Two time Scotiabank Giller Prize winner Vassanji’s story is about missed opportunities and unfulfilled dreams.
Mutonji’s story is an empathetic look at burgeoning female sexuality and the roles women are expected to perform in our capitalist system.
The language of the story is tightly calibrated and walks a tightrope between lyricism and incipient violence.
A story about a granddaughter on the day she euthanizes her grandmother is also a veiled critique of the residential school system.
In this short, ironic work of feminist noir, the femme fatale turns the tables on the hapless men and their murderous scheme.
Three female figures, and their carefully interwoven relationships, provide the backbone for this creepily fractured fairy tale.
Dunnion’s story, about a gay teenager navigating the shoals of religious and sexual attraction, finds its momentum in the juxtaposition of the sacred and profane.
In these tales of mothers, daughters, fathers, and lovers, punk is more attitudinal than aural or political.
Novelist Kim Echlin ventures into dark territory in Speak, Silence, a Bosnia-set novel about rape as a war crime
“For 2,000 years or more, women in literature have been represented as the spoils of war,” says Echlin about one impression she wanted to correct by writing this novel.
Clarke’s story – nominally a comic work – is a piercing examination of the way Canadian capitalism disfavours those who are not white.