Dimensions:7.5in x 5 x 0 in | 0.2 lb
Page Count:196 pages
In Dominoes at the Crossroads Kaie Kellough maps an alternate nation--one populated by Caribbean Canadians who hopscotch across the country. The characters navigate race, class, and coming-of-age. Seeking opportunity, some fade into the world around them, even as their minds hitchhike, dream, and soar. Some appear in different times and hemispheres, whether as student radicals, secret agents, historians, fugitive slaves, or jazz musicians.
From the cobblestones of Montreal's Old Port through the foliage of a South American rainforest; from a basement in wartime Paris to a metro in Montréal during the October Crisis; Kellough's fierce imagination reconciles the personal and ancestral experience with the present moment, grappling with the abiding feeling of being elsewhere, even when here.
Kaie Kellough is a novelist, sound performer, and poet. His latest collection of poems, Magnetic Equator, will be released by McClelland and Stewart in March 2019. His upcoming collection of short fiction, Dominoes at the Crossroads, will be released by Véhicule Press in the fall of 2019. His novel Accordéon, published in 2016, was shortlisted for the Amazon Foundation First Novel Award. He has released two audio recordings that explore sound poetics with instrumentation. His work migrates between poetry and fiction, between Canada and the Caribbean, and between text and sound.