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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.
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,...
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....
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...
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.
Fate's Instruments: No Safeguards 2 - Paul's Story
Fate's Instruments
No Safeguards 2 - Paul's Story
H. Nigel Thomas
2018
In Fate's Instruments, picking up the story from where Paul's brother Jay left it in No Safeguards, Paul, an aspiring writer, marries Carlos, with whom he lived in Guatemala, and brings him to Montreal. Things go wrong from the beginning, and they break up. Then fate, in the form of...
Foreplay: Followed by My Italian Wife
Foreplay
Followed by My Italian Wife
Mary Melfi
2012
Foreplay, a black comedy in three acts, explores the relationship of an economically well-out but emotionally insecure couple. They take an off-season vacation on a New Age refuse island, supposedly to improve their sex lives. My Italian Wife is a light-hearted, at times tongue-in-cheek, description of the mind-set and preoccupations...
Freeze-frame
Lise Gauvin, Nigel Spencer
2012
This is a translation by two-time Governor-General's award-recipient Nigel Spencer of award-winning Quebecois writer Lise Gauvin's 2003 short story collection. The collection features intimate spaces within public places and how these can encroach on one another in subtle yet dangerous ways.
Gauguin's Moon
Laura Marello
2019
Daniella believes her lost mother is a World War II spy, but is terrorized by a dream of a war-torn jungle, raining fire. At forty, with her life and career stalled, Daniella is visited by four dead ancestors, who try to help her put her life back together. When this...
Gens du silence
Marco Micone
1991
A powerful drama on the struggles encountered by immigrant families caught in worlds they didn't understand -- and without the language to make themselves understood.
Girls Closed In
France Théoret, Luise von Flotow
2006
In this novel from a Quebecois feminist writer, a shy sixteen-year-old falls in love with a classmate while attending a Catholic boarding school for prospective schoolteachers. When the fantasized relationship fails she takes superficial refuge with a group of girls recognizing her own loneliness and that of the group.
Hard Edge
F.G. Paci
2006
Hard Edge is about art, modern art and the age-old art of seduction and betrayal, set in Ontario, New York, and Paris. It tells the story of a young teacher and writer, Mark Trecroci, and his relationship with Lisa James, a serious and dedicated painter who tries to live her...
Head Games
Erika Rummel
2013
A Latino bar in Toronto, 1978. The men can't take their eyes off Lisa, but there is something about her that scares them off. She is a little too intense, a little too needy. Don, a realtor with a murky South American past, is unfazed. He listens patiently when Lisa...
Help Me, Rhonda & Other Stories
P. David Hornik
2019
The fourteen stories in this collection are roughly evenly divided between those set in Israel and those set in the U.S.; a couple occur in vague, exotic places including an imagined Greenland. The lead--and longest--story, “Help Me, Rhonda,” features two American immigrants in Israel, a man and a woman, the...
Holy Fools + 2 Stories
Marianne Ackerman
2014
The characters in Holy Fools + 2 Stories are humble people who may seem mad. Burdened by delusion. Driven by irrational goals. They take action and are caught up in the web of events, carried to unfamiliar shores that may or may not denote salvation. There is no message. I...
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