Series: MiroLandQuill of the DoveFirstPaperbackIan Shaw9781771833783$24.95FICTION Apr 01, 2019
French journalist Marc Taragon is at the apex of his career in 2007. A tenacious idealist, Taragon has spent the last thirty years attempting to bring to readers the truths about the wars and political intrigues of the region. He is unsparing in his criticism of extremists and has earned many enemies. He agrees to be interviewed in Cyprus, by a young Canadian journalist, Marie Boivin, not knowing that Marie has a hidden agenda: to discover through Taragon the truth about her childhood.Before Marie finds the answers she seeks, she is enmeshed in... + Read More
A hijacking in deeper Johannesburg goes horribly wrong. Zoe du Plessis, a paleontologist of Afrikaner origin, is suddenly confronted with her family's secret, seemingly wrapped in an old Xhosa's spell. As she heads for the Kalahari Desert in search of early human fossils, Zoe embarks on an inner journey into the unredeemable sense of guilt haunting her white tribe. She reluctantly seeks salvation in the love of a man scarred by South Africa's darker past.
Series: Essential ProseFalconi's Tractor1st editionPaperbackDave LeBlanc9781771833356$25.00FICTION May 01, 2019
Like his three siblings, 32-year-old Alfredo Freddy Flowers Falconi has led two lives: the idyllic one before The Incident -- his mother's 1984 death -- and the complicated one afterward. He was just eight-years-old when his father abandoned the family, and nine when his oldest brother, Small Carm, covered up the circumstances of Rosa Falconi's demise to keep the family's honour intact. Twenty-three years later, that lie has become a black hole: hidden at the centre of all of their lives, it's supremely powerful force that, when uncovered by Fr... + Read More
Series: Essential ProseBonavere HowlFirstPaperbackCaitlin Galway9781771833547$25.00FICTION May 01, 2019
It is 1955, and the three Fayette sisters have lived their whole lives in the enchanting French Quarter of New Orleans. Though neglected by their parents, they share a close bond with one another--from afternoons in their small, shared bedroom, to trying to speak with ghosts beneath the sweeping trees in their garden. When the middle sister Constance disappears, the family believes she has run away, as she has done before; it is only the youngest--fourteen-year-old Bonavere (known as Bonnie)--who suspects there is more to it. Met only with grie... + Read More
Series: MiroLandPhilipovnaDaughter of Sorrow1st editionPaperbackValentina Gal9781771833691$25.00BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY May 01, 2019
Philipovna: The Daughter of Sorrow is a creative non-fiction based on my mother's surviving the holodomor [the Ukrainian starvation] in the early 1930's. It is the story of an orphan who goes to live with her aunt in a rural village in the Ukrainian countryside. The aunt swears on her dead sister's Bible that Vera Philipovna, the daughter of a cobbler and seamstress from a small village in Chercassy, Ukraine will survive no matter what might befall the family. No one foresees the horrors that they will have to face between the fall of 1930 an... + Read More
Series: MiroLandTrappedA Mother's Quest to Reclaim Her Daughters1st editionPaperbackAlexandra Karb9781771833486$25.00BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Apr 01, 2019
When Alexandra attempts to end an abusive marriage, her husband Tareq abducts their infant daughters from their Montreal home and deposits them with his family in a primitive village in Jordan. Trying to retrieve them through legal means, Alexandra comes face to face with Arab cultures where children belong to the father's family and women have no rights to them. She puts a promising career as a medical researcher on hold, sets off alone to Jordan and succeeds in an audacious plan to smuggle her daughters back home. But upon returning to Canada... + Read More
Series: MiroLandSeekerA Sea OdysseyFirstPaperbackRita Pomade9781771833516$25.00BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY May 01, 2019
Seeker: A Sea Odyssey begins as a fairy tale dream of finding Shangri la, and transforms along the way because of unrealistic expectations and a disintegrating marriage. It's a story about venturing into an unknown and more exciting life, and the heartbreak and growth that comes with the risks. The adventure lasts six years, from the building of the Santa Rita to her sale to a drug dealer in Spain in the summer of 1986. Our live-aboard home takes us to Hong Kong, the Philippines, Borneo, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Indi... + Read More
Revolt/Compassion: Six Scripts for Contemporary Performance, gathers together six important works by Michael Springate: Historical Bliss, Dog and Crow, The Consolation of Philosophy, Freeport Texas, Kareena, and Kut: Shock and Awe. Written and produced over a twenty-five year period, they capture an expansive range of interests and influences, and reflect the artistic interdisciplinarity which has been a defining feature of his career. Dr. Erin Hurley, in her ground-breaking introduction, writes:" Consciously crafted, precise in their diction, ... + Read More
Series: Essential ProseDead VoicesFirstPaperbackF.G. Paci9781771833189$25.00FICTION May 01, 2019
Dead Voices is a collection of stories that are both seriously realistic and comically whimsical. They have everything from superheroes who get sick on words, to the appearance of dead playwrights, to the visit of saints and sinners from the past, to a hot stove discussion on hockey and love. They're about the modern mind-set and its technological marvels and the older attention to character and virtue.
