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We are thrilled to present our exciting Spring 2014 list!
New fiction from M.A.C. Farrant, Larry Tremblay (translated by Sheila Fischman), and Hélène Vachon (translated by Phyllis Aronoff and Howard Scott) will delight, unravel, and amuse. Be dazzled by miniatures that explode mundane situations and people, and piece them back together again, a little brighter and a little looser, in The World Afloat. Follow disturbed and disturbing Edgar as he attempts to “save” himself and another in The Obese Christ. And, in A Matter of Gravity, meet a pianist and an undertaker who build a delicate friendship at the end of a life.
Plays by Drew Hayden Taylor, Joan MacLeod, and David Fennario, and a hard-hitting non-fiction book by Alain Deneault, address (respectively): the aftermath of the residential schools system on the lives of two individuals; the too-often volatile relationship between law enforcers and the mentally ill; the history of Canada’s World War I munitions factories and the women who worked there; and Canada’s current, distressing inclination toward becoming one of the most attractive tax havens to foreign interests.
The poetry list – about which Twitter has already been atwitter – brings together the remarkable work of four women: Cecily Nicholson, Natalie Simpson, Catriona Strang, and Nikki Reimer – all of whom publish their second books of poetry this spring with Talon. (Right on time for Poetry Month!)
To celebrate International Women’s Day, we asked our staff to recommend favourite Talon books that they felt contributed to the advancement of women and to the feminist literary canon.Tuesday February 6, 2018 in Meta-Talon
By Carl Peters
On Meta-Talon today, please enjoy the full text of the presentation given by Carl Peters at the Modern Languages Association convention in New York City on January 7, 2018. This talk responds to the question posed in the MLA convention session Rhetoric in Post-Factual Times: how to perform textual analysis in a time when facts are no longer the marker of good argumentation. (Peters’s talk is also related to his work on Stein; Peters is recently the author of Studies in Description: Reading Gertrude Stein’s Tender Buttons.)Thursday December 21, 2017 in Meta-Talon
Our little end-of-year present to you is a miniature from M.A.C. Farrant’s delightful collection of very short stories, The World Afloat. Happy Holidays from Talonbooks!
Our Spiritual Lives
We’ve seen stains on tea towels that look like Jesus Christ’s face so we know he exists. And we know that dried seaweed can save the Douglas fir from extinction so we hang dried seaweed from the tree’s branches.Tuesday December 5, 2017 in Meta-Talon
A finalist for the 2006 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama, In a World Created by a Drunken God has been in steady demand since it was first published 11 years ago. From 2006 until the end of 2017, In a World Created by a Drunken God was in print with its original cover, which showed moving boxes and a flip phone. Now, Talonbooks has reprinted In a World Created by a Drunken God for the fourth time, and it wears a dynamic, new cover …
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