A young, mixed-race composer, raised without meaningful connections to his Chinese heritage and struggling with identity issues, travels to China in search of his long-missing uncle, an uncle who vanished in the aftermath of Tiananmen Square. An Idea About My Dead Uncle--winner of the inaugural Guernica Prize for the best unpublished novel manuscript--is about the identities we choose and the ones that are imposed on us. It is about being on the outside looking in. It is about dealing with pain through the artistic process. It is about delusion... + Read More
When British hat manufacturer Christopher Brooke is arrested under Regulation 18B in June 1940 a slow process of personal disintegration begins. Taking us into the pre-war political era of Ishiguro's Remains of the Day, Mad Hatter delves into the lives of Britons, tracking them through a darkening time. Irish farm girl, Mary Byrne, arrives in England in July 1940 to work as housekeeper for Cynthia Brooke and her three children, bonding with the family. When Mary is shockingly expelled from the house upon Christopher's release, her narration con... + Read More
The first of two-part novel, Itzel I tells the story of three disparate characters swept up in the drama of the Mexican student movement of 1968 whose ending in the Massacre in Tlatelolco on October 2nd, a date now always commemorated in Mexico, changed their lives forever. Broad in scope and exuberant in style in the best tradition of Latin American literature, this book roots its readers in the ebullience of Mexico's daily life and language, even as they are made to confront the horrors of history, to examine the difficulties of friendship an... + Read More
In this fractured familial story, Esther Prat reflects on the secrets, lies, and pain that haunt her life. Born on Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick, as an infant she is unceremoniously taken to Montreal, Quebec, to spend the first ten years of her life with an affluent Jewish family. Upon the death of her "daddy," she is not allowed to attend his funeral and is taken back to the poverty stricken environment of her family of origin. The culture shock results in emotional and spiritual torment, undermining her self-esteem and sense of identity. ... + Read More
Series: Essential ProseMother's Genius1st editionPaperbackKristin Andrychuk9781771834247$25.00FICTION Oct 01, 2019
Set in the small town of Grenville, Ontario, a setting perhaps familiar to the reader from the author's previous novel Cadillac Road, this story progresses from the 1950s through the 1980s. In 1940, five-year-old Martin Thorton fell from the family's apartment balcony, suffering catastrophic and permanent injuries. His accident plays a role in everything that happens afterwards ? his marginalization growing up a disabled person, his mother's guilt and unfailing devotion, his sister's alienation. Told from the point of view of his sister Gretch... + Read More
A tour guide leads a Valentine's Day-themed ghost walk, visiting the sites of horrific, yet romantic, deaths. A homicide cop solves tough cases using tips from his plants. Scientists discover a new species of religiously observant gophers, and a young math whiz, on the hunt for her escaped boa constrictor, ponders the theory of multiple worlds. Replete with dark humour and cheeky interrogations of philosophy and metaphysics, the thirty-three stories in How to Tell if Your Frog is Dead expose the fundamental absurdity of the human condition.
Series: Essential PoetsCanticles IIMMXIX1st editionPaperbackGeorge Elliott Clarke9781771834094$29.95POETRY Oct 01, 2019
Canticles II continues George Elliott Clarke's epic exploration of the Black/African intellectual presence in the Occident. In Canticles I (MMXVI) and (MMXVII), Clarke presents dramatic monologues in which historical personages and invented characters address 2000 years of imperialism and 500 years of slavery, some in support and others in opposition. In Canticles II, Clarke revises influential scriptures, principally Judeo-Christian, to offer alternative takes and tangents on their narratives and aphorisms, their histories and prophecies, refl... + Read More
Series: Essential ProseTacet1st editionPaperbackSuzanne Chiasson9781771834216$20.00FICTION Oct 01, 2019
Charlotte--a gifted but broken jazz singer--has found security and support under the roof of an overbearing French patroness of the arts, only to become trapped by her own dependence. There are no bars on the windows and no locks on the doors, but Charlotte is very much a prisoner in an opulent but unsympathetic world in which her self-worth is contingent on her voice. When the irresponsible and headstrong Theo re-enters her life after thirteen years, she is compelled, finally, to choose between complacency and autonomy.
