Happy book birthday to THE CENTAUR’S WIFE by Amanda Leduc, out today from Random House Canada! This masterful novel was listed as one of Indigo’s Most Anticipated Spring titles, a Toronto Star “30 new books we can’t wait to get our hands on” pick, as well as a 49th Shelf Most Anticipated Spring Fiction pick!

“Stunning. . . . Stories are rarely as powerful or as skilfully crafted as The Centaur’s Wife. The novel is as grand a book as you are likely to read this year, a story of impossibilities delivered with a calm, steady confidence. The reader knows from the opening lines they are in the hands of a master storyteller; Leduc never lets them down.” —Quill & Quire, starred review

“Amanda Leduc has created an exquisite magical world, perfectly rendered, for her dark and wonderful story about the dream life of outsiders and the disabled. And through it, she has scattered her own collection of fairy tales that rival Grimm and Anderson in their provocative beauty.” —Heather O’Neill, author of The Lonely Hearts Hotel and Lullabies for Little Criminals

 “Mythological mayhem and the chaos of our times converge in this delicately told tale. Imaginative at every turn, author Amanda Leduc explores the supernatural and superhuman paths we take toward the mirage of family, identity and belonging.” —Catherine Hernandez, award-winning author of Scarborough and Crosshairs

Amanda Leduc’s brilliant new novel, woven with fairy tales of her own devising and replete with both catastrophe and magic, is a vision of what happens when we ignore the natural world and the darker parts of our own natures.

Amanda Leduc’s essays and stories have appeared in publications across Canada, the US and the UK. She is the author of the non-fiction book Disfigured: On Fairy Tales, Disability, and Making Space (Coach House Books, 2020) and the novel The Miracles of Ordinary Men (2013, ECW Press). She has cerebral palsy and lives in Hamilton, Ontario, where she works as the Communications Coordinator for the Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD), Canada’s first festival for diverse authors and stories. Amanda is represented by Samantha Haywood.