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“the city’s worst nightmare”: Mac, the self-appointed leader and mastermind; Mercy, the Punjabi princess with a skill for theft; Kayos, a high-school dropout who gave birth to a daughter at age thirteen; Sly Girl, who fled her First Nations reserve for a better life, only to find depravity and addiction; and Z, a sixteen-year-old graffiti artist.Cast out by mainstream society, the Black Roses rob ATMs, cook crack on stoves, and savagely beat down anyone who dares to harm them.Brutal and broken, they claw at the knot of darkness and violence that tightens around their lives.Ashley Little‘s debut novel Prick: Confessions of a Tattoo Artist was shortlisted for a Re Lit Award and has been optioned for a film. More Set against the divergent landscape of British Columbia—from the splendours of nature to its immense dangers, from urban grease and grit to dry, desert towns—Clear Skies, No Wind, 100% Visibility examines human beings and their many frailties with breathtaking insight and accuracy.The West Coast Book Prize Society is thrilled to announce the finalists for the 2014 BC Book Prizes.Congratulations to the authors, illustrators, and publishers!
The winner of the 2014 Lieutenant Governor's Award for Literary Excellence was announced on Wednesday, April 23.
A sharp and gritty novel told in multiple voices, Anatomy of a Girl Gang is the powerful story of a gang of teenage girls in Vancouver called the Black Roses, a.k.a.
Théodora Armstrong peoples her stories with characters as richly various—and as compelling—as her settings.
A soon-to-be father and haute cuisine chef mercilessly berates his staff while facing his lack of preparedness for parenthood.
A young girl revels in the dark drama of the murder of a girl from her neighbourhood.
A novice air-traffic specialist must come to terms with his first loss—the death of a pilot—on his watch. More Lucky is an unflinching novel set in the Middle East and Canada.