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2012 ReLit Awards Winners

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Congratulations to the winners of the 2012 ReLit Awards, which were presented in Ottawa on October 29.
Monoceros

Monoceros

edition:Paperback
also available: Audiobook (CD) eBook

Winner of the W.O. Mitchell Book PrizeWinner of the 2012 Relit Award for Best Novel
Longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize
Shortlisted for the Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBT Fiction
Shortlisted for the Alberta Literary Award for Best Fiction
A Globe and Mail Best Novel of 2011

A seventeen-year-old boy, bullied and heartbroken, hangs himself. And although he felt terribly alone, his suicide changes everyone around him.

His parents are devastated. His secret boyfriend's girlfriend is relieved. His …

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Pretty

Pretty

Stories
edition:Paperback

From loss, illness, and addiction to spooky offspring, dry skin, and inexplicable hope, this collection of “pretty” stories demonstrates how decidedly average people can be mortified?if not devastated?by new circumstances. A middle-aged, HIV-positive gay man, deformed by the side effects of protease inhibitors, is savaged by the flippant small talk of canny young men. A fundamentalist Christian housewife thrills from her newfound carnality, only to be saddled with the homeschooling of her fo …

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Jumping the Asylum

Jumping the Asylum

edition:Paperback
tagged : canadian

Wide-ranging in subject, deeply intuitive and layered in style, influenced equally by the cadences of jazz and of the Bible, the poems in jumping in the asylum will stand out among this distinguished author's strongest work.

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