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Toronto : Anansi, 2014
Abstract: Honey hasnt seen her mother, Marianne, in more than two years. She drives deep into the once-prosperous border region of the Oro Desert for a surprise visit, only to discover that Marianne has vanished.Alone in an unforgiving environment populated with hostile locals, she meets Chvez, a young coyote or human trafficker, who convinces Honey he knows of her mothers whereabouts and agrees to take her there for a price. As they make their way through the Oros brutal no-mans-land they are tracked by Ocho, a teenage bounty hunter determined to recruit Chvez. And then there is Baez, Mariannes wizened Shepherd-coyote mix, whose death and life intimately intersect with Honey and Chvezs search for Marianne and who tells the story of the Oro Desert as it slowly comes apart.Told from three distinct perspectives, El Nio is an intricately constructed and starkly written novel from a bold and inventive new writer
Toronto, Ontario : Iguana Books, 2013
[Canada] : Drawn & Quarterly, 2013
[S. l.] : Seal books, 2008
[Toronto] : Anchor Canada, 2007
Abstract: "Highly original and darkly funny, Clare Allan's debut novel explores the relationship between N., a patient in a mental institution, and Poppy Shakespeare, a new and disturbingly 'sane' arrival who finds herself having to feign mental illness in order to be released. There are 25 residents at the Dorothy Fish, one for each letter of the alphabet - the 'X' chair is vacant. The day hospital sits on the bottom floor of an impossibly tall tower, stretching so high into the sky that its uppermost residents can see right round the world and back in through the window behind them. The system is simple: the crazier you are, the higher up the tower they put you. When Poppy Shakespeare arrives, N. has already been at Dorothy Fish for thirteen years, and spends her days quietly, smoking in the common room and swapping medication with her fellow patients. But what happens in the next six months will change both of their lives forever. In this inventive and brutally comic novel, Clare Allan captures the familiar and sometimes terrifying idiosyncrasies of a modern institution, asking the question: who is mad and who is sane? And who gets to decide? By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Poppy Shakespeare is a significant achievement of voice and insight." (Publisher's website)
Toronto : CDG books Canada, c2002
Toronto [etc.] : Groundwood book : Douglas & McIntyre, [2002?]
Newtown : The Taunton press, c2001
Toronto : Seal books, 1997
Montreal : Reader's Digest, 1996
Toronto [etc.] : Guernica, 1996