Series: Winter ChildPaperbackVirginia Pésémapéo Bordeleau9781988298061$21.95FICTION May 01, 2017
A visceral, luminous novel about a Métis woman tracing the life and death of her son. One late September day, amid the year's first snowfall, the winter child is born. He does not breathe. His mother watches helplessly until "at last the baby uttered a first tentative croak like a frog unsure of spring's arrival." Then again, and again, and again, the winter child narrowly avoids death's reach. But his mother knows: "he would be her wound, she would have to battle to keep him with her, to defend him against the worst of all enemies." Originally... + Read More
In her newest collection, Lorna Crozier describes the passage of time in the way that only she can. Her arresting, edgy poems about aging and grief are surprising and invigorating: a defiant balm. At the same time, she revels in the quirkiness and whimsy of the natural world: the vision of a fly, the naming of an eggplant, and a woman who - not unhappily - finds that cockroaches are drawn to her. "God draws a life. And then begins to rub it out / with the eraser on his pencil." Lorna Crozier draws a world in What the Soul Doesn't Want, and then... + Read More
A quirky, comical and provocative novel... complete with robotic flying chickens. Following a dramatic break-up with his long-suffering wife, Jack Vesoovian retreats to a Hamilton rooming house, where he impulsively decides to take to the road to track down his life-long colleague, Petronius Totem. Petronius Totem has disappeared following the unlikely success of his memoir, Ten Thousand Busted Chunks, praised for its searing honesty. But when it is discovered to be a pack of lies, Petronius Totem becomes universally despised. Meanwhile, Jack f... + Read More
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