The Shadow Over Portage and Main

Weird Fictions


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Weird Fictions

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Preface by Jonathan Ball, Afterword by David Annandale and contributions from:

David Annandale
Eric Bradshaw
Keith Cadieux
Richard Crow
Dustin Geeraert
Joanna Graham
Christina Koblun
Zacharie Montreuil
Josh Moore
Daria Patrie
Brock Peters
Géza A.G. Reilly
John Stintzi
Jeremy Strong
Elin Thordarson

“The world inside these Shadows is a dangerous place to be. For one thing, it’s terribly dark in there, and the darkness itself is horrible and unsettling. I urge you to take care. I suggest that you don’t look up the photographs that will steal more than just your soul. And I wonder if it’s wise to browse through this monstrous bookstore. And dear, if you think you’re about to experience a peaceful morning in the country, I think you might be wrong. There are curious uses for corpses in this world. And some really, really bad healthcare that is not for the weak or easily distressed. If you are up to unwholesome journey this book will take you on–I highly suggest you bundle up and keep a light handy. This darkness bleeds. And if it bleeds, I reads. You should too.”  
            – Susie Moloney, author of Things Withered:stories, The Thirteen,
                The Dwelling, A Dry Spell, and Bastion Falls.

Winnipeg is a place of extremes. Winters are fierce and relentless. Summers are unbearably hot. It has been both the murder and auto theft capital of Canada and the Slurpee capital of the world. It is a place that exerts an influence, that marks and changes its inhabitants. This anthology features writers who have all lived in Winnipeg for a time and been inspired, horrified, changed by that experience. The stories here capture a tone of history, dread, violence, weirdness, and sometimes even whimsy; a tone that only Winnipeg exudes.

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Cover photo from Bryan Scott. Visit his website, Winnipeg Love Hate!



KEITH CADIEUX’s 2010 novella Gaze was listed for a Manitoba Book Award and the ReLit award. His short fiction has most recently appeared in Prairie Fire, Grain, ELQ, and the Exile Book of New Canadian Noir. He lives in Winnipeg.

DUSTIN GEERAERT holds degrees in literature from the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Manitoba. After eight years in Winnipeg, he has nearly completed his PhD. He has one previous collection of stories, The Celestial Puppeteer (Kindle edition 2012) and his academic work has appeared in The Lovecraft Annual (2014) and The Journal of the William Morris Society (2012).

Photo of Keith & Dustin by Coleman Geeraert

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Weight 7 kg