Series: Essential WritersAntonio D'AlfonsoEssays On His Works1st editionPaperbackLicia Canton9781771833615$20.00LITERARY CRITICISM Apr 01, 2019
This collection of essays is devoted to the work of Antonio D'Alfonso, a pivotal figure in the bilingual history of Canadian literature. This much anticipated volume gives Antonio D'Alfonso recognition for the enormous contribution he has made to Canadian writing, over nearly fifty years. He has worked as a writer, editor, translator and filmmaker in Quebec and in Ontario. D'Alfonso identifies as a bilingual writer, but he also speaks and writes in Italian. And he has translated works from French and Italian into English, and from English into ... + Read More
Series: Essential EssaysOulipo Challenge, TheFirstPaperbackHillar Liitoja9781771833738$20.00LITERARY COLLECTIONS May 01, 2019
The adventure of discovering, then diving into the world of that esoteric and fascinating French "literary club", the Oulipo - and the perils of trying to reconfigure the world's most famous monologue while abiding by their fiendishly challenging rules.
In Rivers Applaud Forever, Raymond Filip, the craftsman and musician, showcases his spoken-word texts that perform on a silent page, as well as his say then play recitals on stage. This collection features free verse and end rhymes; satire and nature studies; a concrete poem and a proem; a linked sequence of narratives, and a long bird call to the uncaptured. Filip's peace process comes to terms with his birth and disfigurement in a displaced persons camp after World War II; the unspeakable abuses of growing up with domestic violence and a brok... + Read More
Swinging Between Water and Stone is a collection of poems comprising four sections. Each section roughly represents the four stages of the never-ending reincarnation cycle: birth, life, death and rebirth. These themes recur in each section, propelling these poems the way smaller wheels turn within larger wheels. Settings, both urban and rural, imaginary and real, domestic and distant, terrestrial and astral create a kind of existential road trip where the reader as traveller comes across signposts that lead to both the familiar and the inexplicable.
In 2019 Barbie turns 60. Never only a toy, she defines the stellar. In Plastic?s Republic, Giovanna Riccio delves into Barbie?s impact on female beauty highlighting how plasticity in body and persona have allowed the doll to remain top-diva. Other poems bring to life, Mattel?s movers-n-shakers who created Barbie to be their in-house money maker. Riccio?s Plastications lyrics illustrate how Barbie?s mouldable nature lets Mattel position their high achiever as ever-relevant, arguably, by exploiting social trends, political movements and historic... + Read More
Series: First PoetsDowntown Flirt1st editionPaperbackPeter Jickling9781771833776$20.00POETRY May 01, 2019
In October 2016 Peter Jickling left the Yukon to write in Toronto. His resulting poems document subjects ranging from subletting to subways ? illuminating quiet moments amidst noise. Sometimes sad, often funny, and always humane, Downtown Flirt is an outsider?s account of urban life.
