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By Audrey Schulman

Described by its publisher as a literary novel that is not quite dystopian, Audrey Schulman’s Theory of Bastards offers readers an interesting premise with potential that is never fully realized. The novel follows scientist Francine ... Read More »

April 23, 2018 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Lenea Grace

Aidan Chafe’s Short Histories of Light is a largely autobiographical debut that looks at trauma, addiction, religion, migration, and myth. A key preoccupation of this book is the institutions that shape our lives – whether ... Read More »

April 23, 2018 | Filed under: Poetry

By Chelsea Coupal

Aidan Chafe’s Short Histories of Light is a largely autobiographical debut that looks at trauma, addiction, religion, migration, and myth. A key preoccupation of this book is the institutions that shape our lives – whether ... Read More »

April 23, 2018 | Filed under: Poetry

By Aidan Chafe

Aidan Chafe’s Short Histories of Light is a largely autobiographical debut that looks at trauma, addiction, religion, migration, and myth. A key preoccupation of this book is the institutions that shape our lives – whether ... Read More »

April 23, 2018 | Filed under: Poetry

By Harriet Alida Lye

Harriet Alida Lye’s debut novel begins with a swarm of bees. More specifically, it begins with a one-word command: “Listen.” This is appropriate, because over the course of The Honey Farm’s propulsive, occasionally frustrating narrative, ... Read More »

April 23, 2018 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Ann Ireland

Ann Ireland’s fifth novel might just confirm some Trump supporters’ worst suspicions about Mexicans: reading this novel, it would appear that they’re all thieves, drug dealers, and murderers living and operating in a land of ... Read More »

April 23, 2018 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Maria Mutch

The stories in Maria Mutch’s first collection explore, with varying degrees of success, intersections between the contemporary world and the dreamlike – sometimes nightmarish – tableaux of historical folk tales. A Canadian writer now based ... Read More »

April 23, 2018 | Filed under: Fiction: Short

By Erin Frances Fisher

Victoria-based author Erin Frances Fisher is a writer’s writer. With imagery that would make a poet jealous, characters rich enough to sustain entire novels, and dialogue that communicates a lot in few words, Fisher constructs ... Read More »

April 23, 2018 | Filed under: Fiction: Short