Winner of the 2019 Scotiabank Giller prize!!! A hilarious, surprising and poignant love story about the way families are invented, told with the savvy of a Zadie Smith and with an inventiveness all Ian Williams' own, Reproductionbangs lives together in a polyglot suburb of Toronto.
Beautiful but dark. The language is biblical and captures and awakens you to the trials of living. A brother and sister are orphaned in an isolated cove on Newfoundland's northern coastline. Their home is a stretch of rocky shore governed by the feral ocean, by a relentless pendulum of abundance and murderous scarcity. Very powerful writing!
Such a beautifully and tenderly written novel about the real life of the lonely Italian Prince from the crumbling aristocracy who wants to leave his mark in the world before he dies. Also a lyrical investigation about the creative life! He left behind The Leopard which could be said to be the most famous Italian novel written, but alas, he died before it was published.
From Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist Alix Ohlin comes an intimate and compelling novel about motherhood, love and the search for belonging, and what it means to be a sister. Ohlin is very culturally sophisticated and brings in many references to music and art. A real delight!
David Bezmozgis, the writer who brought us the "pointed, emotionally resonant tales" (The Globe and Mail) of Natasha and Other Stories, brings us a new collection, his first in more than a decade. In the title story, a father and his young daughter stumble into a bizarre version of his immigrant childhood.
By turns biting, funny, poetic, and heartbreaking, Megan Coles' debut novel rips into the inner lives of a wicked cast of characters, building towards a climax that will shred perceptions and force a reckoning. Another great novel from that wonderful cauldron of energy - Newfoundland.