Fiction: narrative themes

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However Far Away

A sweeping family saga set against the backdrop of a Sikh wedding.

On the morning of his nephew’s wedding, Devinder Gill is certain the delicate balance of his life will not be upset. Dev is married ...

These Songs I Know By Heart

Married and divorced in her 20s, looking for friendship in her 30s, and contemplating pregnancy at 40, our narrator wonders if she’s going through life out of order. But Alice, The Turtle, The Kid, ...

Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit

A young woman’s coming-of-age through a toxic relationship, isolation, and betrayal—set against the stark landscape of the far north

Millicent is a shy twenty-four-year-old reporter who moves to Whitehorse ...

Silver Repetition

By (author) Lily Wang
Categories: Fiction: general and literary

Having left China for Canada with her parents as a child, Yuè Yuè yearns to discover who she is as she nears the end of her degree and starts a new relationship. In urgent poetic fragments, she seeks ...

As the Andes Disappeared

Shortlisted for the 2024 Amazon Canada First Novel Award

Winner of the 2022 Prix littéraire des Collégiens

Nominated for the 2021 Prix des libraires du Quebec

Caroline is seven years old when her family ...


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 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 ...

Je pense que j'en aurai pas

« J’ai pas dit que je n’en veux pas, j'ai dit que je n’en aurai pas. »

Sous la forme d’une autofiction, ce roman graphique traite de l’absence de maternité : un sujet épineux et empreint ...


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 ...