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    Blood Fable Paperback Oisín Curran 9781771662949 $20.00 FICTION Oct 03, 2017
    Blood Fable--the new work of fiction from Oisín Curran--is a Jules Verne-esque fantastical tale filled with Back-to-the-Land ideology and American Zen Buddhism.In 1980, New Pond, a utopian Buddhist community on the coast of Maine is on the verge of collapse. New Pond's charismatic leader demands complete adherence to his authority, and slowly, his followers come to the realization that they've been exploited for too long. The eleven-year-old son of one of those adherents is dimly aware of the concerns of the adult world. Yet his imagination pro... + Read More
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    Deep Salt Water Paperback Marianne Apostolides 9781771662789 $20.00 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Mar 08, 2017
    Deep Salt Water is a stirring memoir about loss and abortion, expressed through the layering of imagery from the ocean. In detail at once sensual and sophisticated, Apostolides unfurls the emotional experience of a love affair and unwanted pregnancy, the abortion itself, and her reconnection with the man seventeen years later—a rekindling of love which stimulates this gentle attempt to come to terms with the abortion and its consequences. Moving from a place of intense intimacy to an outward focus that engages with the broader worl... + Read More
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    Beautiful Children with Pet Foxes Paperback Jennifer LoveGrove 9781771662864 $18.00 POETRY Mar 15, 2017
    Beautiful Children with Pet Foxes, the new collection of poetry from Giller Prize-longlisted writer Jennifer LoveGrove, attempts to make sense of a difficult and unsettling world, where one need not look much further than their own communities to witness acts of trauma and absurdity.Here, we're haunted by the ghosts of alienation, trauma, delusion, and fear that the past decade has instilled in us, and bear witness to moments of extreme crisis--in emotional breakdowns, the failures of the mental health system, the lack of support for the most v... + Read More
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    Blank Interviews and Essays Paperback M. NourbeSe Philip 9781771663069 $20.00 LITERARY CRITICISM May 31, 2017
    Blank is a collection of previously out-of-print essays and new works by one of Canada's most important writers and thinkers.Through an engagement with her earlier work, M. NourbeSe Philip comes to realize the existence of a repetition in the world: the return of something that, while still present, has become unembedded from the world, disappeared. Her imperative becomes to make us see what has gone unseen by writing memory upon the margin of history, in the shadow of empire and at the frontier of silence.In heretical writings that work to mak... + Read More
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    Readopolis Paperback Bertrand Laverdure 9781771662987 $20.00 FICTION Apr 13, 2017
    From award-winning writer Bertrand Laverdure comes Readopolis, a novel translated by Oana Avasilichioaei.It's 2006 and down-and-out protagonist Ghislain works as a reader for a publishing house in Montreal. He's bored with all the wannabe writers who are determined to leave a trace of their passage on earth with their feeble attempts at literary arts. Obsessed by literature and its future (or lack thereof), he reads everything he can in order to translate reality into the literary delirium that is Readopolis--a world imagined out of Chicago and... + Read More
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    Bridge Retakes Paperback Angela Lopes 9781771663021 $18.00 FICTION May 18, 2017
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    False Friends Paperback Stephen Cain 9781771662901 $18.00 POETRY Mar 01, 2017
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    Charm Paperback Christine McNair 9781771663182 $18.00 POETRY Apr 27, 2017
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    Comma Paperback Jennifer Still 9781771663106 $20.00 POETRY May 09, 2017
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    Rag Cosmology Paperback Erin Robinsong 9781771663144 $18.00 POETRY Apr 06, 2017
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    To Love the Coming End Paperback Leanne Dunic 9781771662826 $18.00 POETRY Mar 02, 2017
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    Kith Paperback Divya Victor 9781771663229 $20.00 POETRY Jun 13, 2017

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