Monday, November 3, 2014
The full cover, front and back.
Available HERE (in Canada). And HERE (in the U.S.).
Also at Amazon book sites around the world. General distribution by Ingram Book Services.
"A raw, at times almost abrasive, emotional honesty is a signature Fraser leaves in all his writing, but never does it come through more clearly than in Rum River. The book is as strong as anything ever written by American writer and kindred spirit Charles Bukowski." STEPHEN PATRICK CLARE, Atlantic Canada's 100 Greatest Books
"What William Burroughs’s novel Junky is to drug addiction, Raymond Fraser’s Rum River is to alcoholism." EUGENE PETERS, Essayist & critic
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
SEASONS OF DISCONTENT by Raymond Fraser
Lion's Head Press, 2015. ISBN 978-1-928020-05-9. 297 pp. $16.95.
Available from bookstores everywhere or from Amazon online
THE BANNONBRIDGE MUSICIANS by Raymond Fraser
New revised edition.
Lion's Head Press, 2014. ISBN 978-1-928020-03-5. 262 pp. $16.95.
"The Bannonbridge Musicians is outrageous, relentlessly funny, and unforgivingly accurate." BRIAN JEFFREY STREET, Editio Books Online
"It's well-written, it's touching, it's full of life, and it's funny." ANDRE VIGNEAULT, CBC Radio
GET IT HERE!
THE BLACK HORSE TAVERN by Raymond Fraser
New revised edition with an Introduction by the author.
Lion's Head Press, 2014. ISBN 978-1-928020-00-4. 240 pp. $18.06 CDN, $15.06 US.
"All ten stories in THE BLACK HORSE TAVERN bear the Fraser touch: gutsy realism, originality, and humour. The effect is hilarious, moving, and sad. It's quite a book." BETTY SHAPIRO, Montreal Gazette
AVAILABLE HERE: The Black Horse Tavern
And here: The Black Horse Tavern
THE MADNESS OF YOUTH by Raymond Fraser. Novel. Lion's Head Press, 2011. 302 pp. Paperback (ISBN 978-0-9865183-5-5): $19.95 + $4.00 shipping. Hardcover (ISBN 978-0-9865183-4-8): $35.95 + $5.00 shipping.
"Set in the Maritimes and Montreal, The Madness Of Youth unearths the disreputable past of a respected poetry-writing librarian... An unforgettable view of wayward youth in the early Sixties." ______________________________
REPENTANCE VALE by Raymond Fraser. Novel. Lion's Head Press, 2011. 140 pp. ISBN: 978-0-9865183-8-6 (softcover). Publisher's list price: $16.95. Special price here: $11.00 (plus $4 shipping).
"In this satiric tale of neo-gothic horror, Haliberton "Bertie" Beaumont, heir to the Beaumont shipping fortune, schemes to seduce the pretty young daughter of Matthias Gogg, a fundamentalist religious fanatic who secretly believes in human sacrifice..."
THE TRIALS OF BROTHER BELL by Raymond Fraser.
Two novels, "Repentance Vale" and "The Struggle Outside". Lion's Head Press. 272 pp. Softcover (ISBN 978-0-9865183-1-7): $17.95 + $4.00 shipping. Hardcover (ISBN 978-0-9865183-2-4): $39.95 + $4.00 shipping.
"Represents the best in contemporary satire. Outrageously funny.” – BEST SELLERS, New York.
"Exuberant, comic, with a satiric edge frequently bordering on absurdist fantasy." – LINDA SANDLER, Saturday Night
"I`ve never read anything like it. Brilliant!" – NEIL TONER, Librarian
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
WINNER OF THE 2009 LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR’S AWARD FOR HIGH ACHIEVEMENT IN LITERARY ARTS
In Another Life. Lion's Head Press. 304 pp. ISBN 978-0-9686034-8-2. Lion's Head Press. 2009. $19.95 + $4.00 shipping.
"In Another Life is a work of great love. It's a beautifully wrought story, tragic, poignant and full of rich detail. It's just masterful." — ROBERT LECKER, Greenshields Professor of English, McGill University
"I really enjoyed it. I haven't read a novel in two sittings in a long time. It's subtle, complex and has a wonderful comic/tragic feeling." — SHELDON CURRIE
"You don't come across a book like this very often. For me it was un-put-down-able. It's one goddamn great piece of work." — LOUIS CORMIER
In Another Life is heart-warming and heart-wrenching all at once. It's the real deal, a genuine masterpiece of storytelling, sadly beautiful, and perhaps Fraser's finest work to date." — STEPHEN CLARE, The Book Club, Halifax
"I can't find words to describe just how extraordinary I think this novel is... It's been a long time since I've read a book that really gets inside a man's head. It's a triumph in making characters come alive (I fell deeply in love with Corinne!). It's a great Canadian novel." — PHILIP DESJARDINS
"A masterfully crafted novel set against the plush Miramichi River region of the 1950's and 1960's. Wily Fredericton scribe Raymond Fraser proves again why he is one of Atlantic Canada's finest writers with the beautiful and haunting tragic-comedy of one boy's rise to prominence in his community and his slow descent into the throes of alcoholism. In Another Life is a powerful and poignant story that will capture the minds and hearts of readers. Think Catcher in the Rye meets Hemingway and Bukowski." — LEAP MAGAZINE
Saturday, March 17, 2007
The Grumpy Man features 23 new stories and the definitive version of the author's classic novella, The Quebec Prison.
Lion's Head Press, November 2008. Softcover: $11.95 + $5 shipping. Hardcover: $26.95 + $5 shipping. Signed by author. http://lionsheadpress.blogspot.com
"Raymond Fraser is a natural story teller. His talent with narrative is second to none in this country...THE GRUMPY MAN stories are an incredible expose of the human condition."
— MICHAEL O. NOWLAN, The Daily Gleaner
"A pleasure to read from beginning to end. I doubt many writers could comment on their time as skilfully as Fraser has in this collection, or comment with so much wit and using such great characters."
— JUDY BOWMAN, The Miramichi Leader
"Reading Fraser's writing is like listening to the voice of an epoch. He explores the things that made the sixties and seventies so legendary."
— MICAH O'DONNELL, The Aquinian
"A compelling collection of quirky characters by one of the country's finest literary craftsmen."
— STEPHEN CLARE, The Book Club radio show, Halifax
"Fraser is a superb storyteller whose stories and novels are always universally valid. He is no less than Canada's greatest living fiction writer."
— MICHAEL VAUGHAN
RUM RIVER. Novel and stories. Broken Jaw Press, 1987. Softcover: $16.95 + $4 shipping. Signed by author.
"Comic and horrifying." — Heather Sanderson, Canadian Literature
"Perceptive, magnetic and laced with humour." — Anne Ingram, The Gleaner
"As with all Raymond Fraser books, almost impossible to put down." — Brian Jeffrey Street, author, The Parachute Ward
"A brutal, self-deprecating honesty and a great deal of humour." — David Cadogan, Miramichi Weekend
"A wonderful enthralling read — intensely personal yet universally relevant. Necessary pain and the heart of a poet is required to write prose like this. It's the first time I read a book straight through in a long time. I'm no critic, but Rum River belongs on the same shelf as such masterpieces as The Catcher In The Rye." — Bernell MacDonald, author, Birds Of Passage