Series: Essential ProseTelescope1st editionPaperbackAllan Weiss9781771834285$20.00FICTION Oct 01, 2019
Telescope is a story cycle about Lawrence Teitel, the protagonist of Living Room (Boheme Press, 2001). The collection deals with seeing distances: above all, the growing distancing of Lawrence's family as they cope with new challenges and Lawrence's own maturation, physical and spiritual. The cycle is made up of nine stories, each covering a different stage in Lawrence's development after his family has moved from their old neighbourhood in Montreal to a somewhat wealthier suburb, Ville St. Laurent.
The voices in this collection come from the deep past when war began, and span the centuries to the present moment, with war still raging around the globe. We hear the ancient story of how violent killers became heroes and then saints, how the picture of torture became an icon to be venerated, salvation achieved through the instruments of pain and death. As the poet Joseph Brodsky said, ‘Poetry is ? the only form of moral insurance that a society has.’
The Perfect Archive is the story of an archivist who moves beyond his role to become an author of texts on archival theory. In his work, he processes the flow and retention of government information, and he begins to question the very nature of a "pure and accurate" archive. He is embroiled in a complex story that sends him into hiding, engages him in love, and has him grappling with tyranny, injustice, the suppression of information, and the strength and the futility of resistance, except in the form of poetry.
Bewilderness explores urban and suburban wildernesses--threshold places--in a darkly comedic, surreal set of prose poems. In Bewilderness, urban and suburban landscapes come to life as shape-shifting places, enchanted places, mundane places of magical thinking, as the reader explores the heterotopias of playgrounds and backyards, lakefront parks, splintery subdivisions, and semi-industrial wastelands. Creatures that inhabit these edged-out corners of land take on the features and neuroses of their human co-habitants in poems that are direct, de... + Read More
The title poem of this collection takes us on an epic journey across past and present historical events and through spaces defined by the natural sciences, as it explores the challenges of being human in these troubled times. It is accompanied by a gathering of shorter poems that confront the dark forces in our world as they struggle for the light at the end of the tunnel. In stark imagery, these poems turn words into music to celebrate the anguish and the glory of being alive.
Series: Essential PoetsMcLuhan's Canary1st editionPaperbackBruce Meyer9781771834063$20.00POETRY Oct 01, 2019
If we are to live in this world and share in its experience, we must have patience. In McLuhan?s Canary, Bruce Meyer examines the questions of how we wait to find love, why we love and show courage to the people and things that are important to us, and how we find purpose in the small, commonplace, and almost insignificant things that help us to endure with dignity. In these poems, paeans to the virtue of patience, Meyer listens as the world sings to us and awakens us to the perpetuity and strength in which we live and love.
Travelling The Lost Highway contains themes central to James Deahl's poetry: the poet's responsibility to nature, the necessity and beauty of love, elegies, and the vulnerability, yet surprising resilience, of all life. Central to the book is a series twenty-two travel pieces, written off the grid of main highways in Canada and the United States. Although not usually a political poet, the collection closes with a section of poems personally responding to the advent of President Donald Trump, an electoral result that, unlike most elections, chan... + Read More
Series: Essential PoetsThe Long BondSelected and New Poems1st editionPaperbackAllan Briesmaster9781771834667$25.00POETRY Oct 01, 2019
The Long Bond is a gathering of the finest work from six books over four decades by a widely respected and remarkably versatile poet. It spans a massive range of subjects and styles, encompassing the Canadian landscape, music and art, love and family, science, technology, and the manifold challenges to a questioning mind on our anxious planet.
‘Tragedy at the End of the World’ restaurant. A little marriage fatigue, a cottage to sell and a woman in cashmere: suddenly twenty-seven years of conjugal life are swept away. Jean-Charles has left his wife. And with her goes the charm the restaurant possessed, where simple food was served to simple people. His new love interest insists on fancifying everything. Sleepless Nights and Days of Glory, the third volume in Hélène Rioux?s Fragments of the World series, opens with the theme of abandonment and betrayal, and then takes the reader around... + Read More
Asylum features interviews with sixteen Canadian refugees from around the world. The interviews are shaped into a five-act play in the likeness of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream to address poignant questions about what is true, what is real. Philosophers, artists, and politicians take the stage alongside the refugees to highlight stories of war, displacement, and being other.
