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    You Mean Everything Love Drivin' n Cryin', M. C. Joudrey Canada
    9781988168159 Paperback POETRY / American Publication Date:April 01, 2018
    $6.95 CAD 4 x 6 x 0.1 in | 0.09 lb | 40 pages Carton Quantity:150 Canadian Rights: Y At Bay Press
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      There are thousands upon thousands of love songs. There’s probably one for every happy and hurting heart, from Springsteen’s "If I should Fall Behind" to Prince’s "Nothing Compares 2 U." On their first album, acclaimed Atlanta band, Drivin’ N Cryin’ wrote a song about love. It wasn’t perfect. It didn’t want to be. Love isn’t perfect. Now, 30 years later, '"Mean Everything" is as relevant and tender as when the needle first touched wax. Never published in print, featuring illustrations by M. C. Joudrey, this little book offers the song’s poetic lyrics for all to hold and share.
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      Drivin' N Cryin' is a rock band formed in 1985 with a number of critically acclaimed albums to their credit. While the band is well known for the richness of their songwriting, they are also revered for their dedicated touring and engaging live performances. M. C. Joudrey is a writer and artist, whose novel, Of Violence and Cliché, was followed by his collection of short stories, Charleswood Road, which was nominated for a 2015 Manitoba Book Award. His forthcoming novel Fanonymous will be released by At Bay Press in 2018.
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      "I am a certified Drivin' N Cryin' Super Fan!" --Eric Von Haessler
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    Children Shouldn't Use Knives And Other Tales 1st edition Shirley Camia Canada, Cindy Mochizuki, Janet Trull Canada
    9781988168098 Hardcover POETRY / General Publication Date:November 21, 2017
    $19.95 CAD 5 x 7.5 x 0.4 in | 0.35 lb | 64 pages Carton Quantity:80 Canadian Rights: Y At Bay Press
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      Canadian poet Shirley Camia presents a harrowing but exhilarating examination of life before adolescence. In a series of razor-sharp sketches, Camia’s piercing observations are offered as a perfectly balanced counter-weight to the sing-song melody of innocence. Camia and Vancouver illustrator Cindy Mochizuki offer an individual reckoning that unpacks for the reader the universal truth that fear and danger respect no age and ignore all boundaries.
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      Poet and journalist Shirley Camia is the author of three works of poetry:Children Shouldn’t Use Knives and Other Tales, The Significance of Moths, and Calliope. Cindy Mochizuki has created installation, performance, animation, drawings, and collaborative works that have exhibited nationally and internationally.
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      Alcuin Design Book Award 2017, Commended
      Manitoba Book Award Best Book Design 2017, Winner
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      "Children Shouldn’t Use Knives is like bittersweet chocolate, darkly evocative and tender-tough in its imaginings. Her scant, spare words interpretatively arrayed with Cindy Mochizuki’s visual musings and prefaced with excerpts from well-known children’s writers provide the reader with a truly rich reading experience." —Sally Ito, author, Alert to Glory

      "If childhood was a room, Shirley Camia’s Children Shouldn’t Use Knives paces off the corners, fiddles with the light switch, and breaks the blinds. Camia writes 'the dawn has a skeleton rattle,' and we see all the moments of boredom and crisis, the lights and darks, all the joys and confusions of being young, of being alive." —Ariel Gordon, author, Stowaways, winner of the 2015 Lansdowne Prize for Poetry

      "If childhood was a room, Shirley Camia's Children Shouldn't Use Knives paces off the corners, fiddles with the light switch, and breaks the blinds. Camia writes 'the dawn has a skeleton rattle,' and we see all the moments of boredom and crisis, the lights and darks, all the joys and confusions of being young, of being alive." --Ariel Gordon, author, Stowaways, winner of the 2015 Lansdowne Prize for Poetry"Children Shouldn't Use Knives is like bittersweet chocolate, darkly evocative and tender-tough in its imaginings. Her scant, spare words interpretatively arrayed with Cindy Mochizuki's visual musings and prefaced with excerpts from well-known children's writers provide the reader with a truly rich reading experience." --Sally Ito, author, Alert to Glory"Shirley Camia hangs her poems on the coat hooks of famous writers. The ones who respected children enough to show them the shortcut through the dark woods. Each poem, slight and vulnerable as a