LPG Sales Force Catalogue: Spring 2018

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    Stolen City Racial Capitalism and the Making of Winnipeg Owen Toews Canada
    9781894037938 Paperback SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography Publication Date: September 15, 2018
    $25.00 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.5 in | 345 pages Carton Quantity: 40 Canadian Rights: Y ARP Books
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      Stolen Cityreveals how settler colonialism, as a mode of racial capitalism, has made and remade Winnipeg over the past 150 years, tracing the emergence of a ruling alliance that has installed successive development visions to guarantee its hold on regional wealth and power. Drawing on a rich local tradition of grassroots counter-planning, Stolen City uncovers the persistence of revolutionary visions for the city and the concrete ways that oppression is shaped by resistance. It gives particular attention to an ascendant post-industrial vision for Winnipeg’s city centre that has renewed colonial ‘legacies’ of dispossession and racism over the past forty years. In doing so, it moves beyond the common tendency to break apart histories of conquest from studies of urban history or present-day urban dynamics.

      “A sweeping and magnificent spatial history of a city founded in the midst of imperial economic crisis - a crisis resolved through western expansion. Owen Toews intricately weaves theories of racial capitalism into Indian policy from the nineteenth century to contemporary urban development in Winnipeg. This book is a must read for anyone trying to understand the ways that colonization produces spaces that are shaped and then reshaped by hierarchies of difference, rooted in a never-ending struggle to turn Indigenous land into property.”


      —Shiri Pasternak, author of Grounded Authority: The Algonquins of Barriere Lake Against the State

      “Owen Toews moves from the violent Canadian expansion of the mid-nineteenth-century to the hockey arenas, glass condos and incarceration of the 2000s, tracing how different moments in Winnipeg’s history reframed the dispossession of Indigenous people and land. Stolen Cityis carefully grounded and analytically trenchant, while keeping faith in the possibility of a Winnipeg that is something more than stolen.”


      —Adele Perry, author of On the Edge of Empire: Gender, Race, and the Making of British Columbia, 1849-1871

      Stolen City is a riveting account of pan-Indigenous resistance to settler colonial land claims, industries, and (sub)urban development projects in Red River and Winnipeg. Through a rich archive of historical documents, interviews, Indigenous counter-plans and poetry, Owen Toews shows the vibrant and long threads of counter-planning to settler dispossession and capitalist forms of development. Toews contributes to an exciting and timely conversation on the relationships between racial capitalism and settler colonialism that have relevance for struggles against gentrification and enclosures of land and for planning decolonial futures.”


      —Jenna M. Loyd, author of Boats, Borders, and Bases: Race, the Cold War, and the Rise of Migration Detention in the United States, forthcoming with Alison Mountz, UC Press 2018

      “A compelling story of the way that settler colonialism remains a powerful force in the planning and design of the contemporary city. Stolen City is creative, theoretically innovative, and skillfully crafted from an exceptional range of historical and ethnographic data woven into an insightful, convincing analysis.”


      —Setha Low, Professor of Anthropology and Earth and Environmental Sciences (Geography) and director of the Public Space Research Group at The Graduate Center, City University of New York
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      Owen Toews is a geographer based in Winnipeg, Canada. He is currently working on a book project about land policy and the human geography of the Prairie West, 1869-2015 and teaching in the Department of Environment and Geography at the University of Manitoba. He holds a Ph.D in Human Geography from the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center and has worked as an instructor at the Macaulay Honors College-Brooklyn College and the Hunter College Department of Urban Affairs and Planning. He is a founding member of the DIY museum collective Winnipeg Arcades Project, a member of the abolitionist prisoner solidarity group Bar None, and acquisitions editor for ARP Books' Semaphore series.

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      A sweeping and magnificent spatial history of a city founded in the midst of imperial economic crisis--a crisis resolved through western expansion. Toews intricately weaves theories of racial capitalism into Indian policy from the nineteenth century to contemporary urban development in Winnipeg. This book is a must read for anyone trying to understand the ways that colonization produces spaces that are shaped and then reshaped by hierarchies of difference, rooted in a never-ending struggle to turn Indigenous land into property. -Shiri Pasternal, author of Grounded Authority: The Algonquins of Barriere Lake Against the StateToews moves from the violent Canadian expansion of the mi-nineteenth-century to the hockey arenas, glass condos and incarceration of the 2000s, tracing how different moments in Winnipeg's history reframed the dispossession of Indigenous people and land. Stolen City is carefully grounded and analytically trenchant, while keeping faith in the possibility of a Winnipeg that is something more than stolen. - Adele Perry, author of On the Edge of Empire: Gender, Race, and the Making of British Columbia, 1849-1871Stolen City is creative, theoretically innovative, and skillfully crafted from an exceptional range of historical and ethnographic data woven into a convincing analysis. The insights that Toews offers are significant for those who are working on these issues across the globe. - Setha Low, author of Behind The Gates: Life, Security, and the Pursuit of Happiness in Fortress AmericaStolen City is a riveting account of pan-Indigenous resistence to settler colonial land claims, idustries, and (sub)urban development projects. Toews contributes to an exciting.and timely conversation on the relationships between racial capitalism and settler colonialism that have relevance for struggles against gentrification and enclosures of land and for planning decolonial futures. - Jenna M. Loyd, author of Boats, Borders, and Bases: Race, The Cold War, and the Rise of Migration Detention in the United States

