Little Mink has listened to his ancestors tell stories in the sky world about deep forests and bubbling rivers in the physical world he never got to experience. Their stories made him yearn for ones of his own. He returns to the physical world, starting in Tkaronto.
In fractured vignettes, Brooke Palinder describes the week she spends wondering if she’s pregnant after realizing her period is late. Her boyfriend is unable to offer support and Brooke can’t even tell her best friend. Feeling isolated, she reexamines her life and readies herself to take a pregnancy test.
Suspicious of her neighbor Beatrice’s untimely death, Ruth Mornay teams up with Bea’s godson Saul to figure out what happened that night on the flooded banks of the Teeswater River. Ruth, Saul, and Ruth’s pet chicken Dorcas scour the box of seemingly random junk that Bea left behind for clues.
In this darkly funny debut from Lucie Pagé, characters collide in the most unexpected ways as they search to create meaning and relationships in their lives. What begins as a search for a lost dog propels a group of unconnected characters into a difficult journey of self-discovery.
Stephen Millburn is barely holding it together. Balancing his parenting duties with a new job as an early-morning radio host is much harder than he anticipated. He needs his job to support his growing family and pay down his crippling mortgage, but if he doesn’t find a way to cope soon, he’ll lose it all.
Gripping and evocative, Some Unfinished Business tells the story of a man determined to prevail through anti-Soviet resistance in occupied Lithuania, imprisonment in the Gulag, the hands of bureaucracy that attempt to thwart his love for a woman with a mysterious past, while chasing the back of a man who first dared him to dream.
Delivering a not guilty verdict at the end of a trial for the disturbing murder of a child, Matthew Rice’s life begins to unravel. As he searches for his place in a world that has changed in ways he doesn’t understand, he goes into survivalist mode and tries to sit out whatever cataclysmic event awaits the world.
Sixteen-year-old Noah Greene is in the relationship of a lifetime with his brilliant girlfriend, Miranda Owens, but when he says something that hurts Miranda and destroys everything they’ve built, he’s devastated. Determined to make amends, Noah sets out to truly understand the harm his words have caused.
Becky’s main focus is padding her college applications with good grades and volunteer work. So when she’s asked her to show Gene Newman, the new student around, she agrees. But as Gene and Becky grow closer, he confides that he has a secret – one that turns Becky’s life upside down.
Mortimer T. Flightdeck, Future YouTube Sensation, has big plans for ratkind: he’ll join the International Space Station (ISS) and document his experiments on the human astronauts to prove rats are much better than humans when it comes to colonizing Mars. But when his schemes go awry, he is forced to face new truths about dreams and friendship.
After being mistaken for the lead actor on the set of a Hollywood film, Chris assumes the identity of the actor and disconnects from his real life. Falling deeply into his newfound identity, he must grapple with his role as an imposter and whether he should extricate himself from reinvention.
Emmy is the greatest zombie fighter of all time. Fire, rage, and fury are this hamster’s weapons of choice and woe to any undead human crossing her path. Betrayed by those she loves, Emmy runs away, determined to eradicate the zombie threat. But she discovers that there’s no honour in fighting for yourself.
When Pascale Chardon finds herself on a lifeboat drifting toward an uncharted island with no memory of how she got there, all she wants is to get back to her family. The islanders, however, have been waiting for a legendary visitor for many decades and aren’t willing to let Pascale go home so easily.
Under their father’s watchful eye, the Trouper quintuplets were raised to be the best actors of their generation, only to rebel during a performance on their 18th birthday and go their separate ways. Twenty years later, the siblings reunite for the reading of their father’s will and one last performance.