seven-year- old, examines the courage it takes to grow up. Illustrated by Cindy Mochizuki with evocative sketches, this book will haunt you with your own half-remembered past." --Janet Trull, author, Hot Town and Other Stories"This is a work to be read slowly. One must absorb the words, the visuals, the sensations and sentiments - ones that touch our most tender selves. The book uses poetry to link childhood readings and intimacies with tales that reveal truths in the most poignant way." --Leanne Dunic, author, To Love the Coming End"Disturbing but delightful. Children Shouldn't Use Knives And Other Tales reads and looks like a nightmare version of a Shel Silverstein book." --Jonathan Ball, Winnipeg English professor, award-winning author and poet"Disturbing but delightful, Camia's sharp, stark poems unfold crumpled childhood memories and meditate on the beauty of their horror." --Jonathan Ball, Winnipeg Free Press"Camia peddles in subtle ambiances rather than ornate descriptions and so the slight poems tremble while casting long and enigmatic silhouettes--the collection is a shadow puppet show where small hand gestures become animated monsters. Mochizuki's complementary illustrations conspire to create a shadowy, dreamy atmosphere." --Adele Barclay, Room Magazine
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    Secrets and Lies At Bay Press Fiction Annual Sabrina Lightstone MA Canada
    9781988168111 Paperback FICTION / Anthologies Publication Date:October 01, 2017
    $14.95 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.39 in | 0.34 lb | 112 pages Carton Quantity:90 Canadian Rights: Y At Bay Press
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      The short stories and artwork included in this collection focus on the distorted and rearranged truths that we tell ourselves and others. What emerges from these pages is that loneliness is often the catalyst for how we reject or construct reality. In these stories, different considerations of loneliness are explored, and we get a sense of the solitude each one of us knows.
      Compelling and evocative, the insightful writing that comprises this Fiction Annual captures the power that secrets and lies have in both the creation and destruction of the lives we build. By virtue of the mechanisms we rely on to elude, deflect and deny, we can find ourselves very alone in a world of our own design.
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      Sabrina Lightstone, MA, Editor, At Bay Press. Her education includes a B.A. (York) and M.A. (Concordia) in English/Creative Writing. She also studied at Ryerson University's Publishing Program, the Humber School for Writers, and Naropa's Jack Kerouac Writing Program. Sabrina has held editorial positions at The Rights Factory Literary Agency and Concordia University's literary anthology. She taught English at George Brown College.
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      "Self-doubt, pain, and lonliness are a recipe for secrets and lies, and the focus of the latest anthology from At Bay Press; but through brave work and acceptance, pride and strength can be found." --Prairie Books Now
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    Hot Town and other stories 1st edition Janet Trull Canada
    9780987966582 Hardcover FICTION / General Publication Date:December 01, 2016
    $28.95 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.5 in | 400 gr | 210 pages Carton Quantity:30 Canadian Rights: Y At Bay Press
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      Multi-award winning author Janet Trull has constructed an adept literary collection of short stories. In this, her astounding first book the author manages to bring together stories about Canadian “town” life. We are transported to locations that seem so familiar yet refreshingly original thanks to the author’s careful precision. These stories, both unforgettable and sometimes shocking, show the author’s fascination with seemingly normal life and what lies beneath once the surface has been stripped bare. The reader will recognize a new powerful voice in short fiction with Janet Trull.
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      Janet Trull is a freelance writer with a regular column in the Haliburton County Echo. Her personal essays, professional writing in the education field, and short stories have appeared in The Globe and Mail, Canadian Living Magazine, Prairie Fire, The New Quarterly and subTerrain Magazine, among others. She won the CBC Canada Writes challenge, Close Encounters with Science, in 2013 and was nominated for a Western Magazine Award in the short fiction category in 2014. Trull resides in Ancaster, Ontario were she continues to observe the seemingly small town trivialities. Hot Town and other stories is her debut short story collection.