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    From Cell to Sanity Paul Lapointe Canada
    9781988440156 Paperback BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Criminals & Outlaws Publication Date: March 15, 2018
    $19.95 CAD 5 x 7.75 x 0.6 in | 160 pages Carton Quantity: 36 Canadian Rights: Y Bayeux
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      For almost fifty years Paul LaPointe wondered what was wrong with him while he struggled with the consequences of undiagnosed bi-polar disorder. He lost relationships, lived a life of extremes and cycled in and out of jail as a result of his bizarre behaviour. While his memoir, From A Cell to Sanity, details some of his wilder moments, it is also a chronicle of hope for others who either live with this condition or who are close to someone who does.
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      After years in and out of prison, Paul Lapointe now lives in Alberta, under treatment and rehabilitated.
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    Fate Accompli Miriam Clavir Canada
    9781988440194 Paperback FICTION / Mystery & Detective Publication Date: March 03, 2018
    $19.95 CAD 5 x 7.75 x 0.6 in | 196 pages Carton Quantity: 36 Canadian Rights: Y Bayeux
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      A thrilling murder mystery set in Quebec City, with its iconic statue of the Golden Dog
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      Best selling author of "Insinuendo", Miriam Clavir has beena former Conservator at th Museum of Anthroplogy, Vancouver
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    9781988440217 Paperback POETRY / Canadian Publication Date: October 21, 2018
    $13.95 CAD 5 x 5 x 0.3 in | 58 pages Carton Quantity: 60 Canadian Rights: Y Bayeux
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      Beautiful imagery infuses this collection of lyrical poetry from a rising Indigenous poet steeped in the rich culture of her ancestors.
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      Laura Kooji is a multi-faceted Indigenous artist, who has published prose in many Ontario newspapers. This is her first cllection of poetry
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    9781988440231 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore Publication Date: September 30, 2018
    $13.95 CAD 5 x 8 x 0.3 in | 48 pages Carton Quantity: 60 Canadian Rights: Y Bayeux
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      Adventurous tale of a brother and sister confronting a wicked witch in the forest and their friendship with a generoous giant who helps save their lives.
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      Geza Tartallay is the acclaimed author of several mystery novels. He lives in Toronto. This is his book for children.
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    Tendrils Michèle Vinet Canada
    9781772310740 Paperback POETRY / Canadian Publication Date: November 15, 2018
    $16.95 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.4 in | 128 pages Carton Quantity: 58 Canadian Rights: Y Bookland Press
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      "Tendrils" is foliage on scorched lives, as ribbons around a gift of love, as the giddy, nervous need to seek the perfect vine or leaf to shelter artistry. Curlicues and hideaways wherein to shield a wonderworld. Cascades of colour from a dam burst forth in lawlessness and thunder. The poems in "Tendrils" quell the hand when grammar fails and syntax bleeds, when fiction runs amok. This poetry collection is a vibrant play, a solo for two, with exuberance and bewilderment.
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      A graduate of the University of Ottawa in French and English Literature and Education, and specialized in French as a Second Language, Michèle Vinet has long worked in the field of education as teacher, in curriculum and professional development across Canada. She has also enjoyed a parallel career in show business. She has stage, television and film experience in French and English. In 2008, her first novel, "Parce que chanter c'est trop dur" was shortlisted for two literary awards. In 2012, her second novel, "Jeudi Novembre" won the prestigious Ontario Trillium Book Award and the Prix littéraire Émile-Ollivier from the Conseil supérieur de la langue française. In 2017, her third work, "L'enfant-feu" won Le prix littéraire Le Droit and was a finalist for the Trillium Book Award. She lives in Ottawa. "Tendrils" is her first published work in English.
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    Series: Canadian Indigenous Voices series
    waniskatota ka pe wapahk Cree Edition David Groulx Canada, Randy Morin Canada
    9781772310801 Paperback POETRY / Native American Publication Date: June 15, 2018
    $16.95 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.4 in | 80 pages Carton Quantity: 64 Canadian Rights: Y Bookland Press
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      "waniskatota ka pe wapahk", a Cree translation of "Rising with a Distant Dawn", is a powerful poetry collection which stretches across the boundaries to give a voice to the lives and experiences of ordinary Indigenous people. The poems embrace anguish, pride, and hope. They come from the woodlands and the plains, they speak of love, of war, and of the known and the mysterious, they strike with wisdom, joy, and sadness, bringing us closer than ever before to the heart of urban Indigenous life.
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      David Groulx was raised in the mining community of Elliot Lake in northern Ontario. He is proud of hisNative roots - his mother is Ojibwa Indian and his father is French Canadian. David received his B.A. degree from the Lakehead University, where he won the Munro Poetry Prize. He also studied creative writing at the En'owkin Centre in Penticton, British Columbia, where he won the Simon J. Lucas Jr. Memorial Award for poetry. David has previously published nine books with Kegedonce Press, Wolsak & Wynn, Now or Never Publishing, and BookLand Press. His poetry has appeared in periodicals in Canada, UK, Australia, Germany, Austria, and the USA. His books have been translated to French and Ojibwa. He lives in Vanier, Ontario.

