Books tagged: Psychological

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King of the Sea Monkeys, The

By Mark E. Cull

The King of the Sea Monkeys is a novel in two parts. Because the protagonist suffers from a traumatic brain injury, the first part is fragmented, finding its way in the larger narrative in disorderly pieces. The novel is centered on a young high school teacher: too idealistic ... Read more

Last Bullet Is for You, The

By Martine Delvaux, Martine Delvaux
Translated by David Homel, and David Homel

By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept is the title of Canadian writer Elizabeth Smart's classic hymn to love, which novelist Angela Carter once described as being "like Madame Bovary blasted by lightning." Later, Carter wrote privately to a friend, saying that she would ... Read more

Les sables mouvants / Shifting Sands

By Hubert Aquin
Translated by Joseph Jones

This bilingual edition is the first English translation of Aquin's groundbreaking novella. It is also the first time it appears in French, outside of the multi-volume critical edition. With this novella the young Aquin turned away from ordinary narrative towards the signature ... Read more

Lightness

By Fanie Demeule
Translated by Anita Anand

Told with startling, unapologetic honesty and in a haunting, minimalist style, Lightness is the story of a woman's profound sense of alienation, beginning with her own physical body and its desires. In this original and moving take on anorexia, we go deep into the mind of the ... Read more

Making Olives and Other Family Secrets

By Darlene Madott

Making Olives and Other Family Secrets ? RIPASSO is a republication of the award-winning Making Olives and Other Family Secrets (2008), with five additional stories. Just as with a Ripasso wine, re-passing Valpolicella over the skins of Amarone grapes too delicious to discard, ... Read more

Mama's Boy Behind Bars

By David Goudreault
Translated by J.C. Sutcliffe

Now I've killed another person. I'm a serial killer. Sure, two people is hardly serial, but it's a good start. I'm still young. Who knows where opportunities might lead me? Opportunity makes the thief, or the murderer, or even the pastry chef. It's well documented.

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Mama's Boy: Game Over

By David Goudreault
Translated by J.C. Sutcliffe

At the end of this story I'm going to kill myself. And then die. That's the way it is. All good things must come to an end, including me.

Mama's Boy: Game Over is the third and final book in David Goudreault's bleakly comic bestselling Mama's Boy trilogy. Mama's Boy has been ... Read more

Midway

By David Homel

Ben Allan, a Montreal literature teacher, finds himself fixated on an obscure mental illness called dromomania: a condition that causes men to abandon their daily routine and go wandering for days, even months. As he juggles strained relationships with his widowed father, his ... Read more