15 SecondsFront Cover
15 Seconds
By François Archambault
Translated by Bobby Theodore

Winner 1998 Governor General’s Award for Drama

Short-listed 2000 Governor General's Award for Translation

A young female advertising copy writer, her pro-sports-fan ex-boyfriend, a Gen-X welfare-bum loser and his brother with cerebral palsy. Cast of 1 woman and 3 men.


$15.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2000
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.30 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889224278 | Rights: WORLD

1949Front Cover
1949
By David French

Short-listed 1988 BC Book Prize for Non-Fiction

Newfoundland joins Confederation in the continuing saga of the Mercer family. Cast of 6 women, 6 men and 2 male children.


$18.95 | 176 pages | Pub. Date: 1989
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.5 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889222663 | Rights: WORLD

2000Front Cover
2000
By Joan MacLeod

The relationships of the young, the aging and the middle-aged, and between urban life and nature at the end of the millennium. Cast of 3 women and 2 men.


$16.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 1997
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889223738 | Rights: WORLD

400 KilometresFront Cover
400 Kilometres
By Drew Hayden Taylor

The third play in Taylor’s hilarious and heart-wrenching identity-politics trilogy. Janice Wirth, an urban professional who has discovered her roots as the Ojibway orphan Grace Wabung, is pregnant and must come to grips with the question of her true identity. Cast of 3 women and 2 men.


$16.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2005
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889225176 | Rights: WORLD

7 StoriesFront Cover
7 Stories
By Morris Panych

Winner 1998 Jessie Richardson Award for Outstanding Original Play, The Sydney Risk Award

A man’s contemplation of suicide leads to a charming and surprising ending. Cast of 2 women and 3 men.


$17.95 | 104 pages | Pub. Date: 1990
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.30 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889222816 | Rights: WORLD

A Covenant of SaltFront Cover
A Covenant of Salt
By Martine Desjardins
Translated by Fred A. Reed & David Homel

Drawing from the history of Quebec and Irish legend, this exquisitely exotic novel explores the snares of individual and collective memory as they are used to justify and preserve ancestral grudges.


$17.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 2008 | Edition # 1
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ISBN 13: 9780889225664 | Rights: WORLD

A Crossing of HeartsFront Cover
A Crossing of Hearts
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by Sheila Fischman

A Crossing of Hearts continues Michel Tremblay’s Desrosiers Diaspora series of novels, a family saga set in Montreal during World War I. This third novel bursts with life as Nana, the young city girl, explores the natural world – and the enchanted forest of her inner, maturing self. The novel also further develops the character of Maria so that we understand her motivations more fully, and at the same time recognize nods to the history of Quebec and the dynamics of the family under the strictures of the Catholic church.


$16.95 | 240 pages | Pub. Date: 2017
5.5 W × 8.5 H × 1.25 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9781772010114 | Rights: WORLD

A Few Words Will DoFront Cover
A Few Words Will Do
By Lionel Kearns

When one person writes “this is what happened, this is what I know,” any reader stands in for the absent “I” or “eye” of that text. This inescapable process of language, preoccupies Kearns in these brief but concentrated pieces.


$16.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2007
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.30000000000000004 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889225589 | Rights: WORLD

A Guide to B.C. Indian Myth and LegendFront Cover
A Guide to B.C. Indian Myth and Legend
By Ralph Maud

Boas, Teit, Hill-Tout, Barbeau, Swanton, Jenness, the luminaries of field research in British Columbia, are discussed, and their work in Indian folklore evaluated in this comprehensive survey of myth-collecting in B.C.


$19.95 | 224 pages | Pub. Date: 1982
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889221895 | Rights: WORLD

A Line in the SandFront Cover
A Line in the Sand
By Guillermo Verdecchia

Winner 2009 MECCA Awards

Winner 2010 MECCA Award

A young Palestinian is befriended, then tortured and murdered by Canadian soldiers during Operation Desert Storm. Cast of 3 to 5 men.


$16.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 1997
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889223752 | Rights: WORLD

A Matter of GravityFront Cover
A Matter of Gravity
By Hélène Vachon
Translated by Phyllis Aronoff & Howard Scott

This charming intrigue starts with an enigmatic manuscript that brings together two disparate characters. The first is an embalmer who, unable to look after the living, devotes himself to the dead. The secondis an ailing concert pianist consorting with the ghosts of his past. Their tragic encounter is brilliantly illuminated by black humor and compassion.


$18.95 | 256 pages | Pub. Date: 2014
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ISBN 13: 9780889228405 | Rights: WORLD

A Record of WritingFront Cover
A Record of Writing
By Roy Miki

Traces the development of Poet laureate Bowering’s many writings through four decades.


$39.95 | 404 pages | Pub. Date: 1990
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Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: LIT004080
ISBN 13: 9780889222632 | Rights: WORLD

A Slight Case of FatigueFront Cover
A Slight Case of Fatigue
By Stéphane Bourguignon
Translated by Phyllis Aronoff & Howard Scott

Short-listed 2009 Governor General's Award for Translation

At forty-one, Eddy is in existential crisis. While once he had an enviable life, now he’s separated from his wife, estranged from his son, and his garden’s grown wild—like the rest of his life. Written in multiple voices, with keen psychological insight, Bourguignon’s examination of relationships, past wounds and present possibilities is filled with raucous warmth and humanity—and dark humour.


$19.95 | 224 pages | Pub. Date: 2008 | Edition # 1
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ISBN 13: 9780889225961 | Rights: WORLD

A Taste of EmpireFront Cover
A Taste of Empire
By Jovanni Sy

Everything we eat tells a story. In A Taste of Empire, delectable samples from a real-time cooking demonstration offer food for thought about colonialism and the ethics of modern-day food systems. “Food and Wine named him Chef of the Decade. In 2016 he was inducted into the Culinary Hall of…


$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2017
5.5 W × 8.5 H × .75 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9781772011609 | Rights: WORLD

A Thing of BeautyFront Cover
A Thing of Beauty
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by Sheila Fischman

A coda to his great Chronicles of the Plateau Mont-Royal cycle of novels. Tremblay creates, with grace and tenderness, a fictionalized account of the death of his own mother.


$19.95 | 224 pages | Pub. Date: 1998
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ISBN 13: 9780889223905 | Rights: WORLD

ABC of Reading TRGFront Cover
ABC of Reading TRG
By Peter Jaeger
Edited by Frank Davey

Examines the writings of Steve McCaffery and bpNichol, with a special focus on their collaborative work as the Toronto Research Group (TRG).


$17.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 1999
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.4 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: LIT004080
ISBN 13: 9780889224230 | Rights: WORLD

Abraham Lincoln Goes to the TheatreFront Cover
Abraham Lincoln Goes to the Theatre
By Larry Tremblay
Translated by Chantal Bilodeau

Mark Killman—a feared but much admired director—hires two actors to play Laurel and Hardy in a re-enactment of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, while he himself plays the iconic role of the target as a wax figure. Absurd, hilarious and haunting.


$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2010
5.50 W × 8.50 H × 0.60000000000000009 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889226494 | Rights: WORLD

AdriftFront Cover
Adrift
By Marcus Youssef

In this play inspired by the novel Adrift on the Nile, by Egyptian Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz, a group of urban Egyptian hipsters engages in debates about secularism and “fundamentalism” with tragic consequences.” Cast of 4 women and 6 men.


$16.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2008
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889225855 | Rights: WORLD

Adventures of Ali & Ali and the aXes of EvilFront Cover
Adventures of Ali & Ali and the aXes of Evil
By Marcus Youssef & Guillermo Verdecchia & Camyar Chai

A hard-hitting and hilarious satire. Cast of 4 men.


$16.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2005
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.30000000000000004 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889225169 | Rights: WORLD

After ClassFront Cover
After Class
By George F. Walker
Introduction by Wes Berger

In two new plays, Canada‘s king of black comedy takes on the failing education system. Both Parents Night and The Bigger Issue are set in public-school classrooms after hours and involve confrontations between stressed-out teachers and ticked-off parents.


$19.95 | 176 pages | Pub. Date: 2017
5.5 W × 8.5 H × 1 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9781772011845 | Rights: WORLD

After JackFront Cover
After Jack
By Garry Thomas Morse

Not merely an homage to Jack Spicer, but also a tribute to his Orphic conception of the serial poem, After Jack is a palimpsestuous attempt to achieve the dark art of nekuia, to encourage the means of poetic transmission and to divine the polyphony of both Federico García Lorca and Jack Spicer as their voices interweave, transform and become inexorably entangled with a fresh and undeniably peculiar, disturbingly profane authorial voice.


$19.95 | 184 pages | Pub. Date: 2010
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.5 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889226302 | Rights: WORLD

Against The WindFront Cover
Against The Wind
By Madeleine Gagnon
Translated by Phyllis Aronoff
By Howard Scott

In spare, lucid prose, and in a style reminiscent of André Gide, Madeleine Gagnon invites the reader to experience the creation and development of an artist “in his own words” – Joseph’s gelid journal entries that are to become emphatic poetic laments – in a novel that chronicles the extreme destitution of Quebec in the years before World War Two and in abstract developing forms of artistic expression after years of uncertainty and loss.


$14.95 | 168 pages | Pub. Date: 2012
5.5 W × 8.5 H × .35 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889226968 | Rights: WORLD

Albertine in Five TimesFront Cover
Albertine in Five Times
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

Tremblay presents the powerful story of one woman, Albertine, at five different times in her life. Together, the five Albertines provide a moving portrait of an extraordinary “ordinary” woman in this Chalmers Award-winning play. Cast of 6 women.


$16.95 | 80 pages | Pub. Date: 2009 | Edition # 2
5.50 W × 8.50 H × 0.24 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889226272 | Rights: WORLD

Ali and AliFront Cover
Ali and Ali
By Caymar Chai & Guillermo Verdecchia & Marcus Youssef

In this sequel to the hilarious and hard-hitting The Adventures of Ali & Ali and the aXes of Evil, the agitprop collaborative team of Camyar Chai, Guillermo Verdecchia, and Marcus Youssef turns its idiosyncratic brand of political satire to new global realities.


$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2013
8.5 W × 5.5 H × .35 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889227828 | Rights: WORLD

All Fall DownFront Cover
All Fall Down
By Wendy Lill

Short-listed 1994 Governor General's Award for Drama

A play about modern day witch-hunting. Cast of 2 women and 2 men.


$16.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 1994
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.45 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889223363 | Rights: WORLD

All Is FleshFront Cover
All Is Flesh
By Yannick Renaud
Translated by Hugh Hazelton

All Is Flesh collects in one volume Hugh Hazelton’s English translations of Yannick Renaud’s brilliant first two books of poems, Taxidermy and The Disappearance of Ideas, first published by Éditions Les Herbes rouges in Montreal.


$17.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2011
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.5 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889226722 | Rights: WORLD

All That GlittersFront Cover
All That Glitters
By Martine Desjardins
Translated by Fred A. Reed & David Homel

Short-listed 2005 Governor General's Literary Award

Haunted by the iron jealousy of their commanding officer, Dulac and Nell must risk everything to pursue their desires.


$17.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 2005
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.4 D inches
Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: FIC019000
ISBN 13: 9780889225206 | Rights: WORLD

All the Verdis of VeniceFront Cover
All the Verdis of Venice
By Normand Chaurette
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

Cast of 1 woman and 4 men.


$16.95 | 112 pages | Pub. Date: 2000
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889224421 | Rights: WORLD

alterNativesFront Cover
alterNatives
By Drew Hayden Taylor

Native activists and environmentally concerned vegetarians are invited to a dinner party, where irreconcilable cultural differences clash over moose roast and vegetarian lasagna. Cast of 3 women and 3 men.


