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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...
Bombay Wali & Other Stories
Veena Gokhale
2013
Twelve stories that provide startling glimpses of contemporary life in Bombay, and elsewhere. A wealthy business woman compelled by the desire to hurt her best friend; an old woman in a Tokyo apartment seeking the touch of a baby's hand; a woman reflecting on violence as a riot rages outside...
Bonavere Howl
Caitlin Galway
2019
It is 1955, and the three Fayette sisters have lived their whole lives in the enchanting French Quarter of New Orleans. Though neglected by their parents, they share a close bond with one another--from afternoons in their small, shared bedroom, to trying to speak with ghosts beneath the sweeping trees...
Bridge in the Rain
Bianca Lakoseljac
2010
Bridge in the Rain is a collection of interconnected short stories set in present day Toronto and linked by an inscription on a bench in High Park. The stories chronicle the travails of seven women, each dealing with a turning point in her life, be it making a career choice,...
Broke City
Jacques Renaud, David Homel
1984
Jacques Renaud's Le casse, translated here as Broke City, is, if nothing else, an important work in Quebecois literary history, as it was one of the first and certainly the most scandalous novel to have been written in "joual". It's not just a novel about a bunch of low-lifes scamming...
Cadillac Road
Kristin Andrychuk
2017
With its starting point in the late 1940s, Cadillac Road is the story of red-haired and fierce narrator Sharon Desjardins: from her earliest childhood memories of leaving Northern Quebec and a violent father to adventures in Buffalo and Crystal Beach with her mother and younger sister, Gloria; from dreams of...
Camerado & The Trial of Pius XII: Two Plays
Richard Gambino
2013
Camerado is a play presenting the very dramatic life and compelling thoughts of Walt Whitman, who remains the foremost American poet of the greatness possible in the human spirit, and in the spirit of a vital democracy. His inspiring views and tough criticisms, expressed in simple, but beautiful and powerful...
Caminos
Scott Walker
2018
Caminos tells the story of Mercedes González Conde and her daughter, granddaughter and great-grandson. Each of them live and love, cope with and compound their inner troubles as issues of abandonment, attachment, identity and rootlessness circle around and through them. The novel is set in the northwest Spanish province of...
Claiming Kin
Laura Marello
2009
Set in Santa Cruz, California; San Remo, Italy; Paris, France; and a fictional town called Pottersville, North Carolina from the 1950s through the 1980s, Claiming Kin tells the story of two intertwined families and their battles and conflicts over kinship.
Comment dire
Marie-Claire Corbeil
1990
Elle est assise là. S'est enfin assise là. Toute pliée, repliée, toute vidée, elle s'est assise là. Contre la porte. Toute contre la porte. Elle sent le froid sous la porte, ne voit que la ligne du froid sous la porte, la petite ligne de lumière qui s'allume et s'éteint....
Dark Man
Roberto Pace, Pasquale Verdicchio
2006
The appearance of Dark Man cannot be an event without consequence. Once come into this world, he will entice you with candy, seep into your skin, and savour your blissful ignorance of his purpose. Roberto Pace delights us with this story of a wild pursuit, set in an imaginary Central...
Date With Destiny
Hélène Rioux, Jonathan Kaplansky
2016
In this collection of ten short stories, the main characters -- women between the ages of 13 to 88 -- see death appear suddenly in their daily lives: in the pages of a novel written by a former lover, in a farewell letter abandoned on a living room coffee table,...
David and the Daydreams
Barry Dempster
1985
A children's story featuring David and the alternate world of his dreaming.
Dead Voices
F.G. Paci
2019
Dead Voices is a collection of stories that are both seriously realistic and comically whimsical. They have everything from superheroes who get sick on words, to the appearance of dead playwrights, to the visit of saints and sinners from the past, to a hot stove discussion on hockey and love....
Dog and Crow
Michael Springate
1990
Dog and Crow describes the meeting between art and politics, revolving around the liaison between Benito Mussolini and Ezra Pound. Based on Pound's sojourn in Fascist Italy, the play spans the years 1928 to 1946 and moves from Italy to America. It is a powerful psychological exploration of one of...
