Coyote House Press is a small Canadian publisher of Peter Crane's fiction and poetry.
Ornery books for passionate readers
Coyote House Press was established in 2011 to publish Peter Crane's fiction and poetry. A guiding principle of Coyote House Press is to present work that speaks to the Western literary tradition in a way that articulates the mood of a particular time and place. Crane's writing aspires to present the splendour of a moment, the acceptance of ignorance, and the wonderful potential of awe.
Stories and poems are ways of having a conversation with the past; yet, for both authors and readers, stories are adventurers that negotiate a future. Join us in our joyful trek through imaginary worlds.
A novella by Peter Crane
by Peter Crane
It’s 1985 in Guelph, Ontario at the beginning of Coyote’s adult life. It is a time of transition. The young factory worker spends a late Friday afternoon with several of his friends. In the novella Quittin' Time, Peter Crane explores the intimacy of friendship and its potential for closeness that also comes with the possibility of betrayal. At the heart of the casual peregrination through the city is a fundamental concern for the experience of history and time in a particular place. Ultimately it is a young man’s attempt to find the sacred in a profane world, even if it is only a glimpse.
Coyote Outlook is a place where I practice my writing. One of the meanings of the word essay is “an attempt or endeavor”. This will be my point-of-departure for the essays on this site. They are an attempt to comment on and express opinions about music, literature, and film in an informal, vignette style. I will also be including some of my poetry and short stories.