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And the Birds Rained Down

by Jocelyne Saucier & Rhonda Mullins

An award-winning and haunting meditation on aging and self-determination.


Mama's Boy Behind Bars

by David Goudreault & Jc Sutcliffe

Now I've killed another person. I'm a serial killer. Sure, two people is hardly serial, but it's a good start. I'm still young. Who knows where opportunities might lead me? Opportunity makes the thief, or the...


Prague

by Maude Veilleux, Aleshia Jensen & Aimee Wall

Winter blankets Montreal, while a bookseller and her lover dream of Prague. As the narrator’s open marriage becomes the subject of a novel, reality blurs with fiction, and she tries to reconcile the need to...


Thunder and Light

by Marie-Claire Blais & Nigel Spencer

Originally published in 2001, Thunder and Light is the second volume in Marie-Claire Blais’s prize-winning Soifs series, hailed as one of the greatest undertakings in modern Quebec fiction. Powered by its...


In the End They Told Them All to Get Lost

by Laurence Leduc-Primeau & Natalia Hero

We’re never quite sure what made Chloé take a flight to an unnamed country in South America. This series of short vignettes provides a glimpse of her scattered thoughts as she attempts to adjust to life in...


The Body of the Beasts

by Audrée Wilhelmy & Susan Ouriou

Reminiscent of Gaétan Soucy’s The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches and William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, Audrée Wilhelmy’s The Body of the Beasts is a startling, gorgeously written novel that...


A Twilight Celebration

by Marie-Claire Blais & Nigel Spencer

Daniel, a middle-aged novelist and loving father alienated from one of his sons and unsure how to care for his daughter, is on his way to an international conference of writers. The gathering is to be held in...


The Dishwasher

by Stéphane Larue & Pablo Strauss

The Dishwasher is Stephane Larue’s debut novel. Published in French in 2016 by Le Quartanier, it won the 2017 Quebec Booksellers’ Prize, the 2017 Senghor Prize, was shortlisted for the 2017 Governor-General’s...


Autopsy of a Boring Wife

by Marie-Renée Lavoie

Like a Québécois Bridget Jones’s Diary, Marie-Renée Lavoie’s Autopsy of a Boring Wife tells the hysterically funny and ultimately touching tale of forty-eight-year-old Diane, a woman whose husband leaves...


In Every Wave

by Quimper Charles & Guil Lefebvre

A man loses his daughter while swimming one summer. This little gem of a novella–sad and beautiful and spellbinding all at once–is the tale of how he strives to be reunited with her again, whether back home...


Madame Victoria

by Catherine Leroux & Lazer Lederhendler

Leroux is extremely well reviewed, and her last book with Lazer, The Party Wall, did very well. It was Shortlisted for the 2016 Giller Prize, was selected for Indies Introduce Summer/Fall 2016, and was winner...


Mama's Boy

by David Goudreault & Jc Sutcliffe

Winner of the 2016 Grand Prix littéraire Archambault

Written with gritty humour in the form of a confession, Mama's Boy recounts the family drama of a young man who sets out in search of his mother after a childhood...


Little Beast

by Julie Demers & Rhonda Mullins

It’s 1944, and a little village in rural Quebec sits quietly beside an aging mountain and an angry river. The air tastes of kelp, and the wind keeps knocking over the cross. Beside that river an eleven-year-old...


Oscar

by Mauricio Segura & Donald Winkler

Readers interested in music, especially the mid-20th century North American jazz scene, will find the portrait of the period, of Peterson, and of other musicians of the age compelling

  • Will appeal to fans of magical...

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    by François Blais & Jc Sutcliffe

    Winner of the 2016 Grand Prix littéraire Archambault

    Written with gritty humour in the form of a confession, Mama's Boy recounts the family drama of a young man who sets out in search of his mother after a childhood...


    Sports and Pastimes

    by Jen-Philippe Baril Guérard & Aimee Wall

    Inspired by Erik Satie's work of the same name, Sports and Pastimes is the latest novel by acclaimed Montreal playwright and author Jean-Philippe Baril Guérard.

    Translated by Aimee Wall (whose translation of...


    The Cabin at the End of the World

    by Paul Tremblay

    NATIONAL BESTSELLER!

    BEST BOOK OF 2018 (Library Journal, NPR, Buzzfeed)

    JULY 2018 INDIE NEXT PICK!

    SUMMER 2018 PUBLISHERS WEEKLY PICK!

    “A tremendous book―thought-provoking and terrifying, with tension that winds...


    Readopolis

    by Bertrand Laverdure & Oana Avasilichioaei

    From award-winning writer Bertrand Laverdure comes Readopolis, a novel translated by Oana Avasilichioaei.

    It's 2006 and down-and-out protagonist Ghislain works as a reader for a publishing house in Montreal....