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The Milk Chicken Bomb

By Andrew Wedderburn
Categories: Fiction

Longlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

Shortlisted for the Amazon.ca/Books in Canada First Novel Award

 

The kid sells lemonade. Not a lot of people buy lemonade, especially now that it’s winter, ...

The River of Dead Trees

Translated by Nathalie Stephens
By Andree A. Michaud
Categories: Fiction

Middle-aged and short on prospects, Charles Wilson returns to Trempes, the village of his childhood, and discovers the body of his childhood friend, Paul Faber, hanging from a tree in the clearing where ...

King

By Tanya Chapman
Categories: Fiction

Hoping to erase her unhappy old life, Hazel jumps in her beat-up old car and speeds away. When she pulls up to the Evening and Morning Star Trailer Park, where nothing turns into even more of nothing, ...

Miss Lamp

By Christopher Ewart
Categories: Fiction

When a mad dentist steals people's teeth, Miss Lamp comes to town.

Miss Lamp, a young and savvy lawyer, is holed up in Room 32 of the Peachland Hotel, waiting for a perfect grilled cheese sandwich and ...

Yesterday, at the Hotel Clarendon

By Nicole Brossard
Categories: Fiction

Nominated for a Governor General's Award for Translation

Yesterday, on my way back from the museum: my head is full of images of storms. A boundless sea of paintings and photographs. Other storms I build ...

Mauve Desert

By Nicole Brossard
Categories: Fiction

First published in 1987, Nicole Brossard's classic novel returns to Coach House in a new edition. A seminal text in Canadian and feminist literature, Mauve Desert is a must-read for readers and writers ...

The City Man

By Howard Akler
Categories: Fiction

Nominated for a Commonwealth Writers Prize (Canada and Caribbean region), a Toronto Book Award and a Books in Canada/Amazon.ca First Novel Award.

March 6, 1934. Hundreds gather outside City Hall to celebrate ...

Down Sterling Road

By Adrian Michael Kelly
Categories: Fiction

Nominated for an Alberta Book Award.

 

Time you had a haircut. Look like a mop.
Not that skinny.
Skin and bloody bone, boy.
Jacob breaks the point of his pencil but makes it look like an accident. And ...

Nellcott Is My Darling

By Golda Fried
Categories: Fiction

Nominated for a 2005 Governor General's Award

 

Alice Charles has just moved to Montreal to go to McGill University. She’s never had a boyfriend and doesn’t know how to do laundry. She joins the Film ...

Safety of War

By Rob Benvie
Categories: Fiction

David spends his days as an underworked copy writer for an ad agency and his nights lost in old war movies, fantasizing about his strange teenage cousin and revisiting his father's suicide.

His dreary ...