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    A Dangerous Age A Novel Bette L. Cahill Canada
    9781989725719 Paperback FICTION / Family Life On Sale Date:October 01, 2021
    $21.95 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 in | 500 gr | 286 pages Canadian Rights: Y Pottersfield Press
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      From the bestselling author of Butterbox Babies

      "Fishermen have a powerful bond, a brotherhood that extends well beyond their own community. Flares from their trawlers soared high into the sky, helping to illuminate the search site. Out of the fog appeared a fishing vessel heading straight for us. It looked as though it was going to hit us broadside when it turned at the last minute."

      While investigating the mysterious death of a scuba diver in Bear Cove, Nova Scotia, journalist Luke Hayes and his partner, Julie Danforth, uncover highly confidential documents confirming that medical researchers have made a miraculous discovery in the darkest reaches of the ocean – one that will enable people to live well beyond 120 years and remain healthy and disease free. As Hayes and Danforth dig deeper, they discover a team of scientists are preparing to launch North America's first-ever human clinical trials on aging in New York City. Enamoured with the idea of living thirty to forty years longer than the average life expectancy, they apply to become participants.

      When they discover unethical practices threaten the legitimacy of the trial and result in the death of a participant, their own lives are threatened. Before their journey is over, they'll come close to losing everything, and everyone, important to them. A Dangerous Age is a gripping medical mystery about the race to prevent the effects of aging, at any cost.



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      Bette L. Cahill is an award-winning journalist who wrote the Canadian bestseller Butterbox Babies. She contributed to the 1995 movie version of Butterbox Babies, which attracted 3.2 million viewers – one of the highest-rated two-hour television dramas in the history of Canadian television. Bette was a reporter and producer at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for thirty-five years and is the recipient of four major journalism awards for her work in television news and documentaries. She resides in Halifax.
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    A Light Rain Elena Botchorichvili Canada, Tatiana Samsonova Canada, Max Lawton
    9781988254746 Paperback FICTION / Literary Publication Date:November 15, 2021
    $20.00 CAD 4.5 x 7 x 1 in | 1 lb Carton Quantity:40 Canadian Rights: Y Quattro Books
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    A Return Alberto Manguel
    9781988254760 Paperback FICTION / Literary Publication Date:November 15, 2021
    $20.00 CAD 4.5 x 7 x 1 in | 1 lb Carton Quantity:40 Canadian Rights: Y Quattro Books
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    Alternate Plains An Anthology of Speculative Fiction Darren Ridgley Canada, Adam Petrash
    9781773370644 Paperback FICTION / Fantasy On Sale Date:October 15, 2021
    $21.95 CAD 5.55 x 8.6 x 0.5 in | 250 gr | 160 pages Carton Quantity:56 Canadian Rights: Y Enfield & Wizenty
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      A man runs for his life from the promise of death held by trees; a lost VHS tape offers footage of a lost, grisly history; a diaspora clings to magical shards of home and more in this collection of genre fiction by authors from across the Canadian Prairies. A follow-up to 2018's hit, Parallel Prairies.
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      Darren Ridgley is a journalist and genre fiction writer residing in Winnipeg. Originally from sleepy Killarney, Man., Darren often evokes his rural roots in his writing, as well as his Polish and Atlantic-Canadian heritage. Adam Petrash is an author and editor from Winnipeg. He is the co-editor of the speculative fiction anthology, Parallel Prairies: Stories of Manitoba Speculative Fiction, and the author of a novella, The Ones to Make it Through. His work has appeared in journals throughout North America.
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    An Eddy on the Floor A Ghost Story for Christmas Bernard Capes, Seth Canada
    9781771964555 Paperback FICTION / Ghost Publication Date:October 26, 2021
    $9.50 CAD 4 x 6 x 0.32 in | 100 gr Carton Quantity:100 Canadian Rights: Y Biblioasis
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      World-renowned and Giller-nominated cartoonist Seth returns with three new ghost stories for 2021.

      After attending a séance at an acquaintance’s home, a man receives an unexpected job offer from another guest: resident doctor at the prison he directs. But when a prisoner begs to have his cell moved, terrified of what’s behind the next door, the young doctor starts to question his luck.
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      Bernard Capes (1854 – 1918) was an English author of more than forty books, including romances, mysteries, poetry, and ghost stories.

      Seth is the cartoonist behind the comic-book series Palookaville, which started in the stone age as a pamphlet and is now a semi-annual hardcover. His comics have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Best American Comics, and McSweeney’s Quarterly. His illustrations have appeared in numerous publications including the cover of the New Yorker, The Walrus, and Canadian Notes & Queries. He is the subject of a recent documentary from the National Film Board of Canada, Seth’s Dominion. Seth lives in Guelph, Ontario, with his wife Tania and their two cats in an old house he has named “Inkwell’s End.”

