Penguin Random House Canada
How can I begin anything new with all of yesterday in me?
Children show scars like medals. Lovers use them as secrets to reveal. A scar is what happens when the word is made flesh.
Leonard Cohen was the rare poet who wrote with the rapt devotion of a monk, and the rare monk who knew how to charm every last part of the world.
– Pico Iyer
He was a hero for our generation and for the next – stepping bravely into new forms, a great writer who then became a great songwriter.
– Michael Ondaatje
My page was too white / My ink was too thin / The day wouldn’t write / What the night pencilled in
– “The Book of Longing”
Yiddish is the perfect pirate tongue. It plunders with panache and delights - often with delicious irony - in the rich swash of its own buckle.
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This is a very good book of short stories from a very good writer—a linked collection that is addictive, while at the same time, like any addiction, increasingly painful.
Gary Barwin’s new novel combines swashbuckling and stories of the diaspora, told with some of the most original language play since Ulysses.
Steven Price has done a daring thing: taken a long look at a complex, utterly fascinating 19th-century crime. Price’s gift for unraveling a terrific yarn shines through. Give this book a try.
- Caleb Carr, author of The Alienist
An aching, illuminating look at mother-daughter devotion.
Intelligent, powerful and moving. This is Madeleine Thien’s magnum opus.
—Tan Twan Eng, author of The Garden of Evening Mists
Like Milan Kundera, Szalay positions his characters somewhere along the endlessly contested lines that he draws between comedy and something subtler, less showy, and altogether sadder than tragedy.
- The Guardian, Chris Cleave, author of Little Bee
Eileen is a highbrow noir that introduces Ottessa Moshfegh as a talent to look out for.