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Mad Richard

Richard Dadd rubbed shoulders with the great luminaries of the Victorian Age. He grew up along the Medway with Charles Dickens and studied at the Royal Academy Schools under the brilliant and eccentric J.M.W. Turner.
Based on Dadd’s tragic true story, Mad Richard follows the young artist as he develops his craft, contemplates the nature of art and fame and ultimately finds himself imprisoned in Bedlam for murder, committed as criminally insane.

Drink The Sky

The Austens—Todd, Holly and their two sons—have moved to Rio de Janeiro for two years. A committed environmentalist, Todd finds himself more often leading groups of celebrities on tours of the Amazon than fighting for its preservation. A visual artist, Holly is lost in her new home. Like Todd, she has always meant to be a good person. But as one of the celebrities tempts her into an affair, she’s in danger of losing track of what that means.

The Hockey Stalker: A Love Story

A man with a fetish for women hockey players stalks a women’s team, fixating on Janis Trevor. In this hilarious short story, Janis tries to keep it fair with a stalker who won’t play by the rules—and a boyfriend who refuses to commit.

Johnny Bey and the Mizzenglass World

Johnny Bey is a kid who likes to fix things. Mostly he wants to fix his family after his 13-year-old brother, Brendan, goes missing. In this book for kids ten and up, Johnny enters a magic realm to try to bring his brother home. Playing a dangerous, high-stakes game, he confronts ancient beasts brought back to life and a ghostly brother who won’t play by the rules.

Daily Life

With her broke family squeezed into a widesized house, Leslie X faces jury duty in a bloody gangland murder trial. In this mashed-up novel about everyday life, Leslie struggles to be a good person in a recession that refuses to end.

The Corner Garden

Jessie Barfoot is precocious, witty and wounded, a female Holden Caulfield whose standards are too elevated for ordinary life. In this moving and funny novel, Jessie befriends a Dutch refugee from World War II, learning to be bad before she tries to be good.

Foreign Correspondences

Lesley Krueger started travelling the moment she was old enough to get on planes, trains and buses by herself. Propelling her was the knowledge that her two immigrant grandmothers had never felt at home in the New World. They remained foreigners in places that often baffled them.
What was it like, being a foreigner? How did you know the proper way to behave in a new country? How did you remain yourself, retain your principles, figure out how to do well in a foreign place—and how to do good?

Contender: Triumph, Tragedy & Canadian Baseball Player Harry Fisher

Harry Fisher was a good-looking farm kid from southwestern Ontario, that fertile breeding ground of Canadian baseball stars. After a rapid rise through the minor leagues, Harry made it to the Show, where he tried to be as good as gold on and off the diamond. Yet tragedy shadowed Harry’s career. In sports, trying your best has a dark side, as you set yourself up for failure. Is the glory worth the price?

Print Books

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The Corner Garden

“Lesley Krueger’s ambitious new novel, The Corner Garden, is all about storms and angels (black ones) and history. It is also about friendship and deception, beauty and horror, and about the difficulty of delineating, in our lives of spinning fragments, between these overlapping realms… Krueger made me emit animalistic howls that were the purest blend of pleasure and pain. Anthony Powell, with his veneration for the accidental and preposterous, could not have arranged things better.”
—Modris Ecksteins
The Literary Review of Canada

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Foreign Correspondences

A Travellers’ Tales

“In Foreign Correspondences, Lesley Krueger pursues her self-search with intellectual rigour and remarkable grace. Peripatetic travel is the plot of her life and she wants to know why. Is she reversing the story of her Swedish grandmother, who always lamented her immigration to Canada? Krueger started travelling as soon as she could, to the Yukon, to San Francisco, Mexico and Brazil, to India and Japan, innumerable places, and she describes how these travels made her the person she is.”
—Rosemary Sullivan
The Globe and Mail

Drink The Sky

The Austens—Todd, Holly and their two sons—have moved to Rio de Janeiro for two years. A committed environmentalist, Todd finds himself more often leading groups of celebrities and academics on tours of the Amazon than working on its preservation. A visual artist, Holly is lost in her new home. Like Todd, she has always meant to be a good person. But Holly has lost track of what that means.

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Accidents de Parcours

Andre Alexis, Elizabeth Hay, Lesley Krueger, Michael Redhill, Leon Rooke et Michael Winter

Traduit de l’anglais par Marianne Audouard
Textes réunis par Linda Spalding

Rien de bien inquiétant, croit-on à première vue, derrière les surfaces lisses et propres qui dessinent les contours d’une ville assoupie. Cependant, les trottoirs mouillés de Dundas sous les lampadaires grisâtres de Parkdale, les formes reflètées dans la nuit, paraissent comme des oiseaux de mauvais augure. Ce sont les signes volatiles d’un grand jeu de piste urbain où il faut cavaler à perdre haleine pour ne pas être rattrapé par le passé, l’exubérance du désir ou la folie des grandes espaces.

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Earlier Works

Poor Player

A Novel

Hard Travel

Short stories

Coming Attractions 4

Short stories by Lesley Krueger, Rohinton Mistry and Dayv James-French