Series: Essential PoetsInsult to the Brain1st editionPaperbackNicola Vulpe9781771833769$20.00POETRY May 01, 2019
They were shot, transported, deported. They were hanged, or they hanged themselves. They starved, or their hearts suddenly failed, or drugs or cancer consumed them. Others lived into their nineties, one even to 103. Nicola Vulpe?s Insult to the Brain transports us from the gas-seeped muck of the Somme, to a tiny apartment in Buenos Aires, to an undisclosed prison yard in Iran, and a hundred times and places in between, to join some of the last century?s finest poets in their final moments: horrific, tragic, ordinary, silly, absurd. Whether it i... + Read More
Series: Paper LionsPaperbackSohan Koonar9781988449777$23.95FICTION Jun 15, 2019
Paper Lions is Sohan Koonar's new novel. Told from three distinct points of view, Paper Lions is an epic multi-generational novel of India from just before the Second World War to the 1960s. Its characters--Bikram, Basanti, and Ajit and their families and children--endure heartbreaks, despair, and insurmountable challenges often leading to poignant, tragic, or exhilarating moments and rare wins. Yet they find a way to continue. The novel also recounts the story of two tribes of nomads--Bajigars--of which very little remains in modern Indian cul... + Read More
Series: The Youth of GodPaperbackHassan Ghedi Santur9781988449739$20.95FICTION May 15, 2019
The Youth of God tells the story of Nuur, a sensitive and religious seventeen-year-old Somali-Canadian boy who becomes radicalized by the teachings of Imam Yusuf at the local mosque in a neighbourhood in Toronto called Dixon that has become synonymous with crime, unemployment, and the broken dreams of many Somali immigrants.Trying to rescue Nuur from Islamic radicalism is his Somali biology teacher, Mr. Ilmi. Through the story of this one boy, the novel dramatizes the struggle for the soul of Islam. An excerpt from The Youth of God was recently... + Read More
Step into the crater of East Africa and meet the grain of sand from Sindh. Eat pearls from Indian Ismaili ginans and attend to the True Guru. Aglow with post-colonial loss, wryly defiant of what they are admitting, the poems in Kabir's Jacket Has a Thousand Pockets describe a warm estrangement and salty gratitude for being on Earth. It's not war-reporting and Ayaz doesn't solve crimes. He doesn't have his head in the lion's mouth. He draws from Kabir's Bijak, Ghalib, and the oral granth and ginan tradition to plot a lifelong and generational... + Read More
This powerful collection, all too relevant today, tells a story that needs to be told. The author writes, "This is the truth of what has happened to my people. The Kwantlen people used to number in the thousands but like all river tribes, eighty percent of our people were wiped out by smallpox and now there are only 200 of us. As a Kwantlen man, father, fisherman, poet and playwright I believe the gift of words was given to me so I can retell our stories?" These poems tell the story of a Kwantlen man who has been given the gift of healing but i... + Read More
Coconut Dreams explores the lives of the Pinto family through seventeen linked short stories. Starting with a ghost story set in Goa, India in the 1950's, the collection shifts to the unique perspectives of two adolescents, Aiden and Ally Pinto. Both first generation Canadians, these siblings tackle their adventures in a predominantly white suburb with innocence, intelligence and a timid foot in two distinct cultures.Derek Mascarenhas takes a fresh look at the world of the new immigrant and the South Asian experience in Canada. In these stories... + Read More
Before I was a Critic I was a Human Being is the debut collection of creative nonfiction by Amy Fung. In it, Fung takes a closer examination at Canada's mythologies of multiculturalism, settler colonialism, and identity through the lens of a national art critic. Following the tangents of a foreign-born perspective and the complexities and complicities in participating in ongoing acts of colonial violence, the book as a whole takes the form of a very long land acknowledgement. Taken individually, each story roots itself in the learning and unlea... + Read More
Hope Matters, written by multiple award-winner Lee Maracle, in collaboration with her daughters Columpa Bobb and Tania Carter, focuses on the journey of Indigenous people from colonial beginnings to reconciliation.Maracle states that the book, "is also about the journey of myself and my two daughters." During their youth, Bobb and Carter wrote poetry with their mother, and eventually they all decided that one day they would write a book together. This book is the result of that dream. Written collaboratively by all three women, the poems in Hop... + Read More
