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Finalists: 2017 Governor General's Literary Awards
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Finalists: 2017 Governor General's Literary Awards

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The Governor General’s Literary Awards recognize great Canadian books. The 14 winners in 2 official languages and 7 categories reflect Canada’s rich diversity. The English finalists are listed below. Winners will be announced on November 1.
We'll All Be Burnt in Our Beds Some Night

We'll All Be Burnt in Our Beds Some Night

A Novel
also available: Paperback
tagged : literary, humorous

A blackly comic and heart-rending odyssey by the inimitable author of Down to the Dirt

Scrappy tough guy and three-time loser Johnny Keough is going a little stir-crazy awaiting trial for an alleged assault charge involving his girlfriend, Madonna, and a teapot. Facing three to five years in a maximum-security prison, Johnny knows this might just be the end of the road. But when Madonna doesn’t show up for court due to a fatal accident, shell-shocked Johnny seizes his unexpected “clean slate …

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Finalist for Poetry Award
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