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8:17 pm, rue Darling
Bernard Émond, John Gilmore
2014
Gérard is an alcoholic and former crime reporter, gone back to live in the impoverished Montreal neighbourhood where he grew up. One night, his shoelace comes undone, delaying his return home and saving his life when his apartment building mysteriously blows up. Six of his neighbours are dead, others are...
A Beach in Maine
Suzanne Jacob, Susanna Finnell
1990
In this lyrical novella, reminiscent of Marguerite Duras, Suzanne Jacob describes the poignant sojourn of twins on a Maine beach. Mourning the death of their mother, they confront their present by juxtaposing it with their past together.
A Bridge of Leaves
Diana Cavallo
1997
Marking the passage from childhood and adolescence to the adult world, this work describes the fragile extension of the self to others. It recounts the quandaries of friendship, love, death and madness, introducing David, his family and friends and his love, Laura, all fragile bridges to himself.
A Demon in My View
Len Gasparini
2004
This offbeat story collection effortlessly captures dark underworlds and the eccentric characters that inhabit them. In one story, a jealous tattoo artist takes revenge on the woman he loves. In another, one horrifying realization after another comes to light during a harmless childhood game. Told with a Hitchcock-like flair for...
A Destroyer of Compasses
Wade Bell
2003
Sometimes lyrical, sometimes tough, these stories deal with the foibles and frailties of acutely drawn characters pursuing freedom, love, beauty and adventure amidst the stark realities of life, whether at the end of a dictatorship in Spain, on an exotic Mediterranean island or as a Spanish bride-to-be first encountering Canada....
A Father's Revenge
Pan Bouyoucas, George Tombs, Daniel Sloate
2001
A Father's Revenge is a disturbing and finely-wrought crime novel. The author takes us on the painful journey of a father in search of justice and the Quebecois detective investigating the incident. It is the fourth novel by Pan Bouyoucas.
A Hard Gold Thread
Catherine Black
2011
In this, her second book, Catherine Black weaves together the wonder, heartache, and "unlovely beauty"of a youth that is by turns charmed and disquieting. Straddling genres of memoir, prose, and poetry, A Hard Gold Thread delights in the layering of keenly observed moments, in the subtle play of remembering and...
A House on the Piazza
Kenny Marotta
1998
Spanning the first half of this century, the stories in this novel-like collection follow the fates of two families dislocated by the social upheavals of that time -- particularly by immigration to America. As these men and women pursue their private dreams, their inherited culture resists or collaborates with the...
A Hunger Artist and Other Stories; Poems and Songs of Love
Georg Mordechai Langer, Franz Kafka, Menachem Wolff, Thor Polson, Elana Wolff
2014
Kafka's writings are characterized by an extreme sensitivity manifested in absurdity, alienation, and gallows humor, and these two particular collections of short pieces, A Country Doctor (1919) and A Hunger Artist (1924), represent later works in the corpus. Poems and Songs of Love is a translation of the collection Piyyutim...
À la hauteur de Grand Central Station je me suis assise et j'ai pleuré
Elizabeth Smart, Brigid Brophy, Hélène Filion
1993
By Grand Central Station est l'une des oeuvres les plus dénudées, les plus écorchées vives qui aient jamais été écrites. C'est un cri de totale vulnérabilité. Le fait de la voir dans la légende du satyre écorché vif rejoint sa propre imagerie puisqu'un satyre, fusion de deux créatures, est lui.
A Mystery in Naples
Ermanno Rea, Thomas Simpson
2004
In trying to uncover why Francesca Nobili killed herself, this mystery novel searches the politically charged world of 1950s Naples, Italy. In it we find corrupt politicians, opportunistic bureaucrats, and activists tortured by their memories of when Naples lay on the front line of the Cold War. The author's own...
A Place of Light
Mary Bucci Bush
2007
Each of these impeccably crafted and sensitive stories is built around the outstanding ordinary individuals, the eccentrics of the rural working class of Mary Bush's native upstate New York. These are gritty depictions of the day-to-day lives of the hardworking poor, carrying with them their secret burdens. At the cores...
A Second Coming: Canadian Migration Fiction
A Second Coming
Canadian Migration Fiction
Don Mulcahy, F.G. Paci, Caterina Edwards, Cyril Dabydeen
2016
Migration stories are an essential component of Canada's historical/literary continuum; we need to know of such writings to rationalize about who Canadians really are, and where they are from. Aren't we all the children of migration? Where we came from, how we got here, who we were, and are, and...
A Tale of Beauty
Patrick Balzamo
2013
A Tale of Beauty is the story of five young women who have banded together as the Ugly Sisterhood. Chastity, a devout Catholic, has made a mission of saving her brother from a dissolute lifestyle. Diana is isolated by her own impossible standards. Sue, once hurt by a man, has...
A Woman of Lemnos
Maria Lampadaridou-Pothou, Rhoda Helfman Kaufman
2002
This first English publication of Maria Lampadaridou Pothou's work is a collection of her critically acclaimed writing. It includes a revisionist version of a Sophoclean tragedy, Antigone or The Nostalgia of Tragedy, which was written to protest Greek dictatorship. Praised by Samuel Beckett, Pothou wrote the other two featured plays:...