$18.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 2000
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.5 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889224285 | Rights: WORLD

American NotebooksFront Cover
American Notebooks
By Marie-Claire Blais
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

An album of finely drawn literary portraits of writers, musicians, artists and social activists who influenced the life and work of Blais in the 1960s.


$19.95 | 208 pages | Pub. Date: 1996
6.00 W × 8.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: BIO007000
ISBN 13: 9780889223585 | Rights: WORLD

Amigo's Blue GuitarFront Cover
Amigo's Blue Guitar
By Joan MacLeod

A college student’s life changes when he chooses to sponsor a Salvadoran refugee as a class project. Cast of 2 women and 3 men.


$15.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 1997
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.25 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889223714 | Rights: WORLD

Amuse BoucheFront Cover
Amuse Bouche
By Adeena Karasick

Joint winner 2009 One of the Best Books of 2009 (About.com)

Mashing up the lexicon of war with post-industrial consumerism, haute cuisine, couture, language, Eros and desire, Karasick’s sixth book is at once dark and satirical, exuberant and amorously rigorous.


$19.95 | 108 pages | Pub. Date: 2009 | Edition # 1
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.25 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889226043 | Rights: WORLD

An English Canadian PoeticsFront Cover
An English Canadian Poetics
Edited by Robert Hogg

With an introduction by D.M.R. Bentley Essays on poetic theory written by Canadian poets from the late 19th century to 1918 that articulate the specific social, cultural and political circumstances under which their poetry was created.


$29.95 | 320 pages | Pub. Date: 2009 | Edition # 1
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ISBN 13: 9780889226135 | Rights: WORLD

An Error in JudgementFront Cover
An Error in Judgement
By Dara Culhane

An analysis of the controversy surrounding the death of a Native child in Alert Bay, B.C.


$29.95 | 280 pages | Pub. Date: 1987
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: MED050000
ISBN 13: 9780889222465 | Rights: WORLD

An Honest WomanFront Cover
An Honest Woman
By Jonina Kirton

Short-listed 2018 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

An Honest Woman by Jónína Kirton confronts us with beauty and ugliness in the wholesome riot that is sex, love, and marriage. From the perspective of a mixed-race woman, Kirton engages with Simone de Beauvoir and Donald Trump to unravel the norms of femininity and sexuality that continue to adhere…


$16.95 | 104 pages | Pub. Date: 2017
6 W × 9 H × 1 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE015000
ISBN 13: 9781772011449 | Rights: WORLD

Anarcho-ModernismFront Cover
Anarcho-Modernism
Edited by Ian Angus

Essays exploring key issues of politics and aesthetics in honour of the founding director of the Institute for the Humanities at Simon Fraser University.


$29.95 | 512 pages | Pub. Date: 2001
7.00 W × 10.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: LIT006000
ISBN 13: 9780889224575 | Rights: WORLD

Anatolia JunctionFront Cover
Anatolia Junction
By Fred A. Reed

As Fred A. Reed travels through the Middle East, the Balkans and Asia Minor, he concludes that Turkey’s Islamists are reappropriating the culture and beliefs that 70 years of secular fundamentalism have been unable to eradicate.


$18.95 | 320 pages | Pub. Date: 1999
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: TRV012000
ISBN 13: 9780889224261 | Rights: WORLD

And Other StoriesFront Cover
And Other Stories
Edited by George Bowering

Taking the theme of postmodernity one step further with 23 short stories edited by Canada’s first poet laureate: Alexis, Arnason, Atwood, Blaise, Bowering, Burnham, Cohen, Dorsey, Elliot, Farrant, Fawcett, Findley, Goto, Fraser, King, Laferrière, Mayr, Rooke, Schoemperlen, Thomas, Verdecchia and Watson.


$24.95 | 320 pages | Pub. Date: 2001
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: FIC003000
ISBN 13: 9780889224513 | Rights: WORLD

And Slowly BeautyFront Cover
And Slowly Beauty
By Michel Nadeau
Translated by Maureen Labonté

Short-listed 2014 Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation

Everything changes on what begins as a typical day in the life of the aptly named Mr. Mann, a forty-eight-year-old, buttoned-down, middle management type in a pinstriped grey suit, who feels himself losing touch with his job, his wife, his children, and the rest of his urban life. He wins tickets to a production of Chekhov’s Three Sisters and realizes that the mid-life cocoon he has spun around himself is beginning to unwind.


$18.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 2013
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ISBN 13: 9780889227866 | Rights: WORLD

And So It GoesFront Cover
And So It Goes
By George F. Walker

Gwen and Ned lose their former middle-class lifestyle as they attempt to comprehend the murder of their schizophrenic daughter Karen, even seeking solace in the wry musings of the ghost of Kurt Vonnegut.


$17.95 | 127 pages | Pub. Date: 2011
5.50 W × 8.50 H × 0.4 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889226548 | Rights: WORLD

AnimaFront Cover
Anima
By Wajdi Mouawad
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

Winner 2013 Prix Méditerranée

Winner 2013 Prix du deuxieme roman

Winner 2012 Grand Prix Thyde Monnier

This award-winning novel by playwright Wajdi Mouawad is a thriller and a road novel – written in the North African storytelling tradition in which events unfold from an animal point of view.


$19.95 | 368 pages | Pub. Date: 2017
5.5 W × 8.5 H × 1.25 D inches
Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: FIC019000
ISBN 13: 9781772010039 | Rights: WORLD

Annihilated TimeFront Cover
Annihilated Time
By Jeff Derksen

Essays that explore the ways in which poetry, visual art and critical practices encounter “the long present neoliberal moment” of the imperialist agenda of globalization.


$29.95 | 304 pages | Pub. Date: 2009 | Edition # 1
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.75 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: LIT014000
ISBN 13: 9780889226128 | Rights: WORLD

Another Country / bloomFront Cover
Another Country / bloom
By Guillermo Verdecchia

Two plays, on Argentina’s Dirty War of 1976–83, and on hope flowering in the midst of destruction, constitute an unsparing interrogation of a world perpetually at war.


$17.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 2007
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.45 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9780889225701 | Rights: WORLD

Another Home InvasionFront Cover
Another Home Invasion
By Joan MacLeod

Short-listed 2009 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama

This perceptively poignant Governor General’s Award-nominated play by Siminovitch Prize Winner MacLeod involves the hapless, substance-abusing, middle-aged petty criminal we expect to encounter, but is he the real threat to the elderly couple: who is it that’s robbing them of their possessions, their security, their relationship, their family—their home?


$16.95 | 64 pages | Pub. Date: 2009 | Edition # 1
5.50 W × 8.50 H × 0.2 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889226227 | Rights: WORLD

As AlwaysFront Cover
As Always
By Madeleine Gagnon
Translated by Phyllis Aronoff & Howard Scott

Short-listed 2015 Cole Foundation Prize for Translation (Quebec Writers’ Federation Awards)

One of Canada’s greatest literary figures reflects on life at the centre of Quebec literary arts. Re-examining the influences of her early life in a large, rural Catholic family, Madeleine Gagnon not only explores her rejection of unexamined values as part of her intellectual development but also her refusal to be categorized by her gender.


$22.95 | 232 pages | Pub. Date: 2015
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Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: BIO007000
ISBN 13: 9780889228962 | Rights: WORLD

Asian SkiesFront Cover
Asian Skies
By Ken Norris

Composed like a dark novel-in-verse, Asian Skies is the unsettling story of the deficiencies of love that have produced our commodified and globalized world—a perhaps not-so-divine comedy of those who don’t love enough—steeped in a clash of cultures wherein the third world seems willingly, even perversely, to offer itself up as a simulacrum of the first, while its otherness remains hidden, inaccessible.


$17.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2010 | Edition # 1
6.00 W × 9.00 H × .35 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9780889226333 | Rights: WORLD

Assembling the MorrowFront Cover
Assembling the Morrow
By Sandra Huber

Even though we spend a third of our lives asleep, the behaviour remains largely a mystery. Sandra Huber’s first book, Assembling the Morrow: A Poetics of Sleep, assumes that any attempt to solve this mystery requires new modes of experimentation. What happens when the line of a Berger’s wave (an electroencephalography recording of brainwaves in sleep) turns into a line of poetry, an act of focused consciousness?


$24.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2014
9 W × 5.5 H × 1 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9780889229105 | Rights: WORLD

Assorted Candies for the TheatreFront Cover
Assorted Candies for the Theatre
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

An exquisite remembrance of childhood past in Montreal’s Plateau Mont-Royal neighbourhood, adapted and re-crafted to the stage. Cast of 3 women and 4 men.


$15.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2007
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.30000000000000004 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889225725 | Rights: WORLD

AuroraFront Cover
Aurora
By Sharon Thesen

Sharon Thesen’s poems express the pleasure and magic of a language fully engaging the world, rewarding the reader with daily moments transformed into visions of grace.


$15.95 | 80 pages | Pub. Date: 1995
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.25 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9780889104716 | Rights: WORLD

b leev abul char ak trsFront Cover
b leev abul char ak trs
By bill bissett

““Get thee to a nouneree.”“ Ophelia had been experiencing noun slippage, (and haven’t we all?) And where is the nouneree? Do you know the way? With heightened and more sophisticated noun awareness, do we come closer to happiness, starring ourselves? Ophelia unfortunately didn’t find the nouneree and perhaps thought it was the name of the river. Can you walk into the same nouneree twice? She jumped in. Lost lovesickness, now called co-dependency.


$16.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 2000
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.4 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9780889224339 | Rights: WORLD

Back to the WarFront Cover
Back to the War
By Frank Davey

A careful archaeology of the catalogue of innocence assembled by a youthful imagination blossoming during World War II.


$16.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2005
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9780889225145 | Rights: WORLD

BalconvilleFront Cover
Balconville
By David Fennario

Winner 1980 Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award

The English and French working class get together on their balconies in Montreal. Cast of 3 women and 6 men.


$17.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 1980
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.4 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889221451 | Rights: WORLD

Bambi and MeFront Cover
Bambi and Me
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by Sheila Fischman

Winner 1998 Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation

Autobiographical pieces about how movies shaped the life of young Michel Tremblay.


$17.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 1998
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.5 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: BIO007000
ISBN 13: 9780889223806 | Rights: WORLD

Banana BootsFront Cover
Banana Boots
By David Fennario

A one-man-show/memoir in which Fennario recounts, with astonishing insight and wit, the phenomenon of taking his famous bilingual play, Balconville, to Belfast on a British / Canadian cultural mission. Cast of 1 man.


$15.95 | 64 pages | Pub. Date: 1998
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.25 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889223967 | Rights: WORLD

Bardy GoogleFront Cover
Bardy Google
By Frank Davey

These texts are part of Davey’s ongoing work on the use of the sentence as the basic structural unit of poetry—to create poetic texts, as they have always been created, out of the materials of prose. They also constitute another of his forays into cultural commentary—in this case, disclosing how our engagement with globalized culture creates meaning as it “speaks through itself.”


$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2010 | Edition # 1
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.23 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9780889226364 | Rights: WORLD

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Baseball Love
By George Bowering

Bowering’s life in love and the game unfolds in a picaresque memoir of a road trip taken through the storied ballparks of the poet’s youthful dreams.


$19.95 | 256 pages | Pub. Date: 2006 | Edition # 1
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: BIO007000
ISBN 13: 9780889225299 | Rights: WORLD

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BASH\'d
By Chris Craddock & Nathan Cuckow

Winner 2007 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding New York Theater

Winner 2007 Musical Award of the New York Fringe Festival

While the goal of BASH’d is first and foremost to tell an engaging gay love story, it also flips the music industry’s gangsta stereotype of rap music on its head and returns it to its political roots—in this case to explore the dangers of the kind of attitudes that continue to condone and even encourage sexual discrimination of all kinds in our society. Not since Coleridge’s Rime of the Ancient Mariner has a narrative poem inspired such empathy in the hearts and minds of its audience.


