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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.
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...
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...
Homeground
Caterina Edwards
1990
Homeground was a finalist in the Drama category for the 1991 Writers Guild of Alberta Award. Set in the 1950s, the play focuses on an Italian immigrant family living in Edmonton and the three immigrant boarders who share their house, as they struggle with finding work, a new language, and...
Images
Louise Bouchard, Christine Tipper
2015
In a letter that she writes to a certain Théodore, the narrator in Images evokes a tumultuous period in her life: her adolescence. During this period, filled with anxiety and panic, she found help and comfort from Dorothée, a young woman barely older than her, who helped her escape her...
In Pursuit of Truth
Joseph V. Ricapito
2013
In this satirical take on the goings on in the halls of academia, Christian private-college style, Ricapito tells the story of Bert Russo, a naive professor who learns the hard way that making waves (especially political ones) can lead to dire consequences. In the end, having exposed the hypocrisy and...
In the Claws of the Cat
Claude Forand, Jo-Anne Elder
2006
In a small town like Chesterville, homicides are as rare as government grants. So it's not surprising that the violent death of the richest man in town, J.A. Bussières, shakes up the entire population. Roméo Dubuc, the Chief of Police, heads up the investigation. J.A.'s son escaped from the psychiatric...
Infertility Rites
Mary Melfi
1991
Mary Melfi's first novel explores the emotional trauma of infertility and its resulting marital conflicts. It is an intimate account of one woman's agonizing experience to carry a pregnancy to full term. Through Nina DiFiore's numerous miscarriages, Melfi analyzes how much women's self-image is linked to their fertility; for Nina,...
Intimate Dialogues
Hélène Rioux, Jonathan Kaplansky
2008
There are two of them, she and he. They live together. She would like to have a cat; he prefers exotic fish. She feels like eating out. He: not really. Having a baby is a good idea. But the question is when. With a few strokes of the pen, Helene...
Isabelle's Notebooks
Sylvie Chaput, Peter Vranckx, Daniel Sloate
2002
Following the love story of painter Joseph Légaré's niece, Isabelle Forest, and novelist Philippe Aubert de Gaspé, Sylvie Chaput carefully and creatively chronicles her picture of Quebec in the 1830s. Chaput writes of the turbulence Quebec endured as her lovers battle the dangers of severe political unrest and a huge...
Island of the Nightingales
Caterina Edwards
2000
These are stories of women searching for identity and place and purpose in an international world of professors and bricklayers, mafiosi and hockey stars. The stories of these women are contained in those moments when different cultures and different values intersect, when dislocation and fragmentation lead to awareness. Edwards takes...
Italian Canadians At Table: A Narrative Feast in Five Courses
Italian Canadians At Table
A Narrative Feast in Five Courses
Loretta Gatto-White, Delia De Santis
2013
The persistence of misconceptions about Italian-Canadian food culture raises many questions for us. Are we gluttonous, inebriate and too loud? Do we force-feed guests? Are we in fact food-obsessed? How many grains of truth can a stereotype hold? We had to know, so we asked articulate and thoughtful Italian-Canadian writers...
Kiss of the Beggar
Pierre L'Abbé
2005
Whether it's Toronto, a French or Italian town, Pierre L'Abbé's stories are rich with a sense of place where the ambiance and characters fuse in a loaded sense of expectation. The characters, much like those in Henry James, challenge the norms of their overbearing societies. Nothing turns out as expected,...
La Famille Gaetano
F.G. Paci, Robert Paquin
1990
La Famille Gaetano is the French translation of F.G. Paci's The Italians (1978), considered one of the first books to deal with the Italian immigrant experience in Canada -- and a Canadian bestseller.
La Fresque de Mussolini
Filippo Salvatore
1992
Mussolini sur son cheval domine la fresque de la voûte dans l'église Notre-Dame-de-la-Défence à Montréal. Pourquoi a-t-on peint le duce dans une église? Comment au Québec des années 30 le fascisme a permis l'alliance entre l'Église et l'État? La pièce de Filippo Salvatore trace l'histoire d'amour entre le peintre de...
Land for Fatimah
Veena Gokhale
2018
Four strong women: Anjali, an Indo-Canadian single mother who eagerly accepts an African posting with her non-profit organization; Grace, her dedicated but dominating colleague, who opposes her; Fatimah, a farmer ousted from her home and fertile farmland, whom Anjali befriends; and Mary, Anjali's kindly maid, who must secure the future...
Le Putain
Guy Verville
1991
Quinze minutes de retard. Elle va bientôt arriver. Cela fait deux ans qu'elle arrive bientôt, qu'elle lui gobe quinze minutes de son temps, ou plutôt de son âme. Deux ans à raison d'une fois par semaine multipliée par quinze minutes. Paul dénombre les gouttes d'eau; le compte est difficile. Il...
Leaves on Frozen Ground
Dave Carty
2019
Céline Vaillancourt saw the untamed forest in shades of apprehension. But Edmund, her 11-year-old son, was possessed of a different vision, as though he had put the very same brooding colors together and produced a painting shot through with adventure and the light of discovery. There was no talking to...
Leper Tango
David MacKinnon
2012
Leper Tango is an end of millennium tale of an ambulance-chasing lawyer who uses his ill-gotten gains to whore and drink in Paris, where he falls for a dead-end, suicidal femme fatale named Sheba. The first part of a trilogy of novels (The Graveyard Of The Innocents), some set in...
Les Mers Détroublées
Claude Péloquin
1993
Après trente ans la maison Guernica rend accessibles dans Les Mers Detroublées tous mes titres flottants entre les mains / les bibliothèques / let toilettes / les rayon's / les lits et l'oubli. Aujourd'hui ils sont debout encore. Je me sens tristes un peu devant cet honneur car je ne...
Life Stories
Nora Ikstena, Margita Gailitis
2013
I have written Life Stories virtually in the space of one breath -- these stories have been imagined in such concentration, that I had to free myself from them. They came so naturally, that I am very happy to have returned to the short-story format. It seems to me that...
Lifedream
Herménégilde Chiasson, Jo-Anne Elder
2006
Four vastly different characters illustrate various ways of life and elements of existence in the 14 tableaux in this collection. As Solange, Thomas, Gabrielle, and Paul move through dream spaces and real-world settings--including hospitals, bars, galleries, and classrooms--they confront a range of topics as far-reaching as money, marriage, the book...
Loddy-Dah
Dolly Dennis
2014
We follow Loddy and the troupe from The Garage Theatre as their lives unfold against the backdrop of political events in Montreal starting with EXPO 67 and ending in 1970 with the October Crisis. With the city as background, Loddy-Dah explores issues of self-identity and self-acceptance, the magic of friendship...
Looking Through My Mother's Eyes: Life Stories of Nine Italian Immigrant Women in Canada
Looking Through My Mother's Eyes
Life Stories of Nine Italian Immigrant Women in Canada
Giovanna Del Negro
2004
This look at the traditional and subversive world of women's folklore examines the realm of women's talk, exploring the ways Italian immigrant women from Montreal use classic folk genres to stretch the boundaries of their culture. Through songs, lullabies, bawdy riddles, and trickster tales, these women subvert, redefine, and alter...
Lotusland
David Joiner
2015
Nathan Monroe is a 28-year-old American living in Saigon who falls in love with a poor but talented Vietnamese painter. When he fails to protect their love from her desperate chase for a better life in America, his safety net appears in the form of Anthony, an old domineering friend...
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