Series: Essential EssaysColours to the ChameleonCanadian Actors on Shakespeare1st editionPaperbackKeith Garebian9781771833936$25.00LITERARY COLLECTIONS Sep 01, 2019
The first work of its kind in Canada, this book explores 11 first-rate actors' perceptions and comments in relation to performing Shakespeare in order to offer a sense of what these actors mean by ‘the work’. Colourful, lively, with strong considerations of technique and interpretation, this book gives Canadian actors a rare and generous opportunity to explore the highest reaches of their art in relation to Shakespearean acting.
Series: Guernica World EditionsLeaves on Frozen Ground1st editionPaperbackDave Carty9781771833455$20.00FICTION Sep 01, 2019
Céline Vaillancourt saw the untamed forest in shades of apprehension: a dark, trackless wilderness that ran from the shore of Lake Superior to an unknown boundary on an unnavigable map. But Edmund, her 11-year-old son, was possessed of a different vision, as though, having been brought into that country as a child in his father's arms, he had put the very same brooding colors together and produced a painting shot through with adventure and the light of discovery. There was no talking to either of them, husband or son. But talk no longer seemed ... + Read More
Series: Guernica World EditionsDisc of the Sun1st editionPaperbackJerilyn Mirpol9781771834209$20.00Sep 01, 2019
Roman poems set in the Piazza Navona that stage a fundamental encounter with both Rome and Italy, one that involves writing/desiring Italy. They experiment with a number of different voices and poetic styles and they present a montage of voices of diverse characters that range from an aristocratic flâneur whose drift-work is interrupted by a bold street-walker to an old poet in agony as a result of compromising his poetry by his compliance with Fascism.
This collection includes fourteen stories, roughly evenly divided between those that occur in Israel and those that occur in the U.S., with a couple occurring in vague, exotic places, one of them even in an imagined Greenland. The lead?and by a considerable margin, longest?story, "Help Me, Rhonda," is about two American immigrants in Israel, a man and a woman, the former divorced and the latter single, who meet by chance and try to navigate the difficult maze of fear, doubt, and need that their encounter prompts in both of them. Most of the sto... + Read More
Series: Guernica World EditionsTen Letters to Montaigne1st editionPaperbackJüri Talvet9781771834704$20.00LITERARY COLLECTIONS Sep 01, 2019
Socrates looked expectantly to the afterlife, when he would be able to converse with the wisest of the honored dead. Jüri Talvet has elected not to wait, but instead to begin his conversations with the wise in this life. In these ten letters, Talvet has entered into conversation with one of those wise predecessors, Michel de Montaigne. Talvet?s ruminations place contemporary issues into a long historical perspective, and a rich literary context. These letters offer an uncompromising critique of current global tendencies, but Talvet?s critiq... + Read More
Series: Guernica World EditionsGauguin?s Moon1st editionPaperbackMarello Laura9781771834315$20.00FICTION Sep 01, 2019
Daniella believes her lost mother is a World War II hero, but is terrorized by a dream of a war-torn jungle, raining fire. At forty, with her life and career stalled, Daniella is visited by four dead ancestors, who try to help her put her life back together. When this fails, propelled by curiosity about her recurring dream, she travels to the nuclear testing grounds at the Bikini Islands, to find out her mother?s real role in the war and its aftermath.
