Baraka Books and QC Fiction, an imprint of Baraka Books
6977 rue Lacroix
Baraka Books is a Quebec-based English-language book publisher specializing in creative and political non-fiction, history and historical fiction, and fiction. Our belief is that books are a haven of freedom and that they remain the foremost vector for change.
The word baraka is used in many languages and cultures and, depending on the language, can mean blessing, wisdom, luck, and more.
Inspired by this multilingual and cross-cultural word, Baraka Books is committed to providing English-speaking readers in Canada and elsewhere with ideas, points of view, and creative works that might otherwise be overlooked because of cultural or linguistic barriers.
QC Fiction is our imprint that brings the very best of a new generation of Quebec storytellers in flawless English translation. Peter McCambridge heads QC Fiction.
Set in Sabzic, a fictitious town in an unnamed country in the Balkans, Shaf and the Remington chronicles the lives of a family, a people, a town and a nation, from dawn at the time of the first great War to dusk as the Cold War sputters to an end.
Tess moves to Montreal from Nova Scotia, and seeks to lose herself by getting involved in the lives of others. After befriending an older man , she furtively goes through his photos and letters and “borrows” his journal. Her passing interest veers into obsession. She discovers a passionate young man in a country in political turmoil. Delving into the man’s story, she is assailed by doubts about her own life choices.
1949: Milne Lowell, a Canadian writer, moves to London o edit a magazine dedicated to cultural freedom. His colleagues include Marguerite Allard, a French-Canadian anarchist, Eric Felmore, an American novelist, and Carson Ward, a British poet. The group is keen on championing freedom, but uncertainty grows as unsettling encounters occur and the violence of the Cold War closes in. Foxhunt is an atmospheric exploration of passivity, loyalty, and literature in times of political upheaval.