“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
Kill the Father will be released on January 17, 2017 in the US and Canada and on February 9, 2017 in the UK
“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 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
Eden Robinson (far left) and Yasuko Thanh (third from the left) with all the winners from the 2016 Writers’ Trust Awards. Click the picture to see the pictures on the Writers' Trust's 2016 Awards Facebook gallery.
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.
|"Eden Robinson is a master storyteller with an instantly recognizable style and a capacious sensibility that encompasses everything from traditional Haisla teachings to contemporary youth culture. Her vision is unflinching, her obsessions sometimes brutal, her observations visceral, yet at the same time all of her work is suffused with a deep empathy for her characters, and spiced by a tricksterish sense of humour that opens up new ways of understanding this land and its beautiful, damaged people. In a world where the legacies of colonial violence are alive and present every day, Robinson’s work resonates with crucial political and ethical questions that everyone needs to consider. This is vital, engaged, and artful writing that sticks in the memory and makes us think again about who, and where, we are."
—Writers' Trust Engel/Findley Jurors Warren Cariou, Linda Spalding, & Annabel Lyon
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