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Read the prize-winning short story that won the CBC Short Story Prize
Learn more about Alix Hawley and her story-writing process
A special treat—click on the link for another short story by Alix Hawley
“Son of a Trickster is a unique, genuinely surprising novel from one of Canada’s finest writers, a blend of
hardscrabble coming-of-age story with mythic fiction at its most powerfully subversive. It’s exactly as slippery
as a trickster tale should be, changing direction and shape even as you convince yourself you know what’s going on,
and what will likely happen next.… This is Robinson at her best.”
— THE NATIONAL POST —
“Eden Robinson is a masterful storyteller. Shimmering with deft prose, unforgettable characters, and haunting
truths, Son of a Trickster reminds us that sometimes the surest way to solid ground is through believing in magic.”
— Ami McKay, author of The Birth House, The Virgin Cure, and The Witches of New York
Read the buzz for Eden Robinson’s Son of a Trickster
The National Post calls Son of a Trickster "a powerful magic-realist work"
Son of a Trickster hailed as "a charmingly chaotic tale" by The Toronto Star
Son of a Trickster appears on the CBC Books Preview for Spring 2017
Son of a Trickster is one of The Globe and Mail's most anticipated books of 2017
“Absolutely electrifying. Kill the Father is one of those rare treasures: a page-turning thriller—in every sense of the phrase—
that is also brilliantly nuanced and rich with insight into the complex and compelling minds of those, good and bad,
who inhabit its pages. This novel is the new definition of a one-sitting read.”
— JEFFERY DEAVER, New York Times bestselling author of The Bone Collector and The Steel Kiss
“Kill the Father is an intense, gripping, and entirely unforgettable story—part psychological puzzle, part police procedural, and part conspiracy theory. Mr. Dazieri has written a thriller of the highest order. Highly recommended.”
— CHRISTOPHER REICH, New York Times bestselling author of the Numbered Account and Rules of Deception
“A mind-bending, stunningly original page-turner…In Dante and Colomba, Sandrone Dazieri has created two of the most memorable characters in modern crime fiction.”— JONATHAN KELLERMAN, internationally bestselling author of A Cold Heart and Dr. Death
“Ingenious…features a pair of protagonists with personal demons as unnerving as the vicious monster they’re pursuing.”
— JOHN VERDAN, internationally bestselling author of Think of a Number and Wolfe Lake
“Sandrone Dazieri's American debut is an epic tale that surprises at every turn—a twisty, mind-boggler that introduces not one but two memorable protagonists and hurls them into circumstances that threaten both their lives and sanity. The rollercoaster ride continues to the very last page, leaving me impatient for the sequel.”— JOSEPH FINDER, New York Times bestselling author of Guilty Minds and Suspicion
Check out the early reviews for Kill The Father. Click on the publication name to see the full review.
“Don't be surprised if Kill the Father becomes the next Big Thing in international crime fiction.”— BOOKLIST, starred review
“Dazzling U.S. debut.”— PUBLISHERS WEELKLY
“A dark treat for mystery buffs.”— KIRKUS REVIEWS
“This captivating novel keeps readers guessing until the final page.”
— Library Journal, starred review
Yasuko Thanh and Eden Robinson were both honoured at the 2016 Writers' Trust Awards on November 2nd.
Check out the amazing press Yasuko and Eden have received.
From Writers' Trust of Canada: Yasuko Thanh on her award-winning novel Mysterious Fragrance of the Yellow Mountains - YouTube
From Times Colonist: Yasuko Thanh wins the Writers' Trust Award
From CBC Radio (Yasuko Thanh at Part 3; Minute 15:43): Yasuko Thanh on CBC Radio
From Quill and Quire: Yasuko Thanh, Deborah Campbell win Writers’ Trust AwardsWriters' Trust: Celebrating the Winners
From the Toronto Star: First-time novelist wins $25,000 Writers’ Trust prize
From the National Post: Yasuko Thanh, Deborah Campbell, Gregory Scofield among 2016 Writers’ Trust award winners
From Breakfast Television: An Interview with Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize winner, Yasuko Thanh
Yasuko Thanh won the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize for her debut novel Mysterious Fragrance of the Yellow Mountains.
|"Straining under the colonial rule of the French at the turn of the twentieth century, Vietnam is rife with corruption, oppression, opium dens, and revolutionary cells, and an active guillotine dominates a Saigon square. With compelling narrative drive, Yasuko Thanh imbues Mysterious Fragrance of the Yellow Mountains with atmosphere and resonance, and creates mesmerizing characters who undergo complex change—politically, socially, personally, sexually—as they are gathered into a vortex of intrigue and risk. The author is as fearless and as wise in reshaping the mystique of the revolutionary as she is in delineating a dramatic time and place in this elegant and tantalizing novel."
—Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize Jurors Pasha Malla, Lauren B. Davis, & Trevor Ferguson
Click the cover of Mysterious Fragrance of the Yellow Mountains to learn more about the
2016 Rogers Writers' Trust Prize-winning novel.