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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...


And the Birds Rained Down

by Jocelyne Saucier & Rhonda Mullins

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

A CBC Canada Reads 2015 Selection! Finalist for the 2013 Governor General's Literary Award for French-to-English Translation Deep in a...


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 & Aimée 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

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....


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

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...


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,...


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...


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,...


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...


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

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...


Document 1

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...


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....