The downtown core of Toronto is being consumed by elysium, a drug that allows its users to slip through the permeable edges of this world into the next before consuming them utterly. Peddled by the icy Srebrenka, few have managed to escape the drug and its dealer. But Maggie has. Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen," and woven through with northern folk tales, The Grimoire of Kensington Market is the story of Maggie, proprietor of the Grimoire bookstore, the cosmic nexus of all the world's tales. Years after beating her addict... + Read More
M_____ is dying of cancer. Only thirty-two, an extra with a meagre list of credits to their name and afraid of being forgotten, M_____ starts recounting the strange, fantastic and ultimately tragic path of their love affair with the world?s greatest living "redshirt" – a man who has died or appeared dead in nearly eight hundred film and television roles. In a compelling narrative of blog entries interspersed with film script excerpts, The Death Scene Artist immerses readers in a three-act surrealist exploration of the obsessive fault-finding of... + Read More
Series: Daylighting ChedokeExploring Hamilton's Hidden CreekPaperbackJohn Terpstra9781928088721$18.00NATURE Oct 09, 2018
Chedoke is one of six creeks that weave their way through Hamilton, but it is the most hidden, lost to culverts and concrete. It sees daylight only in a couple of waterfalls where the creek flows over the edge of the Niagara Escarpment and in a short canal where it runs alongside Highway 403. In elegant, seamless prose award-winning author John Terpstra attempts to trace Chedoke's afflicted waters back to their source, searching through historical archives and city documents, and even walking up the great storm drains that collect the water tha... + Read More
In a powerful combination of prose poems, graphica, lyric poems and lyric essays, Julie McIsaac's new book is at once fiercely political, intimate and hilarious. We Like Feelings. We Are Serious. is an exploded view of contemporary feminism, sex, loss, beauty myths, self-doubt, psychology, menstruation, resistance, family and love. Intellectually dazzling, emotionally lavish and allergic to bullshit, this is a book that is timely, refreshing and wholly original.
In this, his fourth collection of poetry, Norman has mastered the poetic form known as the terminal, where a poem takes the last word of each line from the corresponding lines of another poem. These are poems with past lives – animated by rhythm while haunted by memory; poems that conjure moments of the supernatural while they wrestle with the boundary between our world and the half-remembered one lurking just beneath its surface.
Series: From My Mother's BackA Journey from Kenya to CanadaPaperbackNjoki Wane9781928088738$18.00BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY May 07, 2019
In this warm and honest memoir, celebrated academic Njoki Wane shares her journey from her parents' small coffee farm in Kenya, where she helped her mother in the fields as a child, to her current work as a professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. Moving smoothly between time and place, Wane uses her past to illuminate her present. The childhood confusion caused by nuns at her boarding school dismissing her proper name and demanding she give them a Christian first name she did not possess, which ... + Read More
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