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The Laws of the Skies

By Gregoire Courtois
Translated by Rhonda Mullins
Categories: Fiction

Winnie-the-Pooh meets The Blair Witch Project in this very grown-up tale of a camping trip gone horribly awry.

Twelve six-year-olds and their three adult chaperones head into the woods on a camping trip. ...

The Embalmer

By Anne-Renee Caille
Translated by Rhonda Mullins
Categories: Fiction

A small-town embalmer's daughter lifts the shroud on the fascinating minutiae of dealing with the dead.

Imagine rubbing shoulders with the dead for most of your life. As she picks the brain of her father ...

The Supreme Orchestra

By David Turgeon
Translated by Pablo Strauss
Categories: Fiction

A motley crew of characters deftly woven into a brilliant mashup of the spy novel and the art-world parody.
We know how Simone met the man who will become, for a time, her fourth husband. We know what ...

Little Beast

By Julie Demers
Translated by Rhonda Mullins
Categories: Fiction

A little girl with a beard must find herself a home in this contemporary fairy tale.
It's 1944, and a little village in rural Quebec sits quietly beside an aging mountain and an angry river. The air ...

Suzanne

By Anais Barbeau-Lavalette
Translated by Rhonda Mullins
Categories: Fiction

Eighty-five years of art and history through the eyes of a woman who fled her family – as re-imagined by her granddaughter.

Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette never knew her mother’s mother. Curious to understand ...

The Island of Books

By Dominique Fortier
Translated by Rhonda Mullins
Categories: Fiction

A rich portrait of the beauty of words – painted by a 15th-century illiterate scribe.

A 15th-century portrait painter, grieving the sudden death of his lover, takes refuge at the monastery at Mont Saint-Michel, ...

Baloney

By Raymond Bock
Translated by Pablo Strauss
Categories: Fiction

A Tristram Shandy–esque novella about failing memory and failed writing, from one of French Canada’s most exciting new voices.

A young, floundering author meets Robert ‘Baloney’ Lacerte, an older, ...

Guano

By Louis Carmain
Translated by Rhonda Mullins
Categories: Fiction

Bartleby the Scrivener meets Catch-22 in this charmingly sardonic tale of love, war and fertilizer.

WINNER OF THE PRIX DES COLLÃ?GIENS

Simón turned his thoughts to her daily. There were few enough ...

The Murder of Halland

By Pia Juul
Translated by Martin Aitken
Categories: Fiction

When Halland is found murdered almost right outside his door, his widow, Bess, is of course the prime suspect. She isn't worried about that, though, but about the daughter she abandoned years ago. As ...

Ardour

By Nicole Brossard
Translated by Angela Carr
Categories: Poetry

something like wait for me
in the braille of scars
tonight can i suggest a little punctuation
circle half-moon vertical line of astonishment
a pause that transforms
light and breath  
into language and threshold ...