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Invisible Publishing Spring 2019

26 Knots
By (author): Bindu Suresh



Product Form:


Form detail:

Paperback , Trade


General Trade
May 01, 2019
Print Run: 1000
$19.95 CAD


8in x 5 x 0.4 in | 0.88 lb

Page Count:

152 pages
Invisible Publishing
FICTION / Romance / Contemporary
CBC Best Book (Fiction) 2019, Commended
A crackling debut novel that starts with a fire and never stops smouldering.

Grand in scope, spare in execution, and lush in language, 26 Knots is a fable-like tale of love,
obsession, and everything in between.

Araceli and Adrien are two journalists who meet while covering a fire. From that moment, she is unable to forget him. Adrien then falls in love with Pénélope, who, in turn, is torn between him and Gabriel. Gabriel reciprocates her love, but is too tormented by his past, and by the search for his lost father, to be much of a husband or father himself.

Centred in Montreal and spiralling out into Ontario as Gabriel searches for the father he never knew, 26 Knots is a series of interlocking love stories that deftly reveal the devastating consequences of betrayal and commitment, of grief and hope.

Bindu Suresh is the author of short stories that have appeared in various literary publications. A former journalist, she has written hundreds of articles for various newspapers, including the Montreal Gazette and the Buenos Aires Herald. She has a degree in literature from Columbia University and a medical degree from McGill University. Though she was born in Wales, she has lived in Canada since the age of two and has spent equal parts of her life in Saskatchewan, Alberta, Ontario, and Quebec. She currently works as a pediatrician and lives in Montreal with her husband and daughter.

Julie Wilson

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"A collection of connected tales set in Montreal, Canada, Bindu Suresh's 26 Knots is a buzzy, new novel-in-stories that you won't want to miss out on reading."Bustle

“Such a good read. Fast. And rich and dark and passionate. SO MANY FEELS.”—Jael Richardson, CBC Radio's Q Book Columnist

"One of the most striking Canadian literary debuts of the year."Montreal Gazette

"[26 Knots] deliberately shuns prosaic narrative storytelling for a more poetic, episodic style... Suresh’s focus on her characters’ realistic fixations, loaded choices, impulsive actions, and inner turmoil relentlessly draws the reader into the stories."Canadian Literature

"To call this novel a page-turner is an understatement... Suresh’s prose is sumptuous and lyrical."Montreal Review of Books

"Shakespearean in its execution, 26 Knots leaves you feeling the echoes of heartbreak and loneliness, long after you finish the last page."THIS Magazine

"A propulsive, taut and sultry debut, 26 Knots is a lightspeed Romeo and Juliet, a billet doux to Montreal. Bindu Suresh writes with the shine and force of a guillotine carrying us swiftly through the entanglements of love."—Claudia Dey, author of Heartbreaker

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