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New Tab: A Novel (Vehicule Press, 2014)

Excerpt here

Order on Amazon here

Goodreads page here

Featured by Dazed & Confused here

Featured by The Gazette here

Featured by Alt Citizen here

Set in Montreal, New Tab spans a year in the life of a twenty-six year old videogame designer as he attempts to reset his life, in the process chronicling with humor disillusion, boredom, self-destruction, Facebook chats, Concordia University, bilingualism, good parties, bad parties, a backyard cinema, social anxiety and running a possibly illegal DIY venue.

Written in a simple yet bold and astonishing style, New Tab is a profoundly intimate tale of self-reinvention and ambiguous relationships. A sharp, funny, modern novel from one of the most unique new writers in Canada.

“Canada's Alt Lit poster boy”
-Dazed & Confused

“New Tab astutely captures the ennui, isolation, and disengagement of a generation that has been emotionally dismantled by the Internet, then set adrift in a world in which everything is connected and everyone is alone.”
-Quill & Quire, May 2014

“Weird, poetic, funny and original… I tore threw it.”
-Jonathan Goldstein (host of WireTap on CBC Radio One)

“Deeply funny, smart, and relatable”
-Alt Citizen

“What makes New Tab so uncannily effective, even moving, is the way Morissette manages to wring emotion out of a cast of people afraid to show their feelings, and how it takes a scene defined by inertia and invests it with unstoppable narrative momentum.”
-The Gazette

“Nails the charms and frustrations of a city subsisting on after-hours DJ gigs and backyard film screenings, stealing wifi to get online long enough to pay impossibly high hydro bills.”
-Jill Murray (Narrative Director at Ubisoft)

"New Tab reads like a Snapchat: a short moment in our lives that disappears as quickly as it came, but leaves us with all the feelings."
-The Book Stylist

"A quietly witty novel set in an up to the moment Montreal."
-BookGaga

“In this hilarious novel, Morissette meditates on finding and making meaning in a time when distractions coalesce to form the new and glossy void. The deconstruction of regrets, an email with feelings and the screaming universe cement Morissette as both a master of the absurd and a seer of the real. I lol’d.”
-Melissa Broder (author of Meat Heart)

“Set in a Montreal as vividly its own as Richler’s, Morissette’s fresh and original generational take brims with uncommon observations, understood character and abundantly happy-sad situations. A terrific read and a shining souvenir.”
-David McGimpsey (author of Li’l Bastard)

* Cover by David Drummond

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I Am My Own Betrayal (Maison Kasini, 2012)

Email relationships, owl people, awkwardness, Facebook, groundhogs, terrible personal decisions, videogames, coping mechanisms, girly arms, cat seizures, etc.

Excerpts here, here, here & here

Order a copy here

"One of our favorite writers"
Papirmasse

"[Perfect Rating]"
I am alt lit

"An exciting writer poised for a breakout"
The Chronicle Herald

"A master of the tragicomic one-liner"
Maisonneuve Magazine

"An incredibly unique bounty of writing"
Broken Pencil

"Morissette’s characters are weird, unsexy and desperate to both hide themselves and be seen"
Trop Magazine

"A vibrant collection that simmer with a singular sense of askew humor'
Nightlife.ca

Trop Magazine review here

Broken Pencil review here

Short reviews here and here

The Millions blogged about it here

Dennis Cooper blogged about it here

Reading notes here (by Stacey Teague) and here (by Natalie Chin)

* Cover by Celia Spenard-Ko