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Cabalcor: An Extracted History

By Sun Belt

Sun Belt’s collaborative work of fiction is a genre-defying chronicle of a tar sands company town.

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Chalk (Winner of the 38th Annual 3-Day Novel Writing Contest)

By Doug Diaczuk

Chalk is a tender story about love and loss, following a broken-hearted thirty-something cubicle worker, free-falling from every ledge of his life. Post-break-up and blue, he feels like nothing matters, that he has become invisible, like a chalk outline on the floor, empty inside.

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A Circle of Birds by Hayden Trenholm

Circle of Birds

By Hayden Trenholm

Winner of the 15th annual 3-Day Novel-Writing Contest

A Circle of Birds is an impressionistic, finely wrought tale of lost memory, tangled history, despair and discovery. It is a journey through much Canadian and world history; a mind-melting descent into mental illness, a sordid yarn of death and twisted love.


Confessions of a Small Press Racketeer by Stuart Ross

Confessions of a Small Press Racketeer

By Stuart Ross

Confessions of a Small Press Racketeer is equal parts literary memoir, advice for the emerging writer, and reckless tirade. Ross has been active in the Canadian literary underground for a quarter of a century: he’s sold thousands of his books in the streets, published and edited magazines, trained insurgents in his Poetry Boot Camps, and started Canada’s first Small Press Book Fair.

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A Credit To Your Race

By Truman Green

Set in Surrey, BC circa 1960, A Credit to Your Race is a story about innocent love awakening between a fifteen-year-old black porter’s son and the white girl next door. The novel is a disturbing and convincing portrayal of how the full weight of racism and bigotry came to bear on a youthful, interracial couple.

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