Ezra’s Ghosts



CBC Books Best Canadian Fiction of 2022!

Award-winning author Darcy Tamayose returns with Ezra’s Ghosts, a collection of fantastical stories linked by a complex mingling of language and culture, as well as a deep understanding of grief and what it makes of us. Within these pages a scholar writes home from the Ryukyu islands, not knowing that his hometown will soon face a deadly calamity of its own. Another seeker of truth is trapped in Ezra after her violent death, and must watch how her family—and her killer—alter in her absence. The oldest man in town, an immigrant who came to Canada to escape imperial hardships, sprouts wings, and a wounded journalist bears witness to his transformation. Finally, past and present collide as a researcher reflects on the recent skinwars that have completely altered the world’s topography. Binding the stories together is an intersect of arrival and departure—in a quiet prairie town called Ezra.


Darcy Tamayose

Darcy Tamayose is a writer, graphic designer, and PhD student. Her work, which includes the novel Odori and youth fiction book Katie Be Quiet, has received the Canada-Japan Literary Award and has been shortlisted for both the Writers’ Guild of Alberta’s Georges Bugnet Award and the Foreword Indie Juvenile Award. Born and raised in the prairie landscape of southern Alberta, Tamayose lives there today surrounded by daughter, family, and friends.
Chapter Contributors Pages Year Price
“The Thesis” is a story about Nick, a young Ph.D. student, and his one-sided correspondence with his pregnant partner at home in Ezra, while away on a research trip to China in …
24 $2.40
“Ghostfly” is a story about a ghost, who after her violent death must watch how her family—and her killer—alter in her absence.
98 $9.80
“The Ryukyuan” is a story about a third-generation Polish Canadian immigrant and his transformation.
116 $11.60
“Redux” is a story about an agoraphobic academic in the year 2044, who embarks on a research project with her son against a backdrop of global wars, internment camps, and economic …
33 $3.30