Series: My Totem Came CallingPaperbackBlessing Musariri9781988449753$18.95YOUNG ADULT FICTION Sep 30, 2019
Chanda is a seventeen-year-old schoolgirl in Harare, Zimbabwe, who suffers from unexplained memory lapses, which become even more worrisome when she starts seeing her totem animal, a zebra, in all sorts of places. But nobody else can see it. Afraid of being institutionalized in a hospital, she follows the advice of an old aunt and sets off for her ancestral village, a backward, primitive settlement without the amenities she is used to in the city. But there she meets the rest of her family, including her grandmother, and learns the hard way wh... + Read More
This novel is set among the members of a small, devout Shia community of India, ruled tightly by a priesthood that dictates every facet of their lives. When, finally, a section of the community rebels, calling out the emperor with no clothes, the head priest's wrath comes crashing down upon them as they are excommunicated, split from close friends and family, and denied ancient religious rites such as burials. The novel follows, in particular, the fate of a young man and woman who are in love, taking them from India to Canada and the US.
Series: PolychromasiaPaperbackMohineet Kaur Bopari9781988449937$19.95POETRY Oct 30, 2019
Polychromasia, as the word implies, metaphorically looks at the many hues of life as it is lived, especially in India. It takes on love, through confessional poems, the biosphere through the idea of geographical space over human time, patriarchy, class, and caste as it affects people, and the practice and appreciation of art
Ali belongs to a camel-herding family, in a Somali society riven by ancient clan rivalries. When rival clan members kill his father, Ali goes away to the nearby town. The ruling government, however, is a different clan, and soon Ali is arrested, imprisoned, and tortured. He flees to Toronto, and forms relationships, but gets trapped in the clan culture that has followed him.
Series: Waiting for the RainAn Iraqi MemoirPaperbackLamees Al Ethari9781988449906$24.95BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Oct 15, 2019
In this memoir, Lamees Al Ethari traces her transition from an idyllic childhood in a large extended Iraqi family to the relative stability of family exilic life in Canada. Through memory fragments, clips of poetry, diary entries, and her own art, the author reveals the trauma of three senseless wars, a decade of dehumanizing sanctions on an innocent population, the blindness of a dictatorship to the suffering of its own people, and finally their resilience and the humanity they manage to preserve.
Series: Just PervsPaperbackJess Taylor9781771665148$20.00FICTION Sep 04, 2019
Two sex addicts meet and fall in love. A woman catches her husband cheating on her with their dog and escapes to her sister's horse farm. Four girlfriends—fellow pervs—grow up and drift apart, pining for each other in silence until one of them is murdered.In Jess Taylor's sophomore story collection, contemporary views of female sexuality are subverted, and women are given agency over their desires and bodies. Through these characters, sex is revealed to be many things at once: gross, shameful, exhilarating, hidden or open—and always complicated... + Read More
Series: Essais SeriesNothing that Is, TheEssays on Art, Literature and BeingPaperbackJohanna Skibsrud9781771665261$20.00LITERARY COLLECTIONS Oct 01, 2019
Written over a period of more than a decade, The Nothing That Is is a collection about the very concept of "nothing," approached from a variety of angles and in a variety of ways.Addressing a broad range of topics and works by contemporary writers and artists, these essays seek to decentre our relationship to both the "givenness" of history and to a predictive or probable model of the future. They do so by drawing attention to the ways that poetic language activates the multiple, and as yet undesignated, possibilities replete within our every m... + Read More
Winner of RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging WritersWinner of CBC Poetry PrizeRe-Origin of Species is a lyric contemplation of our relationship to the environment.Weaving personal narratives with a poetic study of the insect kingdom, this book looks at the interdependence of all species, drawing parallels between human illness, climate change and the state of peril of the natural world.Diving into the poet's ancestry, these poems trace the inheritance of poverty, addiction and trauma against the backdrop of Southern Italy and Northern Ontar... + Read More
Series: Symphony No. 3PaperbackChris Eaton9781771665100$23.00FICTION Oct 08, 2019
