Winner of Best Cover Design at the 2020 Alberta Book Publishing
Third Place in the Prose Category at the 2019 Alcuin Society
Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada!
All Lit Up Book Club
In this provocative collection of short
stories, Karen Hofmann creates characters who struggle to connect or disconnect
from entanglements and relationships. With ironic accuracy and sensuous
imagery, Hofmann considers a range of human foibles: a newlywed couple who
transform into feral beasts during the hardships of a remote research
expedition; backbiting faculty members who strip down during a post-conference
BBQ; an heretical nun who explores the possibility of a new life by
imaginatively excavating the fossils of BC's Burgess Shale; and an ambitious
bylaw officer determined to make her mark on the city's
In Echolocation, Karen
Hofmann has found new ways to sound the depths of the human heart.