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Obituary, The

By Gail Scott
Categories: Fiction

Shortlisted for the Grand Prix du livre de Montreal

Rosine is surrounded by ghosts. Ghosts of family. Ghosts of past lovers. Ghosts of an old Montreal and its politics. Ghosts of the Montreal quarry workers ...

Lenny Bruce Is Dead

By Jonathan Goldstein
Categories: Fiction

At McDonald's, when I'm throwing out the stuff on my tray, there's a point where I get scared that my wallet could have been on there, too. I always think, as everything is tumbling into the garbage, ...

The Drifts

By Thom Vernon
Categories: Fiction

Night is falling, and so is the snow. As the blizzard buries the ground, it uncovers the resentments, hopes, and aches of a small town in northeastern Arkansas, where, like in any Southern small town, ...

Isobel and Emile

By Alan Reed
Categories: Fiction

This is the story of Isobel and Emile. They wake up beside each other one morning, and they slowly get out of bed. It is the last time that they will sleep together. They know it. They do not want it ...

Lemon

By Cordelia Strube
Categories: Fiction

Lemon has three mothers: a biological one she's never met, her adopted father's suicidal ex, and Drew, a school principal who hasn’t left the house since she was stabbed by a student. She has one deadbeat ...

Amphibian

By Carla Gunn
Categories: Fiction

Shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book (Canada and Caribbean region)

Nine-year-old Phineas William Walsh has an encyclopedic knowledge of the natural world. He knows that if ...

Fences in Breathing

Invited to a quiet Swiss château by the enigmatic Tatiana Beaujeu Lehmann, Anne begins to slowly write a novel in a language that is not hers, a language that makes meaning foreign and keeps her alert ...

Chase and Haven

By Mike Blouin
Categories: Fiction

Winner of the 2009 ReLit Award!

He saw it. Like one dead eye filmed over. Like a tunnel that would kill you. Like a star coming to explode you. He saw it. Closer and closer. It was morning. It was daylight. ...

The Steve Machine

By Mike Hoolboom
Categories: Fiction

Shortlisted for a 2009 Lambda Award

When Auden learns he’s HIV-positive, he decides to head for Toronto, leaving behind Sudbury and his old personality. Determined to construct a whole new Auden, he ...

Girls Fall Down

By Maggie Helwig
Categories: Fiction

The 2012 One Book Toronto title
Shortlisted for the Toronto Book Award

A girl faints in the Toronto subway. Her friends are taken to the hospital with unexplained rashes; they complain about a funny smell ...