Symphony No. 3 follows the life of renowned French composer Camille Saint-Saëns as he ascends from child prodigy to worldwide fame. As his acclaim grows in Paris, the musical world around him clamours with competitors, dilettantes, turncoats and revenge seekers. At the height of his success, Camille leaves everything behind to embark on a Dantean quest for his dead lover, Henri. At the end of this adventure, still haunted by the holes in his past, he takes up an invitation to journey by ocean-liner to the New World.Finely crafted in its own uni... + Read More
Shortlisted for the 2017 Brage PrizeFanny, a 17-year-old high school senior, has lost both her parents in a car accident. Granted permission to live independently in the family home located on the outskirts of a small Norwegian town, the days pass by as she performs her daily routine: going to school, maintaining the house, chopping and stacking wood, and keeping the weeds at bay. As Fanny grieves and attempts to come to terms with the sad circumstances of her life, a fairy tale-like world full of new possibilities begins to emerge around her.W... + Read More
Series: Literature in Translation SeriesDrama QueensPaperbackVickie Gendreau9781771665223$20.00FICTION Oct 22, 2019
At the book fair in Rimouski, a woman picked up my first book to read the back cover. She put it back down, avoiding my eyes. It's heavy, cancer and death and all that. I wish books were more interactive. Like video game controllers. They could vibrate at the end of each chapter. But that's not how life works. I wonder what death is like. Do you vibrate? Do the words GAME OVER appear?In 2012, Vickie Gendreau was diagnosed with a brain tumour and wrote a book narrating her own death. Testament could have been Gendreau's first and only novel, but... + Read More
Following Surani's previous collection Operations, which excavated the debasement done to language by nations worldwide, how does one return to using language for poetry? Are the Rivers in Your Poems Real responds to this question. Amidst the dangers of figurative language, the coercion of sentimentality and the insidious freight of abstraction, these poems embody the necessity for the critical, the communal, the real. This collection uses conceptual critiques of public discourse and experimental social cartographies, as well as lyrics of intim... + Read More
Winner of the Writers' Trust Dayne Ogilvie Award for LGBTQ WritersIn Vancouver for Beginners, mapping becomes a form of nostalgia, and readers are led through a territory portrayed by real estate listings, childhood landmarks long gone and developers who pace at a city's limits shored with aquariums. In these poems there are many Vancouvers and and there is no Vancouver, so that the very idea of city is drawn into question. What emerges is a new idea of city, one meant for elsewhere, something left behind after the fire has swept through, somet... + Read More
Mobile is an uncivil feminist reboot of Dennis Lee's Civil Elegies and Other Poems; an urban lament about female citizenship and settler culpability; an homage to working and walking women in a love/hate relationship with Toronto, its rivers and creeks, its sidewalks and parks, its history, misogyny and violence. How do we, in Lee's words, see the "lives we had not lived" that "invisibly stain" the city? What are the sexual politics of occupying space in a city, in a workspace, in history? How can we name our vulnerabilities and our disasters a... + Read More
Series: Wave ArchivePaperbackEmmalea Russo9781771665544$18.00POETRY Oct 29, 2019
Is it possible to archive the invisible symptoms of an illness? Is the archive emotional? Emmalea Russo's Wave Archive moves between essay and poetry while also pondering the mind-body connection and the unreliability of thought patterns and histories. Here, Russo invokes her own experiences with seizures, photographs and art-making, archival and indexical processes, brain waves, and the very personal need to document and store while simultaneously questioning the reliability of memory and language. Drawing upon the history of epilepsy in both ... + Read More
Using line drawings, colour and text, Robin Richardson transposes the sensibility of poetry into illustrated works, creating bite-sized, artistic meditations on the terribly wonderful, malleable and absurd experience of being alive. Richardson's intuitive works—inspired by medieval illuminated manuscripts—are drawn from fleeting, conscious contact with various notions and emotions; they feel their way around meaning and what it is to be human.It's here, amongst animal imagery and Jungian psychological concepts, that the viewer can, if not caref... + Read More
Series: 7th CousinsAn AutomythographyPaperbackErin Brubacher9781771665469$25.00DRAMA Oct 24, 2019
