Tagged: Canadian author

The apple-tree throne by

I picked this up because it was mentioned on twitter OFFER THE SECOND:IF "THE APPLE-TREE THRONE" AND/OR BENEATH THE RISING (COMBINED SALES OK) SELLS 100 COPIES...

Jane, the fox, and me by

Translated by Christelle Morelli and Susan Ouriou Oh, this is a beautiful book. The art work is just lovely, I love the style of it. Simple,...

Alias Grace by

Based on the true story of Grace Marks, an infamous murderer in Canada in the 1840’s, Atwood’s book uses different narrators to tell the story, as well as interspersing the story with extracts from other works. From poems, fiction, newspapers of the time, and other sources. Although this is based on the real story, Atwood has, of course, fictionalised a great deal of the novel.

The two narrators are Grace herself, who tells her story in the first person, past tense, and Simon Jordan, the doctor investigating her claims of insanity or innocence. His parts are told by a third person narrator, and are in the present tense.

The heart goes last by

Living in their car, surviving on tips, Charmaine and Stan are in a desperate state. So, when they see an advertisement for Consilience, a ‘social experiment’...

The Glad Hosts by

Read the short story online at Lackington’s and then the discussion on metafilter. Mai is a colonist on Shanti, entranced with this alien world and its...

Beautiful Joe by

Available on Gutenberg Beautiful Joe is the story of a dog, a mongrel whose first owner abused him, going so far as to chop off his...

Triptych by

When the aliens came it was nothing like the way science fiction and popular culture had predicted it. There was no invasion, instead they were refugees....