The Marginal Ride Anthology

published by Deux Voiliers Publishing (2019)

Edited by Ian Thomas Shaw, with contributions from Sang Kim, Jerry Levy, Michael Mirolla, Timothy Niedermann, Ursula Pflug, Ian Thomas Shaw, Geza Tatrallyay and Caroline Vu.​

What is it to be marginalized? To be left out of society? Your ambitions thwarted by your circumstances? A man wanting to be Noah, a sadistic bandy-legged thug, a young girl abandoned on a boat of refugees, kids seeing the world through a bowl of spoiled rice, the twilight of death's approach—these stories and more are the grist of The Marginal Ride anthology. Eclectic in style, unflinching to the art of short fiction, eight Canadian and American writers present a brilliant array of themes. And Deux Voiliers Publishing invites you to take the ride with them.

ISBN 978-1928049548

Translations

The Unending Journey

by José del Pozo

Translated by Ian Thomas Shaw

Published by Editorial Mapalé in March 2020

The Unending Journey (El viaje interminable) is a novel about exile, a chronicle that spans five decades of the history of Chile and Canada. The main character, Marcos Morales, must leave Chile after the 1973 coup d'état by General Augusto Pinochet. Along with his wife Gabriela and his young daughter, Loreto, Marcos seeks a new life in Montreal. There, he struggles to reestablish himself professionally while plagued with guilt for leaving behind the resistance to the dictatorship. This is a compelling narrative for all those who remember the Chilean refugees fleeing the brutality of the Pinochet regime. It is a must read for the children and grandchildren of those refugees.

Choosing Eleonore

by Andrée A. Gratton

Translated by Ian Thomas Shaw

to be published by Guernica Editions in 2021

Choosing Eleonore tells the story of a one-way friendship, of tragic loneliness. In it, award-winning Québec author Andrée A. Gratton explores the syndrome of the delusion of being loved. Centred on two young women: Eleonore and Marianne, this is Marianne's story. From the first sentence, we feel that something is wrong in her perception of reality. "Long before we met, Eleanore had been dreaming of me," she says. But who is this Eleanore, whom Marianne had never spoken to? What is so fascinating about her? Not humiliation, rebuffs or rejection will disabuse Marianne of her certainty of being loved by Eleanore.

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