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A Perfect Likeness

Two Novellas

by Richard Wagamese, foreword by Waubgeshig Rice
edition: Paperback
tagged: native american & aboriginal, thrillers, magical realism

The volume brings together two previously published novellas by Richard Wagamese, Him Standing and The Next Sure Thing, with a foreword from author Waubgeshig Rice. Both stories follow the lives of young men who have dreams for a better future. In their search for fame and fortune, Cree Thunderboy and Lucas Smoke end up on paths where their bigges …

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Daria

by Irene Marques
edition: Paperback
tagged: contemporary women, magical realism, literary

Daria is a novel about a young immigrant girl trying to find her way in a new (but also very old) world, where patriarchal networks abound. Daria's story is bound to multiple characters, their individual stories forcing the reader to see the world with different eyes: an Indo-Portuguese-Canadian sexual predator; an idealist and resilient Mozambican …

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Something Drastic

by Luke Inglis
edition: Paperback
tagged: literary, magical realism, non-classifiable

Earl Qume's poisoned mind has altered his reality and transformed his surroundings into omnipresent threats. After his wife kicks him out and he finds himself on the run from the law, he escapes the concrete confines of Toronto to find refuge in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. There he joins a group of travelers, led by a peculiar wilderness …

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It's Still Me

by Jeffrey John Eyamie
edition: Paperback
tagged: literary, sports, magical realism

Golf is the only way I know to control time. It happens in the millisecond of that focused backswing, right before the violence of intention.

When I escape time, I escape memory. In that way, golf is an alchemy. A magick. I am a practicing magician.

When James Khoury discovers that his prized golf memorabilia from some of Canada's best golf courses h …

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Boy

by Brent van Staalduinen
edition: Paperback
tagged: coming of age, magical realism, literary

A story as magical as it is real, that asks, if you could stop and restart time for a second chance, would you?

Boy’s final year of high school is unraveling. Fast. He had it all worked out, from crushing his final exams to military school to a career in the air force. But his family’s tragic past and its complicated present have caught up to hi …

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The Neptune Room

by Bertrand Laverdure, translated by Oana Avasilichiaeoi
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: magical realism, coming of age, literary

Sandrine's parents are dead—or they are about to be. Her father, certainly; her mother, not quite yet. Alone and suffering from an incurable disease, the eleven-year-old girl finds companionship in her doctor, Tiresias, who morphologically changes sex in unpredictable ways and seemingly without anyone noticing.

The Neptune Room, a melancholic tale …

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The Teller from the Tale

by Ven Begamudre
edition: Paperback
tagged: magical realism, short stories (single author), literary

In The Teller from the Tale, award winning author Ven Begamudré spins three stories in a masterful blend of myth and realism. In "Amar's Gift," a magical sculptor observes a princess, though it is forbidden for commoners to do so, and is determined to marry her. A father narrates a story called "Rainbow Knights" to his children every evening. Seve …

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Like Rum-Drunk Angels

by Tyler Enfield
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: westerns, magical realism, coming of age, literary, action & adventure

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Francis Blackstone is a fourteen-year-old gunslinger with a heart of gold.

He’s fallen for the mayor’s daughter and …

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