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      Manuela Dias Award Best Book Design 2017, Long-listed
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      "Janet Trull is a smart, perceptive new storytelling voice . . . [with] a keen eye for human nature and a soft spot for human weakness." --Adam Mayers, Toronto Star, "Janet Trull knows her terrain - emotional, social, and physical - and holds the reader close for a wild ride." --Terry Fallis, author, The Best Laid Plans"This debut story collection doesn't read like a debut at all, but reveals the assured hand of a seasoned writer. By turns dark, quirky, powerful and uplifting, Janet Trull knows her terrain - emotional, social, and physical - and holds the reader close for a wild ride." - Terry Fallis, author of The best Laid plans, winner of the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal "Janet Trull knows her terrain - emotional, social, and physical - and holds the reader close for a wild ride." --Terry Fallis, author, The Best Laid Plans"Vibrant and humanizing . . . a fearless first collection." --Van Kunder, author, The Woman I Can't See"Like Alice Munro, Trull writes about people you have known all your life." --Brad Smith, author, Crow's Landing"Trull's stories are poignant, concise and contain an essence that is reminiscent of an Alice Munro telling. Her debut book is well worth the read. I for one, look forward to future writings from this author." --Mary Barnes, Prairie Fire
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    Clouds 1st edition Lucy Haché Canada, Michael Joyal Canada
    9780991761074 Paperback FICTION / Short Stories Publication Date:October 30, 2015
    $24.95 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.5 in | 144 gr | 64 pages Carton Quantity:120 Canadian Rights: Y At Bay Press
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      Where forest and sea meet beneath an ever-changing sky. In this brave first book, Lucy Haché transports the reader with her personal revelations on self-awareness and identity. Through skilled restraint and beautifully astute description, Haché's prose reaches past her own contemplation to connect us all. Masterfully illustrated by artist Michael Joyal, his stunning and meteorologically accurate cloud drawings contribute to the overall sensory and transcendent experience.
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      Lucy Haché, writer and adventurer of Kwakwaka'wakw/Métis and Scottish/Irish descent. She is a member of the Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw Nations, a Kwakwaka'wakw Community on the Northern tip of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Much of her life has been spent in the forest or on the sea. When she's not surrounded by nature she writes about it. She also writes about contemporary and historical Indigenous issues.

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      "Lucy Haché pulls universal truths from her very personal observations that will resonate long after the reader has put aside this jewel of a book. I loved each word, and every one of Michael Joyal's perfect illustrations." --Charles de Lint, author of Moonheart and The Onion Girl
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    At Bay Press Fiction Annual Dreams and Nightmares 1st edition Lucy Haché Canada, M. C. Joudrey Canada, Michael Joyal Canada, Van Kunder Canada, Scott A. Ford Canada, Anders Homenick Canada
    9780991761081 Paperback FICTION / Romance Publication Date:November 01, 2015
    $14.95 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.25 in | 150 gr | 56 pages Carton Quantity:150 Canadian Rights: Y At Bay Press
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      Illusory, fleeting and spectral - the short stories, artwork and photography included in At Bay Press’s latest anthology illuminate the vastness of the human mind while leaving other corners untouched. As they should be… Rich in archetypal themes yet modern in approach, this Fiction Annual is comprised of writing that explores the need to discern reality from delusion. Proudly printed in Canada, this collection features stories in both literary and graphic novel format. These are tales that lure and unravel as only dreams and nightmares can.
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      Alana Brooker received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Manitoba and her Bachelor of Laws degree from Osgoode Hall at York University. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 2007. Her most recent edited works include Jilted Love and Woman: An Anthology (2015 Outstanding Book of the Year Gold Medal IPPY Award).









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    Woman An Anthology 1st edition Alana Brooker Canada, Stephen King, Alice Munro Canada, Lynn Coady Canada, Charles de Lint Canada, Robert E. Howard, Anais Nin, M. C. Joudrey Canada, Peter S. Beagle, Emma LaRocque Canada, Van Kunder Canada, Peter O'Donnell, William Self Canada, Anders Homenick Canada, Dahlia Kurtz Canada
    9780991761036 Hardcover FICTION / Anthologies Publication Date:September 30, 2014
    $29.99 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 1 in | 450 gr | 354 pages Carton Quantity:25 Canadian Rights: Y At Bay Press
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      Fiction anthology collecting short stories by the best best short fiction authors. Included in the collection are: Stephen King Alice Munro M C Joudrey Emma LaRocque Peter S. Beagle Peter O'Donnell Lynn Coady Charles de Lint Robert E. Howard Van Kunder Anais Nin Dahlia Kurtz (Foreword)
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      M. C. Joudrey, Canadian writer, artist, and designer. His collection of short stories, Charleswood Road: Stories, received a Manitoba Book Awards nomination for Most Promising Writer. He has been a member of the selection committee for the CBC Short Fiction Prize and a jury member for the Manitoba Book Awards. He is also a bookbinder with works held in various galleries internationally.



























