Telephone: 604 444-4889
Outside Vancouver: 1 888 445-4176
Fax: 604 444-4119
Whether it is the fly-whisks or wingless locusts, North American readers and independent booksellers are abuzz about the new translation of Martine Desjardin’s novel Maleficium, which has already being reprinted, due to growing demand.
Brave readers will enter the realm of Vicar Jérôme Savoie’s Gothic-era confessional, where seven men, just returned from faraway lands, profess to have fallen victim to the strange and evil spells of a mysterious woman. Throughout the Middle East, these men sought the finest goods and rarest experiences the world had to offer, but as each came closer to the object of their desire, they were struck by debilitating maladies and crippling deformities. All seven had encountered a young woman with a scarred face and now they’ve come to warn the priest that she will soon bring her dark arts to bear against the Catholic church itself. It is not until the young woman enters the confessional that truth emerges and the crimes of the seven men come to light.
This evening at 7pm, please join Martine Desjardins and her award-winning translators, Fred A. Reed and David Homel, for the launch of this book in Montreal at the Drawn & Quarterly bookstore, where there will be a reading from this text.
The holiday season is upon us, and perhaps you are considering giving the gift of a good book! Here are the most lovely and readable and immediately compelling books we have produced recently to help you in your quest. Order soon to have them delivered in the next couple of weeks! (And did you know that ours come nicely packaged?)Tuesday December 3, 2013 in Meta-Talon
by Chloë Filson
In a recent Meta-Talon article, “Reflections on Regionalism,” Megan Jones referred to the “quietly profound writers that dwell in far-off corners and dense urban hotbeds of this vast country.” This description points to one of the most important – or at least one of the most critically discussed – tensions in Canadian literature: urban vs. rural.Thursday November 28, 2013 in Meta-Talon
Tuesday November 26, 2013 in Meta-Talon
“With this magazine cover, I know it’s only a prototype, but with this cover, we decided to concentrate on the mole. This may look to you and me like an ordinary, and might I add rather famous, mole on a human face. Yet if we were to make that assumption, we would both be making a rather naive supposition.”
Candy blinked and stifled a yawn.
“Because,” roared F with wild eyes, nearly startling Candy out of her seat, “the mole is not a real mole at all!”
“Okay, Doc, I believe you. Just chill, okay.”
We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts; the Government of Canada through the Book Publishing Industry Development Program; and the Province of British Columbia through the British Columbia Arts Council for our publishing activities.