For your sibling who recently got obsessed with The Haunting of Bly Manor
Does your sibling enjoy movies and novels that push the boundaries of genre? Do they like ghost stories that might have some romance? Do they seek out LGBTQ2SIA+ representation in books and media? We have the holiday bundle for you!
Our Fabulist Sibling Bundle includes two Biblioasis short story collections and one novel: Kristyn Dunnion’s Stoop City, Paige Cooper’s Zolitude, and Kevin Lambert’s You Will Love What You Have Killed. Get all three for $60, shipping included. That’s about a 30% discount!
ABOUT STOOP CITY:
A GLOBE & MAIL BEST FALL 2020 BOOK FROM AN INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER
Welcome to Stoop City, where your neighbours include a condo-destroying cat, a teen queen beset by Catholic guilt, and an emergency clinic staffed entirely by lovelorn skeptics. Couples counseling with Marzana, her girlfriend’s ghost, might not be enough to resolve past indiscretions; our heroine could need a death goddess ritual or two. Plus, Hoofy’s not sure if his missing scam-artist boyfriend was picked up by the cops, or by that pretty blonde, their last mark. When Jan takes a room at Plague House, her first year of university takes an unexpected turn—into anarcho-politics and direct action, gender studies and late-night shenanigans with Saffy, her captivating yet cagey housemate.
From the lovelorn Mary Louise, who struggles with butch bachelorhood, to rural teens finding—and found by—adult sexualities, to Grimm’s “The Golden Goose” rendered as a jazz dance spectacle, Kristyn Dunnion’s freewheeling collection fosters a radical revisioning of community. Dunnion goes wherever there’s a story to tell—and then, out of whispers and shouts, echoes and snippets, gritty realism and speculative fiction, illuminates the delicate strands that hold us all together.
WINNER OF THE 2018 QUEBEC WRITERS’ FEDERATION CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY FIRST BOOK PRIZE
LONGLISTED FOR THE 2018 SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE
FINALIST FOR THE 2018 DANUTA GLEED LITERARY AWARD
FINALIST FOR THE 2018 GOVERNOR GENERAL’S LITERARY AWARD FOR FICTION
A GLOBE AND MAIL BEST BOOK OF 2018
A QUILL & QUIRE BOOK OF THE YEAR
Fantastical, magnetic, and harsh—these are the women in Paige Cooper’s debut short story collection Zolitude. They are women who built time machines when they were nine, who buy plane tickets for lovers who won’t arrive. They are sisters writhing with dreams, blasé about sex but beggared by love—while the police horses have talons and vengeance is wrought by eagles the size of airplanes. Broken-down motorbikes and housebroken tyrannosaurs, cheap cigarettes and mail bombs—Cooper finds the beautiful and the disturbing in both the surreal and the everyday.
Troubling, carnal, and haunting, these stories are otherworldly travelogues through banal, eco-fabulist dystopias. Zolitude is a gorgeous, sad, and sexy work of slipstream and an atlas of fantastic isolation. The monstrous is human here, and tender.
Faldistoire’s grandfather thinks he’s a ghost. Sylvie’s mother reads tarot and summons stormclouds to mete her witch’s justice. Behind his Dad of the Year demeanour, Sébastien’s father hides dark designs. It’s Croustine’s grandfather who makes the boy a pair of slippers from the dead family dog, but it’s his father, the cannily-named Kevin Lambert, who always seems to be nearby when tragedy strikes, and in the cemetery, under the baleful eyes of toads, small graves are dug one after the other: Chicoutimi, Quebec, is a dangerous place for children. But these young victims of rape, arbitrary violence, and senseless murder keep coming back from the dead. They return to school, explore their sexualities, keep tabs on grown-up sins—and plot their apocalyptic retribution.
Surreal and darkly comic, this debut novel by Kevin Lambert, one of the most celebrated and controversial writers to come out of Quebec in recent memory, takes the adult world to task—and then takes revenge.