$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2011
5.50 W × 8.50 H × 1 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889226562 | Rights: WORLD

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Beating the Bushes
By Steven Bush

Steven Bush is on a mission to confront the skeletons in his family closet. Did his very own cousins occupy the White House? What can he, a distant relation of the “Bushes” do to redeem the family name? This stand-up comedy, rant, political protest and call to action is a brash theatrical tour de force. Cast of 1 man.


$18.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 2010
5.50 W × 8.50 H × 0.75 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: ART015020
ISBN 13: 9780889226470 | Rights: WORLD

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Benevolence
By Morris Panych

Full of excruciating twists of fate and malice, this dark comedy of “trading places” resonates with uncomfortable truths about how we see (or don’t see) the people we live with every day. Cast of 2 women and three men.


$16.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2008
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889225848 | Rights: WORLD

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Bethune
By Rod Langley

Set in landscapes which move from Detroit to China, Bethune is a study of how one man’s vision may shape the world. In this play, Rod Langley attempts to chronicle the journey of Dr. Norman Bethune toward his final destiny. Bethune premiered at the Globe Theatre in Regina, Saskatchewan, in…


$17.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 1975
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.4 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889220881 | Rights: WORLD

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Bethune 2nd Edition
By Rod Langley

Rod Langley’s Bethune chronicles the medical and political career of Norman Bethune, a Canadian-born doctor who died a national hero in the Republic of China in 1939. He remains an esteemed figure in China today, for his selfless contributions to the Communist Party of China during the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937 – 1945), when he trained rural peasants to serve as army medics and set up much-needed base hospitals that ultimately saved thousands of lives.


$17.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2013
5.5 W × 8.5 H × .4 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889228580 | Rights: WORLD

Beyond RecallFront Cover
Beyond Recall
By Mary Meigs
Edited by Lise Weil

Short-listed 2006 Lambda Literary Award

A beautiful memoir that reads like the most exquisitely crafted fiction.


$19.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 2005
7.00 W × 10.00 H × 0.35 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: BIO007000
ISBN 13: 9780889225053 | Rights: WORLD

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Billy Bishop Goes to War 2nd Edition
By John MacLachlan Gray
With Eric Peterson

Winner 1980 The Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award

Winner 1982 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama

Winner 1999 Jessie Richardson Award: The Sun Readers' Choice Award (Vancouver Playhouse)

A musical about Canada’s famous World War I flying ace. Cast of 2 men.


$17.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2012 | Edition # 2
5.5 W × 8.50 H × 0.25 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889226890 | Rights: WORLD

Birth of a BookwormFront Cover
Birth of a Bookworm
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by Sheila Fischman

A tour of books that inspired Tremblay’s imagination.


$18.95 | 192 pages | Pub. Date: 2003
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.60000000000000009 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: BIO007000
ISBN 13: 9780889224766 | Rights: WORLD

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Birth of a Bridge
By Maylis de Kerangal
Translated by Jessica Moore

Winner 2010 Médicis Prize

Winner 2010 Franz Hessel Prize

From one of the most exciting novelists writing in France today comes Birth of a Bridge – the story of a handful of men and women of various backgrounds and classes, who assemble around the construction of a giant suspension bridge in Coca, a fictional city somewhere in a mythical and fantastic California.


$16.95 | 256 pages | Pub. Date: 2014
8.5 W × 5 H × 1 D inches
Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: FIC019000
ISBN 13: 9780889228894 | Rights: WORLD

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Blonds on Bikes
By George Bowering

A composition of daily riffs during an autumn in Denmark and Italy; an album of verbal portraits by a husband and wife who see differently; and a series of tributes to other writers on special occasions.


$16.95 | 112 pages | Pub. Date: 1997
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.4 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9780889223813 | Rights: WORLD

Blue BoxFront Cover
Blue Box
By Carmen Aguirre

In this sexy, fast-paced, and darkly comic follow-up to her acclaimed autobiography, Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter, Aguirre ultimately asks: Between the extremes of love for the political cause and love for another, how and where does one create space for self-love?


$16.95 | 80 pages | Pub. Date: 2013
5.5 W × 8.5 H × .5 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889227576 | Rights: WORLD

Boiler Room SuiteFront Cover
Boiler Room Suite
By Rex Deverell

The broken lives and the heroic struggle for joy of two “tramps” in a hotel boiler room. Cast of 1 woman and 2 men.


$15.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 1978
5.00 W × 8.00 H × 0.2 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889221376 | Rights: WORLD

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Bolsheviki
By David Fennario

Set in a hotel bar in Montreal on Remembrance Day, Bolsheviki has World War I veteran Harry “Rosie” Rollins telling young reporter Jerry Nines about his experience in the trenches. Rollins recalls men pissing their pants, losing limbs and planning a revolt against their officers. This cutting-edge drama, profoundly in opposition to conventional histories of Canadian troops in World War I, debunks every sentimental notion of duty, heroism and nationhood.


$16.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2012 | Edition # 1
5.5 W × 8.50 H × 0.25 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889226876 | Rights: WORLD

Bonbons Assortis / Assorted CandiesFront Cover
Bonbons Assortis / Assorted Candies
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

Short-listed 2006 Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation

This delightful collection of eight autobiographical narratives inspired by Michel Tremblay’s childhood and youth offers the reader poignant and joyful childhood memories as varied as the assorted candies his mother hoarded under her bed, to be shared only on the most festive or dramatic of family occasions. Through the eyes of young Michel we see the lively, bustling household of Fabre Street and the events which profoundly shaped his view of the world in this exquisite remembrance of childhood past.


$17.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 2006
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: BIO007000
ISBN 13: 9780889225411 | Rights: WORLD

Bonjour, Là, BonjourFront Cover
Bonjour, Là, Bonjour
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by John Van Burek & Bill Glassco

A beloved brother returns to his family. Cast of 6 women and 2 men.


$15.95 | 92 pages | Pub. Date: 1990 | Revised edition
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.25 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889222526 | Rights: WORLD

Bordertown CafeFront Cover
Bordertown Cafe
By Kelly Rebar

Young Jimmy faces a dilemma: embrace the hero of American popular myth as embodied by his father, or engage the task of building a different identity, embodied by his mother “on the Canadian side of nowhere.” Cast of 2 women and 2 men.


$17.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2003
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889224773 | Rights: WORLD

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bpNichol
By Stephen Scobie

Scobie illuminates Nichol’s relationship to Dadaism, contemporary French literary theory and the writing of Gertrude Stein, positing a cogent argument for Nichol’s importance as a writer of fiction.


$13.95 | 154 pages | Pub. Date: 1984
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.45 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: LIT004080
ISBN 13: 9780889222205 | Rights: WORLD

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bpNichol Comics
By bp Nichol
Edited by Carl Peters

Nichol’s comics (1960–1980) informed his work in other genres as well as the work of other writers.


$29.95 | 320 pages | Pub. Date: 1984
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: CGN006000
ISBN 13: 9780889224483 | Rights: WORLD

Bread and SaltFront Cover
Bread and Salt
By Renee Rodin

Bread and _Salt_—what you bring for luck to a new house—is a joyous affirmation of vision and courage in hard times.


$16.95 | 112 pages | Pub. Date: 1996
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9780889223677 | Rights: WORLD

Burning VisionFront Cover
Burning Vision
By Marie Clements

Winner 2004 Canada Japan Literary Award English-Language

Short-listed 2003 Governor General’s Literary Award

Short-listed 2002 Jessie Richardson Award for Outstanding Original Play or Musical: Small Theatr

Dene miners, radium painters and people of Hiroshima labour under the false sun of uranium which poisons their relationships to the earth and to each other. Cast of 5 women and 12 men.


$17.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2003
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889224728 | Rights: WORLD

CambodiaFront Cover
Cambodia
By Brian Fawcett

Investigative fictions that examine the intentions of the information revolution.


$19.95 | 208 pages | Pub. Date: 1986
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.5 D inches
Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: FIC029000
ISBN 13: 9780889222373 | Rights: WORLD

Can You See Me Yet?Front Cover
Can You See Me Yet?
By Timothy Findley

A search for sanctuary in an Ontario insane asylum in 1938. Cast of 7 women and 4 men.


$18.95 | 176 pages | Pub. Date: 1997
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.5 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889221192 | Rights: WORLD

Canada: A New Tax HavenFront Cover
Canada: A New Tax Haven
By Alain Deneault
Translated by Catherine Browne

In Canada: A New Tax Haven, Alain Deneault traces Canada’s relationship with Commonwealth Caribbean nations back through the last half of the twentieth century, arguing that the involvement of Canadian financiers in establishing and maintaining Caribbean tax havens has predisposed Canada to become a tax haven itself – a metamorphosis well under way.


$19.95 | 224 pages | Pub. Date: 2015
8.5 W × 5.5 H × .5 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: BUS011000
ISBN 13: 9780889228368 | Rights: WORLD

Canadian Drama and the CriticsFront Cover
Canadian Drama and the Critics
Edited by L. W. Conolly

This lively, updated assortment of critical deliberations on contemporary Canadian drama is an ideal companion text to Modern Canadian Plays Volumes I and _II._ 


$29.95 | 384 pages | Pub. Date: 1987 | Edition # 2 | 2nd edition, revised
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: PER011020
ISBN 13: 9780889223592 | Rights: WORLD

Capital TalesFront Cover
Capital Tales
By Brian Fawcett

A collection of stories that form tough, uncompromising portraits of people discovering the illusions they live by.


$19.95 | 204 pages | Pub. Date: 1984
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: FIC029000
ISBN 13: 9780889222212 | Rights: WORLD

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Cariboo Magi
By Lucia Frangione

Short-listed 2002 Jessie Richardson Award for Outstanding Original Play or Musical: Small Theatr

Winner 2002 Jessie Richardson Award for Sydney Risk Award

Hilarious drama ensues when a bedraggled troupe of players heads into the wilds of the Cariboo to perform a Christmas pageant. Set in the gold rush era, Cariboo Magi is an unabashed celebration of the power of theatre to renew our lives and banish our cares. Cast of 2 women and 2 men.


$15.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2005
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.25 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889225275 | Rights: WORLD

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Carmela's Table
By Vittorio Rossi

The second play in Rossi’s A Carpenter’s Trilogy finds Italian war veteran Silvio in Montreal with his new family and his mother. Deeply traumatized by his wartime experiences, Silvio’s gradual unravelling ultimately threatens to destroy his family. Cast of 3 women and 2 men.


$17.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2008 | Edition # 1
5.50 W × 8.50 H × 0.4 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889225947 | Rights: WORLD

CartouchesFront Cover
Cartouches
By Lola Lemire Tostevin

The recent deaths of her father and several friends at the time of a trip to Egypt have led the author to write about the essential relation between language and death.


$15.95 | 80 pages | Pub. Date: 1995
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.30000000000000004 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9780889223554 | Rights: WORLD

Cerulean BlueFront Cover
Cerulean Blue
By Drew Hayden Taylor

Cerulean Blue is a comedic play about a struggling blues band invited to participate in a benefit concert for a First Nation community in conflict with governmental authorities. The play was written for a large ensemble cast, which makes it ideal for musical theatre departments in high schools and colleges – every student can play a part. Cast of ten women and ten men.


$18.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 2015
5.5 W × 8.5 H × 1 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889229525 | Rights: WORLD

Chameleon and Other StoriesFront Cover
Chameleon and Other Stories
By Bill Schermbrucker

A collection of short stories from the point of view of a young man growing up in Kenya during the time of Mau Mau.


$17.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 1983
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.5 D inches
Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: FIC029000
ISBN 13: 9780889222083 | Rights: WORLD

Change RoomFront Cover
Change Room
By Mark Cochrane

The body is here fetishized by the creative power of desire to the point where the love of perfection crosses the boundaries of gender and polity.