Series: Mama's Boy trilogyMama's Boy Behind BarsPaperbackDavid Goudreault9781771664851$20.00FICTION Jun 04, 2019
Now I've killed another person. I'm a serial killer. Sure, two people is hardly serial, but it's a good start. I'm still young. Who knows where opportunities might lead me? Opportunity makes the thief, or the murderer, or even the pastry chef. It's well documented.Mama's Boy Behind Bars is the second book in David Goudreault's wildly successful and darkly funny Mama's Boy trilogy. Once again written with gritty humour in the form of a confession, Mama's Boy Behind Bars, picks up where the first book in the series left off.Mama's Boy finds himse... + Read More
Aïcha lives with her mother in Montreal's Centre-Sud neighbourhood. She's only thirteen but claims to be older. She has never known her father, and resents her mother for leaving Hakim, her stepfather. Her only friends are Mel and Jo, two local prostitutes, and Baz, a musician in his twenties, who comes to her rescue one day and with whom she proceeds to fall in love. Her impossible love for Baz, her precociousness and her rebellious streak come together into an explosive cocktail. Raw and heartrending, Worst Case, We Get Married is the stateme... + Read More
Adrienne Gruber's third full poetry collection, Q & A, is a poetic memoir detailing a first pregnancy, birth and early postpartum period. The poet is both traumatized and transformed by the birth of her daughter. She is compelled by the dark places birth takes her and as she examines and revisits those places, a grotesque history of the treatment of pregnant and birthing women reveals itself.
Series: War / TornPaperbackHasan Namir9781771664936$18.00POETRY Apr 10, 2019
Hasan Namir's debut collection of poetry, War / Torn, is a brazen and lyrical interrogation of religion and masculinity--the performance and sense of belonging they delineate and draw together. Namir summons prayer, violence, and the sensuality of love, revisiting tenets of Islam and dictates of war to break the barriers between the profane and the sacred.
Series: I Am a Body of LandPaperbackShannon Webb-Campbell9781771664776$18.00POETRY Jan 08, 2019
I Am a Body of Land by Shannon Webb-Campbell explores poetic responsibility and accountability, and frames poetry as a form of revisioning. In these poems, Webb-Campbell returns to her own text Who Took My Sister?, to examine her self and to decolonize, unlearn, and undo harm. By reconsidering individual poems and letters, Webb-Campbell's confessional writing circles back upon itself to ask questions of her own settler-Indigenous identity and belonging to cry out for community, and call in with love.Edited and with an Introduction by multiple a... + Read More
Where, the Mile End is the debut collection by Irish poet Julie Morrissy. The book employs an energetic lyric that follows the speaker through cities in Europe, the US, and Canada, introducing a deft awareness of image, rhythm, and poetic realisation. A subtle vulnerability lurks in Morrissy's lyrical sensibility as she engages themes of transition and development in many forms, tracking patterns of emotional, physical, and geographical change. This is poetry with an edge, brimful of excitement, humour and curiosity. Morrissy builds an intimate... + Read More
Series: DisquietingEssays on SilencePaperbackCynthia Cruz9781771664356$20.00SOCIAL SCIENCE Apr 01, 2019
Disquieting: Essays on Silence by Cynthia Cruz is a book of silence and turning away. In these essays, Cruz asks how can we live lives of resistance to the desires and ideologies of contemporary Neoliberal culture. Tarrying with those who turn away, she inhabits connections between mental illness, refusal, silence and Neoliberalism. She explores the experience of being working-class and poor in contemporary culture, and how those who are silenced often turn to forms of disquietude that value open-endedness, complexity, and difficulty. Disquieti... + Read More
Series: Florine StettheimerNew Directions in Multimodal ModernismPaperbackIrene Gammel9781771665018$25.00ART May 15, 2019
