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Fiction: Novels

By Clem Martini

Prolific novelist, playwright, and screenwriter Clem Martini focuses on his beloved theatre world – the milieu in which he has spent much of his professional life – with this clever first-person novel about classical Roman ... Read More »

February 26, 2018 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Sharon Bala

“Exhaustion whenever he thought of the future; terror when he remembered the past.” That is the dark introduction to Mahindan, the protagonist of Sharon Bala’s debut novel. Along with nearly 500 other Sri Lankan refugees, ... Read More »

February 12, 2018 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Elisabeth de Mariaffi

When approaching Elisabeth de Mariaffi’s taut and propulsive psychological thriller, it’s helpful to look at the controversial history of hysteria as a medical diagnosis, which has been used to degrade and control women for millennia. ... Read More »

January 26, 2018 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Terry Watada

The internment of more than 21,000 Japanese-Canadians, most of them in B.C., during the Second World War is a known but largely under-acknowledged black mark in Canada’s history. Justified by the War Measures Act and ... Read More »

January 22, 2018 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels