Fiction: narrative themes

Showing 1-10 of 42 title(s)
Sort by:

As the Andes Disappeared

Caroline is seven years old when her family flees Pinochet’s regime, leaving Chile for Montreal on Christmas Eve, 1986. She fears Santa won’t find them on the plane but wakes to find a new doll at ...

Roar

By (author) Shelley Thompson
Categories: Family life fiction

A novel inspired by the original screenplay for the award-winning feature film Dawn, Her Dad & the Tractor, about a young trans woman who returns to her family farm in the wake of her mother's death, ...

South

South is a hallucinatory reimagination of life in a world under totalitarianism, and an individual’s quest for truth, agency, and understanding.

“A quiet meditation on imagination and reality, absence ...

A Hostage

When Charlotte is kidnapped by Middle Eastern dictator Kassem, panic is only held at bay by a sardonic Inner Voice, which alternately consoles and condemns. While Kassem appears determined to explain ...

We Have Never Lived On Earth

By (author) Kasia Van Schaik
Categories: Short stories
Series: Robert Kroetsch Series

Kasia Van Schaik’s debut story collection follows the journey of Charlotte Ferrier, a child of divorce raised by a single mother in a small town in British Columbia after moving from South Africa. Mother ...

Junie

Longlisted for the 2023 Carol Shields Prize for Fiction

A riveting exploration of the complexity within mother-daughter relationships and the dynamic vitality of Vancouver's former Hogan's Alley neighbourhood. ...

Texas

A diplomat is captured by supposed insurgents and is waiting in a room for his execution. Texas is a provocative story of death against the backdrop of ugly and uncompromising politics. It is also a meditation ...

Bystander

"I have never been faced with a moral crisis, let alone a matter of life or death."

Peter Simons doesn’t spend much time at home in his apartment. Thanks to his job at a multinational company, he is ...

Icefields

First published in 1995, Thomas Wharton’s Icefields is an astonishing historical novel set in a mesmerizing literary landscape, one that is constantly being altered by the surging and retreating glacier ...

The Hunter and the Old Woman

In the tradition of Life of Pi by Yann Martel and The Bear by Claire Cameron, The Hunter and the Old Woman is a breathtaking debut novel told through the voices of Cougar and Man, two creatures utterly ...