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        • Print run: 10,000 copies
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      Praise for Seth's Christmas Ghost Stories

      “[This] series of Christmas ghost stories, miniature books chosen and illustrated by the cartoonist Seth … [offers] chills—and charm.”—John Williams, New York Times Book Review

      “I just bought my set of these and they … are … PERFECT. I hope they do these every year.”—Patton Oswalt

      “These are beautiful little books … [My family’s] been reading them at home, and we’ve actually put them away so we can re-read them on Christmas Eve.” —Matt Galloway, CBC’s Metro Morning

      “For Seth, this is really a labour of love.” —Peter Robb, Ottawa Citizen

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    Beneath Her Skin A Kes Morris File C S Porter Canada
    9781771089814 Paperback FICTION / Crime On Sale Date:October 26, 2021
    $19.95 CAD 8 x 5 in | 224 pages Canadian Rights: Y Nimbus Publishing Limited
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      A literary crime thriller from a mysterious new voice in Atlantic fiction

      She knew her process. Knew the itch in her nerves. The cold hardness creeping in. She was pulling on the killer’s skin too fast. Something wild flickered across her heart. When she fully donned it, there wouldn’t be room for anyone else but the killer and her.

      When a small east coast town falls prey to a series of shocking murders, city homicide detective Kes Morris is called in to lead the case with the aid of the local precinct. As usual, she's the only woman in the room, and must draw on the lessons passed down by her detective father, a furtive and dangerous practice of going deep inide a killer's mind to put on their skin.

      What Kes uncovers is a web of gruesome crimes reaching back decades, and a town that may have been complicit. With a reputation of being hard, relentless and unbending to authority, she finds herself on the hunt for a killer seeking brutal retribution, someone who takes sadistic pleasure in  death and wants their work seen. The farther she follows the trail, the more the line blurs between guilt and innocence, predator and prey.

      An atmospheric thriller with complex characters, Beneath Her Skin signals the emergence of a bold new voice in crime fiction and a dark and thrilling new series.


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      This is C.S. Porter's debut novel. A solitary writer who lives near the Atlantic Ocean, it is rumoured he or she was once involved in crime investigation; that Porter suffered an immense personal loss; that they came from US or UK, or grew up in these parts. Age unknown. The author has never been interviewed.



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      "A truly compelling mystery about a series of grisly murders in a lovely east coast town. The writing is superb, the novel tightly plotted. The reader is swept along by the expert pacing and mounting suspense as the bodies pile up and suspects emerge from the shadows. Detective Kes Morris becomes conflicted as she closes in on the killers, and we understand why, when she finds evidence of unspeakable events in the town?s past. Porter has created an authentic, fully-realized character in Detective Morris, and we?ll want to hear from her again."

      Anne Emery, Arthur Ellis Award–winning author of Though the Heavens Fall

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    Binge 60 stories to make your brain feel different Douglas Coupland Canada
    9781039000520 Hardcover FICTION / Humorous On Sale Date:October 05, 2021
    $29.95 CAD 5.77 x 8.53 x 0.98 in | 0.82 lb | 272 pages Carton Quantity:12 Canadian Rights: Y Random House Canada
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      The first new work of fiction since 2013 from one of Canada’s most successful, idiosyncratic and world-defining writers, Douglas Coupland. He’s called it Binge because it’s impossible to read just one.



        Imagine feeling 100% alive every moment of every minute of the day! Maybe that’s how animals live. Or trees, even. I sometimes stare at the plastic bag tree visible from my apartment window and marvel that both it and I are equally alive and that there’s no sliding scale of life. You’re either alive, or you’re not. Or you’re dead or you’re not.

      Thirty years after Douglas Coupland broke the fiction mould and defined a generation with Generation X, he is back with Binge, 60 stories laced with his observational profundity about the way we live and his existential worry about how we should be living: the very things that have made him such an influential and bestselling writer. Not to mention that he can also be really funny.

      Here the narrators vary from story to story as Doug catches what he calls “the voice of the people,” inspired by the way we write about ourselves and our experiences in online forums. The characters, of course, are Doug’s own: crackpots, cranks and sweetie-pies, dad dancers and perpetrators of carbecues. People in the grip of unconscionable urges; lonely people; dying people; silly people. If you love Doug’s fiction, this collection is like rain on the desert.



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      DOUGLAS COUPLAND is a Canadian writer, visual artist and designer. His first novel is the 1991 international bestseller Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture, still celebrated for its biting humour and cultural relevancy thirty years since initial publication. He has published fourteen novels, two collections of short stories, eight nonfiction books. He has written and performed for England’s Royal Shakespeare Company, is a columnist for The Financial Times of London and a frequent contributor to The New York Times. In 2000 Coupland amplified his visual art production and has recently had two separate museum retrospectives, Everything is Anything is Anywhere is Everywhere at the Vancouver Art Gallery, The Royal Ontario Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, and Bit Rot at Rotterdam’s Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, and Munich’s Villa Stücke. In 2015 and 2016 Coupland was artist in residence in the Paris Google Cultural Institute. In May 2018, his exhibition on ecology, Vortex, opened at the Vancouver Aquarium. Coupland is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy, an Officer of the Order of Canada, an Officer of the Order of British Columbia, a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and a recipient of the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence.

      Author Residence: Vancouver, BC
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      NATIONAL BESTSELLER

      “The 60 pieces of micro-fiction found in [Binge]—sometimes linked, occasionally by plotline, but mainly by recurring characters—are precisely honed…. Hooks abound in Binge, pulling readers from one bite-sized story…to the next.” —Maclean’s
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    Café Van Hautten Pablo Urbanyi Canada, Janice Flavien Canada
    9781988254807 Paperback FICTION / Literary Publication Date:November 15, 2021
    $20.00 CAD 4.5 x 7 x 1 in | 1 lb Carton Quantity:40 Canadian Rights: Y Quattro Books
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