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The Lightning of Possible Storms

by Jonathan Ball
edition: Paperback
tagged: short stories (single author), literary, mashups

Aleya's world starts to unravel after a café customer leaves behind a collection of short stories. Surprised and disturbed to discover that it has been dedicated to her, Aleya delves into the strange book...

A mad scientist seeks to steal his son's dreams. A struggling writer, skilled only at destruction, finds himself courted by Hollywood. A woman …

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Kill the Mall

by Pasha Malla
edition: Paperback
tagged: satire, horror, mashups

Douglas Adams meets David Lynch in this witty yet horror-tinged fable about one of North America's scariest inventions--the local mall.

After writing a letter in praise of "malls," our eccentric narrator is offered a "residency" at a shabby suburban shopping centre. His mission: to occupy the mall for several weeks, splitting his time between "makin …

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The Supreme Orchestra

by David Turgeon, translated by Pablo Strauss
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
tagged: literary, mashups

A motley crew of characters deftly woven into a brilliant mashup of the spy novel and the art-world parody. We know how Simone met the man who will become, for a time, her fourth husband. We know what she does (artist), her friends (a veritable menagerie), her habits (frustrated homebody). What remains to learn are the things she still doesn't full …

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Provoked by Gilgamesh

The Search for a Way around Death

by Gilmour Walker
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: mashups

This humorous and idiosyncratic tale - written in autobiographical style as a collection of letters - forms the unusual story of Gilmour Walker, a middle-aged man who, desperately afraid of dying, sets out from his home, somewhere on the Nova Scotia shore, to find a way around death. His inspiration for the mission is his reading of the ancient Mes …

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Basement Suite

A Novel

by Susan Farrell
edition: eBook
also available: Book
tagged: dystopian, psychological, mashups

"Eddy and Liz participate in a relationship study for extra cash and learn that they don’t share the same opinions about sex, fidelity, career or truth. In fact, they don’t understand each other. Eddy tries. Liz tires. Basement Suite is provocative and sexy – a saucy look at another side of love and relationships."

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RATS NEST

by Mat Laporte
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
tagged: mashups, absurdist

Mysterious and sometimes hallucinogenic, RATS NEST builds a narrative out of the complexity and dialectical uncertainty that many people feel about being alive in the 21st century.

This first full-length book by Mat Laporte introduces readers to a protoplasmic, fantastical underworld, as navigated by a self-reproducing 3D Printed Kid made especially …

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Lost Boi

by Sassafras Lowrey
edition: Paperback
tagged: lesbian, gay, mashups

A bold and beautiful retelling of the Peter Pan story.

Sassafras Lowrey's gorgeously subversive queer punk novel reimagines the classic Peter Pan story. Prepare to be swept overboard into a world of orphaned, abandoned, and runaway bois who have sworn allegiance and service to Pan, the fearless leader of Neverland, and to the newly corrupted Mommy …

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Alice In Plunderland

by Steve McCaffery, illustrated by Clelia Scala
edition: Paperback
tagged: mashups, humorous, contemporary women

It's been 150 years since Alice first entered Wonderland in Lewis Carroll's beloved classic book. My, how times have changed! Now, from the multi-award-winning poet and scholar Steve McCaffery comes Alice in Plunderland, a reimagining of Lewis Carroll's Alice books that will forever change the way readers negotiate Wonderland and its menagerie of c …

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