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Spit Delaney’s Island
Finalist for Governor General’s Award
This collection of short stories started Jack Hodgins off on his award-studded literary career. The stories also placed British Columbia indelibly on the literary map of Canada.
“Jack Hodgins’ stories do one of the best things fiction can do — they reveal the extra dimension of the real place, they light up the crazy necessities of real life.”
978-1-55380-111-5 B e-book 978-1-55380-121-4 B 6 x 9 B 208 pp B $18.95 B SHORT STORIES
The Invention of the World
A new edition of the novel that defined British Columbia — in which a giant bull begets a sky god who brings an entire Irish village to Canada to create a utopia. In the end, the whole of Vancouver Island and perhaps the entire country attend a rural wedding whose extravagance propels everyday life into the epic world of modern myth.
“A major and memorable achievement.”
Winner of Gibson’s First Novel Award
978-1-55380-099-6 B e-book 978-1-55380-171-9 B 6 x 9 B 356 pp B $18.95 B NOVEL
The Barclay Family Theatre
A superb collection of short stories by the winner of the Governor General’s Award. Through his stories Hodgins creates a sense of “theatre” as his characters work to define their roles — even as the world rocks them into new and unforseen directions.
“In The Barclay Family Theatre we are reading the work of a major novelist at the height of his powers and fully in control of his material. . . . It’s virtuoso writing.”
KEITH MAILLARD, QUILL & QUIRE