Fiction

MICHAEL CRUMMEY
Making The Fish

Two motions with the knife, across the throat below the gills and along the bare length of the belly, like a Catholic crossing himself before a meal.

HAL NIEDZVIECKI
The Archaeologists, Chapter 22: Hal—Thursday, April 17 - Friday, April 18

Chapter 22 of Hal Niedzviecki's new novel, The Archaeologists, serialized in Geist and four other Canadian literary magazines.

ANTONINE MAILLET
Fiction
Not Really French

So how can we be Québécois if we don’t live in Québec? Well, for the love of all that’s holy, where the hell do we live, then?

Stephen Smith
Sir John's Lost Diaries

The wind blows. The sun dwindles. The ice waits.

HAL NIEDZVIECKI
Fiction
The Archaeologists, Chapter 17: Rose—Tuesday, April 15

Chapter 17 of Hal Niedzviecki's new novel, The Archaeologists, serialized in Geist and four other Canadian literary magazines.

Fiction
Drunk Family Dog Trip

Leonard Cohen, a troupe of French-Canadian clowns, a person with an antiquated profession, an unusually tall municipal bureaucrat, Gordie Howe and others coalesce in these randomly generated CanLit premises.

HAL NIEDZVIECKI
Fiction
The Archaeologists, Chapter 12: Hal and Rose—Monday, April 14

Chapter 12 of Hal Niedzviecki's new novel, The Archaeologists, serialized in Geist and four other Canadian literary magazines.

CRAIG SAVEL
Traversing Leonard

"He had white hair at every angle, a paunch, and he didn’t bathe much. Colleagues joked about the Leonard Condensate, one whiff of which reduced matter into muck."

HAL NIEDZVIECKI
Fiction
The Archaeologists, Chapter 7: Tim and Charlie—Friday, April 11

Chapter 7 of Hal Niedzviecki's new novel, The Archaeologists, serialized in Geist and four other Canadian literary magazines.

KELSEA O'CONNOR
Fiction
99¢ Bin

A list of things you can get for 99¢.

HAL NIEDZVIECKI
The Archaeologists, Chapter 2: Hal—Thursday, April 10

The Boss lady wants the Wississauga Cable TV Community News team to loosen up, play the field and put on a show—the second installment of Hal Niedzviecki's new novel, The Archaeologists, serialized in Geist and four other Canadian literary magazines.

Veronica Gaylie
Old Timer Talkin’

Uncle Tom lies in St. Paul’s Emergency pacemaker jumping like a sockeye salmon while he teaches two nurses four verses of Danny Boy.

Shoshaku Jushaku
Always Waking Up in Montreal

"I follow my penis around town for a while, wandering aimlessly through all the women—why do I ever leave this city?"

DEREK BEAULIEU
I Don't Read

"I don’t read them—I don’t have time; I scan them. The title explains it all: I don’t read."

IRINA KOVALYOVA
Blood Keeper

"Perhaps it was necessary to dissect human beings, to slice into their flesh, before one could begin to understand them."

JOHNATHAN FAHEY
Fiction
Pacific Meats & Frozen Foods, Inc.
JOEY COMEAU
Dear Neopost

"The chance to put my Credit and Collections Management experience to work for your company is something I am willing to die for."

RAYMOND BOCK
Wolverine

"We stood back and watched. In the glare of the headlights it looked like a wolverine dancing on a carcass."

CARY FAGAN
My Father's Picasso

"You know what I think it's worth?" Goldie said. "Fifteen bucks for the frame."

SUN BELT
Fiction
Testimony

"We saw the dust before we saw the men. They came from the south, that’s what we were told. We’d been told many things that year."

David Albahari
The Banff Way

"I am forever surprised by the fact that time passes more speedily between mountains than it does out on the prairie..."

MITIARJUK NAPPAALUK
Examinations

“Sanaaq! Qumaq’s blood is too weak and the same is true for Aanikallak’s. They’ll both have to go to hospital!” From Sanaaq by Mitiarjuk Nappaaluk, the first ever Inuit novel.

ELAINE MCCLUSKEY
Rating Dr. Chestnut

"The waiting room was filled with junkies. During my visit, the doctor almost fell asleep. He sent me for some tests, but lost the results."

ONDJAKI
Granma Nineteen

Rambunctious children bother Comrade Gas Jockey, Crazy Sea Foam and a man named 3.14 in Granma Nineteen and the Soviet's Secret by Ondjaki.