The Crooked Thing is a collection of intense and emotional stories, there are traumas and betrayals, loves and losses, missed opportunities and discoveries, and above all, hope.
In the course of social isolation, social distancing, and social solitude, every hour can seem to last a year. In 'The Hours', Bruce Meyer presents six stories that showcase how individuals responded to pandemics throughout history with dignity and determination.
John O'Neill's gothic short stories, set in the Canadian Rockies, are haunted by the violence inherent in nature and humans. The mountains are majestic and impassive. The characters are surprising, bent, but also empathetic.
Walking Leonard and Other Stories, is a short story collection of roughly 30,000 words in the literary fiction genre. The stories depict unspoken pivot points in the lives of ordinary people.
Full of humour and compassion, Night Watch collects three novellas that explore the lives of rural veterinarians.
Traci Skuce's Hunger Moon is a collection of stories that echo with the yearning to be replenished, to be made full.
In Urban Disturbances, his second collection of short fiction, Bruce McDougall writes unaffectedly and persuasively about unexceptional people doing unremarkable things.
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.
Jonathan Ball’s short fiction collection, The Lightning of Possible Storms, is a volume that exults in the many ways in which it confounds expectations and keeps the reader off-balance. Ball’s stories are brashly eccentric, cynical, surreal and delightfully subversive metafictions.
In this collection of linked stories (part surreal picaresque, part dark comedy, and part murder mystery) magic meets the mundane as misfits and miscreants struggle to free themselves from untenable situations.
In Frances Boyle's short story collection Seeking Shade, nuanced characters endure trauma, evolution and epiphany as they face challenges, make decisions, and suffer the inevitable consequences.
Christopher Evans’s darkly humorous and speculatively tragic collection of stories is peopled by such strays — those struggling with the isolation of nostalgic consumption, the self-sabotage of trauma denial, and easy acquiescence to fragile masculinity