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Talking Animals

by Joni Murphy
edition: Paperback
tagged: animals, satire, non-classifiable

A fable for our times, Joni Murphy's Talking Animals takes place in an all-animal world where creatures rather like us are forced to deal with an all-too-familiar landscape of soul-crushing jobs, polluted oceans, and a creeping sense of doom.

It's New York City, nowish. Lemurs brew espresso. Birds tend bar. There are bears on Wall Street, and a bill …

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This Little Light

by Lori Lansens
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
tagged: coming of age, dystopian, satire

NATIONAL BESTSELLER
This brilliant novel is an urgent bulletin from an all-too-believable near future in which the religious right has come out on top. And where a smart young girl who questions the new order is suddenly a terrorist. By the bestselling author of The Girls and The Mountain Story.

Taking place over 48 hours in the year 2024, this is …

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Bunny

by Mona Awad
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
tagged: satire, black humor, fairy tales, folk tales, legends & mythology

"O Bunny you are sooo genius!"—Margaret Atwood, via Twitter
"One of the most pristine, delightful attacks on popular girls since Clueless. Made me cackle and nod in terrified recognition." Lena Dunham
"Every time I open it up, I stumble upon a crackling sentence." Dwight Garner, The New York Times
 
Bunny is a curioser Wonderland where …

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Dirty Birds

by Morgan Murray
edition: Paperback
tagged: humorous, satire, literary

***THE GLOBE AND MAIL SUMMER'S HOTTEST READS***
In late 2008, as the world’s economy crumbles and Barack Obama ascends to the White House, the remarkably unremarkable Milton Ontario – not to be confused with Milton, Ontario – leaves his parents’ basement in Middle-of-Nowhere, Saskatchewan, and sets forth to find fame, fortune, and love in t …

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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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Columbus and the Fat Lady

And Other Stories

by Monique Proulx, introduction by Wayne Grady
edition: Paperback
tagged: literary, satire, short stories (single author)

First published in 1972, Columbus and the Fat Lady introduced readers to Governor General’s Literary Award–winning author Matt Cohen’s skewed and hilarious worldview. By turns funny, surreal, wistful, savagely satirical, and brilliantly inventive, the stories in this collection intrigue and surprise the reader with their unexpected language a …

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Yams do not exist

by Garry Thomas Morse
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
tagged: literary, satire

Farinata Feck, a poet of mixed heritage, is a man of many appetites; yet he is most consumed by the search to find his romantic ideal. Yo-yoing between Regina and Winnipeg, Farinata crosses paths with colonial ghosts, cosplay enthusiasts, a Faulknerian gossip, a rogue tree-cop, and a sweet potato activist. With equal parts playfulness and decadenc …

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Fatboy Fall Down

A Novel

by Rabindranath Maharaj, narrator Errol Sitahal
edition: Audiobook
also available: Paperback eBook
tagged: literary, family life, satire

 

A heartrending novel about one man’s search for meaning in a difficult life

A child ridiculed for his weight, a son overshadowed by a favored brother, a husband who falls short of his wife’s ambitions, an old man with a broken heart… As Orbits’s life passes, he doggedly pursues a simple dream — a little place in the country where a family …

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