Book details

Publication date: January 2017
Series: Robert Kroetsch Series
Keywords: Canadian Literature / Fiction / Magical Realism
Subject(s): FICTION / Literary, Creative Writing, Canadian Literature / Fiction / Magical Realism, Literature, FICTION / Magical Realism, FICTION / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology, Magical realism, Canadian Literature / Fiction / Magical Realism, Canadian Literature, Fiction
Publisher(s): The University of Alberta Press

Kimmy Beach. Kimmy Beach is a writer, editor, and mentor. Nuala: A Fable is her sixth book. Her latest publication, The Last Temptation of Bond (UAP), received wide recognition. She lives in Red Deer, Alberta. Visit her at

While it is a highly original tale, many of its themes -- alienation, the search for understanding and companionship, and struggle for independence -- are universal…"

Lana Michelin, Red Deer Advocate

"From the start, the book has the power to take a reader on a journey that is wonderfully image-laden.... [You] get the feeling that every single word has been meticulously chosen... It's always polished but crackles with authenticity."

Mark Weber, Red Deer Express

# 1 on Edmonton Fiction Bestsellers list, March 19, 2017

# 2 on Saskatoon Fiction Bestsellers list, April 8, 2017

# 7 on Edmonton Fiction Bestsellers list, April 23, 2017

"... Beach's spare, poetic prose swept me away from the present world of mad dictators into a magical timeless realm like the sweet books of my childhood. I was transported and found myself rationing each page near the end, because I did not want to leave Beach's fictional world. Highly recommended, even if you don't like puppets, poetry or fables. It's all about the craft and the way Beach spins a sharp sensuous story..."

Bruce Hunter, Goodreads

# 7 on Edmonton Fiction Bestsellers list, September 24, 2017

“Nuala: A Fable, by Alberta writer and editor Kimmy Beach, describes a dystopian world where Nuala, a giant puppet, and her Teacher-Servant explore their city and their relationship while Nuala gradually becomes aware of her own complex inner terrain…. Nuala is a departure for Beach, who is well known as a poet… Beach admits to some trepidation about how the book may be received. ‘But it’s too late now. She’s out there, stomping around and demanding attention. Come what may.’”

Margaret Anne Fehr, Prairie Books Now

Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction | Writers' Guild of Alberta, Canada
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