Kilworthy Tanner
The War You Don't Hate
Spirits in the Dark

"As anyone who has tried can testify, it's dauntingly difficult to capture the essence of music, and the experience, in print. Some may even argue that it is impossible by definition. But Andrew Steinmetz nails it." Ian McGillis, CNQ

"Because is not your typical coming-of-age story; it captures the inspiration, irreverence, and innocence of adolescents in the eighties trying to form a rock and roll band." - Sam Wise,
Montreal Guardian

Because is an engrossing, formally inventive novel that is well worth any historical and musical detours it might invite.” - Emily Mernin, Montreal Review of Books

“The two brothers in this story, tucked into the magic envelope of their room, listening to records and making noise, figuring out which parts of adulthood they can inhabit or destroy, are as real to me as any kid I grew up with. The world of Because could only be Montreal, it could only be the 80s, it could only be these two kids in this particular family. It is real and moving and tenderly drawn.” - Missy Marston, author of The Love Monster and Bad Ideas
Dandelion Daughter

Esplanade Books

Esplanade Books is the fiction imprint of Véhicule Press.

Edited by Dimitri Nasrallah, Esplanade publishes novels and short story collections.

About the editor

In late summer 2003, Andrew Steinmetz became the founding editor of Véhicule's fiction series. Andrew is the author of several books including Wardlife: The Apprenticeship of a Young Writer as a Hospital Clerk, and most recently, This Great Escape: The Case of Michael Paryla, a finalist of the 2013 Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Non-fiction.

In December 2013, after editing 20 books in the series, Andrew stepped down as editor and was succeeded by Montrealer Dimitri Nasrallah in 2014. Dimitri Nasrallah is the author of three novels, most recently The Bleeds (2018). Blackbodying (2005), won Quebec’s McAuslan First Book Prize and was a finalist for the Grand Prix du Livre de Montréal. Niko (2011), won the Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction, and was nominated for CBC’s Canada Reads and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Niko went on to become a critical and commercial success in French. He is the translator (French to English) of Éric Plamondon’s 1984 Trilogy.
Dimitri Nasrallah
A House Without Spirits A House Without Spirits
David Homel
Prophetess Prophetess
Baharan Baniahmadi
Hotline Hotline
Dimitri Nasrallah
Open Your Heart Open Your Heart
Alexie Morin
Fear the Mirror Fear the Mirror
Cora Siré
The Geography of Pluto The Geography of Pluto
Christopher DiRaddo
The Family Way The Family Way
Christopher DiRaddo
Kathy Dobson Bundle Kathy Dobson Bundle
Kathy Dobson
Black History Month Bundle Black History Month Bundle
Book of Wings Book of Wings
Tawhida Tanya Evanson
Lockdown Fiction Bundle Lockdown Fiction Bundle
Swallowed Swallowed
Réjean Ducharme
1984 Trilogy Bundle 1984 Trilogy Bundle
Éric Plamondon
Apple S Apple S
Éric Plamondon
May Fiction Bundle May Fiction Bundle
Dominoes at the Crossroads Dominoes at the Crossroads
Kaie Kellough
Aphelia Aphelia
Mikella Nicol
The Teardown The Teardown: A novel
David Homel
Mayonnaise Mayonnaise: A Novel
Éric Plamondon
Deserters, The The Deserters
Pamela Mulloy
Nirliit Nirliit
Juliana Léveillé-Trudel
The Bleeds The Bleeds
Dimitri Nasrallah
The Original Face The Original Face
Guillaume Morissette
A Three-Tiered Pastel Dream A Three-Tiered Pastel Dream
Lesley Trites
Sun of a Distant Land Sun of a Distant Land
David Bouchet
Tumbleweed Tumbleweed
Josip Novakovich
Hungary-Hollywood Express Hungary-Hollywood Express
Éric Plamondon
All That Sang All That Sang
Lydia Perovic
The Goddess of Fireflies The Goddess of Fireflies
Geneviève Pettersen
English Is Not a Magic Language English Is Not a Magic Language
Jacques Poulin
Ex-Yu Ex-Yu
Josip Novakovich
Swing in the House and Other Stories Swing in the House and Other Stories
Anita Anand
Breathing Lessons Breathing Lessons
Andy Sinclair
New Tab New Tab: A Novel
Guillaume Morissette
Message for the Emperor, A A Message for the Emperor: A Novel
Mark Frutkin
Love Monster, The The Love Monster: A Novel
Missy Marston
Stopping for Strangers Stopping for Strangers
Daniel Griffin
Niko Niko: A Novel
Dimitri Nasrallah
Writing Personals Writing Personals: A Novel
Lolette Kuby
Orfeo Orfeo
Hans-Jurgen Greif
Blood Pudding Blood Pudding
Art Corriveau
Out of Cleveland Out of Cleveland
Lolette Kuby
Optique Optique
Clayton Bailey
Dead Man's Float Dead Man's Float
Nicholas Maes
Garbage Head Garbage Head
Christopher Willard