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2017 ReLit Awards Shortlist – Novels

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The ReLit Awards recognize some of the best works produced by Canadian indie publishers. Here's the latest round of finalists in the novel category (Please note: Missing from the list is The Adjustment League by Mike Barnes and Listening for Jupiter by Pierre-Luc Landry – these titles are not yet in our database).
Bus, The

Bus, The

edition:Paperback
tagged : literary

Detailing a six-hour window on April 21, 1941, The Bus features eight different narrators: six mental patients, the doctor who will kill them, and the man who will burn their corpses. Crammed into a bus with thirty-five others and unable to see out the painted windows, the patients are transferred from the Scheuern institution to the Nazi euthanasia clinic in Hadamar, Germany.

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Been in the Storm So Long

Been in the Storm So Long

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged : literary

Death and despair follow John Healy around like the sad and sombre notes the fiddle plays in the backroom of the local store in the small Nova Scotia village he calls home.

Been in the Storm So Long is one man's journey from the East Coast of Canada to New Orleans and back, from whaler to thief, murder accomplice to father and husband, alive to dead and back (more than once). The intimate story of Healy's life as he navigates an emotional journey fraught with unbearable death and loss, keeps unsp …

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Today I Learned It Was You

Today I Learned It Was You

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged : literary, humorous

Longlisted for Canada Reads 2017

When a retired actor who frequents a city park is purported to be transitioning from man to deer, municipal authorities in St. John’s, Newfoundland, find themselves confronted by an exasperatingly difficult problem.

Complications mount as advocates, bureaucrats, police, and local politicians try to corral the situation, which escalates into an even bigger problem after the story blows up on Facebook. Leading the charge is the mayor himself. A former professional …

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Into the Current

Into the Current

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged : literary

Daniel Solomon is not having a good day. Somewhere between Bangkok and Tokyo, zipping through the stratosphere, the jetliner on which he's travelling cracks open like an egg, ejecting Daniel and his fellow passengers into the great blue sky.

If only that were the worst of it.

Thousands of feet above the merciless Earth, still strapped into his seat, his cherished comics fluttering away like freed parrots, Daniel finds out what it means to have your life flash before your eyes.

Time stops, the wreck …

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Hungary-Hollywood Express

Hungary-Hollywood Express

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
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When Gabriel Rivages recounts the life of Olympic gold medalist and silver-screen heart-throb Johnny Weissmuller (1904-1984), he brings to life a vibrant patchwork of America's 20th century, from its athletic exploits to its literary underground, from its cinematic glory to its obscure failures. Burroughs sells pencil sharpeners, Einstein crosses paths with squirrel hunters, we play golf in Cuba, JFK becomes an airport, the world record for the 100m freestyle swim is broken, Tarzan saves Jane, a …

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Weekend

Weekend

edition:Paperback
tagged : lesbian, literary

Prize-winning writer Jane Eaton Hamilton's novel explores the complexities of contemporary queer love.

On her fiftieth birthday, crazy-in-love Ajax visits her mercurial lover Logan, who trails their tarnished reputation like a lapsed halo. Logan has secrets, but so does Ajax, and during their weekend getaway to Ontario's cottage country, some of these secrets will prove explosive.

In the next cottage, long-term couple Joe and Elliot are having their own challenges as the parents of a newborn baby …

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English is Not a Magic Language

English is Not a Magic Language

edition:Paperback
tagged : literary

From award-winning translator Sheila Fischman comes a new novel by bestselling Quebec author and Canada Reads finalist Jacques Poulin, English Is Not a Magic Language. A follow-up to the author's critically acclaimed 2006 novel, Translation Is a Love Affair (Archipelago Books), here we meet reader-for-hire Francis, the little brother of novelist Jack Waterman, whom longtime Poulin fans will remember from previous works as the author's loose alter ego. One call and Francis will arrive at your doo …

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Mister Nightingale

Mister Nightingale

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged : literary

After a thirty-year exile in Toronto, self-described "mid-listing" Newfoundland author James Nightingale leaves behind a failed marriage to a successful classical musician, who has taken up with an avant-garde composer, and a middling, if critically successful, career to return temporarily to St. John's to receive an honourary degree from his alma mater. Braving the obstacles of artistic and domestic uncertainty and neglected family obligations?not to mention a book-signing and a launch that go …

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