Vassanji has won so many awards for his novels, short stories and non-fiction but in Nostalgia he enters another country - speculative fiction. It's the future. People can live forever by rejuvenating their bodies but a new body needs a new identity. In this era of gene splicing and many other technical things that most of us do not understand, is this the book the Canada needs to read?
A stunning and heartbreaking debut novel by Governor General's Literary Award–winning Métis poet Katherena Vermette about a multigenerational Métis–Anishnaabe family dealing with the fallout of a shocking crime in Winnipeg's North End. This will definitely be defended with passion and vigour by Candy Palmeter and is probably the favourite at the onset. Why the favourite? Because as Justin Trudeau has said, it's 2016 and it's time for Canadians to broaden their awareness.
Sheila Watt-Cloutier was born in Nunavik and is a prominent Inuit activist, as well as being one of the world's most recognized human rights activists. She is committed to telling the story of the disappearing landscape of the arctic and its culture. This also seems too important not to read!
This has been described as a thrilling near-future noir mystery set on an oil rig the size of a town. The heroine is one of the few people without genetic enhancements. A pretty complicated story with cyborgs, technological tycoons and lots of hacking and rewiring. Listen up, the future is coming!
Who knew that a beautifully written book about a pack of dogs exhibiting human characteristics could win The Giller Award. Animal lovers will find this particularly amusing, and of course the writing makes everything seem real!
Neil Gaiman wanders around in every genre, and this time he's entered the world of Norse gods and goddesses.
This book is described as" a sweeping story of birthright and possibility, of love and the fullness of life itself". Good thing that it's over 800 pages!
Preston, the adventurer explored a lost city full of vultures, poisonous snakes and mudholes .Rewards both the mystery and the adventure fan.
Great writing from one of Australia's newest writers.
There's a real buzz to this novel about time travel. Many are calling this the arrival of an impressive new talent. Elan Mastai and Claire Cameron will be our guests May 17!
A much anticipated novel from Prize winning writer Eden Robinson. Eden has such a big vision that she can encompass Haisla teachings and contemporary youth culture. Ethical, compelling and crucial, especially for 2017.
Pankaj Mishra is one of the most insightful of contemporary writers. This is a big mind who has travelled the world. He knows a thing or three!
Recently reviewed and admired by our resident writer Andrew Hood! Described as the next Flannery O'Connor.
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