Butter Honey Pig Bread

Butter Honey Pig Bread tells the story of a mother, Kambirinachi, and her two daughters, Kehinde and Taiye.  Kambirinachi was born an Ogbanje – a spirit that brings misfortunes to families in the form of a miscarriage or early childhood death.  Rather than succumb to her purpose Kambi decides to live, thus spends her life…

Jonny Appleseed

Jonny Appleseed follows a young Two-Spirit/Indigiqueer person living in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  Having left the Rez years prior, Jonny receives news that his step-father has passed away.  Broke and wary of returning home, Jonny must quickly come up with the funds to travel home to be with his mother.  In doing so, Jonny aggressively turns to…

The Midnight Bargain

The Midnight Bargain follows Beatrice Clayborn, a sorceress on the threshold of selecting a husband.  Once married, Beatrice will have to don a collar that suppresses her magical abilities in an effort to protect her future children from becoming possessed by a spirit while in utero.  Not only does Beatrice not want to be married,…

Hench

For some time now, Anna has been picking up the odd office job through a temp agency supporting supervillains through minor tasks and clerical work.  Following an unexpected encounter with Supercollider, one of Earth’s most powerful heroes, Anna would be left with a severely broken leg.  Her devastating injury gives her the needed motivation to…

We Have Always Been Here

We Have Always Been Here is the memoir of Samra Habib, a Pakastani-born Canadian photographer.  It is her life story as she struggled coming to terms with her queer sexuality as a member of the Muslim community. I say it every year, but the absolute best part about CBC’s annual Canada Reads competition is that…

Son of a Trickster

Jared, a fledgling pot-dealing high school student, has a life as consistent as that of a family living in tornado alley.  When not whipping up a batch of weed cookies, Jared stumbles from party to party floating through life like an astronaut untethered from the space station.  With his dog Baby Killer, the one constant…