$17.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 2000
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.4 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9780889224322 | Rights: WORLD

Charles Olson at the HarborFront Cover
Charles Olson at the Harbor
By Ralph Maud

A repudiation of Tom Clark’s carelessly biased Charles Olson: The Allegory of a Poet’s Life, this diligently researched biography by longtime Olson scholar, friend and correspondent Ralph Maud redeems the reputation of one of the greatest American poets of the 20th century.


$19.95 | 224 pages | Pub. Date: 2008 | Edition # 1
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: BIO007000
ISBN 13: 9780889225763 | Rights: WORLD

ChimeraFront Cover
Chimera
By Wendy Lill

This compelling drama by a former parliamentary critic for persons with disabilities explores the ethical controversy and public policy surrounding reproductive technologies, particularly cross-species chimeras. Cast of 2 women and 5 men.


$15.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2007
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.30000000000000004 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889225695 | Rights: WORLD

Chinese BlueFront Cover
Chinese Blue
By Weyman Chan

Here is Weyman Chan at his most fiercely ironic, tracing a lineage he interprets subconsciously and through the intricacies of its raw genetic material, with keenly biting language that echoes the rhythms of Qu Yuan in contemplation of his own mortality beside the flowing waters of impermanence:

I would prefer to jump into the river and be entombed in the stomachs of fishes than to bow while purity is defiled by vulgar pestilence.


$16.95 | 120 pages | Pub. Date: 2012 | Edition # 1
6 W × 9.00 H × 0.4 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE009010
ISBN 13: 9780889226814 | Rights: WORLD

Christina, the Girl KingFront Cover
Christina, the Girl King
By Michel Marc Bouchard & Linda Gaboriau

Short-listed 2013 Governor General's Literary Award (French drama)

Short-listed 2014 Governor General’s Literary Award, (Translation)

Michel Marc Bouchard’s latest play tells the story of Queen Christina of Sweden, who wreaked havoc throughout northern Europe in the middle of the seventeenth century. An enigmatic monarch, a flamboyant and unpredictable intellectual, a woman eager for knowledge, and a feminist before her time, Christina reigned over an empire she hoped to make the most sophisticated in all of Europe.


$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2014
8.5 W × 5.5 H × 1 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889228986 | Rights: WORLD

Circumstances Alter PhotographsFront Cover
Circumstances Alter Photographs
By Michael Barnholden

On Friday, April 24, 1885, Captain James Peters took the world’s first battlefield photographs under fire at the battle of Fish Creek in the Canadian Northwest Territory of Saskatchewan. Neglected for over 120 years, these images literally shine new light on the War of 1885—particularly the second part of the campaign against the Indians under Big Bear, Poundmaker and Miserable Man. They are frankly astonishing in both their eerily haunting visual impact and as much by the mere fact that they even still exist.


$35 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 2009 | Edition # 1
8.25 W × 10.50 H × 0.75 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: PHO015000
ISBN 13: 9780889226210 | Rights: WORLD

Citizen SuárezFront Cover
Citizen Suárez
By Guillermo Verdecchia

Short stories about people travelling, wandering, or lost between countries and languages—people caught between the impulse to flee and the desire to belong.


$17.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 1998
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.5 D inches
Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: FIC029000
ISBN 13: 9780889223912 | Rights: WORLD

Coast Salish EssaysFront Cover
Coast Salish Essays
By Wayne Suttles

A careful selection from the work of the greatest living ethnographer of the Pacific Northwest.


$29.95 | 336 pages | Pub. Date: 1987 | Revised edition
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: SOC002010
ISBN 13: 9780889222120 | Rights: WORLD

Cold ComfortFront Cover
Cold Comfort
By Jim Garrard

Set in Saskatchewan, the geographic centre of Canada, Cold Comfort depicts the complex relationship among three characters. Cast of 1 woman and 2 men.


$15.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 1982
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.25 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889222014 | Rights: WORLD

Cold ComfortFront Cover
Cold Comfort
By Gil McElroy

When his father died, award-winning poet Gil McElroy was given a box of photographs that documented his father’s work on the Canadian military’s northern DEW Line in the 1950s. McElroy displays each image, then attempts to come to terms with the mysterious figure who took them, a man better understood by his military compatriots than by his own family.


$18.95 | 272 pages | Pub. Date: 2012
5.5 W × 8.50 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: BIO000000
ISBN 13: 9780889226845 | Rights: WORLD

Colours in the DarkFront Cover
Colours in the Dark
By James Reaney

A mosaic of experiences that form a childhood. Cast of 2 women, 2 men, 1 female child and 1 male child.


$17.95 | 136 pages | Pub. Date: 1969
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889220010 | Rights: WORLD

Consecrated GroundFront Cover
Consecrated Ground
By George Boyd

In Consecrated Ground, Nova Scotian playwright George Boyd retells the struggle of Africville’s residents to save their homes and their dignity. With tremendous wit and gravity, George Boyd takes us back to Africville on the verge of extinction, making us a gift of characters believable in their vulnerabilities, their courage and their outrage.


$16.95 | 80 pages | Pub. Date: 2011
5.50 W × 8.50 H × 1 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889226661 | Rights: WORLD

Coping with Emotions and OttersFront Cover
Coping with Emotions and Otters
By Dina Del Bucchia

Short-listed 2014 ReLit Awards, poetry category

Combining serial poetic technique with pop psychology how-to books, Dina Del Bucchia fashions punchy emotional guides in an age when illusory autonomy is achieved by “going viral” and through obsessive identification with celebrities. She tracks two otters at the Vancouver Aquarium who became famous for holding hands and were watched by millions on YouTube prompting us to meditate upon the media frustum through which we construct emotional realities.


$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2012
6 W × 9 H × .5 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE023000
ISBN 13: 9780889227644 | Rights: WORLD

Copper ThunderbirdFront Cover
Copper Thunderbird
By Marie Clements

Short-listed 2008 Governor General’s Literary Award

A multi-layered and visionary drama of a life wracked by both triumph and ordeal, based on the persona of famed Ojibwa artist Norval Morrisseau. Cast of 5 women and 4 men.


$15.95 | 84 pages | Pub. Date: 2007
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.25 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889225688 | Rights: WORLD

CorkedFront Cover
Corked
By Catriona Strang

Catriona Strang expertly “fabricates her own reality” in poems that explore the female condition and respond to Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time. In a powerful and rare display of poetic ingenuity, Strang situates classical themes of existentialism, memory, time, and the role of women in two clarifying contexts: the metaphorical mailbox of Proust and the speaker’s own body, as understood in geographical and geological terms.


$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2013
9 W × 5.5 H × .25 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9780889228528 | Rights: WORLD

CorkerFront Cover
Corker
By Wendy Lill

Short-listed 1999 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama

Corker uses the familiar but difficult and treacherous 19th-century device of representing the family as a microcosm of the nation state. Cast of 2 women and 4 men.


$16.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 1998
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.4 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889223943 | Rights: WORLD

CosmophiliaFront Cover
Cosmophilia
By Rahat Kurd

Cosmophilia translates multiple glittering facets of Muslim culture into, and reflects back from, the immediacy of embodied, urban Canadian experience. Allusive, playful multilingual imagery inhabits long narrative meditations, free-form couplets, and the traditional ghazal, in elegiac or sharply satirical moods.


$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2015
6 W × 9 H × 1 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9780889229464 | Rights: WORLD

CrabdanceFront Cover
Crabdance
By Beverley Simons

A woman manipulates the men in her life into assuming the stereotypical privatized roles of husband, lover, father and son. Cast of 1 woman and 3 men.


$17.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 1972
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889220164 | Rights: WORLD

Crees in the CaribbeanFront Cover
Crees in the Caribbean
By Drew Hayden Taylor

A heartwarming comedy about two middle-aged First Nations seniors, Evie and Cecil, on their very first trip out of the country. Evie and Cecil reminisce and bicker as they review a lifetime together. CECILSo, what exactly are we going to do now that we’re here in Mexico? EVIEI’m so glad…


$18.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2016
5.5 W × 8.5 H × 1 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9781772011487 | Rights: WORLD

Crimes and MerciesFront Cover
Crimes and Mercies
By James Bacque

More than 9 million Germans died from deliberate Allied starvation and expulsion policies after WWII. At the same time, a food-aid program saved an estimated 80 million.


$24.95 | 320 pages | Pub. Date: 2007
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: HIS027100
ISBN 13: 9780889225671 | Rights: WORLD

Crossing the CityFront Cover
Crossing the City
By Michel Tremblay & Sheila Fischman

The story continues … The second in Michel Tremblay’s new series of novels presents two very different lives. We meet Maria as she leaves the city of Providence, Rhode Island, pregnant and alone. Two years later, we also meet Maria’s older daughter, Rhéauna, as she disembarks the train at Windsor Station, having crossed the continent from her grandparents’ farm in Saskatchewan, called home to Montreal to care for her one-year-old baby brother, Théo, while Maria works. Crossing the City continues the Desrosiers Diaspora novel series.


$16.95 | 192 pages | Pub. Date: 2014
8.5 W × 5.5 H × 1 D inches
Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: FIC019000
ISBN 13: 9780889228931 | Rights: WORLD

Crossing the ContinentFront Cover
Crossing the Continent
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by Sheila Fischman

It is 1913, at a time of industry and adventure, when crossing the continent was an enterprise undertaken by so many, young and old, from myriads of cultures, unimpeded by the abstractly constructed borders and identities that have so fractured our world of today.


$18.95 | 288 pages | Pub. Date: 2011
5.50 W × 8.50 H × 1 D inches
Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: FIC019000
ISBN 13: 9780889226760 | Rights: WORLD

Cruel TearsFront Cover
Cruel Tears
By Ken Mitchell

An innovative “country opera” set in Saskatoon, with a captivating parallel to Shakespeare’s Othello. Cast of 5 women, 10 men and a band.


$17.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 1977
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.5 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889221208 | Rights: WORLD

Cul-de-sacFront Cover
Cul-de-sac
By Daniel MacIvor
Foreword by Daniel Brooks

Short-listed 2005 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama

Written by one of Canada’s most influential postmodern playwrights, this dazzling one-man show is storytelling of the highest order.


$16.95 | 80 pages | Pub. Date: 2005
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.2 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889225152 | Rights: WORLD

Cultural MischiefFront Cover
Cultural Mischief
By Frank Davey

A collection of prose poems on the hyperbolic absurdities of multiculturalism in action.


$17.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 1996
6.00 W × 6.00 H × 0.4 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889223646 | Rights: WORLD

DaisyFront Cover
Daisy
By Sean Devine

Based on true events, Daisy is a political drama that presents the moment in TV history that ushered in the age of negative advertising and fundamentally changed how we elect our leaders.


$19.95 | 192 pages | Pub. Date: 2017
5.5 W × 8.5 H × 1 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9781772011852 | Rights: WORLD

Damnée Manon, Sacrée SandraFront Cover
Damnée Manon, Sacrée Sandra
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by John Van Burek

Two interweaving monologues on the sacred and the profane. Cast of 1 woman and 1 man.


$15.95 | 48 pages | Pub. Date: 1981
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.15 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889221840 | Rights: WORLD

Dancock's DanceFront Cover
Dancock's Dance
By Guy Vanderhaeghe

The influenza epidemic of 1918, and the ruin and chaos of the First World War resonate through the locked doors and barred windows of an insane asylum and into the lives of the patients confined within. Cast of 1 woman and 5 men.


$16.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2005 | New format reprint
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889225336 | Rights: WORLD

Darwin Alone in the UniverseFront Cover
Darwin Alone in the Universe
By M.A.C. Farrant

A brilliant collection of satirical short stories.


