Series: MayonnaisePaperbackEric Plamondon9781550655100$19.95FICTION Oct 01, 2018
Writer Richard Brautigan was a counter-cultural icon of the 1960s. In Mayonnaise, the second novel of Éric Plamondon's 1984 Trilogy, narrator Gabriel Rivages pieces together Brautigan's life starting in Oregon, where he was born, to San Francisco, where he became a poet and satirical novelist, and on to Bolinas, California, where he committed suicide in 1984. Sifting through the ruins of Sixties idealism, Plamondon recasts the American western frontier into a surreal, timeless place of industrial invention, Hollywood glamour and acid-washed hed... + Read More
The belief in translation as an act of self-portraiture drives Afterwords, Geoffrey Cook's ambitious reimagining of German poems by Goethe, Heine, Rilke and Brecht. Cook's versions not only transform these foreign texts into English poems in their own right, but enrich and expand his uniquely prismatic voice. Cook brings a contemporary and Canadian tone to his adaptations, which also showcase the exacting craftsmanship for which his first collection, Postscript, was praised. Afterwords is a book that daringly celebrates authorship as a shared p... + Read More
The Hardness of Matter and Water fulfills a poetic odyssey Québécois poet Pierre Nepveu began over four decades ago. Through a sequence of four prose poems, his anonymous protagonist walks from the heart of present-day Montreal into its southwestern margins, where the metropolis began centuries ago and which now "lays out its memories on the young grass." Questioning his sense of belonging, social unease and mortality as he walks, and following "a shadowy voice that neither sings nor speaks," Nepveu transports readers across wide spans of histo... + Read More
Series: Dossier QuebecNo Place More SuitableFour Centuries of Montreal StoriesPaperbackJohn Kalbfleisch9781550655124$19.95HISTORY Oct 01, 2018
For centuries Montreal reigned as Canada's most beguiling city. Inspired by the pages of the Gazette, Canada's oldest daily newspaper (founded in 1778), here are seventy-five true tales to inspire, amuse,horrify and captivate. Stories include humourist Stephen Leacock's flinty bitterness at being forced into academic retirement; a boat race through downtown Montreal in the dead of winter; a duel sparked bya society ball; and city-wide celebrations marking the end of World War II. In No Place More Suitable, author John Kalbfleisch brings into co... + Read More
In Four Days, an orphaned boy watches as his older brother and idol graduates from petty thievery into big-league crime. A bank heist goes awry, leaving loose threads and dangerous links back to the brothers. Following instructions, the boy leaves the city with the stolen money and travels to a rendezvous point in a mountain vacation resort. What he doesn't know is that he is on his own, his brother will not show up--and the underworld is after him.John Buell's gripping second novel, Four Days, was first published in 1962 by Farrar, Straus & Cu... + Read More
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