Accademia
Giose Rimanelli
1997
After the fascinating liquid novel, Benedetta in Guysterland (Guernica, 1993), which won the American Book Award in 1994, Giose Rimanelli now presents us a new novel about academic life. Accademia deals with the day-by-day angst in a major American university. Stories of love relationships among nymphets, wives and student lovers...
Accidental Genius: The Pantheon of Modern American Poets
Accidental Genius
The Pantheon of Modern American Poets
Keith Garebian
2015
Using many right-wing extremists in North America (which means, in effect, weird Republicans), Garebian takes well-known utterances of egregious political, social, and cultural atrocity and presents them as if they were modern poems deserving of serious academic consideration. The intent is to deflate by inflating them in mock-serious fashion. So,...
Addolorata: théâtre
Addolorata
théâtre
Marco Micone
1987
Amérique du Sud, rue Jean-Talon, Saint-Léonard, Padre Pio, JOHNNY Christ, Montréal, téléjournal, Pagliacci, Westmount, Roxboro, ADDOLORATA Tu, Rivière-des-Prairies, LOLITA ET ADDOLORATA, cégep, Toronto, immigrants, machine à coudre, Saint-Urbain, t'as, qu'à son trophée
After the Fireworks
Raymond Filip
1989
Raymond Filip's subject is alienation, and he writes about it with a stylistic gusto that's as characteristic as a thumbprint... [His] unusual prose style percolates enthusiastically, stretching English to new limits as his characters explore their own. -- Books in Canada
Amazon Angel
Yolande Villemaire, Gérald Leblanc
1993
First published in 1982, Amazon Angel describes a journey into the realm of colour. Inspired by the spirit of the islands of Hawaii where rainbows are a daily occurrence, the narrator navigates from red to violet and back, time-travelling through the lives of women and men of the past and...
American Stories
Pierre-Yves Pépin
1996
Pierre-Yves Pépin, born in the 1930s, is a geographer and a writer by trade. In the early 1980s, he travelled in the United States, Central and South America. Pépin drove a small truck and was known as Don Pedro. American Stories takes its roots in that journey.
Amor, Amor
Christine Cormier
1992
Dix-huit ans, retour dans sa famille, sur la Côte-Nord, le temps des vacances. Entre le mutisme et la tentation du mimétisme, une jeune fille, un désir, cherche à se dire.
Angelina's Lips
Giuseppe Conte, Robert Buranello
2011
To be Hitchcockian about it, the story deals with the relationship between Umber, a professor of comparative literature, and a Dr. Jamshid Kloster, an experimental physicist whom Umber meets on a Laguna Beach bench as Diane Keaton, a long-time Laguna Beach resident, strolls by. Apparently, Conte wasn't as oblivious...
Astoria
Robert Viscusi
2003
An experiment in what the author terms "speculative history," this novel tracks the movements of a man haunted by the spirit of his deceased mother and dogged by the notion that Astoria - the Italian neighborhood in Queens where his mother grew up in the 1920s - is the true...
At the Copa
Marisa Labozzetta
2006
With humor and poignancy, Marisa Labozzetta's stories expose the social and sexual turmoil of men and women in the time as she puts it "the old age of youth." In "The Knife Lady," a seemingly happily married suburbanite receives a jolt of sexual panic with the visit of a woman...
Bellecour
John Calabro
2005
Bellecour is about a man's metaphysical return to a series of enigmatic sexual moments that occurred when he was nine years old in the Paris of 1963. This journey blurs the physical lines between present and past, between Toronto and Paris, and ultimately between sexual awakening and sexual abuse.
Benedetta in Guysterland
Giose Rimanelli
1993
Incorporating America's obsessive fascination with the 'mafia', sex and violence, Benedetta in Guysterland tells the story of America's relationship with Italy and debunks the traditional stereotype of the Italian/American gangster. The story told here is about change and the breaking away from roots that happens to all cultural border crossers.
Beyond the Ruins
Marco Micone, Jill MacDougall
1995
The original version of this play, the last part of a trilogy on the theme of immigration, won the Grand Prix du Journal de Montréal in 1989.
Bittersweet Pieces: A Collection of Dutch Short Stories
Bittersweet Pieces
A Collection of Dutch Short Stories
Gerrit Bussink
1991
This collection of short stories by eleven prominent Dutch writers from the last two decades of Dutch literature were originally selected for a radio project by Radio Netherlands, the Dutch International Service. Authors included: F.L. Bastet, J.M.A. Biesheuvel, J. Bernlef, Bob den Uyl, Hermine de Graaf, J.A. Deelder, Gerrit Krol,...
Blessed Harbours: An Anthology of Canadian-Hungarian Writers
Blessed Harbours
An Anthology of Canadian-Hungarian Writers
John Miska, Eva Tihanyi
2002
Commemorating the 115th anniversary of Hungarian immigration to Canada, this anthology provides a representative picture of the themes, styles, and aspirations of Hungarian-Canadian literature. Revealing the entire spectrum of a colourful culture with ancient roots and a literary tradition in a state of constant renewal, this collection features not only...
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