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Artist James Simon Mishibinijima's Visual Storytelling

Artist James Simon Mishibinijima's Visual Storytelling

There are many ways to tell a story. In his moving collection Pictographs (Porcupine's Quill), Ojibway artist James Simon Mishibinijima explores visual narratives, taking stories he heard from generations ...

October 18, 2017
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Andrew Kaufman

Andrew Kaufman’s latest book

Small Claims

Small Claims

Canada’s favourite magic realist tells the straight story

In this new novel by ReLit award–winning, Leacock-nominated writer Andrew Kaufman, the narrator eschews the usual avenues of mid-life crisis—sportscars, mistresses—and instead seeks meaning in the least likely of places: small claims court. There, he struggles to understand what’s gone wrong in his marriage, his career as a writer, and his relationship with his two young children. With small observations, subtle investigations, and the pursuit of small-scale justice, he attempts to rebuild his faith in humanity through the framework of a court system that won’t let you sue for damages above twenty thousand dollars. Small Claims is a big dose of tenderness for the frailties of the heart.