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    Homes

    In 2010, the al Rabeeah family left their home in Iraq in hope of a safer life. They moved to Homs, in Syria — just…

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    The Figgs

    Meet the Figgs. June, the family’s matriarch, looks forward to a quiet retirement — if only she can get her three adult children to finally,…

  • Dazzle Patterns

    Halifax, 1917. Clare Holmes, a flaw checker at the local glassworks, is saving up for passage to England, to work for the Red Cross and…

  • The Unravelling

    Olivier Martini and his mother, Catherine, have lived together since he was diagnosed with schizophrenia thirty-six years ago. It hasn’t always been a perfect living…

  • Two Roads Home

    It is 1993 on Vancouver Island. A group of idealistic environmental activists, convinced their peaceful protests have been in vain, turn to sabotage. But in…

  • Searching for Petronius Totem

    Following a dramatic break-up with his long-suffering wife, Jack Vesoovian retreats to a Hamilton rooming house, where he impulsively decides to take to the road…

  • What the Soul Doesn’t Want

    In her newest collection, Lorna Crozier describes the passage of time in the way that only she can. Her arresting, edgy poems about aging and…

  • Winter Child

    One late September day, amid the year’s first snowfall, the winter child is born. He does not breathe. His mother watches helplessly until “at last…

  • Teardown

    In this collection of short stories, Clea Young navigates the whitewater of relationships—familial and romantic, between friends new and old. The stories in Teardown seize…

  • The Weather Inside

    It’s summer in Toronto and the snow and ice are relentless. Too bad no one but Avery can see it. Avery Gauthier can’t get far…

  • Middenrammers

    Set in the UK in the 1970s, Middenrammers follows the story of young Dr. Brian Davis and his efforts to adjust to his new job…

  • Perfect World

    Tom Brackett has created the perfect world for himself: he has a good job, a perpetually supportive wife, two kids, a mini-van, and even a…

  • White Elephant

    Physician Richard Berringer, his wife, Ann, and their thirteen-year-old son, Torquil, have abandoned their home in Nova Scotia and moved to Sierra Leone, despite warnings…

  • The Afterlife of Birds

    Henry Jett’s life is slowly going nowhere. His girlfriend recently left, and his job in a local garage is uninspiring, considering that he doesn’t particularly…

  • The Swallows Uncaged: A Narrative in Eight Panels

    In The Swallows Uncaged, Elizabeth McLean paints a sweeping yet intimate panorama of Vietnam in the style of a Vietnamese eight-panel screen: eight narratives that…

  • The Mystics of Mile End

    Brother and sister Lev and Samara Meyer live in Montreal’s Mile End—a mashup of hipsters and Hasidic Jews. They have a fairly typical childhood, other…

  • Welcome to the Circus

    Rhonda Douglas’s debut collection dazzles with its daring and dangerous prose. Welcome to the Circus, where every moment is a tight-rope act, precariously balancing on…

  • Between Clay and Dust

    Ustad Ramzi was once the greatest wrestler in the land, famed for his strength and unmatched technique. Young apprentices flocked to his akhara to learn…

  • Detachment

    In 2005, Maurice Mierau and his wife, Betsy, travelled to Ukraine to adopt two small boys, age three and five. After weeks of delays while…

  • One Hour in Paris

    Winner of the 2015 British Columbia National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction A Globe and Mail Top 100 Book of 2014 In this powerful memoir, philosopher…

  • Boundary Problems

    In his confident debut, Greg Bechtel offers ten charged stories about the impossible-turned-possible—secrets, paranoia, sex, conspiracies, and magic—as he effortlessly shatters the boundaries between speculative…

  • The Dilettantes

    The Peak: a university student newspaper with a hard-hitting mix of inflammatory editorials, hastily thrown-together comics and reviews, and a news section run the only…

  • Are You Ready to be Lucky?

    Meet Roslyn, the plucky divorcée eager for new beginnings. Meet Duncan, the British conman with a penchant for collecting ex-wives. Meet Floyd, the lovable, foul-mouthed…

  • Roost

    Claudia, single mom of two, pines for her past independent life. Her ex, after all, has moved on to a new wardrobe, new hobbies and—worst…