From July 7th to August 6th, 2015, we walked 700 kilometres, from Pennsylvania to Ontario. A stranger asked if we were walking to learn how to work and be together. This was certainly part of it.In July 2015, Erin Brubacher and Christine Brubaker, two politically left, secular, Canadian women traced the migration route of their Mennonite ancestors by walking from Pennsylvania to Ontario, through the American Bible Belt. Along the way they were hosted by a series of people with whom they had next to nothing in common. They were welcomed into str... + Read More
Series: tracePaperbackJeff Ho9780369100566$17.95DRAMA Oct 28, 2019
"I support you when you need, so that you support me when I need." An elegant and sweeping story of a Chinese family’s history, trace follows the footsteps of four generations as their homes and identities are challenged. Jeff Ho brings life to his great-grandmother, grandmother, and mother through considerate storytelling as they recount their pasts, leading to a paralleled present. Great-grandmother fled the Japanese during World War II by escaping China into Hong Kong, a traumatic effect that’s rippled down the family line. Grandmother marri... + Read More
From the acclaimed author of The Last Wife and The Virgin Trial comes a new adaptation of one of the finest love stories ever told. Cyrano de Bergerac is a swashbuckling seventeenth-century swordsman who can do anything… except tell Roxane, the woman he loves, how he feels. He’s just too self-conscious about his unusually large nose. Roxane finds romance in words, and Cyrano is full of them, so when he sees the chance to ghostwrite love letters to her from an inarticulate, love-struck cadet, he takes it—but can he ever reveal himself? Could she... + Read More
Series: Black BoysPaperbackVirgilia Griffith9780369100474$18.95DRAMA Oct 15, 2019
In a society where the Black male body is both vilified and sexualized, Black Boys uncovers the complex dynamics of the queer Black male experience. Text, movement, and design portray the rhythm and vulnerability of three very different Black men who seek a deeper understanding of themselves, each other, and of how they encounter the world. As they explore their unique identities, their performances rigorously interrogate and playfully subvert the ways in which gender, sexuality, and race are read and performed. Theatrical and intimate, Black B... + Read More
Should women abandon religion? Four female panellists face off in a wild, whip-smart televised debate about the intersection of religion and misogyny. On one side, there’s Maryam, a progressive Muslim lawyer, and Yehudit, an Orthodox Jewish spiritual leader. The other has Liz, a lesbian antitheist pundit, and Margaret, an excommunicated nun. The debaters wrestle with themselves and with each other: Can you be a feminist and believe in religion? What can or can’t be forgiven? Why do we have faith to begin with? Between the arguments, each of the... + Read More
What would it feel like if the world emptied out? Lowell Garrish has lost everything—his parents, his grandma, the music the waves make on the shore in Nova Scotia. Desperate to hold on to real sound, Lowell sets off on a road trip across Canada with a tape recorder, capturing something from every person he meets and his observations along the way. But as he drives, strange occurrences and mass disappearances imply that something terrible is happening, and Lowell begins to realize that time for humanity may be running out. Written as transcript... + Read More
The stories and experiences of three imprisoned women and a guard intertwine in dramatic and dangerous ways, as the psychological destruction that is solitary confinement taunts each of their lives. Nineteen-year-old Sid is transferred to a new prison, finding friendship with her cellmate Britt, but she also forms a complicated relationship with a guard who seems to be watching their every move. In another time, an older inmate named Kit talks to an unseen audience about a coming visitor and how she’ll stop at nothing to see them, even if that ... + Read More
When Gilles and Esther decided to move from Montréal to Vancouver, they didn’t expect their lives to change so starkly. All they wanted was to start a new life for themselves, to find new artistic opportunities. But their new home proves to be a challenging culture shock as the young couple struggles to connect to others, navigate their language barrier, and cope with non-stop rain. These blocks become walls, cutting Gilles and Esther off from the world, and with cabin fever comes erratic behaviour. They find themselves being torn apart, divide... + Read More
Series: PugwashPaperbackVern Thiessen9780369100603$17.95DRAMA Age (years) from 12 - 18Nov 11, 2019
