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Chinkstar

By Jon Chan Simpson
Categories: Fiction

Chinksta rap is all the rage in Red Deer, Alberta. And the king of Chinksta is King Kwong, Run’s older brother. Run isn’t a fan of Kwong’s music – or personality, really. But when Kwong goes missing ...

Otter

By Ben Ladouceur
Categories: Poetry

His body, like yours, would lie
mute as a plum
until a vigilant limb came
to a decision. As you might have guessed
I've come to one myself.

Moving from the absurdity of the First World War to the chaos of ...

The Ward

The story of the growth and destruction of Toronto’s first 'priority neighbourhood. '

 

From the 1840s until the Second World War, waves of newcomers who migrated to Toronto -- Irish, Jewish, Italian, ...

Bright Eyed

By RM Vaughan
Categories: Social Science
Series: Exploded Views

For forty years, RM Vaughan has been fighting, and failing, to get his forty winks each night. He's not alone, not by any stretch.

More and more studies highlight the health risks of undersleeping, yet ...

Twenty-One Cardinals

By Jocelyne Saucier
Translated by Rhonda Mullins
Categories: Fiction

From the author and translator of And the Birds Rained Down, a 2015 CBC Canada Reads selection

Winner of the 2015 Governor General's Literary Award for French-to-English Translation

An abandoned mine. A ...

Theatre of the Unimpressed

How dull plays are killing theatre and what we can do about it.

Had I become disenchanted with the form I had once fallen so madly in love with as a pubescent, pimple-faced suburban homo with braces? ...

Dear Leader

By Damian Rogers
Categories: Poetry

I'm ill-equipped
  for this. I sit
    by a fake fireplace

that frames a real flame.
  I've been crossed
    by two crows today.

'Multi-vectored, Rogers's poems hum with life and tension, ...

Asbestos Heights

By David McGimpsey
Categories: Poetry

Winner of the 2015 Quebec Writers' Federation's A. M. Klein Prize for Poetry

If you tore off the tops of canola --
yellow canola flowers -- would you
jump in a tub of canola margarine
just to make the best ...

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 ...