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Fiction Urban Life

Accordéon

by (author) Kaie Kellough

Publisher
ARP Books
Initial publish date
Nov 2016
Category
Urban Life, Literary
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781894037839
    Publish Date
    Nov 2016
    List Price
    $18.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781927886007
    Publish Date
    Nov 2016
    List Price
    $10.99

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Finalist for the 2017 Amazon.ca First Novel Award

Accordéon is an experimental novel, a piercing deconstruction of Québécois culture, an ode to Montréal--a city where everything happens at once and all realities exist simultaneously. Against a satirical Ministry of Culture set on quotas, preservation and containment according to its own cultural code, Kaie Kellough weaves voices and images from the margins to probe collective fantasies of Québec old and new.

About the author

Kaie Kellough has lived in Vancouver and Calgary, and has been based in Montréal since 1998. He is a bilingual author, editor, educator, and performer. His be bop inflected words syncopate Canada's multiple solitudes. Kaie has dubbed and inked his way across Canada and into the United States. He is the author of Lettricity (Cumulus Press, 2004) and the editor of the Talking Book anthology (Cumulus Press, 2006). He was writer in residence for the 2005 Toronto International Dub Poetry Festival and the subject of a short documentary titled Ebon Flow in 2009. In 2011, Kaie recorded a suite of the poems in Maple Leaf Rag with instrumental accompaniment for the album Vox: Versus, which is available throught iTunes.

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Awards

  • Short-listed, Amazon.ca First Novel Award

Editorial Reviews

Kellough's vision of the canoe is embodied by Accordéon. It is a remarkable work of experimental fiction that pushes back against those who would forward a singular narrative of this unabashedly contradictory city, celebrating instead the messy multiplicity of Montreal. - Sara Spike, associate of Montreal review of Books

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