Available from DC Books

List of Titles

A Novel by L.E. Vollick

The Originals

The Originals Cover

To order right away using your credit card, click below on Buy Now.

For other payment methods, complete order form below...

(Save up to 35%)

Many Payment Options!

Option 1 – Right away, on the web, to a secure site

1. Press the BUY NOW button above.

2. This connects you with Paypal.

Option 2 – On-Line Bookstores

The Originals Cover small

chapters logo

B&N logo

Option 3 – By Mail

1. Just fill out the fields below, and press SUBMIT.

2. You'll get a prompt acknowledgement of your order, confirming your total price.

3. Then print this page, and enclose your check or money order.

4. Mail to: DC Books, 5 Fenwick Avenue, Montreal West, QC, H4X 1P3 Canadaa

5. Made an error on SUBMIT? No problem. Just fill out the form again with the correct information, press the CORRECTION button below, then press SUBMIT again.

First Name:

Last Name:




Zip/Postal Code:



Tel. [Area Code]:



Yes, please send me the following quantity of The Originals.

Hard Cover*

Add $15 to the paperback price

If mailing address is to CANADA or USA, I'll pay C$17.95 per copy.

If mailing address is OVERSEAS, I'll pay US$18.95 per copy.

Unit prices above include 35% discount, applicable taxes, shipping and handling.

Correction. (I made a mistake the first time.)




The Originals

The terror of atomic war, a paranoid arms race, a stark divide between rich and poor – in The Originals, L.E. Vollick’s debut novel, Reagan-era legacies such as these are seen from the perspective of nightclub subculture and the food bank. Magpie Smith confronts a street-level zeitgeist of fatalism in the early 1990s, bringing to life in the process a dysfunctional family of disenfranchised youth, from Benny, the self-glamorizing drug dealer to Jackson, the overprotective bouncer at the Underground.

When Jackson brutally beats a would-be thief at the club, Magpie must rethink her allegiances. Through a haze of illness, inebriation and LSD, what becomes increasingly clear is that individual interests are beginning to blow the solidarity of the Underground apart. Vexed by the disappearance of her friend and intellectual guide, PK, Magpie tries to hold things together, but is led increasingly to question the fragile foundations of both her own small world and the larger one.

Critical Comment

“I'm not exaggerating when I say that The Originals could be the Catcher in the Rye of our generation.”

— Hour, Montreal, March 2002

“What sets The Originals apart from so many other novels about malcontent, clubbing youth – aside from the author's arresting prose – is the fact that Vollick has firmly rooted her novel in the political context of the 1980s and 1990s... In The Originals, character and context are indivisible, which makes the story simultaneously universal and deeply personal.”

— Clelia Scala, Paper Plates, 2003

Author L.E. Sterling (Vollick)

Author Biography

L.E. Sterling earned her M.A. in Creative Writing from Concordia University and a PhD in English Literature from McGill University. Her first novel, The Originals (DC Books, 2002), was an indie hit also published in French translation (Editions Triptyque, 2005) under her original pen name, L.E. Vollick. Her poetry, short stories, and a literary essay appear in several anthologies, including Desire, Doom & Vice (2005) and Population Me: Essays on David McGimpsey (2010). More recently she co-wrote the Sci-Fi web-series, Process: A Series of Events, slated for release in 2012. When she isnít working as a communications professional, Erin stays busy co-editing a collection of womenís non-fiction dating stories, and writing her upcoming Urban Fantasy series, The Voodoo Wars as well as a Y/A novel involving fairies and trolls.

The Originals, L.E. Vollick, 264 pp., 5 x 8, Novel, August 2002

ISBN: 978-0-919688-47-6 (paper). . .$18.95

ISBN: 978-0-919688-49-0 (Bound) . . . $31.95

* This book is “perfect bound” with an add-on hand bound cover, no dust jacket.

List prices above do NOT include applicable taxes. Offer prices on the left DO!

Also by the Author

Pluto's Gate, 200 pp., 5.5 x 8.5, April 2013, Novel — ISBN: 978-1-897190-90-6 (paper) ... $19.95 — ISBN: 978-1-897190-91-3 (Hard Cover) ... $34.95


Home | List of Titles | DC Events | Ordering DC Books | Contact DC Books | Catalogue