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    Teardown

    The stories in Teardown seize on instances that, at the outset, appear benign—a woman encountering an old boyfriend on a BC ferry, a father chaperoning…

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    The Weather Inside

    Avery Gauthier can’t get far enough away from her past: the death of her beloved father, the abuse she suffered as a teen, and the…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    The Green and Purple Skin of the World

    “In any skin purple is a heavy tone that penetrates to the core.” paulo da costa’s stories get under your skin, bruise your consciousness with…

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    Every Wolf’s Howl

    This is the story of Barry and Lupus. Barry, an exhausted newspaper owner physically and economically on the ropes, meets Lupus, a wolf-German Shepherd cross,…

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    The Crimes of Hector Tomás

    Enrique Tomás lives a quiet life with a large, loving family in an unnamed South American country. But Enrique has secrets. When his second eldest…

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    People Who Disappear

    Shortlisted for a Lambda Literary Award. People Who Disappear is the haunting debut book of short fiction from one of Canada’s brightest literary up-and-comers, Alex…

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    Personals

    Shortlisted for the 2013 Griffin Poetry Prize. These are not love poems. These are almost-love poems. Jittery, plaintive, and fresh, Personals is voiced through a…

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    Seen Reading

    Selected as one of the Globe & Mail’s “Top 100 Books of 2012.” Seen Reading is the exciting and unique debut collection of microfictions by…

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    While The Sun Is Above Us

    It is too difficult to release this war from our blood, when it long ago shaped who we are, how we live, how we move,…

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    Hold Me Now

    One Friday, Vancouver lawyer Paul Brenner has dinner with his son, Daniel. They talk about work, health, money, and music, and part ways. The following…