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The Woman in Valencia

by Annie Perreault & Ann Marie Boulanger

While on vacation with her family in Valencia, Claire Halde witnesses a shocking event that becomes the catalyst for a protracted downward spiral and a profound personal unravelling as she struggles to come...


The Electric Baths

by Jean-Michel Fortier & Katherine Hastings

A surprise return home triggers a chain of events, their strands weaving together a sinister web of dreams and reality, truth and lies, secrets and spells. Following in the tradition of Fortier?s absurdist first...


Vestiges

by Laurence Suhner & Sheryl Curtis

Time: 2310

Place: Gemma, a "snowball" planet, i.e. a terrestrial extrasolar planet with overall glaciation, orbiting around the binary star, Altamira (an Alpha Centauri type), discovered in 2012 by Michel Mayor's...


The Isaac Directive

by Pierre Bordage & Dan Golembeski

A novel with a real mix of genres, covering science fiction and thriller.

Pierre Bordage is currently one of France's best storytellers and his work has been the source of inspiration both for graphic books...


Wang

by Pierre Bordage & Sheryl Curtis

It is the 23rd century. An impassable screen protects Occident from its neighbouring empires. Wang, a young seventeen-year-old Chinese boy, lives with his grandmother in a poor district of Grand-Wroclaw in Silesia,...


The Body of the Beasts

by Audrée Wilhelmy & Susan Ouriou

Disturbing and sensuous, Audrée Wilhelmy’s tale of a hermetic family minding a lighthouse in willed isolation is reminiscent of William Golding’s Lord of the Flies.

The Body of Beasts is a startling, gorgeously...


A Twilight Celebration

by Marie-Claire Blais & Nigel Spencer

The latest work in internationally acclaimed author Marie-Claire Blais’s masterful novel cycle, A Twilight Celebration examines the prophetic side of the writer and the burden that falls to him in a world...


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...


The Dishwasher

by Stéphane Larue & Pablo Strauss

WINNER OF THE AMAZON CANADA FIRST NOVEL AWARD ? NOMINATED FOR CANADA READS ? A NEW YORK TIMES NEW & NOTEWORTHY BOOK ? A NOW MAGAZINE BEST BOOK TO READ FOR SUMMER 2019 ? As heard on CBC's The Sunday Edition with...


Autopsy of a Boring Wife

by Marie-Renée Lavoie

Like a Québécois Bridget Jones’s Diary, Autopsy of a Boring Wife tells the hysterically funny and ultimately touching tale of forty-eight-year-old Diane, a woman whose husband is having an affair because,...


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...


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...


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...


Revenge of the Translator

by Brice Matthieussent & Emma Ramadan

The work of a novelist and translator collide in this visionary and hilarious debut from acclaimed French writer Brice Matthieussent. Revenge of the Translator follows Trad, who is translating a mysterious author?s...


Madame Victoria

by Catherine Leroux & Lazer Lederhendler

In 2001, a woman?s skeleton was found in the woods overlooking Montreal?s Royal Victoria Hospital. Despite an audit of the hospital?s patient records, a forensic reconstruction of the woman?s face, missing-person...


Pretty Things

by Virginie Despentes & Emma Ramadan

A pulpy tale of mismatched twins struggling to embody the perfect woman: "Effortlessly cool and slyly spiky, Despentes probes the dynamics of fame, beauty, and female competition, putting her finger on the pulse...


These Festive Nights

by Marie-Claire Blais, Sheila Fischman & Lisa Moore

The first volume in the beloved novelist Marie-Claire Blais’ prize-winning novel cycle — acclaimed as one of the greatest undertakings in modern Quebec fiction — reissued in a handsome A List edition,...


Thunder and Light

by Marie-Claire Blais & Nigel Spencer

The second volume in the beloved novelist Marie-Claire Blais’s prize-winning novel cycle — acclaimed as one of the greatest undertakings in modern Quebec fiction — reissued in a handsome A List edition....


Hunting Party

by Agnès Desarthe, Christiana Hills & Jessie Chaffee

The unsuspecting member of a hunting party in the French countryside, Tristan is out of place. Cajoled into going by his wife, who is anxious to ingratiate herself with the locals of their new village, Tristan?s...


Oscar

by Mauricio Segura & Donald Winkler

Brad succumbs to the white plague, Oscar too spends his days fighting disease, confined to a hospital. Playing the organ at night for a mysterious sickly girl, he discovers his own talent, although years after...