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I Am Ariel Sharon

by Yara El-Ghadban, translated by Wayne Grady
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: literary, visionary & metaphysical, political

An innovative and bold novel, I Am Ariel Sharon dives into the mind of the controversial Israeli prime minister during his eight-year coma as he faces the spirits of the women closest to him.
It is 2014, and Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, the “King of Israel” and Minister of Defence during the Lebanon War and the Sabra and Shatila massacre, has …

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The Beguiling

by Zsuzsi Gartner
edition: Hardcover
tagged: literary, contemporary women, visionary & metaphysical

An electrifying debut from the Giller Prize-shortlisted author of Better Living Through Plastic Explosives that takes readers for a wild ride with urban-gothic flair and delectably wicked humour.

Lucy is a lapsed-Catholic whose adolescent pretensions to sainthood are unexpectedly revived.

It all starts when her cousin Zoltan, in hospital following a …

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The Cure for White Ladies

by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: native american & aboriginal, literary, visionary & metaphysical

Award-winning Nishnaabeg storyteller and writer Leanne Betasamosake Simpson returns with a bold reimagination of the novel, one that combines narrative and poetic fragments through a careful and fierce reclamation of Anishinaabe aesthetics.
Mashkawaji (they/them) lies frozen in the ice, remembering a long-ago time of hopeless connection and now fi …

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The Heretic

A Novel

by Allysha Lavino, foreword by Henry Lincoln
edition: Hardcover
tagged: visionary & metaphysical

Research and inspiration come together in this spellbinding spiritual adventure through history and mystery. Allysha Lavino takes us on a magical journey into the hidden histories of France and the real life secrets buried in code through the ages. This enchanting visionary fiction epic invites us to step into the story and discover how the wisdom …

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Memoirs and Misinformation

A novel

by Jim Carrey & Dana Vachon
edition: Hardcover
tagged: biographical, black humor, visionary & metaphysical

NATIONAL BESTSELLER
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
"None of this is real and all of it is true." --Jim Carrey
From movie star Jim Carrey and novelist Dana Vachon, a fearless and semi-autobiographical novel about acting, Hollywood, agents, celebrity, privilege, friendship, romance, addiction to relevance, fear of personal erasure, destruction of persona, …

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The Last News Vendor

by Michael Mirolla
edition: Paperback
tagged: literary, visionary & metaphysical, absurdist

A one-legged news vendor with a dilapidated newsstand. An exotic dancer with a penchant for witchcraft. An existentialist narrator who devises a plan to fade out of his own life in a subversive and comically absurd attempt at self-preservation, leaving his partner and two children with no memory of him.

Comparable only to Franz Kafka's The Metamorph …

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An Ocean of Minutes

by Thea Lim
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
tagged: dystopian, time travel, apocalyptic & post-apocalyptic

Shortlisted for the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize
Longlisted for the 2019 CBC Canada Reads
A Globe and Mail Best Book of 2018
Longlisted for the 2019 Sunburst Award
A Penguin Book Club Pick
An unforgettable love story of two people who are at once mere weeks and many years apart, for readers of Station Eleven.

America is in the grip of a deadly flu …

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Island

by Johanna Skibsrud
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
tagged: literary, visionary & metaphysical, political

From the Scotiabank Giller Prize-winning author of The Sentimentalists comes the story of a revolution on an imaginary island.
"Reading Island is a searing, vertiginous experience. Hailing Conrad’s Heart of Darkness to interrogate our current moment in history, Skibsrud has created an uncanny and uncomfortable representation of power deeply corr …

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Travellers May Still Return

by Michael Kenyon
edition: Paperback
tagged: visionary & metaphysical, psychological

Jesse Green, the young narrator of the first novella, wants to escape the developed world (Vancouver) and with her boyfriend takes a meandering trip down to Panama, the land bridge to South America. The central short story has an ambiguous setting and period, and is about the loss of a child. Charles Darwin, hero of the closing novella, whose histo …

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Strange September of Levi Pepperfield, The

by Matthew Manera
edition: Paperback
tagged: visionary & metaphysical

This is the story of Levi Pepperfield, who tries to navigate his future as a retired English professor while indulging in the sorrow of lost possibilities that define his past. It's about the intersection of parallel worlds, of age and youth, of teacher and student, of man and woman, of real and fictional characters. Levi needs to discover his guid …