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The Doll's Alphabet

By Camilla Grudova
Categories: Fiction

Short stories from an unholy marriage of Angela Carter, Sheila Heti, and H. P. Lovecraft.

Dolls, sewing machines, tinned foods, mirrors, malfunctioning bodies – by constantly reinventing ways to engage ...

It Is an Honest Ghost

By John Goldbach
Categories: Fiction

From Kenya to Quebec, these wry and unconventional stories explore the different ways we’re haunted …

Teenagers philosophize on the nature of ontology while fearing there's a ghost in the old mill ...

Darkness, Then a Blown Kiss

By Golda Fried
Categories: Fiction

These stories are diary shreds of young women who are in school but things happen anyway. Girls with their hears open like agar petri dishes. The setting could be Toronto, Montreal, New Orleans, a Gothic ...

Cosmo

By Spencer Gordon
Categories: Fiction

Winner of the 2013 CBC Overlookie Bookie Award for Most Underrated Canadian Book!

An admirer of Miley Cyrus performs a three-thousand word sentence in defence of his passion. Actor Matthew McConaughey ...

Mad Hope

By Heather Birrell
Categories: Fiction

In the stories of Mad Hope, Journey Prize winner Heather Birrell finds the heart of her characters and lets them lead us into worlds both recognizable and alarming. A science teacher and former doctor ...

Frogs

By Heather Birrell
Categories: Fiction

In 'Frogs,' a short story from Heather Birrell's Mad Hope, a science teacher and former doctor is forced to re-examine the role he played in Ceau?escu’s Romania after a student makes a shocking request. ...

Sentimental Exorcisms

By David Derry
Categories: Fiction

A former lover becomes an uninvited houseguest in Ted and Marjory’s quiet abode, adversely affecting investigations into the history of the semicolon. A judge must compulsively narrate his neighbour ...

I know you are but what am I?

By Heather Birrell
Categories: Fiction

Kleptomaniacs, convicts, roof-walkers and homicidal hippies: here are children and adults, men and women, all struggling to define themselves. The stories in I know you are but what am I? are like snow ...

Dark Rides

By Derek McCormack
Categories: Fiction

In this dazzling first novel, a gay teenager named Derek McCormack describes life in a small town in 1952. Unable to voice his forbidden desires to himself or anyone else, Derek moves like an automaton ...

Wish Book

By Derek McCormack
Categories: Fiction

No other form of amusement has ever been devised that appeals as strongly to the public and raises the excitement to the highest pitch as Wish Book.

Popular and fascinating, this book is a high class article, ...