My name is Ben Berman Ghan. I’m a Jewish, settler, writer, editor, and academic based in Tkaronto/Toronto, site of Treaty 13 and Williams Treaty territory. My fix-up novel What We See in the Smoke was published 2019 with Crowsnest Books, and my novella Visitation Seeds is forthcoming from 845 Press. You can scroll down for more info on my books, and you can check out my full cv for links to my short stories, essays, and poems!
Imagine: While we sleep: something like an angel is kneeling on the Moon, planting seeds. It has travelled across the void to us. Call it a Gardener.
When we wake, there is a forest growing in the night sky. The Visitation Seeds are coming soon!
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