Fiction

Our Lady of Mile End

Our Lady of Mile End

Sarah Gilbert considers the consequences of gentrification, and how the places we inhabit shape our relationships.

By Ariella Kharasch

Do You Remember Being Born?

Do You Remember Being Born?

Sean Michaels' new novel is about collaboration and exchange – big tech with the arts, author with reader.

By Emily Mernin

An Unruly Little Animal

An Unruly Little Animal

Scott Randall's debut highlights the absurdities of the human condition through a day in fifth grader Darby Tamm's life.

By Nadia Trudel

Back in the Land of the Living

Back in the Land of the Living

Eva Crocker's latest novel explores moving to Montreal from a small city as a queer person in search of more.

By Alexandra Trnka

Little Fury

Little Fury

Casey Bell's book takes heavy themes and wraps them up in fantastical settings, neatly tangling them together through delicate, beautiful prose.

By Roxane Hudon

Blacklion

Blacklion

Luke Francis Beirne's novel is a romance and espionage thriller set against the layered geopolitical context of Ireland in the 1970s.

By Sharon Morrisey

The Family Code

The Family Code

Wayne Ng's novel teaches us that family certainly provides us with the fuel for our own growth, although this sometimes means being far from their reach.

By Phoebe Yī Lìng

As the Andes Disappeared

As the Andes Disappeared

Caroline Dawson digs up and grieves such disowned fragments of self in her gripping autobiographical novel.

By Kimberly Bourgeois

Nights Too Short to Dance

Nights Too Short to Dance

Marie-Claire Blais' novel embodies the joy and slipperiness of existence – it reminds us that life is a continuous yet rhythmic flow.

By Emma Dollery

Valid

Valid

Chris Bergeron's novel mines elements of her own past and present to project trans lives into an unstable future.

By H Felix Chau Bradley

Red Squared Montreal

Red Squared Montreal

Norman Nawrocki's “fictional chronicle” of the seven-month 2012 Quebec student strike is a love letter to a particular political moment.

By JB Staniforth

The Song of O’Sullivan’s Chain

The Song of O’Sullivan’s Chain

Bruce Sudds' novel draws on Ireland's Great Famine to tell the multigenerational story of a family of immigrants.

By Alexander Hackett