Books written by André Alexis

Despair and Other Stories of Ottawa

McClelland & Stewart Limited | May 26, 1998 | 232 pages
These eight stories reveal a world that’s both recognizable and strange: cities of anxiety and violence, where quiet inhabitants lead outwardly banal lives that conceal sinister interiors. The premises, both fantastic and surreal, are also eerily plausible; they often follow the logic of dreams... More Info
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The Hidden Keys

September 19, 2016 | 200 pages
Giller Prize winner André Alexis's contemporary take on the quest narrative is an instant classic. Parkdale's Green Dolphin is a bar of ill repute, and it is there that Tancred Palmieri, a thief with elegant and erudite tastes, meets Willow Azarian, an aging heroin addict. She reveals to Tancred... More Info

A

Bookthug | October 1, 2013 | 96 pages
A is a work of fiction in which André Alexis presents the compelling narrative of Alexander Baddeley, a Toronto book reviewer obsessed with the work of the elusive and mythical poet Avery Andrews. Baddeley is in awe with Andrews’s ability as a poet – more than anything he wants to understand... More Info