Front cover: Better Next Year, edited by JJ Lee

An Anthology of Christmas Epiphanies

Editor: JJ Lee

Christmas is trumpeted as a time of peace, joy, bounty and goodwill. Believers and non-believers alike covet the spirit of the holidays even when circumstances are screwed up. 

Recollections from acclaimed Canadian authors combine with emerging voices from across the country in an anthology that debunks the popular depiction of Christmas while delivering its messages of hope and renewal. 

Writers of colour, immigrants, Indigenous authors, members of the queer and transgendered community and those marginalized by personal circumstance share memories of surviving bleak Christmases past: holidays spent in shelters, prisons or on the streets; families marred by alcohol and violence; personal struggles with addiction, poverty or grief; isolation and loneliness. Despite these and other obstacles, contributors strive to salvage the spirit of the season. 

  • Fiction, 256pp TBC
  • ISBN 978-1-990160-27-1 (paperback)
  • ISBN 978-1-990160-28-8 (e-book)
  • 5.5″ x 8.5″
  • To be published November 2023
  • Paperback: CA $24.95 / US $21.95
  • Ebook: CA $15.95 / US $13.95
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