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New Yorker Fiction Circle: “Consolation”, by André Alexis

On Sunday, May 19, 2024 at 4 pm CDT/5 pm EDT, at Zoom link, we will discuss the New Yorker Fiction story from the issue dated May 20, 2024: “Consolation”, by André Alexis.

***Be advised: This is a long story (43:44 at 1X speed***)

André Alexis is a Canadian writer who was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, grew up in Ottawa, and now lives in Toronto, Ontario. He has received numerous awards including the Windham-Campbell Literature Prize, the Giller Prize, the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, and the Trillium Award.

Alexis is best known for his Quincunx Cycle, a series of five novels set in and around Southern Ontario. His second book in that cycle, Fifteen Dogs, won the 2015 Giller Prize and brought both Alexis and his work to greater prominence. He has been compared to contemporary American novelist Percival Everett, with one scholar describing Alexis provisionally as “the Canadian Percival Everett.” – read more on Wikipedia’s André Alexis page.

  1. Read “Consolation” at this link. Try a private or incognito window if blocked by the New Yorker’s paywall or through the Libby app via your local public library.
  2. Want to listen to it? The author reads the story at this link and at this link (43:34 at 1x speed), the latter providing speed control (via the >> on the right side).
  3. The author interview, “André Alexis on Reality and Transformation”, is at this link.
  4. If you wish, join us at 2 PM CDT at the same Zoom URL,, for a Colloquy on “Discipline”.

May 19 @ 4:00 pm 5:00 pm CDT

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