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$18.95  $17.62
Coach House Books
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5.4 X 8.2 X 1.0 inches | 0.9 pounds
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About the Author

Suzette Mayr: Suzette Mayr is the author of the previously published novels Venous Hum, The Widows and Moon Honey. The Widows was nominated for the Commonwealth Prize for Best Book in the Canada-Caribbean Region and translated into German; Moon Honey was nominated for the George Bugnet Award for Fiction and the Henry Kreisel Award for Best First Book; and Venous Hum was longlisted for the ReLit Award. Mayr's novels have also received favourable reviews in the Globe and Mail, Quill & Quire and Xtra West. Her fiction has been taught in places as diverse as Germany, France and Pennsylvania, as well as in universities across Canada, including the University of Toronto, McGill University and the University of British Columbia.


'Spellbinding and playful ... A stylistic tour de force.' - National Post

'Monoceros is one of the most imaginative, quirky and emotionally devastating novels I've read in a long while.'
- Zoe Whittall, Globe and Mail'

'[A] smart and difficult tale about grief and acceptance ... [Monoceros] just might be the most important book you read.' - CBC Books

'In a tragedy laced with humour, Mayr engages readers with her meticulous attention to detail, providing vivid descriptions of not only her characters, but also the heavy emotions ... churning inside them.' - This Magazine

'[A] complex and moving novel deserving of a large and attentive readership.' - Quill and Quire

'Ms. Mayr's characterizations are second to none and she has a wonderful wit. [Monoceros] should be on all school curricula.' - Winnipeg Review