'She was a leaf, a twig, a whirl of wind, the pink petal of a bee-pollinated flower.'
Fugue in Green Image

Brenda Clews' compelling book, Fugue in Green, is a gothic fairy tale that reminds one of Marie-Claire Blais' Mad Shadows or even Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Two teens struggle with a psychotic mother as they seek asylum with their father. In a mesh of resonant, echoing images where characters seem to psychically connect, a tale of abuse, madness, love and release emerges. Fugue in Green is sumptuously written, full of visions, psychological insights, and with a depth of understanding of the nascent creative mind in a nature that is alive, and indwelling.

The cover image is a detail of a 5' x 5' oil painting,
Charcoal Poems, by Brenda Clews.


'She was a leaf, a twig, a whirl of wind, the pink petal of a bee-pollinated flower.'

Launching Fugue in Green at the Quattro Books Launch Jan 31, 2018

Fugue in Green is available at all major booksellers:

Quattro Books | Amazon.ca |
Amazon.com | Amazon.UK |
Indigo Books | BookDepository
|
Goodreads |

If you would prefer to buy a signed book from me, send me an email.


Of 'Fugue in Green'

Erotic and sensual, extraordinarily vivid and imaginative, Fugue in Green is a magical treat indeed. -Lisa de Nikolits, author of No Fury Like That and 6 earlier novels

Fugue in Green is one of those mythic books that one feels compelled to read in one sitting. And if you buy only one book this year, make sure it is this one. -Charles Taylor, author of The Stupidity of Fuck

Fugue in Green…is a tale of monsters, imperfect sunsets and waifs who were born of cats and “speak the language of birds”. Its haunting prose, as sharp and perfect as a diamond and as delicate as a spider’s web, is a prayer cried out loud: a prayer for freedom. -Heather Babcock, author of Being Underground and Moving Backwards

Fugue in Green is a 'gothic fairy tale'… but also a story of intuition, of a sadly dysfunctional family and a mentally ill, abusive mother, an evocation of the power of creative thought, a ghost story and a voyage of recovery….The overall effect is a hallucinatory, highly poetic kind of fiction….I recommend you read it. -John Oughton, author of Mata Hari's Lost Words and 6 earlier books


Coming Soon!


Featured reader at Charles Taylor's book launch

Start Date:

2017-05-17T19:30:47EDT


End Time:

2017-05-17T22:00:47EDT


Location:

Bar Italia, 582 College St, Toronto, Canada


Event Description:

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Guest Poet at Linda Stitt's Words & Music Salon

Start Date:

2017-09-02T12:30:00EDT


End Time:

2016-09-09T15:30:00EDT


Location:

Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave, Toronto


Event Description:

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New members reading at The League of Canadian Poets

Start Date:

2017-06-11T12:30:00EDT


End Time:

2017-05-01T13:30:00EDT


Location:

CSI Building meeting room, 192 Spadina Avenue


Event Description:

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Poetry & Music Salon Fundraiser

Start Date:

2017-05-27T13:45:00EDT


End Time:

2017-05-27T16:00:00EDT


Location:

Palmerston Library Theatre, 560 Palmerston Ave, Toronto, M6G 2P7


Event Description:

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Final Poetry & Music Salon (monthly series ends)

Start Date:

2017-06-24T13:45:00EDT


End Time:

2017-06-24T16:00:00EDT


Location:

Palmerston Library Theatre, 560 Palmerston Ave, Toronto, M6G 2P7


Event Description:

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Feature at 100,000 Poets for Change Toronto 2017

Start Date:

2017-09-16T18:00:00EDT


End Time:

2017-06-11T22:00:00EDT


Location:

Mây, 876 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario M6J1W1


Event Description:

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Feature at Wild Writers

Start Date:

2017-11-01T19:00:00EDT


End Time:

2017-11-01T21:30:00EDT


Location:

Poetry Jazz Café, 224 Augusta Ave, Toronto


Event Description:

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Feature @ Words & Music Salon

Start Date:

2018-01-06T12:30:00EST


End Time:

2018-01-06T15:30:00EST


Location:

Tranzac Club in the Tiki Room, 292 Brunswick Ave, Toronto


Event Description:

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'Fugue in Green' @ Quattro Book Launch

Start Date:

2018-01-31T19:00:00EST


End Time:

2018-01-31T22:00:00EST


Location:

The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St W, Toronto


Event Description:

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Feature @ the Urban Folk Art Salon

Start Date:

2018-01-25T18:30:00EST


End Time:

2018-01-25T20:30:00EST


Location:

Mount Pleasant Public Library, 599 Mt. Pleasant Road, Toronto, ON M4S 2M5


Event Description:

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Fugue in Green Book Launch/Birthday Bash

Start Date:

2018-03-07T19:00:00EST


End Time:

2018-03-07T21:00:00EST


Location:

Paupers Pub, 539 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON


Event Description:

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'Some ghosts rise from those who have died; some are born of the imagination.'

Reviews

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Charles Taylor

Heather Babcock


"Fugue in Green…is a tale of monsters, imperfect sunsets and waifs who were born of cats and “speak the language of birds”. Its haunting prose, as sharp and perfect as a diamond and as delicate as a spider’s web, is a prayer cried out loud: a prayer for freedom."

Charles Taylor

Lisa de Nikolits


"Fugue in Green is a marvellous, magical treat! Exquisite writing takes you by the hand and leads you into this secret, surreal garden of wonder and delight."

Charles Taylor

John Oughton


"Fugue in Green is a 'gothic fairy tale'… but also a story of intuition, of a sadly dysfunctional family and a mentally ill, abusive mother, an evocation of the power of creative thought, a ghost story and a voyage of recovery….The overall effect is a hallucinatory, highly poetic kind of fiction….I recommend you read it."

Charles Taylor

Charles Taylor


"Fugue in Green is one of those mythic books that one feels compelled to read in one sitting. And if you buy only one book this year, make sure it is this one."

Reading from Fugue in Green at Tom's Salon, Jan 25, 2018. Photo by Lisa de Nikolits.

Reading from Fugue in Green at Tom's Salon, Jan 25, 2018. Photo by Lisa de Nikolits.

Fugue in Green is available at all major booksellers:

Quattro Books | Amazon.ca |
Amazon.com | Amazon.UK |
Indigo Books | BookDepository
|
Goodreads |

If you would prefer to buy a signed book from me, send me an email.

Image

Fugue in Green - reading at a feature at Words & Music Salon in January 2018.


The first copies of Fugue in Green arrived from Quattro Books on December 13, 2017! Guess who helped me open the box! My little darlings! They were so sweet I had to grab my iPhone and video. As you can see, they found the box, rather than the books, of greatest interest.


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