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Contest: Win the First Five Titles from Dundurn's New Rare Machines Imprint

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We've raved about the new Rare Machines imprint at Dundurn Press, an essential new list in the CanLit landscape featuring diverse, innovative literary voices and headed up by acclaimed writers Julie Mannell and Russell Smith. So we're excited to share an opportunity to win a prize pack from Rare Machines of all five of the imprint's new books. Three powerful memoirs, a genre-busting fictional autobiography, and firecracker of a debut novel combine to make this a prize pack any book lover would love. 

The Rare Machines prize pack contains one copy of each of:

To enter, it's as easy as sending us an email at with your full mailing address and the subject line "Rare Machines Contest"

All entries must be received by 11:59pm on Sunday, October 31, 2021 in order to be considered. 

For one (1) bonus entry, tell us which of the five Rare Machines books you're most excited to read!

One winner will be chosen at random and notified via email. One entry per person. This contest is open to Canadian residents only. Chance of winning depends on number of entries received.


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The Shaytan Bride: A Bangladeshi Canadian Memoir of Desire and Faith

The true story of how one Muslim woman shaped her own fate and escaped her forced wedding.
Sumaiya Matin was never sure if the story of the Shaytan Bride was truth or myth. When she moved at age six from Dhaka, Bangladesh, to Thunder Bay, Ontario, recollections of this devilish bride followed her. At first, the Shaytan Bride seemed to be the monster of fairy tales, a woman possessed or seduced by a jinni. But everything changes during a family trip to Bangladesh, and in the weeks leading to Sumaiya’s own forced wedding, she discovers that the story — and the bride herself — are much closer than they seem.
The Shaytan Bride is the true coming-of-age story of a girl navigating desire and faith. Through her journey into adulthood, she battles herself and her circumstances to differentiate between destiny and free will. Sumaiya Matin’s life in love and violence is a testament to one woman’s strength as she faces the complicated fallout of her decisions.