Doubly Suspect
Madeleine Monette, Luise von Flotow
2000
A novel about seduction, which borrows from the detective genre and the psychological novel, offers a modern and original take on the Double.
Duo for Obstinate Voices
Maryse Pelletier, Louise Ringuet
1990
Duo for Obstinate Voices is set in Quebec between 1970 and 1975, against the backdrop of rising Quebecois nationalism which culminated in the election of the Parti Québécois. The play superimposes the political struggle of Quebec with the relationship between Philip, a television journalist, and Catherine, an aspiring young dancer....
Everything I Own
Raymond Beauchemin
2011
Songwriter Michel Laflamme is stuck in traffic on Montreal's Jacques Cartier Bridge. While waiting for police to try to talk down a potential suicide, Michel turns on the radio and hears his wife, Bijou, founding member of Beaupré, the seminal Quebec folk-rock group. The music takes Michel across a 30-year...
Expulsion & Other Stories
Marina Sonkina
2015
Expulsion & Other Stories consists of two parts: a novella followed by a group of short stories. But the main protagonists have one thing in common: they are all women coming of age in difficult times. In the short stories, set in post-Stalinist Russia, the women are confronted by dictatorship's...
Exterminated Angel
Gérald Godin, Judith Cowan
1992
Gérald Godin gives us an astonishing first novel written in the tradition of the American thriller with a journalist whom Humphrey Bogart would have liked to have played as the protagonist.
Eye
Eye
Marianne Micros
2018
Myth, folklore, and magic permeate the stories in Marianne Micros' collection Eye. Set in ancient and modern Greece, and in contemporary Europe and North America, these tales tell of evil-eye curses, women healers, ghosts, a changeling, and people struggling to retain or gain power in a world of changing beliefs....
Fabio
Camillo Carli, Maurizia Binda
1991
Chronicling the conflicts and misunderstandings between a father and his son as Italian immigrants in Montreal.
Fabrizio's Passion
Antonio D'Alfonso
1995
Fabrizio's Passion is the author's English-language version of his French-language novel, Avril ou l'anti-passion. This baroque novel, divided into twenty-five chapters, explores the different facets of an Italian family living in North America. It is through the technique of a multi-voiced narrative that the readers are permitted to see what...
Faithful and Other Stories
Daniel Karasik
2017
A boy finds a vocation as a weaver of bread. A Russian woman, thought dead, e-mails greetings to her adolescent sister in a Canadian suburb. An investment banker vanishes and is found fifteen years later when his daughter discovers a painting of herself in a distant gallery. With wit and...
Falconi's Tractor
Dave LeBlanc
2019
Like his three siblings, 32-year-old Alfredo “Freddy Flowers” Falconi has led two lives: the idyllic one before “The Incident”--his mother's 1984 death--and the complicated one afterward. He was just eight-years-old when his father abandoned the family, and nine when his oldest brother, “Small Carm,” covered up the circumstances of...
Falsipedies & Fibsiennes
Ali Eteraz
2014
Ranging from the Persian Gulf to the American South, from ancient Greece to pre-Islamic Arabia, Ali Eteraz's stories observe the clash of civilizations through the surrealist's monocle: lovers playing with Koranic numerology; the sorrows of the Minotaur; the innocence of a genie; a woman obsessed with wine and virgins; brothers...
Familial Circles
Theresa Carilli
2001
Theresa Carilli demonstrates how the Italian-American family communicates in a web of never-ending conflict with family members, devising new strategies to outwit one another. In The Promise, Joe attempts to reunite with his estranged brother Sal at their father's funeral, despite opposition from Joe's wife, Maria. In Legacy, Carilli juxtaposes...
Farida
Naïm Kattan, Norman Cornett, Antonio D'Alfonso
2015
In this classic love story featuring passion, jealousy and murder, and set in pre-World War II Iraq, Farida, a Jewish woman and cabaret singer, struggles for survival and her freedom in a world on the edge of upheaval and on which falls the dark shadow of war.
Fatal Light Awareness
John O'Neill
2013
Leonard Edison's wife has a dark and frightening premonition - that her husband will die before his next birthday. Leonard, aware of this forecast, responds with the animal instinct of fight-or-flight - he wings away on an affair with a former student, engages in a series of petty crimes, neglects...
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