Dominoes at the Crossroads
Aphelia
The Teardown
Mayonnaise
Mayonnaise

"Not content to simply write about Brautigan, nor to write like Brautigan, Plamondon delivers a zinger concerning the strange connection between Brautigan and Rivages that will leave the reader wondering just where truth ends and fiction begins." -
Vince Tinguely, Montreal Review of Books

"Plamondon has a knack for taking an interesting but seemingly unrelated fact, bringing it round to some meaningful aspect of Brautigan (or Rivage's) life, and turning it into a polished narrative jewel.... While Mayonnaise is emphatically not a realist novel, its grounding in life's minutiae, along with all its random, deeply pleasing connections, ends up feeling like a kind of alternative to realism. These diverse fragments might not emulsify in the manner of mayonnaise, but they do combine into a powerful and intelligent meditation on the meaning of existence." - JC Sutcliffe, Canadian Notes & Queries

"When I read this book for the first time, I thought, Wow! Every time I reread it, I have the same response." –Chantal Guy, La Presse
The Deserters

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. 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. Dimitri is currently translating Éric Plamondon’s 1984 Trilogy from French to English of which Hungary-Hollywood Express and Mayonnaise have been published.
Dimitri Nasrallah
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
Seventeen Tomatoes Seventeen Tomatoes: Tales from Kashmir
Jaspreet Singh
Short Journey by Car, A A Short Journey by Car
Liam Durcan