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      IPPY Award Book of the Year 2014, Winner
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      "A diverse collection of authors, celebrating the glory of women in literature." --Independent Publisher Awards
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    Charleswood Road Stories 1st edition M. C. Joudrey Canada
    9780991761043 Hardcover FICTION / Short Stories Publication Date:August 01, 2014
    $22.99 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.5 in | 300 gr | 126 pages Carton Quantity:50 Canadian Rights: Y At Bay Press
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      The fiction and prose selections included in Charleswood Road contrast stark reality with fantasy, mortality with transcendence and explore both the mundane and pivotal choices people make in shaping their world. Each selection, neither predictable nor conventional, challenges one’s assumptions of what is real and what is possible and inspires one to question the role of fate and fortune in one’s own life. From first kisses to last breaths and everything in between, sentiment is stripped away to reveal both the allure and acrimony of humanity. Rich and varied, bleak and hopeful, this remarkable collection of short stories and poetry pulls focus on our limitations and in spite of these limitations, our willingness to see each day to the end. The title offering is a wholly original and candid coming of age piece loosely based around real events in the city of Winnipeg.
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      M. C. Joudrey, Canadian writer, artist, and designer. His collection of short stories, Charleswood Road: Stories, received a Manitoba Book Awards nomination for Most Promising Writer. He has been a member of the selection committee for the CBC Short Fiction Prize and a jury member for the Manitoba Book Awards. He is also a bookbinder with works held in various galleries internationally.
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      Manitoba Book Awards John Hirsch Award 2014, Short-listed
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      "Charleswood Road bursts from the containment of genre without over-endorsing its own experimentality by being impenetrable and shows skillful story-telling ability. A pleasant literary equilibrium ideal to awaken the world when you need a subtle escape." Jury (Aimée Craft, Kristian Enright and Ron Robinson), Manitoba Book Awards "A bildungsroman in miniature, Charleswood Road is set during a teenaged skater's last summer in Winnipeg and is worth checking out." --Joel Robert Ferguson, contributor, Broken Pencil Magazine
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    At Bay Press 2013 Fiction Annual: Jilted Love Trade Edition 1st edition John Crust Canada, M. C. Joudrey Canada, Michael Joyal Canada, Van Kunder Canada, Justin Marshall Canada, Wladyslaw Podkowinski, Egon Schiele, William Self Canada
    9780991761005 Paperback FICTION / Romance Publication Date:November 01, 2013
    $14.95 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.25 in | 150 gr | 80 pages Carton Quantity:150 Canadian Rights: Y At Bay Press
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      Poignant, bleak, funny and fervent, the short stories, artwork and photography included in At Bay Press’s latest anthology illustrate the various implications of love gone awry. The 2013 Fiction Annual is comprised of thoughtful writing about contempt, regret and emancipation that touches the hearts of all readers who have loved and lost. The art and photography are included to support the storytelling but nonetheless stand on their own as fine examples of the theme ‘Jilted Love’. Proudly printed in Canada, this collection features the work of new writers and artists as well masters from the past century, arranged based on a timeless theme.
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      John Crust, writer and former teacher in Poland for a number of years, John is the founding editor of Dekadentzya, an international literary journal based at the University of Lodz, Poland













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    Of Violence and Cliché A Novel 1st edition M. C. Joudrey Canada
    9780991761098 Paperback FICTION / General Publication Date:April 20, 2016
    $19.95 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.5 in | 400 gr | 189 pages Carton Quantity:40 Canadian Rights: Y At Bay Press
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      After the accident, William begins to see things differently. In fact, he begins to see things no person expects to see, including an orange tabby cat that speaks but can’t answer questions and a half naked, otherworldly woman who isn’t a woman at all. They offer him reluctant aid wrapped in riddles, as William tries to make sense of his new world and the creatures that seem to either goad him or fill him with trepidation. In the midst of this paradoxical universe that has revealed itself to him, William works his way up the petty criminal ranks, making money by fighting in unsanctioned boxing matches. A seasoned fighter, he is both exalted and manipulated by Arnie, a man who deals in sex slavery. William becomes a not-so-unwilling pawn in an international human trafficking syndicate and all too clearly sees the value of a dollar measured against human life. He navigates society’s underbelly while keeping his offensive game in check, not knowing if his next move will be his last. William is a character that is layered in complexity and virtue just as much as he is simple and base. His relationships with women are both paternal and hedonistic and it’s through these relationships that his fate among the shadows is determined.
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      M. C. Joudrey, Canadian writer, artist, and designer. His collection of short stories, Charleswood Road: Stories, received a Manitoba Book Awards nomination for Most Promising Writer. He has been a member of the selection committee for the CBC Short Fiction Prize and a jury member for the Manitoba Book Awards. He is also a bookbinder with works held in various galleries internationally.
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