$17.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 2003
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.5 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889224711 | Rights: WORLD

Davie Street TranslationsFront Cover
Davie Street Translations
By Daniel Zomparelli

To the street that is a village, Daniel Zomparelli conveys a liveliness and wit that rhetorically towel-flicks its way from the sardonic bathhouse banter of ancient Rome to the cinematic musical machismo of the poets of the San Francisco Renaissance, with each poem “translating” another chapter in his documentary of gay male culture in Vancouver, demonstrating, to paraphrase Oscar Wilde, that the young are always ready to give to those who are older than themselves the full benefits of their inexperience.


$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2012 | Edition # 1
6 W × 9.00 H × 0.5 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889226838 | Rights: WORLD

Dead MetaphorFront Cover
Dead Metaphor
By George F. Walker

Canada’s top playwright sears the page with three new darkly comic plays that denounce political culture, individualism, and the accompanying moral depravity. The title play, Dead Metaphor, examines the collision of a politician’s personal and professional lives, complicated by a son’s return from Afghanistan. In The Ravine, a mayoral candidate…


$19.95 | 208 pages | Pub. Date: 2015
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ISBN 13: 9780889229280 | Rights: WORLD

Dead White Writer on the FloorFront Cover
Dead White Writer on the Floor
By Drew Hayden Taylor

Dead White Writer on the Floor uses two literary conventions—theatre of the absurd and mystery novels—to create one of the funniest and thought-provoking plays ever about identity politics.


$17.95 | 112 pages | Pub. Date: 2011
5.50 W × 8.50 H × .35 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889226630 | Rights: WORLD

Death in VancouverFront Cover
Death in Vancouver
By Garry Thomas Morse

Since the debut of Garry Thomas Morse’s first collection deemed “experimental fiction,” Death in Vancouver has drawn fervid enthusiasm from many West Coast writers and artists. Set in Vancouver, B.C., this gathering of stories superimposes aspects of literary classics on local urban space to express increasing dissonance and alienation in the groaning “necropolis” that is the contemporary global city.


$19.95 | 320 pages | Pub. Date: 2009 | Edition # 1
5.50 W × 8.50 H × 0.75 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889226074 | Rights: WORLD

Death of the SpiderFront Cover
Death of the Spider
By Michèle Mailhot
Translated by Neil B. Bishop
Preface by Marie-Claire Blais

Short-listed 1992 Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation

A solitary woman’s interior journey of self-discovery.


$15.95 | 64 pages | Pub. Date: 1991
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.25 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889222984 | Rights: WORLD

DecompositionsFront Cover
Decompositions
By Ken Belford

Short-listed 2011 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

If language is an index of belonging, then Decompositions is the writing of an exile, a tribe of one. For Belford, poetry is a social process that explores linguistic and political particulars from a gaze that is opposite to the shelters of convention, the academy, the city, or the south. It is a writing that rules out the anticipation and doubt of traditional narrative. These are not safe poems, they resist more than they assure.


$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2010
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ISBN 13: 9780889226319 | Rights: WORLD

Desert of the HeartFront Cover
Desert of the Heart
By Jane Rule

Two women meet and fall in love in Reno, Nevada. Set in the late 1950s, this classic of lesbian eroticism is Jane Rule’s first novel.


$19.95 | 224 pages | Pub. Date: 1991 | Trade paper edition
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ISBN 13: 9780889223011 | Rights: WORLD

DiplomacyFront Cover
Diplomacy
By Tim Carlson

Nominally about North American military involvement in Middle East wars, this graphic, conflict-fuelled drama scrutinizes the part the media plays in manufacturing our private reactions to foreign policy. Cast of 1 woman and 3 men.


$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2009 | Edition # 1
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ISBN 13: 9780889226111 | Rights: WORLD

Discovery PassagesFront Cover
Discovery Passages
By Garry Thomas Morse

Short-listed 2011 Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry

Short-listed 2012 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

Joint winner 2011 One of the Top Ten Poetry Collections (Globe and Mail)

Joint winner 2012 One of the Best Ten Aboriginal Books from the past decade CBC - 8th Fire

With breathtaking virtuosity, Garry Thomas Morse sets out to recover the appropriated, stolen, and scattered world of his ancestral people, retracing Captain Vancouver’s original “voyage of discovery.” and linking Kwakwaka’wakw traditions of the past with a modern poetic tradition in North America that encompasses the entire scope of relations between oral and vocal tradition, ancient ritual, historical contextuality, and our continuing rites.


$17.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2011
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ISBN 13: 9780889226609 | Rights: WORLD

Dispatches from the OccupationFront Cover
Dispatches from the Occupation
By Stephen Collis

Stephen Collis meditates on the idea of change as it moves through intellectual history, tracing its patterns and comparing its articulation across disciplines. He offers short “dispatches” from his involvement in the Occupy Movement, and a long prose-poem examining the philosophical trope of Rome, the “eternal city,” from its imperial past, through republicanism, to the era of modern social movements.


$16.95 | 256 pages | Pub. Date: 2012
5 W × 8.25 H × .4 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889226951 | Rights: WORLD

Doctor Thomas Neill CreamFront Cover
Doctor Thomas Neill Cream
By David Fennario

Short-listed 1994 Arthur Ellis Award

In 1876, Jack the Ripper, a.k.a. Canadian Dr. Cream, graduated from McGill’s faculty of medicine. Cast of 4 women and 6 men.


$16.95 | 112 pages | Pub. Date: 1994
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.4 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889223325 | Rights: WORLD

Dog Attempts to Drown Man in SaskatoonFront Cover
Dog Attempts to Drown Man in Saskatoon
By Douglas Glover

Stylish and slightly off-beat stories that involve the lives of a wide variety of people.


$16.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 1985
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889222281 | Rights: WORLD

Dominican MoonFront Cover
Dominican Moon
By Ken Norris

Composed like a dark novel-in-verse, the second book in Norris’s travel trilogy is an unsettling story of the deficiencies of love steeped in a clash of cultures between the third world and the first.


$17.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 2005
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889225268 | Rights: WORLD

Down Dangerous Passes RoadFront Cover
Down Dangerous Passes Road
By Michel Marc Bouchard
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

Short-listed 2000 Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation

15 years after the death of their father, three brothers get together and drive out to the place where it happened: an old fishing spot on the river down Dangerous Passes Road. Cast of 3 men.


$15.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2000
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ISBN 13: 9780889224407 | Rights: WORLD

Down the Road to EternityFront Cover
Down the Road to Eternity
By M.A.C. Farrant
Edited by Karl Siegler

Down the Road to Eternity: New & Selected Fiction is a collection of M.A.C. Farrant’s work dating from 1985 to 2009. Satiric and philosophical in approach, indelibly marked by wit, humour, irony, playfulness, a blend of parody and science fiction, irreverent analysis and comic existentialism, these stories celebrate the literary imagination as an antidote to the stranglehold of popular media on the public’s imagination. This collection includes Farrant’s complete new suite of eighteen stories, The North Pole.


$19.95 | 288 pages | Pub. Date: 2009 | Edition # 1
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ISBN 13: 9780889226159 | Rights: WORLD

Down TimeFront Cover
Down Time
By Jeff Derksen

Winner 1991 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

Proposes a social self that is able to recognize the ironies and restrictions we live in without returning to a garrison mentality.


$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 1990
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ISBN 13: 9780889222786 | Rights: WORLD

DOWNVERSEFront Cover
DOWNVERSE
By Nikki Reimer

In this quick-witted collection of poems, Nikki Reimer mines the language of new media – hashtags, YouTube comments, Twitter updates – to defamiliarize the very substance of modern life: the constellation of media-enforced ideals that barrage our newsfeeds, daily commutes to #work, and (mostly online) excursions to the (Apple) store. In its shifty way, Reimer’s text alternates between the voices of Vancouver’s youth- and consumer-driven populace, asking the question, “What happens when the Market is the Way, the Truth, and the Life?”


$16.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2013
8.5 W × 6 H × .25 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889228542 | Rights: WORLD

dream / arteriesFront Cover
dream / arteries
By Phinder Dulai

In his third poetry collection, dream / arteries, Phinder Dulai connects the 376 passengers of the Komagata Maru with other New World settler migrants who travelled on the same ship throughout its thirty-six-year history, including to ports of call in Hong Kong, Japan, India, Turkey, Halifax, Montreal, and Ellis Island. By drawing on ship records, nautical maps, passenger manifests, and the rich, detailed record of the Komagata Maru, Dulai demonstrates how the 1914 incident encapsulates a broader narrative of migration throughout the New World.


$19.95 | 136 pages | Pub. Date: 2014
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ISBN 13: 9780889229136 | Rights: WORLD

Dream Pool EssaysFront Cover
Dream Pool Essays
By Gil McElroy

Short-listed 2002 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award

An active multiple streaming of apparently disparate sources: astronomy; theoretical cosmology and quantum physics; and the literary and visual arts.


$16.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2001
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889224544 | Rights: WORLD

Duchesse de Langeais & Other PlaysFront Cover
Duchesse de Langeais & Other Plays
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by John Van Burek

A collection of five short plays by Quebec’s best known playwright: La Duchesse de Langeais; Berthe; Johnny Mangano and His Astonishing Dogs; Surprise, Surprise; and Gloria Star.


$16.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 1976
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ISBN 13: 9780889221048 | Rights: WORLD

Dürer\'s AngelFront Cover
Dürer\'s Angel
By Marie-Claire Blais
Translated by David Lobdell

A novel of Pauline Archange’s desire to translate the events of her life into words.


$16.95 | 112 pages | Pub. Date: 1976
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889221116 | Rights: WORLD

DwellFront Cover
Dwell
By Jeff Derksen

Short-listed 1994 Alberta Writer's Guild Award

This long poem blends and bends the lyric, procedural poetry, the travelogue and extended forms. Dwell lives in, or dwells on, the interaction of a restless subjectivity with the seemingly transparent, yet identifiable, social codes that encase us.


$15.95 | 112 pages | Pub. Date: 1994
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ISBN 13: 9780889223288 | Rights: WORLD

Dyssemia SleazeFront Cover
Dyssemia Sleaze
By Adeena Karasick

Winner 2000 Bumbershoot Most Adventurous Award

Cf. SEMA, unit of meaning: i.e. Dyssemia: (flawed information reception) Sleaze / sli:z/ v. Rough with projecting fibres.


$24.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2000
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ISBN 13: 9780889224346 | Rights: WORLD

EarshotFront Cover
Earshot
By Morris Panych

Doyle has a very funny problem: he hears too much. He can hear the most intimate details of the lives of everyone living in his apartment building. He blames his hyper-sensitive condition on a physical abnormality; but we’re not so certain. Cast of 1 man.


$15.95 | 64 pages | Pub. Date: 2001
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.25 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889224445 | Rights: WORLD

Empire of DesireFront Cover
Empire of Desire
By Thierry Hentsch
Translated by Fred A. Reed

Short-listed 2009 Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation

This second volume in Hentsch’s epic survey of the formative texts of the Western narrative tradition traces western civilization’s quest for immortality across a further four centuries through an examination of specific works by Moliére, Voltaire, Diderot, de Sade, Rousseau, Hegel, Melville, Flaubert, Joyce, Proust and others.


$29.95 | 416 pages | Pub. Date: 2008
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ISBN 13: 9780889225879 | Rights: WORLD

Empire of the SonFront Cover
Empire of the Son
By Tetsuro Shigematsu
Foreword by Donna Yamamoto
Introduction by Jerry Wasserman

Empire of the Son is an original one-hander that blurs the boundaries between artistic disciplines and continents. It is a unique theatrical hybrid that combines cinematography with the raw immediacy of a performance piece intimately connected to real life in real time. Through a series of audio interviews, playwright Tetsuro…


$16.95 | 80 pages | Pub. Date: 2017
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ISBN 13: 9781772011043 | Rights: WORLD

En Pièces DétachéesFront Cover
En Pièces Détachées
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by Allan Van Meer

The life of a lower-class family in East End Montreal. Cast of 4 women and 2 men.


