Things aren’t what they seem in the stories of tonight’s writers…
In Melissa Barbeau’s The Luminous Sea, a young research assistant discovers a creature unknown to science, and as her supervisors exploit the find, she must endanger herself to save them both. Kris Bertin’s story collection Use Your Imagination examines the complex labyrinth of lies, delusions, and compromises of daily life. Michael Christie’s novel Greenwood is a multi-generational, cross-Canada saga of inheritance, sacrifice, nature, and love that takes its structure from the nested growth rings of a tree.
Tim Conley’s Collapsible is a collection of thirty fictions coming at the reader in a variety of shapes and guises running the gamut from elliptical micro–fictions to tales of the inexplicable. Karen McBride’s Crow Winter follows Hazel, a grieving young woman who moves back to her First Nation reserve and discovers a way to cross the boundaries between this world and the next.
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