This collection of essays explores the multimodality of the work of Jazz-era New York saloniere, painter, and poet Florine Stettheimer, allowing readers to discover why Andy Warhol once called her his favourite artist. Florine Stettheimer: New Directions in Multimodal Modernism brings to light the prescient theorizing of a dissolution between high and low art that Stettheimer's highly original and boldly interdisciplinary aesthetic pioneered and that artists like Marcel Duchamp, Georgia O'Keeffe and Warhol understood and admired.Conceived of as... + Read More
Series: Je NathanaëlPaperbackNathanael9781771665094$18.00BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Apr 01, 2019
Je Nathanaël is an endangered text. Neither essay nor poem nor novel nor sex-show, what it takes from language it gives back to the body.In this new and updated veresion of Je Nathanaël, first published by BookThug in 2006, Nathanaël explores ways in which language constrains the body, shackles it to gender, and proposes instead a different way of reading, where words are hermaphroditic and transform desire in turn. Suggesting that one body conceals another, it lends an ear to this other body and delights in the anxiety it provokes. With parts ... + Read More
Just don’t lie down and no child will come.It’s Ottawa in the 1920s, pre-legalized birth control. Sophie, a young working-class girl, falls madly in love with and marries a stable-hand named Jonny. After two difficult childbirths, doctors tell Sophie she shouldn’t have any more children, but don’t tell her how to prevent it. When Sophie inevitably becomes pregnant again, she faces a grim dilemma.In an unflinching look at love, sex, and fertility, and inspired by real stories of mothers during the Canadian birth-control movement of the early twe... + Read More
I don’t think you can expect society to change if you’re not ready to take the first step.In the 1970s Beverly walks into an office of Black activists, wanting to join the Movement, and has to prove she’s angry enough to fight. Some forty years later, in the Hip Hop Generation, Nicole reunites with her ex-boyfriend on a basketball court, wondering where he’s been, when a police officer stops them.In this striking debut, Amanda Parris turns the spotlight on the Black women who organize communities, support their incarcerated loved ones, and batt... + Read More
Series: Bang BangPaperbackKat Sandler9781770919822$17.95DRAMA Apr 15, 2019
“I don’t need to know how it goes—you wanted it to be dramatic, and white cops shooting Black kids is so common that it’s BORING, and you didn’t want a boring play, right?”Lila, a Black cop, has been on leave from the police force ever since she shot an unarmed Black man. She’s moved back in with her mother, Karen, and is drinking beer for breakfast. So when Tim, a white playwright, shows up at her door to casually inform her that his play inspired by her experience is being adapted into a movie, Lila’s trauma is dragged out for speculation onc... + Read More
Series: CakePaperbackDonna Michelle St. Bernard9781770919709$17.95DRAMA Mar 19, 2019
A man earns. However little, however nefariously, he earns. Oba, a middle-aged businessman, is torn between his pride and dignity. He’s obsessed with making deals in unidentified substances to stay afloat. A powerful client named Araf arrives, interested in Oba’s business, but also his fierce, inherited servant Femi. Oba’s young progeny Mabo is hungry and desperate, but still driven by his skills and sympathetic to the needs of others. In this stark and poetic musing on the nature and poisons of survival, Cake humanizes the dynamic between Nige... + Read More
Series: Body PoliticPaperbackNick Green9781770919747$17.95DRAMA Apr 01, 2019
The point is that we started the conversation.In 1971 Phillip was on the cusp of starting something big. Something that would make history. Now he’s an aging journalist trying to make sense of Grindr. Phillip was a founding member of The Body Politic, a gay-liberation newspaper based in Toronto. As he recounts memories of censorship battles, police raids, historic rallies, the onset of HIV/AIDS, and more during an intimate encounter with a younger man, their generational differences shine a light on the massive shifts of queer identity and poli... + Read More
Series: MarriageA Demolition in Two ActsPaperbackRick Chafe9781770919969$17.95DRAMA May 21, 2019
You know, I think probably half the world’s fights started in kitchens.What could help patch up a marriage better than a home renovation? Wayne thinks he’s doing his wife Julie a favour by hiring a young couple to help redo the kitchen (at a fraction of the cost she’d hoped for). But Julie has higher standards in mind. John and Maggie think they’ve found a way to make some quick money to pay off the land John bought. John just proposed, but Maggie hasn’t given her answer yet. With both couples on edge amongst themselves and at each other, every... + Read More
