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Canadians on the Frank O'Connor Longlist

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This prestigious international short story award is the single biggest prize in the world for a collection of short stories. It is worth €25,000 to the winning author of a collection of short stories published for the first time, in English anywhere in the world. Here are the Canadian finalists. Two Canadian finalists are not in our database: Susie Moloney's Things Withered and Matthew Johnson's Irregular Verbs.
Boundary Problems

Boundary Problems

edition:Paperback
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In his confident debut, Greg Bechtel offers ten charged stories about the impossible-turned-possible--secrets, paranoia, sex, conspiracies, and magic--that the strangeness of the world around us.

Boundary Problems vibrates on the edge of meaning, as carjackers, accidental gunrunners, small-town cabbies, and confused physics students struggle to wring meaning from the strange events that overtake them. Bechtel's worlds of mystery, physics, and magic constantly challenge his characters' pursuit of …

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Hellgoing

Hellgoing

Stories
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback

Winner of the 2013 Scotiabank Giller Prize.

Shortlisted for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize. Selected as an Amazon.ca Best Book and for The Globe's Top 10 Books of 2013.

With astonishing range and depth, Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist Lynn Coady gives us nine unforgettable new stories, each one of them grabbing our attention from the first line and resonating long after the last.

A young nun charged with talking an anorexic out of her religious fanaticism toys with the thin distance betw …

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Savage Love

Savage Love

edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook Paperback

An Amazon.ca Best Book of 2013, A Globe and Mail Top 100 for 2013, and A Quill & Quire Best Book of 2013

Longlisted, Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award

Savage Love marks the long-awaited literary return of one of Canada's most lauded and stylistically brilliant authors. Slyly holding forth with subversive wit, Glover skewers every conventional notion we've ever held about that cultural&emotional institution of love we are instructed to hold dear.

Peopled with forensic archaeologists, me …

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Oh, My Darling

Oh, My Darling

edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook Paperback
tagged : literary

“Exceptional stories . . . a joy to read. Lambert’s language and characters shine on every page.” —BARBARA GOWDY

Oh, My Darling features ten remarkable stories about contemporary life, family, children and love. They circle loosely around the love cry of the title story: the exaltation and heartbreak, the subtle acts of revenge and the moments of revelation that make up relationships.

The stories include a tale narrated by a woman’s own breast cancer, which speaks to her in a mesmerizing …

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How Does A Single Blade of Grass Thank the Sun?

How Does A Single Blade of Grass Thank the Sun?

edition:Paperback

Building on the success of the Journey Prize-shortlisted title story, the stories of How Does a Single Blade of Grass Thank the Sun? present an updated and whimsical new take on what it means to be Canadian. Lau alludes to the personal and political histories of a number of young Asian Canadian characters to explain their unique perspectives of the world, artfully fusing pure delusion and abstract perception with heartbreaking reality.

Correspondingly, the book's title refers to an interview with …

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All Saints

All Saints

edition:Paperback
tagged : literary

Shortlisted for the 2014 Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize Longlisted for the 2014 Frank O'Connor Award

In a linked collection that presents the secret small tragedies of an Anglican congregation struggling to survive, All Saints delves into the life of Simon, the Reverend, and the lives of his parishioners: Miss Alice Vipond, a refined and elderly schoolteacher, incarcerated for a horrendous crime; a woman driven to extreme anxiety by an affair she cannot end; a receptionist, andher act of imp …

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Are You Ready to Be Lucky?

Are You Ready to Be Lucky?

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

Are You Ready to Be Lucky? If so, meet Roslyn, a spirited divorcée eager for new beginnings. Meet Duncan, a British conman with a penchant for collecting ex-wives. Meet Floyd, a hard-living contractor who can fix anyone's house but his own. Irritating, vulnerable, hopeful, they ricochet off one another, trailing a mess of family and friends, all of them trying to beat the odds and find happiness. With razor-sharp wit, Rosemary Nixon takes on the chaos and absurdity of friendship, marriage, divo …

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The Glorious Mysteries

The Glorious Mysteries

edition:eBook
also available: Paperback

At the heart of every story in Audrey Whitson’s collection is a character seeking personal purpose amongst the deep mysteries of self, and a wholeness amid the fractious nature of life. Whitson’s evocative narration guides us effortlessly through these often turbulent journeys, seamlessly taking in a vast range of time and place along the way. An admirable authenticity of voice lends an intimacy and honesty to her carefully constructed tales. The vividly depicted Mexican terrain and culture …

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