Douglas & McIntyre
The Divinity Gene

Book details:

February 2011
ISBN 978-1-55365-603-6
Paperback - Trade
5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
192 pages
Fiction / Short Stories (single Author) FIC029000
$22.95 CAD

Awards

  • The Divinity Gene selected as runner-up in the Halloween Book Festival

Douglas & McIntyre

The Divinity Gene

Stories

A beguiling and bizarre collection of stories from a remarkable new voice in Canadian fiction.


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A beguiling and bizarre collection of stories from a remarkable new voice in Canadian fiction.

A mob of teens descends upon Paris in the thrall of a self-help author; a grotesque yard-sale statuette frees a dying man from his silence; the hottest club in town is staffed by angels. This is the uncanny world of The Divinity Gene, Matthew J. Trafford’s debut story collection, and it bristles with humour, pathos and imaginative power.

Skewering urban culture even as it conjures up the magic in the mundane, the stories of The Divinity Gene map the frailty of the human heart. Caught in the crosshairs of faith and science, its characters—bereaved, sidelined, cast adrift—journey forth to the undiscovered places, in search of something to believe in, someone to love, always with disarming results. A passionately devout scientist clones Jesus Christ from the DNA contained in holy relics; a man makes a Faustian cyber deal with the devil for the sake of his family; bereaved parents sign on for an unorthodox government reparations project following a school tragedy.

Masterfully original, deeply human, The Divinity Gene introduces a bold and evocative new writer.

About the Author

Matthew J. Trafford

Matthew J. Trafford

Matthew J. Trafford’s fiction has appeared in The Malahat Review and Matrix and has been anthologized in I.V. Lounge Nights and Darwin’s Bastards: Astounding ...

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