In celebration of Canada Day, and the first long weekend of summer, we’re taking you on a two-part BookThug Summer Reading Recommendation Road Trip.
by Stan Dragland
“So that’s that, good idea gone bad. Damn shame. She won’t ever be looking in that door again. I had to persuade her out of her coat & back into her seat – finish our beer – & even then there was still only one of us laughing.”
by Lance La Rocque
“Vermin find their freedom.
But they are not human.
And that’s their freedom.
They are not one.
We are not one.”
Chris Eaton, a Biography
by Chris Eaton
“He couldn’t remember. Or rather, he remembered everything perfectly. Everything. Over and over. Until his mind became so clogged with memories that there was no room for anything new. But each time he remembered, it was like dubbing an old tape, so that, gradually, all of his memories became more distorted in their reliving, less clear in their retelling. Each time time he told a friend about something fond, it became fonder. When he spoke of something trying, it became worse. Until he could no longer remember what was true and what was invented. He couldn’t remember how it started.”
Expeditions of a Chimaera
by Oana Avasilichioaei and Erín Moure
“How to language. How its wealth.
How to find language in life’s commonplaces and have it mean.
How to live in language that opens language to language, opens us to one another, language that humanes us.”
by Chantal Neveu, translated by Angela Carr
“beneath the ribs
I take you
in your body
you can let go
I am there”
by André Alexis
“In his desire to meet Avery Andrews, Baddely was not alone. No one had seen Andrews in a long time. Fes could remember him, save one of his high school classmates who did not so much remember Andrews as he did the blank in his memory where, at some point, Andrews must have been”
After covering so much ground, it’s time for a brief pit-stop. Part 2 of our Summer Reading Recommendation Road Trip is coming soon. Stay tuned!