I didn’t think we got to have names.Two human test subjects—Corcoran, a half-blind paraplegic, and Filigree, a clinical psychopath—coexist in a laboratory cell. They are sterilized, property of the state, and utilized for the benefit of higher-valued citizens. In their cell are two beds and two chairs. But then Millet arrives. Within thirty-six hours there will only be two again. In the meantime, they play Monopoly, try to figure out who is next door, eat what is given to them, and do their best not to kill each other.This black comedy takes a ... + Read More
Series: The Bears Sleep at LastPaperbackGeneviève Billette9781770919952$18.95DRAMA Age (years) from 9 - 18May 21, 2019
Their whole bodies are ready for sleep, but sleep doesn’t come.The cold has deserted winter, causing the polar bears in the zoo to pace in an endless quest for sleep. Their caretaker, Sasha, will do anything to bring them slumber. But when a boy named Marcus suddenly appears at his window, bringing a different outlook on the meaning of family, Sasha finds himself buried under new responsibilities—such as packing lunches and reading bedtime stories—rather than snow. And so he keeps going back to the bears, believing that he’ll find relief by th... + Read More
Series: Birds of a KindPaperbackWajdi Mouawad9781770919907$18.95DRAMA May 06, 2019
Is it really important to cling to our lost identities?A terrorist attack in Jerusalem puts Eitan, a young Israeli-German genetic researcher, in a coma, while his girlfriend Wahida, an Moroccan graduate student, is left to uncover his family secret that brought them to Israel in the first place. Since Eitan’s parents erupted at a Passover meal when they realized Wahida was not Jewish, he has harboured a suspicion about his heritage that, if true, could change everything.In this sweeping new drama from the prolific Wajdi Mouawad, the Israeli-Pal... + Read More
Series: New Essays on Canadian TheatreTheatre and (Im)migrationPaperbackYana Meerzon9780369100016$25.00PERFORMING ARTS Jun 18, 2019
Theatre and (Im)migration shines a bright light on the impact that immigrant artists have made and continue to make on the development of Canadian theatre, from themes, characters, and world issues to financial structures and artistic techniques. The collection of essays demonstrates how the increased presence of immigrant theatre artists actively contributing to English- and French-Canadian theatre prompt their audiences to rethink fundamental concepts of nationalism and multiculturalism. Contributors include Moira Day, Alan Filewood, Aida Jor... + Read More
In this companion anthology to Theatre and (Im)migration, plays by immigrant artists take a look at communication, historic moments, the immigrant and refugee experiences in Canada, accents, and more.In The Aeneid by Olivier Kemeid, translated by Maureen Labonté, the classic tale of searching for a new home is reimagined into an urgent modern-day refugee story. Settling Africville by George Elliott Clarke is a dedication to the African American refugees of the War of 1812 that settled in Nova Scotia. The Tashme Project: The Living Archives, a d... + Read More
Series: Hilda's YardPaperbackNorm Foster9781770919662$15.95DRAMA Mar 19, 2019
Lemonade is for people who use the front door. It’s an exciting summer day in 1956 for Hilda and Sam Fluck. Newly on their own since their thirtysomething children Gary and Janey moved out, they are finally ready to relax. Hilda plans to hang her laundry while Sam goes to buy a shiny new television. What could disturb their simple peace? Turns out doors are merely decoration as Gary and Janey literally fall over the fence into the backyard, looking for help out of sticky situations. Gary has lost his job, is enamoured with his new girlfriend, B... + Read More
Series: With Glowing HeartsHow Ordinary Women Worked Together to Save the World (And Did)PaperbackJennifer Webber9781927922491$15.95DRAMA Apr 01, 2019
With Glowing Hearts is the rousing true story of a group of Canadian gold miners' wives who came together in 1941 to stand up for better conditions for their families. These least-likely activists ended up as part of a continent-wide labour movement that lasted for decades and that created significant and lasting change in themselves and in the world around them.
