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In a Mist

by Devon Code

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In a Mist explores longing, loss and isolation. This debut collection of short stories examines the lives of socially isolated individuals with obsessive interests and desires. These lonely protagonists find solace in emotionally evocative forms of cultural expression such as early jazz, classic cinema and renaissance motets. The transcendent potential of music is a recurring theme of this collection.

About the Author


Devon Code is from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. He has studied at the University of King’s College in Halifax and Concordia University in Montréal. His work has appeared in Transits (Invisible Publishing), Headlight, and in the UK in Neon. He lives in Toronto.

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Contributor Notes

Devon Code is a fiction writer. He is the author of Involuntary Bliss, a novel, and In A Mist, a collection of stories. His latest fiction can be read in issue 107 of Geist .

In 2010, he was the recipient of the Writers' Trust Journey Prize. Originally from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, he lives in Peterborough, Ontario, where he teaches at Fleming College.

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Editorial Reviews

"At its best, Devon Code’s writing utterly obscures itself: author invisible, art luminous."—Jim Bartley, Globe and Mail


"While reading these meticulously constructed and intelligent stories, I also kept thinking about classic American cinema: where whiskey is kept in bedside tables, bartenders are confidants and men with names like Morty and Lloyd rule."—Sue Carter Flinn, The Coast


"Each of Code’s condensed and complete worlds pivots on a fulcrum of male fixations, delving equally into desire and regret. He manages the balance deftly, revealing individuals and their stories through a remarkable skill for finding those strange quirks of perception routinely hidden between the mundane worlds of neighbours, jobs and acquaintances."—Bruce Johnson, Atlantic Books Today


"In a Mist is a solid debut, intelligent and meticulously constructed […] Horrific and humorous, short but rich, the book is all that jazz."—Jane Thompson, Fast Forward Weekly


"In these deft and engaging stories Devon Code explores the subliminal forces that shape people’s lives and reminds us how deeply mysterious the ordinary world is."—John Steffler, author of The Afterlife of George Cartwright and Helix

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