BookThug Spring and Summer 2018

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    Series: Essais Dear Current Occupant Paperback Chelene Knight 9781771663908 $20.00 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Mar 01, 2018
    Winner of the 2018 City of Vancouver Book AwardFrom 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 Ea... + Read More
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    Mama's Boy Paperback David Goudreault 9781771663823 $20.00 FICTION Jun 11, 2018
    Winner of the 2016 Grand Prix littéraire ArchambaultMy 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, h... + Read More
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    Authenticity is a Feeling My Life in PME-ART Paperback Jacob Wren 9781771663892 $20.00 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Apr 14, 2018
    Authenticity is a Feeling: My Life in PME-ART is a compelling hybrid of history, memoir, and performance theory. It tells the story of the interdisciplinary performance group PME-ART and their ongoing endeavour to make a new kind of highly collaborative theatre dedicated to the fragile but essential act of "being yourself in a performance situation." Written, among other things, to celebrate PME-ART's twentieth anniversary, the book begins when Jacob Wren meets Sylvie Lachance and Richard Ducharme, moves from Toronto to Montreal to make just on... + Read More
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    Who Took My Sister? Paperback Shannon Webb-Campbell 9781771663984 $18.00 POETRY Mar 20, 2018
    Joining a host of important contemporary voices such as Gregory Scofield, Liz Howard and Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Mi'kmaq writer Shannon Webb-Campbell's Who Took My Sister? is a collection of poems and texts that hold and carry trauma; they are a choir and a haunting testament.Falling somewhere between Indigenous wisdom and contemporary poetic strategies Who Took My Sister? creates a space where readers are brought face to face with Mother Earth, Grandfather Sky, waterways, ancestors who give voice to the land, extreme national genocide, an... + Read More
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    Sludge Utopia Paperback Catherine Fatima 9781771663748 $20.00 FICTION Jun 05, 2018
    In a kind of Catherine Millet meets Roland Barthes baring of life with hints of the work of Chris Kraus, Sludge Utopia by Catherine Fatima is an auto-fictional novel about sex, depression, family, shaky ethics, ideal forms of life, girlhood, and coaching oneself into adulthood under capitalism.Using her compulsive reading as a lens through which to bring coherence to her life, twenty-five-year-old Catherine engages in a series of sexual relationships, thinking that desire is the key to a meaningful life. Yet, with each encounter, it becomes mor... + Read More
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    Document 1 Paperback François Blais 9781771663786 $20.00 FICTION Apr 03, 2018
    Tess and Jude live in small-town Quebec and spend their time travelling all across North America--using Google maps--which provides them the luxury of adventure while remaining in the comfort of their own home. But Tess and Jude are dreamers, and their online adventures eventually give rise to a desire to actually travel somewhere. They settle on Bird in Hand, Pennsylvania, and begin scheming to raise the cash they'll need for the trip. After a series of hilarious ideas that never pan out, they turn to a local experimental author (who has a maj... + Read More
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    Zip's File A Romance of Silence Paperback Shannon Maguire 9781771664028 $18.00 FICTION May 24, 2018
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    This Will Be Good Paperback Mallory Tater 9781771663946 $18.00 POETRY Mar 09, 2018
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    Nonnets, The Paperback Aaron Giovannone 9781771664066 $18.00 POETRY Apr 17, 2018
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    Honestly Paperback Steven Zultanksi 9781771664103 $16.00 POETRY Mar 06, 2018
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    Year of My Disappearance, The Paperback Carole David 9781771664158 $18.00 POETRY Feb 15, 2018

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