$16.95 | 112 pages | Pub. Date: 1975
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.25 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889220928 | Rights: WORLD

Entering TimeFront Cover
Entering Time
By Colin Browne

Every good story is an origin story – and a mystery story – and in Entering Time: The Fungus Man Platters of Charles Edenshaw, Browne ranges through the fields of art history, literature, ethnology, and myth to discover a parallel history of modernism within one of the world’s most subtle and sophisticated artistic and literary cultures.


$19.95 | 196 pages | Pub. Date: 2017
5.5 W × 8.5 H × .315 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: SOC001000
ISBN 13: 9781772010398 | Rights: WORLD

Ernestine Shuswap Gets Her TroutFront Cover
Ernestine Shuswap Gets Her Trout
By Tomson Highway

Based on the signing of the Laurier Memorial, this play is a ritualized retelling of how the Native Peoples of British Columbia lost their land, rights and language—in one of the most tragic cases of cultural genocide to emerge from the history of colonialism. Cast of 4 women.


$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2005
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.30000000000000004 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889225251 | Rights: WORLD

Esker Mike and His Wife, AgilukFront Cover
Esker Mike and His Wife, Agiluk
By Herschel Hardin

A classic tragedy about Inuit life and how it is affected by white settlers, priests and government officials. Cast of 6 women and 9 men.


$15.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 1973
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ISBN 13: 9780889220188 | Rights: WORLD

EspressoFront Cover
Espresso
By Lucia Frangione

Short-listed 2003 Jessie Richardson Award for Outstanding Original Play or Musical: Small Theatr

Sexy, provocative and challenging, Espresso inverts the Catholic stereotypes of feminine sexuality to boldly examine their corresponding masculine sexual emblems of Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Cast of 1 woman and 1 man.


$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2004
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ISBN 13: 9780889224957 | Rights: WORLD

Essays on George F. WalkerFront Cover
Essays on George F. Walker
By Chris Johnson

The first book-length examination of the work of Canada’s most-produced and internationally recognized playwright, George F. Walker, who has not only created a substantial body of work, but also impressed it all with his unique “Walkeresque” stamp.


$29.95 | 272 pages | Pub. Date: 1999
5.00 W × 8.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: LIT013000
ISBN 13: 9780921368823 | Rights: WORLD

EX MACHINAFront Cover
EX MACHINA
By Patrick Caux & Bernard Gilbert
Translated by & Neil Kroetsch

In 1993 when Robert Lepage suggested to his colleagues that a specific identity and image be found for his next working group, he imposed one condition. The word “theatre” was not to be part of the name of the new company.


$29.95 | 84 pages | Pub. Date: 2009 | Edition # 1
8.00 W × 10.00 H × 0.25 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: PER011000
ISBN 13: 9780889226173 | Rights: WORLD

Fairy RingFront Cover
Fairy Ring
By Martine Desjardins
Translated by Fred A. Reed & David Homel

Winner 2001 Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation

A compulsively readable, beautiful and dark novel of stormy relationships and all-consuming desires.


$24.95 | 224 pages | Pub. Date: 2001
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889224490 | Rights: WORLD

Fearless WarriorsFront Cover
Fearless Warriors
By Drew Hayden Taylor

By degrees dramatic, shocking, tender, affirmative and tragic, each of these stories takes on a different cliché of inter-racial and inter-cultural relations, all of them suffused with the incomparable wit, generous humour, critical edge and profound emotional empathy of a master story-teller.


$19.95 | 192 pages | Pub. Date: 2009 | Edition # 2
5.50 W × 8.50 H × 0.5 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889225978 | Rights: WORLD

Fifteen Miles of Broken GlassFront Cover
Fifteen Miles of Broken Glass
By Tom Hendry

A look at post-World War II Canada from a recent high-school graduate’s viewpoint. Cast of 2 women and 9 men.


$16.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 1975
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889220966 | Rights: WORLD

FiftyFront Cover
Fifty
By Ken Norris

Among its widely diverse poetic forms, the book constructs odes, elegies, sonnets and long poem sequences, as Norris travels from Maine to Santo Domingo, from Phnom Penh to Montreal, and from the shorelines of the Caribbean to the banks of the Mekong River.


$15.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2003
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.25 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889224797 | Rights: WORLD

Five Star PlanetFront Cover
Five Star Planet
By David W. McFadden

The poems in this third volume of McFadden’s Terrafina Trilogy —which began with Gypsy Guitar and There’ll be Another —suggest the earth is an exotic way station, a hotel.


$17.95 | 136 pages | Pub. Date: 2002
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.4 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889224681 | Rights: WORLD

Floating Up to ZeroFront Cover
Floating Up to Zero
By Ken Norris

In Floating Up to Zero, Ken Norris introduces us to “a traveller from an antique land,” though in this case that traveller’s story is not Shelley’s meditation on the vanity of ancient kings, but rather the poet’s ­meditation on the here and now, on the present moment, precariously balanced between a certain frozen past and an uncertain fluid future. Meditative, incisive and light in their touch, these poems tell us: “The old star charts were perhaps a little out of date. That is, new stars had since been found, though sometimes they were only streetlights, mistaken.”


$17.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2011
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ISBN 13: 9780889226593 | Rights: WORLD

For Home and CountryFront Cover
For Home and Country
By Leanna Brodie

The rise of an urban and radicalized feminist agenda in the latter part of the 20th century leads to a head-on collision with its much more conservative, rural roots in the Women’s Institute, founded in 1897. Cast of 16 women and 3 men.


$16.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2004
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889225084 | Rights: WORLD

for love and autonomyFront Cover
for love and autonomy
By Anahita J Rad

Jamali Rad deals with the stuff of everyday life: work and sex, friendship and love. Her critical attention to the structure of these social relations creates a poetics of trial and failure, questioning the very “culture” responsible for its making as she forges a way for the possibility of radical resistance in language.


$16.95 | 112 pages | Pub. Date: 2016
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ISBN 13: 9781772010176 | Rights: WORLD

For the Pleasure of Seeing Her AgainFront Cover
For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

Winner 2000 Dora Mavor Moore Award General Theatre: Outstanding New Play

Tremblay offers glimpses of himself and his mother at five different stages of their lives together. Cast of 1 woman and 1 man.


$15.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 1998
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ISBN 13: 9780889223899 | Rights: WORLD

Forever Yours, Marie-LouFront Cover
Forever Yours, Marie-Lou
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by John Van Burek & Bill Glassco

Tremblay’s penetrating analysis of a Quebec family unit. Cast of 3 women and 1 man.


$16.95 | 80 pages | Pub. Date: 1994 | Edition # 2 | 2nd edition
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ISBN 13: 9780889223493 | Rights: WORLD

Fortified CastlesFront Cover
Fortified Castles
By Ryan Fitzpatrick

Starting with the lyric statement as a point of interrogation, Fortified Castles asks what might cause a retreat into the comforting walls of the self.


$16.95 | 112 pages | Pub. Date: 2014
8.5 W × 5 H × 1 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889229099 | Rights: WORLD

ForwardFront Cover
Forward
By Chantal Bilodeau
Foreword by Una Chaudhuri
Introduction by Tael Naess

Forward is about climate change. It’s a story about how an Arctic explorer unwittingly opened up the Arctic for development. A story about people having good intentions that led to unintended consequences. A story about who we are in all our glorious imperfection. But Forward is also a story of hope.


$18.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2017
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Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9781772011838 | Rights: WORLD

fractal economiesFront Cover
fractal economies
By derek beaulieu

beaulieu pushes the limits of poetry and poetics, challenging the status quo of the genre and the politics of language itself.


$15.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2006
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.30000000000000004 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889225398 | Rights: WORLD

Fragments of a Farewell Letter Read by GeologistsFront Cover
Fragments of a Farewell Letter Read by Geologists
By Normand Chaurette
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

A dramatized inquiry in which five geologists are interrogated on the death of one of their colleagues in the Mekong Delta. Cast of 1 woman and 6 men.


$15.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 1998
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ISBN 13: 9780889224001 | Rights: WORLD

Friendly FireFront Cover
Friendly Fire
By Danielle LaFrance

Comprising experimental poetry and prose, Friendly + Fire interrogates the male subjective experience of war and the gendered implications of camaraderie or “brotherhood” while aligning the seriousness of a war target with the frivolities of gossip.


$18.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2016
5.5 W × 8.5 H × .315 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9781772010183 | Rights: WORLD

From Oral to WrittenFront Cover
From Oral to Written
By Tomson Highway
Edited by Jordan Abel

Tomson Highway’s From Oral to Written is a study of Native literature published in Canada between 1980 and 2010, a catalogue of amazing books that sparked the embers of a dormant voice.


$29.95 | 432 pages | Pub. Date: 2017
6 W × 9 H × 1.5 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: LIT004080
ISBN 13: 9781772011166 | Rights: WORLD

From the PoplarsFront Cover
From the Poplars
By Cecily Nicholson

From the Poplars is the poetic outcome of archival research, and of listening to the land and the stories of a place. It is a meditation on an unmarked, twenty-seven and a half acres of land held as government property: a monument to colonial plunder on the waterfront of a city, like many cities, built upon erasures. From an emplaced poet and resident of New Westminster, this text contributes to present narratives on decolonization. It is an honouring of river and riparian density, and a witness to resilience, tempering a silence that inevitably will be heard.


$16.95 | 104 pages | Pub. Date: 2014
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ISBN 13: 9780889228566 | Rights: WORLD

Fronteras AmericanasFront Cover
Fronteras Americanas
By Guillermo Verdecchia

Winner 1994 The Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award

Winner 1993 Governor General’s Award for Drama

One man’s struggle to find a home between two cultures, exploding the images and constructs built up around Latinos and Latin America. Cast of 1 man.


$16.95 | 80 pages | Pub. Date: 1997 | New edition
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ISBN 13: 9780889223837 | Rights: WORLD

Fronteras AmericanasFront Cover
Fronteras Americanas
By Guillermo Verdecchia

Winner 1994 The Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award

Winner 1993 Governor General’s Award for Drama

One man’s struggle to find a home between two cultures, exploding the images and constructs built up around Latinos and Latin America. Cast of 1 man.


$16.95 | 80 pages | Pub. Date: 2012 | Edition # 2
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ISBN 13: 9780889227057 | Rights: WORLD

full-metal indigiqueerFront Cover
full-metal indigiqueer
By Joshua Whitehead

Short-listed 2017 Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Poetry

Short-listed 2018 Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry

Short-listed 2018 Indigenous Voices Award for Most Significant Work of Poetry in English by a

This poetry collection focuses on a hybridized Indigiqueer Trickster character named Zoa who brings together the organic (the protozoan) and the technologic (the binaric) in order to re-beautify and re-member queer Indigeneity.


$18.95 | 136 pages | Pub. Date: 2017
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ISBN 13: 9781772011876 | Rights: WORLD

Gabriel Dumont SpeaksFront Cover
Gabriel Dumont Speaks
By Gabriel Dumont
Translated by Michael Barnholden

In 1903, eighteen years after leading the Métis Army against the Northwest Expeditionary Force and the Northwest Mounted Police at Fish Creek, Duck Lake and Batoch, Louis Riel’s Adjuntant General, Gabrial Dumont, dictated his memoirs. The manuscript remained unpublished in the Manitoba Provincial Archives until its discovery there by Michael Barnholden in 1971. Translated here into English, it preserves a unique experience, offering us a rare opportunity to view one of the central events in the history of the Métis through the eyes of one of their key heros.


$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2009 | Edition # 2
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ISBN 13: 9780889226258 | Rights: WORLD

George BoweringFront Cover
George Bowering
By Eva-Marie Kroller

This first book-length study of Bowering explores the relationship between his work and the arts.


