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Fifteen Dogs

By Andre Alexis
Categories: Fiction

An utterly convincing and moving look at the beauty and perils of consciousness.

SHORTLISTED FOR CANADA READS 2017

WINNER OF THE 2015 GILLER PRIZE

WINNER OF THE 2015 ROGERS WRITERS' TRUST FICTION PRIZE

FINALIST ...

The Sleepworker

By Cyrille Martinez
Translated by Joseph Patrick Stancil
Categories: Fiction

John is a poet. Only John almost never writes poems, because he is also unemployed. He lives with four friends, and they squat in a loft in New York New York, a fantastical city that resembles the Big ...

Guyana

By Elise Turcotte
Translated by Rhonda Mullins
Categories: Fiction

Nominated for the 2014 Governor General's Literary Award for Translation

All sorts of things can happen, no matter what road you take, and I never forget that. Death in particular can never be forgotten. ...

The Stonehenge Letters

By Harry Karlinsky
Categories: Fiction

While researching why Freud failed to win a Nobel Prize at the Nobel Archives in Sweden, a psychiatrist makes an unusual discovery. Among the piles of papers in the 'Crackpot' file are letters addressed ...

The City Still Breathing

By Matthew Heiti
Categories: Fiction

A body is found on the side of a highway. Naked, throat slashed, no identification. It disappears from the back of a police van and begins a strange odyssey, making its way, over the course of one early ...

All My Friends Are Superheroes

By Andrew Kaufman
Illustrated by Tom Percival
Categories: Fiction

All Tom's friends really are superheroes. There's the Ear, the Spooner, the Impossible Man. Tom even married a superhero, the Perfectionist. But at their wedding, the Perfectionist was hypnotized (by ...

Little Cat

By Tamara Faith Berger
Categories: Fiction

Two novels, two young women at the frontiers of sex.

Like a series of Penthouse letters penned by Kathy Acker, Lie With Me recounts a woman's sexual escapades, picking up random men in bars for a series ...

The Devil and the Detective

By John Goldbach
Categories: Fiction

Robert James, a private detective more interested in chronicling his cases than solving them, gets a midnight call from a young woman whose older husband has been found with a knife in his chest. Murder, ...

And the Birds Rained Down

By Jocelyne Saucier
Translated by Rhonda Mullins
Categories: Fiction

A CBC Canada Reads 2015 Selection!Finalist for the 2013 Governor General's Literary Award for French-to-English TranslationDeep in a Northern Ontario forest live Tom and Charlie, two octogenarians determined ...

Cosmo

By Spencer Gordon
Categories: Fiction

If reading most short story collections is like canoeing gently down a tranquil and picturesque river, then reading Spencer Gordon's Cosmo is like riding a jetski over Niagara Falls with Leonard Cohen ...