As described by the Globe and Mail, The ReLit awards are “the country’s pre-eminent literary prize recognizing independent presses.” This is a a well-regarded award, and Breakwater is thrilled to have three titles nominated this year!
Nicole Lundrigan’s The Seary Line and Glen Carter’s Angels of Maradona have been nominated for the fiction award, and Boyd Chubbs’ Feral Domicile for the poetry award.
The Seary Line by Nicole Lundrigan
“[The Seary Line] is a character-driven tale and Lundrigan’s gift is to create memorable ones. There’s more than enough suspense to keep the story moving and the settings are great.”
– Margaret Cannon, The Globe and Mail
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Angels of Maradona by Glen Carter
“With his taut prose, and gripping storytelling, Carter delivers a stunning page-turner.”
– Rick Mofina, two-time Arthur Ellis award-winning author of A Perfect Grave.
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Feral Domicile by Boyd Chubbs
“All golden books are Bibles — art illuminated and brilliant with vision. Few poets succeed in making such books. Among English Canadians, there are Leonard Cohen and Gwendolyn MacEwen. And let us add Boyd Warren Chubbs.”
– George Elliot Clark, Governor General’s award winner for poetry
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“Morgan-Cole has an easy, confident writing style that takes you quickly into the story … and her ability to show her characters’ small victories and large defeats with equal ease makes you trust her, and want to find out what happens to the people she has created.”
– Sharon Hunt, the Chronicle Herald
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“Some books stay with you and you will return to them again and again. Where Genesis Begins is one of those finds. This beautiful volume — with lovely art reproductions — is a seamless collaboration. The clarity of Dawe’s poems, particularly his poems about women, is very affecting, evoking as only fine poetry can, strong and lasting images. The sense of loss in these poems is equalled by the sense of loss in many of Squires’ pieces. Like Dawe’s poems, Squires’ paintings are beautifully rendered. He is an honest and brilliant painter. He has no need to gussy up his work with gimmicks. Dawe’s poetry and Squires’ art capture something which will bring me back again and again to this book. they capture the inherent strength in the people and the place, a strength that keeps them enduring.”
– Sharon Hunt, The Chronicle Herald
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Breakwater has gotten some very positive feedback this month from book clubs about Beckel’s novel Silence of Stone, her “latest and greatest … it was unanimous that the book was [her] best and of great skill.” It seems to have even inspired a group field trip to Marguerite’s Island, the prominent setting of the book. Nothing pleases us here more than direct reader feedback!
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