$17.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 1992
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ISBN 13: 9780889223066 | Rights: WORLD

George RygaFront Cover
George Ryga
By George Ryga
Edited by James Hoffman

Hoffman provides an effective and multifaceted description for the student seeking a quick understanding of Ryga’s stature as a playwright
– Canadian Literature


$29.95 | 416 pages | Pub. Date: 2004
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ISBN 13: 9780889225008 | Rights: WORLD

George RygaFront Cover
George Ryga
By George Ryga
Edited by James Hoffman

This collection includes Hungry Hills, Ballad of a Stonepicker and Night Desk.


$24.95 | 320 pages | Pub. Date: 2004
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ISBN 13: 9780889225015 | Rights: WORLD

Get Me Out of HereFront Cover
Get Me Out of Here
By Sachiko Murakami

Why is it often so difficult to stay present in the moment? Poet Sachiko Murakami asked this question in an open call on the Internet, and in airports across the globe, from YVR (Vancouver) to RKV (Reykjavik), people in transit stopped to note in only one sentence their impressions of things, events, people, and feelings. The poems that result from this experiment in crowd-sourcing content search departures and arrivals for a handhold on the fleeting present. Working within and wriggling out of the formal constraint of fourteen lines, Get Me Out of Here explores what poems need to do to stay when the mind is begging to leave.


$16.95 | 80 pages | Pub. Date: 2015
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ISBN 13: 9780889229259 | Rights: WORLD

Get on TopFront Cover
Get on Top
By David Homel

In this startlingly original and penetrating novel, the Messiah appears as a woman who shows up in rural America instead of Jerusalem, preaching moral license, not repentance.


$22.95 | 282 pages | Pub. Date: 1999
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ISBN 13: 9780773760486 | Rights: WORLD

Gideon's BluesFront Cover
Gideon's Blues
By George Boyd

The profound humanity of Boyd’s characters reminds us that while neither drug abuse nor the breakdown of the traditional family is exclusive to the black community, racism accelerates their destructive effects in ghastly measures. Cast of 3 women and 4 men.


$16.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 2004 | Edition # 2 | New format reprint
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ISBN 13: 9780889224964 | Rights: WORLD

giftsFront Cover
gifts
By rob mclennan

Unifying this book is the persona of the lover: as an intimate; as an interruption of the determinative self; as an unattainable weightlessness; and as the gravitational pull of the landscape itself.


$18.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 2009 | Edition # 1
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ISBN 13: 9780889226050 | Rights: WORLD

Girl in the Goldfish BowlFront Cover
Girl in the Goldfish Bowl
By Morris Panych

Winner 2002 Jessie Richardson Award for Outstanding Original Play or Musical: Large Theatre (

Winner 2003 Dora Mavor Moore Award General Theatre: Outstanding New Play (Tarragon Theatre)

Winner 2004 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama

It’s into the goldfish bowl of a dysfunctional family that the audience peers with acute recognition, hysterical laughter and an overwhelming sense of the creative healing power of the imagination. Cast of 3 women and 2 men.


$17.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2003
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ISBN 13: 9780889224810 | Rights: WORLD

GlengarryFront Cover
Glengarry
By rob mclennan

Composed in three sections, Glengarry is a return in writing to the landscape of rob mclennan’s youth and a headlong rush into the fractures, slippages and buried surfaces of what the text leaves undisclosed to him.


$17.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2011
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ISBN 13: 9780889226623 | Rights: WORLD

Go FigureFront Cover
Go Figure
By Réjean Ducharme
Translated by Will Browning

Short-listed 1994 Governor General's French Fiction Award

A hauntingly beautiful tale of a Montreal couple alienated from each other after suffering the miscarriage of twins.


$19.95 | 256 pages | Pub. Date: 2003
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ISBN 13: 9780889224827 | Rights: WORLD

God and the IndianFront Cover
God and the Indian
By Drew Hayden Taylor

While panhandling outside a coffee shop, Johnny, a Cree woman who lives on the streets, is shocked to recognize a face from her childhood, which was spent in a residential school. Desperate to hear the man acknowledge the terrible abuse he inflicted on her and other children at the school, Johnny follows Anglican bishop George King to his office to confront him, but is the bishop actually guilty of what she claims, or has her ability to recollect been altered by poverty, abuse, and starvation experienced on the streets? Can her memories be trusted? Who is responsible for what? At its core, God and the Indian, by celebrated Aboriginal playwright Drew Hayden Taylor, explores the complex process of healing through dialogue.

Cast of 1 woman and 1 man.


$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2014
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ISBN 13: 9780889228443 | Rights: WORLD

Going HomeFront Cover
Going Home
By Ken Norris

The whole manufactured unreality of our world falls away in these poems, leading us both toward and away from being “at home” in the present.


$18.95 | 192 pages | Pub. Date: 2007
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ISBN 13: 9780889225732 | Rights: WORLD

Goodnight DisgraceFront Cover
Goodnight Disgrace
By Michael Mercer

Winner 1986 The Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award

From his wheelchair in a nursing home, Conrad Aiken recalls his long, stormy relations with Malcolm Lowry. Cast of 3 women and 4 men.


$16.95 | 120 pages | Pub. Date: 1986
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889222380 | Rights: WORLD

GordonFront Cover
Gordon
By Morris Panych

Gordon and his former cellmate, Carl, break into Gordon’s family home, wherein they confront some very disturbing metaphors. Cast of 1 woman and 3 men.


$17.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2011
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ISBN 13: 9780889226647 | Rights: WORLD

Great Lakes SuiteFront Cover
Great Lakes Suite
By David W. McFadden

Specially revised and edited, and for the first time in one complete volume, Great Lakes Suite includes A Trip Around Lake Ontario, A Trip Around Lake Erie and A Trip Around Lake Huron.


$19.95 | 416 pages | Pub. Date: 1997
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ISBN 13: 9780889223820 | Rights: WORLD

griddle talkFront Cover
griddle talk
By Carol Malyon & bill bissett

A series of literary conversations between Malyon, who writes within the objective bounds of standard English usage, and bissett, one of contemporary writing’s most exotic practitioners, working with the visual forms of language in his own non-hierarchic, phonetic orthography.


$18.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 2009 | Edition # 1
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.4 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889226067 | Rights: WORLD

Ground WaterFront Cover
Ground Water
By Colin Browne

Short-listed 2002 Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry

Short-listed 2003 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

Investigates the elements of the spiritual topography of the twentieth century and closely examines the conventional symbology passed on to the poet / map-maker by his ancestors.


$19.95 | 208 pages | Pub. Date: 2002
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ISBN 13: 9780889224650 | Rights: WORLD

Gypsy GuitarFront Cover
Gypsy Guitar
By David W. McFadden

One hundred poems of love and betrayal—all in the unmistakable McFadden style.


$18.95 | 112 pages | Pub. Date: 1987
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ISBN 13: 9780889222502 | Rights: WORLD

HaloFront Cover
Halo
By Josh MacDonald

Short-listed 2004 Merritt Theatre Award for Best Play

When an image of Jesus appears on the side of a Tim Hortons restaurant, the town inhabitants are challenged to ask difficult questions about faith, life and love. Cast of 3 women and 4 men.


$17.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2002
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ISBN 13: 9780889224698 | Rights: WORLD

Harry Robinson: Living by StoriesFront Cover
Harry Robinson: Living by Stories
By Harry Robinson
Edited by Wendy Wickwire

This third collection documents how the arrival of whites forever altered the Salish cultural landscape.


$24.95 | 288 pages | Pub. Date: 2005
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ISBN 13: 9780889225220 | Rights: WORLD

Harry Robinson: Write It on Your HeartFront Cover
Harry Robinson: Write It on Your Heart
By Harry Robinson
Edited by Wendy Wickwire

Write It on Your Heart features stories collected over a ten-year period: true stories about the origin of the world; the creation of human beings; the coming of the white man; and what really happened in the post contact world of North America. This critically acclaimed collection, newly reformatted as the first of an ongoing three-part series, stands as a monument to the epic world of Harry Robinson.


$24.95 | 320 pages | Pub. Date: 2004 | Edition # 2 | 2nd edition, new format
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ISBN 13: 9780889225022 | Rights: WORLD

Harry's FragmentsFront Cover
Harry's Fragments
By George Bowering

In a parody of a thriller novel, Harry the Hack, newly recruited literary spy, follows a mystery woman seeking wisdom and sanity.


$18.95 | 182 pages | Pub. Date: 1990
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ISBN 13: 9780889103870 | Rights: WORLD

harvestFront Cover
harvest
By rob mclennan

What is harvested here are the signifiers for journeys: tickets, postcards, letters—recording unseemly haste, enforced idleness, losing one’s way, and sometimes finding it again.


$16.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2001
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ISBN 13: 9780889224551 | Rights: WORLD

HeavenFront Cover
Heaven
By George F. Walker

Winner 2001 The Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award

Instantly recognizable multicultural characters play out their coincidental relationships in a park on the outskirts of a city. Cast of 2 women and 4 men.


$17.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 2000
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889224292 | Rights: WORLD

Hell & Other NovelsFront Cover
Hell & Other Novels
By Beverley Daurio

In these haunting, often chilling short stories, Daurio maps the sub-atomic space of contemporary alienation.


$17.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 1990
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ISBN 13: 9780889104211 | Rights: WORLD

Hellfire PassFront Cover
Hellfire Pass
By Vittorio Rossi

Silvio Rosato shows up at the house of his estranged father and meets the family he raised in Chicago after leaving Silvio in Italy 36 years ago. Cast of 3 women and 4 men.


$16.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2007
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ISBN 13: 9780889225640 | Rights: WORLD

HomechildFront Cover
Homechild
By Joan MacLeod

Between 1860 and 1930, over 80,000 unaccompanied British children were “exported” to Canadian factories and farms, often exploited there as indentured child labourers. Cast of 5 women and 3 men.


$16.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2008
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ISBN 13: 9780889225824 | Rights: WORLD

Hosanna (3rd edition)Front Cover
Hosanna (3rd edition)
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by John Van Burek & Bill Glassco

In Michel Tremblay’s classic play about identity in crisis, Claude leaves the conformity of small-town Quebec to realize a new life and a new persona among the drag queens and prostitutes of Montreal’s seedy “Main.”


$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2013
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ISBN 13: 9780889228313 | Rights: WORLD

Hotel MontrealFront Cover
Hotel Montreal
By Ken Norris

Selections from 19 groundbreaking books of poetry that draw together the very best of Norris’s lyric poetry from a 25-year period, while offering the reader an indispensible panoramic view of the work of a poet at the height of his creative powers.


$17.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 2001
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ISBN 13: 9780889224568 | Rights: WORLD

How to WriteFront Cover
How to Write
By derek beaulieu

Short-listed 2010 W.O. Mitchell Literary Prize

How to Write is a perverse Coles Notes: a paradigm of prosody where writing as sampling, borrowing, cutting-and-pasting and mash-up meets literature. This collection of conceptual short fiction takes inspiration from Lautréamont’s decree that “plagiarism is necessary. It is implied in the idea of progress. It clasps the author’s sentence tight, uses his expressions, eliminates a false idea, replaces it with the right idea.”


$16.95 | 72 pages | Pub. Date: 2010
4.25 W × 7.00 H × .15 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: LAN005000
ISBN 13: 9780889226296 | Rights: WORLD

Human TissueFront Cover
Human Tissue
By Weyman Chan

These poems try to get along with each other – but can’t. Alienation arises from all the failed language-registers of our technocratic society, which continue to defy our powers of decryption. What’s a monster to do? A recurring motif throughout the book is the overarching empty universal space surrounding life’s not-knowing. If we think too hard on it – why the statistical fluke that puts us here on this ball of dirt – we’ll have a stroke. Instead, read these poems.


