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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 Boy at the Edge of the World
David K. Yeh
2018
Meet Daniel Garneau, your average gay hockey player from small-town Ontario. After moving to Toronto to attend university, Daniel meets David, a bike mechanic whose Catholic Italian mother talks to her dead husbands. Their chemistry is immediate, but Daniel is still drawn to his ex-boyfriend Marcus, a performance artist whose...
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 Dive into My Essence
Claude Péloquin, Michel Albert, Jennifer Sullivan
1990
This collection of prose pieces expressing the creative life of the enfant terrible of Quebecois literature represents one man's self-exploration of his life and writing. Translated from the original French version, Une plongée dans mon essentiel, published by Guernica in 1985, it is the first time Peloquin's work appears in English.
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 Feast of Brief Hopes
Bruce Meyer
2018
There are unseen forces in our lives that shape who we are and what we become. How we respond to those forces determines our futures. These stories examine how characters respond to the unexpected. Do we carry our memories of the beautiful moments of life with us into death? And,...
A Rogue's Decameron
Stan Rogal
2018
A Rogue's Decameron consists of ten tales based within the spirit of Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales and Boccaccio's The Decameron: extravagance, joy and ribald humour around sex, lust, vice, death and other “hungers” of human beings. Using similar framing technique as these works, the stories explore themes such as social commentary and...
A Voluntary Crucifixion
David MacKinnon
2019
A Voluntary Crucifixion traces the story of 20th century Canada through the MacKinnon clan and David J MacKinnon's life. Disillusioned with the slow death of the soul promised by life at a major Montreal law firm, MacKinnon ripped himself untimely from the profession, making a personal vow to discover society...
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...
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.
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...
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.
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...
Breaking the Mould
Penny Petrone
2001
In this memoir Penny Petrone tells what it was like growing up in Northern Ontario as the daughter of parents who moved to Canada from the class-bound feudal society of Southern Italy during the first quarter of the century when America was the dream of millions of Europeans.
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...
Defending Her Son
John O'Meara
2000
Shakespeare scholar and anthroposophist John O'Meara traces in this memoir the main patterns of his life experience through and beyond the publication of his associated works, Otherworldly Hamlet and Othello's Sacrifice.
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.
Embracing Serafina
Penny Petrone
2000
This book moves with compelling energy from the forests of north-western Ontario to the capitals of Europe to the tribal villages of Africa ... and from there to South America, China, and into the mysterious world that existed behind the Iron Curtain when few Westerners dared, or got the chance,...
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....
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