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Your perfect mid-summer read is now available. This road novel moves at a gripping pace, and its enigmatic narrator and elements of magic realism will intrigue and provoke discussion. (Trust us; our editors had some lively discussions during the making of this book!)
The story: The electricity inexplicably goes out nationwide, and gradually the mundanities of life shift to the rigours of survival. In this post-apocalyptic setting, an unnamed mechanic jumps into his beat-up car and drives 4,736 kilometres east to reach his dying father. As the narratorâ€™s journey becomes one of essentials â€“ gasoline, water bottles, and gas-station food â€“ and as the crisis around him begins to weigh more heavily, he seeks refuge with a woman, and later, a fellow traveler he meets on the road. But these two souls seem to seek a different sort of redemption â€¦
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To celebrate International Womenâ€™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. (Petersâ€™s talk is also related to his work on Stein; Peters is recently the author of Studies in Description: Reading Gertrude Steinâ€™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. Farrantâ€™s delightful collection of very short stories, The World Afloat. Happy Holidays from Talonbooks!
Our Spiritual Lives
Weâ€™ve seen stains on tea towels that look like Jesus Christâ€™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 treeâ€™s branches.Tuesday December 5, 2017 in Meta-Talon
A finalist for the 2006 Governor Generalâ€™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 â€¦
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