the city's spirits up over the following winter. But this year, something has changed: ... Read more
By Bertrand Laverdure
Translated by Oana Avasilichiaeoi
Sandrine's parents are dead—or they are about to be. Her father, certainly; her mother, not quite yet. Alone and suffering from an incurable disease, the eleven-year-old girl finds companionship in her doctor, Tiresias, who morphologically changes sex in unpredictable ways ... Read more