Canadians have long seen slavery in terms, above all, of the Underground Railway. But as historian Marcel Trudel reveals, men and women at every level of French and English Canadian society owned slaves.
A vacation in Ireland is meant to get a regular couple back on track. But they are still unpacking when one of them finds the body of a young woman washed up on the beach.
There is a great deal to be fond of in Les portes closes. It reminds me of a well-tended garden: considered, but not pretentious. It’s clear that a great deal of thought went into every word choice and yet the writing never feels overdone or self-conscious, just elegant and refined.
Roland is happily married. He lives life to the full, trying to juggle his roles as a father, a lover, an employee, a student. Then one day he falls at home. A brain tumour. He’s 30.
The first Quebec novel to draw inspiration from the massive spring 2012 student protests, Terre des cons evokes the ideological shift that can occur with the transition to middle age. Does getting older mean becoming a (grouchy) reactionary?
Le Quartanier celebrated its tenth birthday with the release of ten novellas. We review them all.
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Wrestling, a fugitive from justice, a meat theft, banjo-playing as coyote deterrent…and how to make moonshine with Kentucky bluegrass, galvanized screws, BBQ peanuts, and a Black Sabbath T-shirt.
21 Days in October is a true coming-of-age novel set against a politically charged backdrop in 1970s Montreal. And sometimes it takes a good story to remind us of where we’ve come from. Forty years wasn’t so long ago, after all.
Martin Michaud’s Sous la surface is an articulately written thriller that transcends the genre: it stands to appeal as much to bestseller book club readers as it will whet the appetite of Nordic noir fans.
Anyone approaching Vincent Thibault’s Parkour and the Art du déplacement expecting a how-to guide filled with fitness drills is in for a surprise. The book could also be called “The Art of Living,” focusing as it does on how to apply the philosophy behind parkour to everyday life.
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