In 1957 the world is tender and fearful of nuclear weapons post-World War II. In an effort to understand and facilitate a neutral global discussion and find some peace, leading scientists and academics—world-renowned “Thinkers”—are invited to a conference in the small town of Pugwash, Nova Scotia, by philanthropist Cyrus Eaton. Curious about the exciting events when their town is often only ravaged by fires, two local children, Conni and Jamie, take interest in hosting some of the Thinkers—particularly Alex from Russia and Ogawa from Japan. The... + Read More
Series: Th'owxiyaThe Hungry Feast DishPaperbackJoseph A. Dandurand9780369100238$17.95DRAMA Age (years) from 5 - 15Sep 03, 2019
When you take something from the earth you must always give something back. From the Kwantlen First Nation village of Squa’lets comes the tale of Th’owxiya, an old and powerful spirit that inhabits a feast dish of tempting, beautiful foods from around the world. But even surrounded by this delicious food, Th’owxiya herself craves only the taste of children. When she catches a hungry mouse named Kw’atel stealing a piece of cheese from her dish, she threatens to devour Kw’atel’s whole family, unless she can bring Th’owxiya two child spirits. Igno... + Read More
Series: Whimsy Stateor The Principality of Outer BaldoniaPaperbackA.J. Demers9780369100399$17.95DRAMA Sep 30, 2019
With a few drinks and some “Ayes!” three fishermen on a small island off the coast of Nova Scotia declare independence from Canada: henceforth, they shall be known as the Princes of the Principality of Outer Baldonia! It’s 1948 when Russ, Elson, and Ron discover that the Canadian government plans to open their Atlantic commercial fishing rights to the Spanish, posing an overcrowding threat to business and wildlife. Russ, a vacationing American lawyer, has just purchased Outer Bald Tusket Island for $750. With a newly erected stone lodge, plenty... + Read More
The Sri Lankan civil war has left many scars on Thangan and his family, most noticeably the loss of his eldest son and the crippling epileptic seizures brought on by his torture. As the final days of the war play out, the family bears witness from their new home of Toronto. Thangan’s other son Kanan comes home from a protest, shaken that someone referred to him by his brother’s name. His young daughter Kavitha innocently dances around with a mysterious pair of anklets that she found. And Thangan’s wife Sevi is consumed with feeling responsible ... + Read More
Series: The Blunt Playwright2nd editionPaperbackClem Martini9780369100191$24.95PERFORMING ARTS Aug 12, 2019
The Blunt Playwright won’t tell you everything there is to know about playwriting. It won’t even try. What it will do is examine process, structure, dialogue, and character; provide classic and contemporary scenes to study; outline clever exercises to strengthen writing skills; and so much more. Highly regarded and used in schools everywhere, this updated edition cements its place as one of the best resources for playwrights. From organizing the structure of a script to developing characters’ voices, from employing visual effects on stage to wr... + Read More
Series: The Directors LabPaperbackEvan Tsitsias9780369100511$24.95PERFORMING ARTS Oct 15, 2019
After spending ten years in international Directors Lab programs—first in New York and Chicago, then co-founding Directors Lab North in Toronto—Evan Tsitsias has amassed an extensive amount of advice, examples, and notes that prove essential reading for theatre creators and artists across disciplines. Combined with master classes and interviews with established, emerging, and mid-career directors, this manual is an artistic, logistic, and pedagogical exploration into the mechanics of theatre creation through the perspective of a director. With ... + Read More
Series: Naming the Shadows1st editionPaperbackSharon Berg9780889844292$18.95FICTION Sep 15, 2019
Sharon Berg's quietly insightful collection focuses on relationships between generations, acknowledging the prevalence of the shadows that are everywhere-but also celebrating the light.
Set against the backdrop of the Great Depression, a young horse thief and his unlikely accomplice are pursued through the forbidding landscape of the BC interior. There they encounter villains, drifters and fiercely insular circus folk in a profound tale of friendship, forgiveness and finding home.
In this illustrated edition of Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark, master wood engraver George A. Walker provides an uproarious reinterpretation of the classic poem poem as seen through the convex lens of contemporary American politics.
Series: Casting into Mystery1st editionPaperbackRobert Reid9780889844285$26.95SPORTS & RECREATION Nov 15, 2019
Casting into Mystery celebrates the meditative sport of fly fishing, rejoicing in the camaraderie and quietude to be found not only in the gentle flow of river currents, but also in the community and culture of anglers past and present.