Fiction: narrative themes

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In a Land without Dogs the Cats Learn to Bark

In his wildly ambitious and darkly funny debut novel, Jonathan Garfinkel probes the fractured nature of identity, the necessity of lies, and the bloody legacy of the Soviet Empire.  

Spanning generations, ...

La colère de l'autre

Ève n’a jamais ouvert la bouche pour protester. Quand on n’a jamais parlé, par où commencer ? Christophe, pour sa part, préfère ne pas penser, ça lui donne envie de frapper. Et pourquoi sa blonde ...

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 ...

All That Monk Business

All That Monk Business is a gritty, comic, emotional charge through Vancouver’s Commercial Drive and Downtown Eastside, a story of people coming to grips with the past while nourishing themselves through ...

Running Downhill Like Water

By (author) Jane Woods
Categories: Fiction: general and literary

Set in a small town in Québec, Running Downhill Like Water consists of four interconnected stories spanning fifty years of the lives of people whose ­prospects have been violently shattered.

Two White Queens and the One-Eyed Jack

A modern literary novel with mythic and gothic overtones set between between the 1960s and the 1980s. A boy falls from a tree and his best friend feels responsible. Loss and guilt bind them as they grow ...

The Occidental Hotel

A brooding fugitive hides out in a crumbling hotel that was once filled with celebrities enjoying the successes of postwar America, reflecting on the ruins of the South and on the life of a German performance ...

Some People's Children

Imogene Tubbs has never met her father and, raised by her grandmother, she only sees her mother sporadically. But as she grows older, she learns that many people in her small, rural town believe her father ...

Here the Dark

From stories on the streets of Danang, Vietnam, where a boy falls in with a young American missionary, to the Canadian prairies, where an aging rancher finds himself smitten and a teenage boy’s infatuation ...

Symphony No. 3

By (author) Chris Eaton
Categories: Fiction: general and literary

Symphony No. 3 follows the life of renowned French composer Camille Saint-Saëns as he ascends from child prodigy to worldwide fame. As his acclaim grows in Paris, the musical world around him clamours ...