Evolving from a routine of long walks he began to help him quit smoking, Winnipeg singer, songwriter and musician, Scott Nolan's debut poetry collection Moon Was a Feather reflects on a life well-considered. Poems that chronicle a difficult youth, experience with drugs, friendships, and music are interwoven with insights gleaned from the eclectic jumble of neighbourhoods and people he encounters on his long walks. Spare -- eloquent with a healthy dose of grit -- the poems of Moon Was a Feather are infused with the poet's deep appreciation for t... + Read More
Sean Harris Oliver's The Fighting Season is a searing investigation into the Afghan War through the eyes of a Canadian field medic (Kristy), an OR surgeon (Terry), and a recovery room nurse (Karine). When all three medical professionals experience a life changing event in the operating room of the NATO controlled Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit at Kandahar Airfield, they are sent back to Canada for further evaluation. Through Kristy, Terry and Karine's interwoven monologues we begin to understand the harrowing contribution that Canada's med... + Read More
Ally and Josh spend every summer with their father as he goes from small town to small town working for a construction company in America. But this summer is different. This is the summer they grow up. The Nails is a play about family. It is a play about faith. And it captures a world of freedom and extremism in all directions; love and cruelty exist within the same space here. Sometimes they feel like the same thing.
Two grown sisters face off over their mother's deathbed. Together they confront one another, their own identities, and what will remain when their mom leaves this world. A contemporary look at the significance of faith and family, Honour Beat evokes both laughter and tears as three women grapple with one of life's most difficult inevitabilities.
Series: Salt and Ashes1st editionPaperbackAdrienne Drobnies9781773240480$17.95POETRY Apr 01, 2019
These are poems of dislocation and migration, poems of rage and healing, poems of transformation. Drobnies? scientific background, keen intellect and seasoned perspective create a poetic vision informed by the language and concepts of science, and through this lens turns a keen observational eye on the natural world
Jennifer Houle?s second collection, Virga, is a departure?or perhaps, more accurately, a return to a distinctly feminine and feminist mythos. Witchy, sensuous, and urgent, the poems collected here are shot through with lore, love, and determination, reflecting the preoccupations of young?and not so young?womanhood
Series: St. Boniface Elegies1st editionPaperbackCatherine Hunter9781773240459$17.95POETRY Apr 01, 2019
St. Boniface Elegies includes short lyric poems on the themes of domestic life and loss; longer poems that explore the role of the poet within a changing cityscape; and a series of poems that engage with poetic tradition. Hunter plays with poetic forms, including a new invention: the cento sestina.
Series: Bite Me!Musings on Monsters and Mayhem1st editionPaperbackJoe Rosenblatt9780889844247$16.95POETRY Mar 01, 2019
Joe Rosenblatt delights in revealing a fantastical hidden world of ravenous monsters and rapacious critters of all sorts-one in which `either you're the eater, or the one who'll be consumed'.
Series: Margin of InterestEssays on English Language Poetry of the Maritimes1st editionPaperbackShane Neilson9780889844209$22.95LITERARY CRITICISM Jun 01, 2019
The essays in Margin of Interest showcase the rich history of poetry in the Canadian Maritimes, recognizing the drawbacks of regional frameworks while finding power and beauty in the literary traditions of writers who exist on the margins of Canadian poetry and culture.
The Essential Douglas LePan presents a wide-ranging poetry collection-from tense verses on the fog of war to homoerotic love poems to lyrics in praise of the natural world-in celebration of the heart's blood `that runs through and supports everything mankind has made'.
Series: Viaticum1st editionPaperbackJeffery Donaldson9780889844223$19.95LITERARY COLLECTIONS May 15, 2019
What does it mean to think, to imagine, to create, to be? Why do we believe what we do? Is death an ontological state of being, or is it a grammar error? What exactly is poetry? The varied writings in Jeffery Donaldson's Viaticum explore life's most basic questions-and its biggest illusions-from the nature of language to the rhetorical potential of the afterlife.
Series: From My Mother's BackA Journey from Kenya to CanadaPaperbackNjoki Wane9781928088738$18.00BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Mar 26, 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
Set in Calgary in 1982, during the recession that arrived on the heels of Canada's National Energy Program, The Western Alienation Merit Badge follows the Murray family as they struggle with grief and find themselves on the brink of financial ruin. After the death of her stepmother, Frances "Frankie" Murray returns to Calgary to help her father, Jimmy, and her sister, Bernadette, pay the mortgage on the family home. When Robyn, a long-lost friend, becomes their house guest old tensions are reignited and Jimmy, Bernadette and Frances find themse... + Read More