      Randy Morin is a teacher, storyteller, and English-Cree translator from the Big River First Nation, Treaty Six area. He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Indigenous Studies and worked on many English to Cree translation projects for the Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company, Fresh TV, and APTN. He is a strong supporter of maintaining and teaching of Cree language and culture, and shares this knowledge in the classroom as a high school teacher in Saskatoon, SK. He is a member of the Literary Translators' Association of Canada. He lives in Saskatoon, SK.
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    Series: Canadian Indigenous Voices series
    The Rumour Joseph A. Dandurand Canada
    9781772310771 Paperback POETRY / Native American Publication Date: December 01, 2018
    $16.95 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.4 in | 96 pages Carton Quantity: 64 Canadian Rights: Y Bookland Press
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      "The Rumour" is a collection of poetry that exposes many important issues of Indigenous discrimination, poverty, drug abuse, brutal violence, love, family, and complex human relationships. As a skilled painter, Joseph A. Dandurand portrays the essence of strong connections with rich Indigenous history, culture, traditions, and family values with broad but precise strokes. The poems come from author's lifetime experience living on the Kwantlen First Nation reserve and give a true picture of the resilience and the struggles Indigenous people experience in everyday life.
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      Joseph A. Dandurand is a member of the Kwantlen First Nation located near the Fraser River, east of Vancouver. He works as the Heritage and Lands Officer for the Kwantlen territory and has been performing his duties for over 17 years. He studied theatre and direction at Algonquin College and at the University of Ottawa. He was a Playwright-in-Residence for the Museum of Civilization in Hull in 1995 and for Native Earth in Toronto in 1996. His previously publishedbooks include "Looking into the Eyes of My Forgotten Dreams", "Please Do Not Touch the Indians" and "Hear and Foretell". His poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including "An Anthology of Canadian Native Literature in English". He has also authored a radio script which was produced by CBC Radio. He lives in Fort Langley, BC.
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    Series: Essais
    Dear Current Occupant Chelene Knight Canada
    9781771663908 Paperback BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women Publication Date: March 01, 2018
    $20.00 CAD 5.8 x 7.9 x 0.5 in | 120 pages Carton Quantity: 55 Canadian Rights: Y Book*hug Press
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      Winner of the 2018 City of Vancouver Book Award

      From Vancouver-based writer Chelene Knight, Dear Current Occupant is a creative non-fiction memoir about home and belonging set in the 80s and 90s of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.

      Using a variety of forms, Knight reflects on her childhood through a series of letters addressed to all of the current occupants now living in the twenty different houses she moved in and out of with her mother and brother. From blurry non-chronological memories of trying to fit in with her own family as the only mixed East Indian/Black child, to crystal clear recollections of parental drug use, Knight draws a vivid portrait of memory that still longs for a place and a home.

      Peering through windows and doors into intimate, remembered spaces now occupied by strangers, Knight writes to them in order to deconstruct her own past. From the rubble of memory she then builds a real place in order to bring herself back home.

