Christopher Kruse has moved to the south of France with his wife and daughter to become a better man—to escape his past as a high-priced security agent and his guilt over old wrongs. But after a harrowing accident, he finds himself drawn into a web of political gamesmanship and murder. When his wife disappears, Kruse must draw on his old instincts to find her, ahead of the police and two sinister members of a Corsican crime family. His desperate search leads him closer to his wife, and deeper into the dangerous machinations of the most powerful leaders in the country.
Tobias Mushinsky is a bit of a star in his hometown of Montreal. That is, until a death in the family and a failed experiment with Nyquil lead him to ruin. A disastrous one-night stand leaves him with a little boy named Hugo in his life, and a way to get it back. Winner of the Alberta Book Award for best novel of 2010. Nominated for the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour.
Stricken with cancer, Stanley Moss has few wishes for the time he has left, except perhaps for his son to call him back. But on the day of an appointment with the palliative care specialist, Stanley experiences a boom and a flash, and then, a remarkable transformation. He discovers he can read minds. He can fulfill people’s dreams. He has the strength of ten men. What could this mean? Could it be, as his New Age friend Alok believes, that Stanley’s powers are divine? Is Stanley, a confirmed agnostic, the new Messiah?
Offering a subtly satirical look at modern life, the story follows a cast of colourful characters in a small Edmonton neighbourhood in Canada’s oil-rich province of Alberta. Three weeks after a violent death among them, the residents of the Garneau Block discover mysterious signs on all of their trees. It is a call to escape the shadow of the death and, they will learn, to save their homes from destruction. Nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and a number one bestseller.
Jeremy, a martial arts teacher, returns home from Boston to the small Alberta town of Seymour where he is forced to confront his father and everything else he ran away from. Jeremy struggles with his fear as he learns to open himself up to his family and the possibilities of love. Winner of the Henry Kreisel Award for best first book of 2000. Nominated for the Rogers Writers Trust Fiction Prize.