In this ninth novel, David Homel delivers some of his most memorable characters to date – reclusive artists, disaffected life partners, wandering ghosts, cult-affiliated nuns – in a contemporary Montreal noir that reveals how much we learn about ourselves when we begin to ask questions of others.
The Boy’s Marble tells the story of experiencing a war through the eyes of a child. Separated as children during the Sarajevo Siege, the narrator meeets someone who reminds her of the boy even twenty years later in Montreal, Canada.
With Hotline, Dimitri Nasrallah has written a vivid elegy to the 1980s, the years he first moved to Canada, bringing the era’s systemic challenges into the current moment through this deeply endearing portrait of struggle, perseverance, and bonding.
Introspective and lyrical, I am the Earth the Plants Grow Through by Jack Hannan takes us on a cross-country trip through time, away from Montreal of the 1970s and Montreal of the present day, following a love story and an art story.
The Butcher of Park Ex is a humorous collection of personal stories inspired by the author’s life growing up in Montreal’s Park Extension neighbourhood, with Greek immigrant parents who never quite adapted to life in their new country.