This little bear went to Stanley Park

“The late Alasdair Cairns Russell (l.) created a character about a Whistler bear cub that travelled to Vancouver in a garbage truck. A book inspired by his notes and drawings has now been published by his mother.” FULL STORY

Supernatural home

May 28th, 2021

In her debut collection of short stories Glorious Frazzled Beings (House of Anansi $22.99), Angélique Lalonde explores the notion of home through a variety of human and not-so-human characters. A mother and her four daughters discuss their fears while small ghost people don fragments of their children’s clothes. Another mother sorts out the complexities of having one son born with a set of fox ears while another is not. A ghost tends to the family garden. A man deals with his inherited suffering by looking for a new way to define home. Lalonde won the 2019 Writers’ Trust McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize, which recognizes the year’s best short story by an emerging writer first published in a Canadian literary journal or anthology and was awarded an Emerging Writer’s residency at the Banff Centre. She holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from U of Vic. She lives in Northern B.C. on Gitxsan Territory. 978-1-4870-0959-5

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