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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...
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.
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...
Call Me Stan: A Tragedy in Three Millennia
Call Me Stan
A Tragedy in Three Millennia
K.R. Wilson
2021
When King Priam's pregnant daughter was fleeing the sack of Troy, Stan was there. When Jesus of Nazareth was beaten and crucified, Stan was there--one cross over. Stan has been a Hittite warrior, a Roman legionnaire, a mercenary for the caravans of the Silk Road and a Great War German...
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...
Cardinal Divide
Nina Newington
2020
A father comes out to his daughter as a woman. Or at least, he was once a woman. It's complicated. Funny. Painful. Eventually joyful. Meanwhile the daughter, who was adopted, has her own identity issues. At the Aboriginal addictions treatment centre where she works, everyone assumes she is Indigenous. But...
Catch and Release
Liana Cusmano
2022
In Catch and Release, twenty-one-year-old Lucca looks back on her childhood and adolescence as she comes to terms with both her sexual orientation and her mental illness. When she falls in love with the brilliant and beautiful Adèle, Lucca is forced to acknowledge not only that she is not and...
Changing The Face of Canadian Literature: A Diverse Canadian Anthology
Changing The Face of Canadian Literature
A Diverse Canadian Anthology
Dane Swan
2020
Needless to say, moments like now, when the hurdles to becoming a respected author are at their lowest. When the only hurdles to being published are the quality of your writing and your patience to deal with certain less and less important gatekeepers. Moments in history like this, must be...
Choosing Eleonore
Andrée A. Gratton, Ian Thomas Shaw
2021
Choosing Eleonore tells the story of a one-way friendship, of tragic loneliness. In it, award-winning Quebec author Andrée A. Gratton explores the syndrome of the delusion of being loved. Centred on two young women: Eleonore and Marianne, this is Marianne's story. From the first sentence, we feel that something is...
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.
Cock-A-Doodle-Doo
Maureen Labonté, Pan Bouyoucas
2022
A very successful detective fiction writer, Leo Basilius, decides to bring his popular crime series to a close and take a sabbatical on the Greek island of Nysa where, as a young man, he wrote his first books - poetry and short stories. He returns there intending to write his...
Cut Road
Brent Van Staalduinen
2022
Containing a rich mix of acclaimed and award-winning stories, Cut Road is a masterful exploration of the loss and scars that conflict always leaves behind. Where soldiers abandon too much of themselves in war zones, parents relinquish control of their children, and friends struggle with change and tragedy. From the...
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...
A young man, Ray, returns to where he was born, Weyburn, SK, after several years traveling anonymously around the country. He's recently been suffering from frightening nightmares and he feels they may have something to do with his past, especially within the walls of the abandoned former mental asylum where...
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,...
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....
Don't Ask
Gina Roitman
2022
In this literary thriller, a woman agonizes over her mother's suicide and is thrown into turmoil over her attraction to a German. Hannah Baran is 45, a successful Montreal real estate broker with a highly lucrative client who, like her parents, is a Holocaust survivor. Born in a German DP...
Don't Hang Your Soul on That
Robert Hilles
2021
The novel features two main narratives in alternating chapters. The first narrative is set in Khon Kaen Thailand in 1970. This narrative follows the developing love story between Tuum and Roong. Tuum is a high school mathematics teacher and Roong has been forced to work in a wealthy family's home...
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.
Down in the Ground
Bruce Meyer
2020
Dying is not merely the domain of the dead; it is a shared experience. What remains after someone has passed are the memories, that reflections of the past and those who have passed, and the challenges everyone faces in the wake of loss. Down in the Ground is a collection...
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....
Easily Fooled: No Safeguards 3--Millington's Story
Easily Fooled
No Safeguards 3--Millington's Story
H. Nigel Thomas
2021
Less than an hour after Millington receives his permanent resident visa, he wonders if his husband Jay would now end their marriage. And Jay has multiple reasons to. Millington is an ex-Methodist minister, who once believed he could be celibate. When he fled Caribbean Methodism and came to Montreal, he...
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...
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