What We See in the Smoke twists the genres of realism and science fiction to tell the future history of Toronto, a story that stretches from this millennium to the next. The novel leaps across the boundaries of time and space, as present and future Torontonians search for meaning, connection, and love in a city that grows more beautiful and frightening as its familiar characteristics fade away.
Published by Crowsnest Books in 2019
My name is Ben Berman Ghan, I am a queer Jewish disabled, writer, editor, and academic based in Tkaronto/Toronto, site of Treaty 13 and Williams Treaty territory, where I’ve completed an HBA from the University of Toronto, and an MA in English from Ryerson University. I am the author of What We See in the Smoke (Crowsnest Books 2019) and Visitation Seeds (845 Press 2020)
This is my personal website, where you can find links to my books, my published works, and info about my upcoming projects. If you wish to contact me, please do so via the contact me page