Books: Poetry and Short Stories

The Trailer: Poetry

As they explore love and life balanced on the edge of a city, in a mobile home perched precariously, metaphorically on the fringe of society, the poems in The Trailer dig past the daily detritus of the lover’s world of tin-walled hope and melamine dreams to reveal humour, beauty, and joy.

The Trailer is now available across Canada and worldwide–you may order a copy from McNally Robinson’s Booksellers here, and help support our independent bookstores, or you may order a copy from Signature Editions here.

You may also order a signed, dedicated author’s copy here, that also includes a limited edition bookmark, featuring Dianne Scoles‘ original artwork (The Trailer).

Coming Attractions 13: Short Stories

Featuring three stories by James Scoles–An Early Grey Cup, El Juego (The Game) & Train Running Through–and three stories each by Vancouver writers Clea Young & Shana Myara, the critically-acclaimed series Coming Attractions features three ‘coming attractions’ in Canadian short fiction. Other authors featured in Coming Attractions include Lisa Moore, Dennis Bock, Sharon Butala, Stephen Heighton, Alex Leslie, Peter Behrens, Lewis Desoto, Alexander MacLeod & Rohinton Mistry.

“James Scoles spent a decade travelling before he began to write seriously. He can be savage or hilarious as the mood takes him… bright and brash… loving and tender… powered by excellently odd dialogue and loving observations of snowbird trailer parks. Did I mention tequila, whiskey, vodka, beer? His stories are an education in alcohol and bonding or lack thereof.”

Mark Anthony Jarman
Award-winning author of Knife Party at the Hotel Europa, Dancing Nightly in the Tavern, Salvage King Ya! and Ireland’s Eye, among others.

Copies may be purchased through Oberon Press here or you may order a personally-dedicated & signed copy directly from the author here. Each book includes a limited edition bookmark featuring original artwork by Dianne Scoles (The Trailer).