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      Chelene Knight was born in Vancouver, and is currently the Managing Editor of Room Magazine. A graduate of The Writers' Studio at SFU, Chelene has been published in various Canadian and American literary magazines. Her debut book, Braided Skin, was published in 2015. Dear Current Occupant is her second book. Chelene is also working on a historical novel set in the 1930's and 40's in Vancouver's Hogan's Alley.
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        Planned launches and readings in Vancouver, Victoria, and Toronto.
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      Awards
      City of Vancouver Book Award 2018, Winner
      Reviews
      “Knight+is a poet at heart, somewhat disinclined to follow the dusty rules of prose writing, and we are all richer for it. This memoir is built from shards of pure resilience, expertly pieced together into a compelling—and at times devastating—chronicle of youth, family, and
      sense of place. From Clark Drive to Commercial and Broadway, Dear Current Occupant
      is a love song to East Vancouver—it is a map of scars, and as everyone knows, scars make for good storytelling.” —Carleigh Baker, author of Bad Endings, finalist for the 2018 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize

      Dear Current Occupant is an astonishing book: haunting, intimate, and deeply rendered. A lyrical memoir set against the backdrop of Vancouver’ gritty East Side, it triumphantly melds together prose, poetry, letters and imagery, to illuminate the pain of un-belonging, the search for a home, and the power of words to heal and transform us. It is a book that boldly takes risks, unafraid and brimming with raw energy, tenderness, and heartbreaking beauty. Chelene Knight emerges as a fierce new voice in Canadian literature, deserving of our full attention.” —Ayelet Tsabari, author of The Best Place on Earth

      “I want to thank Chelene Knight for not forcing her memoir into a point “a” to b” narrative. Too often complex and stigmatized stories are dumbed-down, but Knight elevates! She uplifts both her her experiences and the poetic prose and hybrid forms used to share these experiences. Dear Current Occupant will surely become a nuanced creative touchstone that shows us how our
      stories of survival can and should be told.” —Amber Dawn, author of Sub Rosa and How Poetry Saved My Life: A Hustler’s Memoir


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    Mama's Boy David Goudreault Canada, JC Sutcliffe Canada
    9781771663823 Paperback FICTION / Family Life Publication Date: June 11, 2018
    $20.00 CAD 5.25 x 8 x 0.4 in | 200 pages Carton Quantity: 40 Canadian Rights: Y Book*hug Press
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      Winner of the 2016 Grand Prix littéraire Archambault

      My mother was always committing suicide. She started out young, in an amateur capacity. But it didn’t take long for Mama to work out how to make psychiatrists take notice, and to get the respect reserved for the most serious cases.

      Written with gritty humour in the form of a confession, Mama’s Boy recounts the family drama of a young man who sets out in search of his mother after a childhood spent shuffling from one foster home to another. A bizarre character with a skewed view of the world, he leads the reader on a quest that is both tender and violent.

      A runaway bestseller among French readers, Mama’s Boy is the first book in a trilogy that took Quebec by storm, winning the 2016 Grand Prix littéraire Archambault, and selling more than twenty thousand copies. Now, thanks to translator JC Sutcliffe, English readers will have the opportunity to absorb this darkly funny and disturbing novel from one of Quebec’s shining literary stars.


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      David Goudreault is a novelist, poet and songwriter. He was the first Quebecer to win the World Cup of Slam Poetry in Paris. David leads creative workshops in schools and detention centres across Quebec--including the northern communities of Nunavik--and in France. He has received a number of prizes, including Quebec's Medal of the National Assembly for his artistic achievements and social involvement and the Grand Prix littéraire Archambault for his first novel, La Bête à sa mère (Mama's Boy). He lives in Sherbrooke, Quebec.

      JC Sutcliffe is a writer, translator, book reviewer, and editor who has lived in England, France, and Canada. She writes sporadically about books at www.slightlybookist.wordpress.net, and has reviewed for the TLS, the Globe and Mail and the National Post among others.



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        Launches in Montreal, Peterborough and Toronto.

        ARCs, both printed and electronic, available in March 2018

    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Grand Prix littéraire Archambault 2016, Winner
      Reviews
      "David Goudreault will captivate you from the first line!" —Kim Thuy, author of Vi and Ru

      Praise+for Mama's Boy:

      "Forget magic realism, here is comic realism"--(Four stars) --Marie-La Presse

      Must read this!" --Radio-Canada

      "Goudreault here signs, by the absurd, a great plea for compassion." --La Nouvelle

      "A tour de force signed by David Goudreault, who publishes a first novel percussive, with the pictorial writing, chiselled and rhythmic, that one is not ready to forget." --Huffington Post

      "This dark novel features a flayed, an unsympathetic, even hateful, pawn, to which one attaches nevertheless, thanks to the humor and the writing as chiselled as biting by David Goudreault." --Booksellers

      "It's a punch-and-pound book." --Journal of Montreal"Young delinquent upset psychopathic ascendant, the narrator of this novel fascinates us and disgusts us all at once. Hat to the author who finds the right tone, well twisted with a lot of black humor." --Nightlife.ca

      "A novel in full plexus ... If we love literature, we will love ... There are scenes absolutely heartbreaking." --Radio-Canada

      "[T]he reader realizes quickly that they are onto something big. A novel that will make its mark in the literary landscape of Quebec." --Carnetdunelibraire.com


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