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Real Vancouver Writers' Series - Authors & Books

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This is a list of books written by authors who have taken part in the Real Vancouver Writers' Series at W2 Media Cafe. The list includes authors who participated in events like Griffin Vancouver, Giller Light Bash: Vancouver, The Utopia Festival (Women in Digital Culture), and the 24 Hour Book Project, too. For more information please check out: www.realvancouverwriters.org.
Warhol Gang

Warhol Gang

edition:Hardcover
tagged : literary

Trotsky works for a neuromarketing company that scans his brain to test new products. Only his name isn’t really Trotsky -- that’s a code name he’s forced to use. And the products aren’t real -- they’re hologram prototypes. Trapped in an increasingly unreal world that leaves him haunted by hallucinations, Trotsky goes to accident scenes at night in search of something genuine. Instead, he finds Holiday, a wannabe actress who fakes accidents for insurance settlements but who dreams of s …

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Bone Cage, The

Bone Cage, The

edition:Paperback
tagged : sports, literary

Digger, an 85 kilo wrestler, and Sadie, a 26-year-old speed swimmer, stand on the verge of realizing every athlete's dream--winning a gold medal at the Olympics. Both athletes are nearing the end of their athletic careers, and are forced to confront the question: what happens to athletes when their bodies are too old and injured to compete? The blossoming relationship between Digger and Sadie is tested in the all-important months leading up to the Olympics, as intense training schedules, divided …

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Pleased to Meet You

Pleased to Meet You

Stories
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

These nine razor-sharp stories herald the return of one of Canada’s most accomplished writers to the short story form. Stylistically varied and linguistically confident, here are compulsively readable stories that plumb the complexities of the human heart. A dying Finn, a philandering photographer recovering from an emergency splenectomy, a young woman heavy with an hysterical pregnancy - these are just some of the surprising characters that people these pages.

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The Sky Is Falling

The Sky Is Falling

A Novel
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook

From the winner of the 2006 Marian Engel Award comes a funny, absorbing and timely novel about fear in our time.

On a spring day in 2004, Jane Z. a physician’s wife and mother of a teenage son, opens her morning newspaper and is shocked to see a familiar face on the front page. Sonia, a lost friend accused of terrorism, has just been released after twenty years in prison. It all comes flooding back to Jane, how twenty years before her life took a very different course.

At nineteen, Jane rents …

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Curio

Curio

Grotesques and Satires from the Electronic Age
edition:Paperback
also available: Paperback
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God of Missed Connections

God of Missed Connections

edition:Paperback
tagged : canadian

Written in the near absence of creative works by Ukrainian Canadians of her generation, God of Missed Connections is a breakthrough collection by one of Canada's leading young poets. This book is profound, devastating, and draws on Ukraine's brave and bloody history as a means to explore the author's place in the contemporary world.

"This book explores a century of cultural assimilation in the West, an experience that is not unique to a Ukrainian-Canadian sensibility. In this book, I wanted to c …

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Nondescript Rambunctious

Nondescript Rambunctious

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged : literary

Oliver is an elusive new addition to the dysfunctional small town of Dalbegie, Scotland. Unaware of his dangerous side, divorcee Lauren is charmed by Oliver's brief yet charismatic appearances. Lauren has become the latest victim of Oliver's exclusive, secret club, nondescriptrambunctious.com. After Lauren's disappearance, her only daughter Lizzy is left distraught and vulnerable. Under the sloppy care of her extended family, she rapidly spirals into rebellion. Oliver's matter-of-fact justificat …

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Death in Vancouver

Death in Vancouver

edition:Paperback
tagged : literary

Garry Thomas Morse deploys his prodigious classical repertoire to compose the edgy new voices that reflect the cultural simultaneity of our everyday—a transnational, ahistoric cosmopolitanism: an idealized Helen is confounded by Molly Bloom’s monologue from Joyce’s Ulysses; a Dostoyevskian character parodies the libidinal excesses of William Burroughs with “the stone that drives men mad” from Pauline Johnson’s Tales of Stanley Park; an incident from The Book of Judges answers one of …

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