Tall tales, high fantasy, grand adventures, and a day in the life. Our fiction titles will keep you coming back time and time again, and our 2020 line-up for the spring boasts the impressive combo of Like Rum-Drunk Angels and A Song from Faraway.
Tyler Enfield’s Like Rum-Drunk Angels is an offbeat, slightly magical, entirely original retelling of Aladdin as an American western.
Francis Blackstone has fallen for the governor's daughter and resolves to make his mark, and his fortune, to win her favour. And what better way than to rob a Manhattan Company bank? Enter Bob Temple, the volatile outlaw who takes Francis under his wing — though not without a degree of suspicion — and so begins the adventures of the Blackstone Temple Gang as they crisscross the West in search of treasure, redemption, and the possibility of requited love.
When their final job takes a startling turn, Francis is forced to discover what it means to make peace with a world that stands against him.
Deni Ellis Béchard’s A Song from Faraway takes readers from 19th-century Prince Edward Island to modern-day Iraq. An Irish-Acadian soldier carries his fiddle and folksong across the battlefields of the First World War. An orphan-turned-assassin pursues his target across the deserts of Mexico and Texas, using a novel as evidence for his location. Relationships are forged and broken, wars are fought, and trauma is handed down from father to son.
With whispers of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, A Song from Faraway pieces together "the stories that we tell about ourselves" in a picaresque novel of uncommon beauty and ferocity.