Fiction

Category: Fiction

White Jade Tiger

To celebrate the upcoming 25th anniversary of White Jade Tiger, Dundurn is publishing a new edition — complete with a brand new cover. The text got a makeover too.

It’s not often (actually never) that I get to tweak a manuscript years after it’s been published. I’d reread the book a few times, but one reads differently in editor mode, and I was astounded by what I discovered. It wasn’t the typos (a couple) or unnecessary space breaks or excessive adjectives (that I happily cut). It was the memories.

I bought my second sailboat, the first one big enough to sleep on, in 2003 when I was living in Halifax working as an editor at The Chronicle Herald.

 

It was a 1982 Tanzer 7.5, a beat-up 24-foot fibreglass boat, and when I bought it, it was sitting on the hard, as sailors say, in Chester, on the South Shore of Nova Scotia, an hour from Halifax.

 

The Nomination of Mary Mabel McTavish

Posted on April 24 by Kyle in Awards, Fiction
We are thrilled to announce that Allan Stratton’s 2014 novel, The Resurrection of Mary Mabel McTavish, has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2015 Bony Blithe Award for Best Canadian Light Mystery. This is not the first major award nomination for Stratton, whose first adult novel, The Phoenix Lottery, was shortlisted for the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour.

Sharon Johnston on Matrons & Madams

Posted on April 16 by Kyle in Fiction
Tell us about your book. Matrons and Madams is a story of how two courageous women managed their lives as they faced a decade of social upheaval between the Great War and Great Depression. The younger of the protagonists (a teacher by profession) managed a brothel after facing severe economic hardship when her husband died from a mining accident.
"I honestly don’t know how much innate talent plays out in all this, but until you’ve written maybe a half dozen or so books, complete with lots of feedback, you haven’t really tried. If you keep writing and keep submitting and keep writing, regardless of rejections and the opinions of others, you will reach your apogee, regardless of where that is..."

A Q&A with Kim Moritsugu

Posted on March 31 by Kyle in Fiction

Tell us about your book:

The Oakdale Dinner Club is a comedy of manners about a group of people who start up a monthly dinner club in a leafy commuter town. Food, sex, humour, a little telepathy – the novel has them all, and would make a great summer or vacation read.

 

How did you come up with the idea for this work?