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The 45th Amazon Canada First Novel Award Shortlist

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Butter Honey Pig Bread

Butter Honey Pig Bread

edition:Paperback
also available: Audiobook

2021 CANADA READS FINALIST

Longlisted for the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize; finalist, Governor General's Literary Award; finalist, Amazon First Novel Award; finalist, Lambda Literary Award

An intergenerational saga about three Nigerian women: a novel about food, family, and forgiveness.

Butter Honey Pig Bread is a story of choices and their consequences, of motherhood, of the malleable line between the spirit and the mind, of finding new homes and mending old ones, of voracious appetites, of queer …

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Five Little Indians

Five Little Indians

A Novel
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback Paperback

Finalist Writers' Trust Fiction Prize

Scotiabank Giller Prize Longlist

National Bestseller

A Globe and Mail Top 100 Book of the Year

A CBC Best Book of the Year

An Apple Best Book of the Year

A Kobo Best Book of the Year

An Indigo Best Book of the Year

Taken from their families when they are very small and sent to a remote, church-run residential school, Kenny, Lucy, Clara, Howie and Maisie are barely out of childhood when they are finally released after years of detention.

Alone and without any skills, …

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Happy Hour

Happy Hour

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

“Marlowe Granados's Happy Hour is as refreshing as a gin fizz. It is a wild careening joyride through a hot sultry summer in New York in 2013, and it evokes that time with such sparkling specificity that you can feel the heat coming off the pavement. If you are looking for romance, ambition, glamour, and a story about what it means to be young and striving in the city, this is your song of the summer.”
–Rachel Syme, New Yorker staff writer

 

“A wild ride with a brilliantly cocky young pr …

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You are Eating an Orange. You are Naked.

You are Eating an Orange. You are Naked.

edition:eBook

A young translator travels from his home in Toronto to Hong Kong, Macau, Prague, Tokyo. His unnamed lover comes with him: in restaurants and hotel rooms, they entertain each other with comic and enigmatic folk tales. Yet their verbal play and philosophical questions mask the fragility of their own relationship, which is made still more tenuous by he woman's unexplained disappearances.

You Are Eating an Orange. You Are Naked. is an intimate novel of memory and longing that challenges Western trope …

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Gutter Child

Gutter Child

A Novel
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback Paperback

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

A fierce and illuminating debut from FOLD founder Jael Richardson about a young woman who must find the courage to determine her own future and secure her freedom

Set in an imagined world in which the most vulnerable are forced to buy their freedom by working off their debt to society, Gutter Child uncovers a nation divided into the privileged Mainland and the policed Gutter. In this world, Elimina Dubois is one of only 100 babies taken from the Gutter and raised in the land of …

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Vanishing Monuments

Vanishing Monuments

edition:Paperback
tagged : literary

Amazon First Novel Award finalist

A brilliant novel whose lead character returns home to their long-estranged mother who is now suffering from dementia.

Alani Baum, a non-binary photographer and teacher, hasn't seen their mother since they ran away with their girlfriend when they were seventeen - almost thirty years ago. But when Alani gets a call from a doctor at the assisted living facility where their mother has been for the last five years, they learn that their mother's dementia has worsened …

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