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236 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB

Trade Paper, $24.95 (US $24.95) (CA $24.95)

Publication Date: June 2019

ISBN 9781771861847

Rights: WOR

Baraka Books (Jun 2019)


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A small plane was blown up in an act of sabotage over Northern Quebec, Canada. The incident was quickly analyzed and termed a mechanical failure. The case was closed in a rush. A young actor from Montreal dies in Afghanistan, killed by a missile from a drone. His death opens up wounds and discussions that are not in the public domain. These two seemingly disparate events form the backbone of a compelling contemporary "ideas thriller," set in Montreal's Main district and in the blue-green mountains of Kandahar. Past values, local history, neighborhood myths and intense psychosexual vectors are suddenly on a collision course with the current international context of wars, migration, exile, and terror. In the backdrop is the cold case of the airplane sabotage that occurred over a decade ago. Was the plane crash hushed-up? Why?   Three friends from Montreal's Plateau and Mile End districts manage to de-freeze the cold case, burn up the fog, and hell breaks loose, not only in their personal lives, but in their own affiliations.


"A literate mystery/thriller set in Montreal (on "the Main") with side trips to Calcutta and Kandahar, this is a superbly written book about a neighbourhood, friendships, justice and belonging. Highly recommended." —James Fisher, The Miramichi Reader

"Fog is a literary thriller that will keep the reader engrossed from the first page to the last. Characters are engagingly & sensitively drawn." —Richard King, CBC

"… revigorantes the Neo-noir genre for the 21st century. (…) a fresh and thrilling addition." —Stacey Madden, Quill & Quire

"Bose is at his best when he's describing the neighbourhood, the particular way that disparate individuals living in proximity to one another come to form a fragile, almost invisible web of community. The Main of the novel is a lived-in space." —Yutaka Dirks, Montreal Review of Books

Author Biography

Rana Bose is an author, playwright, poet, and dramaturge. Fog is Bose's third novel. He is the founding editor of Montreal Serai.