In Veritas (Nunatak First Fiction #53)
Finalist for the 2021 Crawford Award
Winner of Speculative Book of the Year at the 2021 Alberta Book Publishing Awards
Best of List for Tor.com and Every Book a Doorway
Airdrie Reads WINNING book
"Things that are and are not, she thinks, and the dog is a snake."
In this fantastic and fantastical debut, C.J. Lavigne concocts a wondrous realm overlaying a city that brims with civic workers and pigeons. Led by her synesthesia, Verity Richards discovers a hidden world inside an old Ottawa theatre. Within the timeworn walls live people who should not exist--people whose very survival is threatened by science, technology, and natural law. Verity must submerge herself in this impossible reality to help save the last traces of their broken community. Her guides: a magician, his shadow-dog, a dying angel, and a knife-edged woman who is more than half ghost.
With great empathy and imagination, In Veritas explores the nature of truth and the complexities of human communication.
NeWest Press, 9781988732831, 352pp.
Publication Date: May 1, 2020