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The cover of the book I Am a Truck by Michelle Winters.

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In the world of book publishing, it is barely detectable. The peculiar not-for-profit outfit is Invisible Publishing, the smallest of players still with a dog in the Scotiabank Giller Prize fight.

The five shortlisted novels for the $100,000 literary award announced this week mostly have typical names on their spines: HarperCollins, Penguin Random House, Knopf Canada and Quercus/House of Anansi Press.

The outlier is Invisible, a three-person outfit operating out of tiny Picton, Ont., the bucolic publishing home to Michelle Winters's affecting, humorous novel I Am a Truck.

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The book is offbeat; the publisher, off the beaten path. And now, the New Brunswick writer and artist has a one-in-five shot to take home the Giller on Nov. 20, which for Invisible, is absolutely out of sight.

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