$17.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 2016
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ISBN 13: 9780889229815 | Rights: WORLD

hungree throatFront Cover
hungree throat
By bill bissett

Written in his non-hierarchic, phonetic orthography, bill bissett’s second novel-poem, hungree throat, recounts the relationship of two men – one bold and unafraid, the other burdened by terrible memories and unable to trust. In this uplifting “novel in meditaysyun” about love, in which we witness ten years of a shared life, we are reminded of the overlapping, sometimes conflicting multitude of “hungers” common to us all.


$17.95 | 224 pages | Pub. Date: 2012
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ISBN 13: 9780889227453 | Rights: WORLD

hypodermFront Cover
hypoderm
By Weyman Chan

The idea for this book, says Weyman Chan, is simple—approach the world as metaphor, and it will come to you. Subtitled “notes to myself,” Hypoderm is a manifesto of observations, intimations and recognitions of mortality that get under the poet’s skin—that remind the reader that poetry is documentation and speculation, not a sentimental fabrication of the rapture (rupture) of our “end times.”


$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2010 | Edition # 1
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ISBN 13: 9780889226371 | Rights: WORLD

I, BartlebyFront Cover
I, Bartleby
By Meredith Quartermain

In these quirkily imaginative short stories about writing and writers, the scrivener Quartermain (our “Bartleby”) goes her stubborn way haunted by Pauline Johnson, Malcolm Lowry, Robin Blaser, Daphne Marlatt, and a host of other literary forebears. Who is writing whom, these stories ask in their musing reflections – the writer or the written?


$14.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2015
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ISBN 13: 9780889229181 | Rights: WORLD

I. Another. The Space BetweenFront Cover
I. Another. The Space Between
By Jamie Reid

This selection draws from brilliantly impressionist early poems, a middle period of poetry relating to the author’s activist politics, and contemporary work suspended between the poles of the political and the lyrical, between the confrontation of the world of human affairs and the undeniable beauty of the earth and nature—the simple delight taken in life itself—with a clear understanding that the use of the word “natural” is almost always ideologically determined.


$18.95 | 192 pages | Pub. Date: 2004
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ISBN 13: 9780889225121 | Rights: WORLD

Imperial Canada Inc.Front Cover
Imperial Canada Inc.
By Alain Deneault & William Sacher
Translated by & Fred A. Reed & Robin Phil

Imperial Canada Inc. sets out to ask a simple question: why is Canada home to more than 70% of the world’s mining companies?


$29.95 | 256 pages | Pub. Date: 2012
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Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: BUS069020
ISBN 13: 9780889226357 | Rights: WORLD

Impromptu on Nuns\' IslandFront Cover
Impromptu on Nuns\' Island
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

Winner 2002 Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation

In an impromptu get-together in an opera diva’s Nuns’ Island penthouse, on the afternoon of her return from Paris, her celebrity mother and her idealistic daughter lie in wait for her. Cast of 3 women and 1 man.


$15.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2002
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ISBN 13: 9780889224704 | Rights: WORLD

In a Blue MoonFront Cover
In a Blue Moon
By Lucia Frangione

When Frankie’s dad dies, her mom, Ava, can’t afford to live in the city anymore. The only asset they’re left with is a farmhouse situated on twenty acres of land far outside of town. Ava decides to move there and start an Ayurveda clinic on the property, giving her precocious and grieving daughter a new start. One problem presents itself, though: a squatter who won’t leave.


$17.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2016
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ISBN 13: 9781772010350 | Rights: WORLD

In a World Created by a Drunken GodFront Cover
In a World Created by a Drunken God
By Drew Hayden Taylor

Short-listed 2006 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama

A Canadian half-Native man is thrust into an absurd dilemma when he is asked to be tested for a possible kidney donation to his dying non-Native father, who abandoned him when he was two months old. Cast of 2 men.


$17.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2006
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ISBN 13: 9780889225374 | Rights: WORLD

In AbsentiaFront Cover
In Absentia
By Morris Panych

Four seasons after her husband’s disappearance, Colette remains emotionally motionless, isolated in a country cottage, waiting for word, or perhaps even more significantly, a connection. A young stranger in a jean jacket waves to her from the frozen lake – a sign? She emerges to give him her husband’s parka – strangely, the boy has a likeness to Tom.


$17.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2012
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ISBN 13: 9780889227026 | Rights: WORLD

In Piazza San DomenicoFront Cover
In Piazza San Domenico
By Steve Galluccio

A comedy of errors, this two-act play recounts the story of how one broken engagement ripples throughout friends and family, affecting all of their respective love lives in different ways. And there’s gossip. And an earthquake.


$17.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2011
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ISBN 13: 9780889226746 | Rights: WORLD

In Plain SightFront Cover
In Plain Sight
Edited by Leslie A. Robertson & Dara Culhane

Short-listed 2005 City of Vancouver Book Award

A remarkable collection of seven life stories from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, giving voice to women who are seldom heard on their own terms.


$19.95 | 180 pages | Pub. Date: 2010
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: SOC021000
ISBN 13: 9780889225138 | Rights: WORLD

In Search of New BabylonFront Cover
In Search of New Babylon
Translated by Donald W. Wilson
By Dominique Scali

Winner 2015 Winner, First Novel Award in Chambéry

Short-listed 2015 Finalist, Governor General’s Literary Award (2015)

Short-listed 2015 Grand Prix du livre de Montréal

Short-listed 2015 Prix des libraires du Québec

In this atmospheric, post–Cormac McCarthy western novel, four disparate characters criss-cross the desert in pursuit of an impossible ideal. Along the way, these wily characters captivate and intrigue as they seek the American dream in a lawless town in the 1860s.


$16.95 | 320 pages | Pub. Date: 2017
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Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: FIC019000
ISBN 13: 9781772011241 | Rights: WORLD

In the Company of StrangersFront Cover
In the Company of Strangers
By Mary Meigs

Winner 1992 QSPELL Award for Non-fiction

Based on the NFB production of The Company of Strangers, Meigs’s account of the film unfolds in an intricate meditation on time, old age and bonding.


$18.95 | 176 pages | Pub. Date: 1991 | Edition # 1
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Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: BIO026000
ISBN 13: 9780889222946 | Rights: WORLD

In the Eyes of GodFront Cover
In the Eyes of God
By Raul Sanchez Inglis
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

A vicious and unsparing look at the talent agencies that remake the Hollywood stars out of the willing clay of their own flesh. Cast of 3 women and 4 men.


$17.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 2007
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Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA001000
ISBN 13: 9780889225619 | Rights: WORLD

In the Eyes of Stone DogsFront Cover
In the Eyes of Stone Dogs
By Daniel Danis
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

Before fleeing her eccentric island community, Djouke is determined to discover the mystery of her paternity. Cast of 4 women and 5 men.


$15.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2005
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ISBN 13: 9780889225190 | Rights: WORLD

In the MidstFront Cover
In the Midst
By Warren Tallman

Warren Tallman was catalyst, shelter and anchor to a whole generation of writers and poets, from the beat generation poets to the L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E school writers. In these pieces, Tallman introduces the reader to a world of literary companionship that shaped the language and thought of late 20th century North America.


$24.95 | 320 pages | Pub. Date: 1992
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: LIT007000
ISBN 13: 9780889223080 | Rights: WORLD

In the Shadow of the VultureFront Cover
In the Shadow of the Vulture
By George Ryga

Short-listed 1986 BC Book Prize: Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize

Set in the desert at the Mexico-U.S.A. border, this novel deals with the hope and despair of immigrant labourers.


$24.95 | 288 pages | Pub. Date: 1985
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: FIC019000
ISBN 13: 9780889222335 | Rights: WORLD

Indian Myths & Legends from the North Pacific Coast of AmericaFront Cover
Indian Myths & Legends from the North Pacific Coast of America
By Franz Boas
Edited by Randy Bouchard & Dorothy Kennedy
Translated by & Dietrich Bertz

Short-listed 2003 BC Book Prize: Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize

This volume of First Nations myths and legends is an indispensable document in the history of North American anthropology.


$39.95 | 704 pages | Pub. Date: 2006
7.00 W × 10.00 H × 1 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889225534 | Rights: WORLD

InjunFront Cover
Injun
By Jordan Abel

Winner 2017 Canadian Griffin Poetry Prize

Award-winning Nisga’a poet Jordan Abel’s third collection, Injun, is a long poem about racism and the representation of Indigenous peoples. Composed of text found in western novels published between 1840 and 1950 – the heyday of pulp publishing and a period of unfettered colonialism in North America – Injun then uses erasure, pastiche, and a focused poetics to create a visually striking response to the western genre.


$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2016
5.5 W × 8.5 H × .35 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889229778 | Rights: WORLD

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inkorrect thots
By bill bissett

Winner 2003 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

When bill bissett thinks “inkorrect thots” anything can happen.


$17.95 | 136 pages | Pub. Date: 1992
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.45 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889223035 | Rights: WORLD

Inside the SeedFront Cover
Inside the Seed
By Jason Patrick Rothery

Winner of the 2015 Jessie Richardson Award for Outstanding Original Script, Inside the Seed is a contemporary version of Oedipus Rex reimagined as a darkly comic political thriller.


$18.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 2016
8.5 W × 5.5 H × 1 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889229860 | Rights: WORLD

Inspecting NostalgiaFront Cover
Inspecting Nostalgia
By Ralph Kolewe

Taking its title from a phrase in a pop-up ad, Inspecting Nostalgia is R. Kolewe’s second collection of poetry that brings together found text and fragments of various writers’ work with scraps from his own journals. Kolewe’s concerns with “nostalgia,” derived from the Greek “nostos” (return) and “algos” (pain), forge…


$18.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 2017
5.5 W × 8.5 H × 1 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9781772011326 | Rights: WORLD

InternodesFront Cover
Internodes
By Ken Belford

Moving with nomadic grace across the terrain of his previous book, Decompositions, the poetic language of Ken Belford in Internodes shares similar roots, traversing decades at the speed of a search query – pressing onward through Hazelton, the Bulkley Valley, and the unroaded head-waters of the Nass River in the Damdochax Valley – and meanwhile coming to terms with a poetry that “is lived” on the rugged streets of Prince George.


$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2013
8 W × 5 H × .35 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889227927 | Rights: WORLD

IntertidalFront Cover
Intertidal
By Daphne Marlatt
Edited by Susan Holbrook

Intertidal is the definitive oeuvre of Daphne Marlatt’s poetry exploring the city, feminism, and the environment.


$49.95 | 608 pages | Pub. Date: 2017
6 W × 9 H × 2 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9781772011784 | Rights: WORLD

is a doorFront Cover
is a door
By Fred Wah

Winner 2010 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

is a door uses the poem’s ability for “suddenness” to subvert closure: the sudden question, the sudden turn, the sudden opening—writing that is generated from linguistic mindfulness, improvisation, compositional problem solving, collaborative events, travel, investigation documentary.


$17.95 | 120 pages | Pub. Date: 2009 | Edition # 1
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.29 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889226203 | Rights: WORLD

JabberFront Cover
Jabber
By Marcus Youssef
Foreword by Dennis Foon

Winner 2013 Best New Text, Montreal ENglish Language Theatre Awards

High school, like no other social space, throws together people of all histories and backgrounds, and young people must decide what they believe in and how far they are willing to go to defend their beliefs. Jabber does its part to challenge appearances – and the judgments people make based on those appearances.


$16.95 | 80 pages | Pub. Date: 2015
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ISBN 13: 9780889229501 | Rights: WORLD

Jacob's WakeFront Cover
Jacob's Wake
By Michael Cook

A Maritime family’s tragedy, set in a raging storm. Cast of 2 women and 5 men.


$17.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 1975
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889220973 | Rights: WORLD

Je me souviensFront Cover
Je me souviens
By Lorena Gale

In this powerful dramatic monologue, Lorena Gale reconstructs for the audience her childhood and the experience of coming of age as an African Canadian in Montreal. Cast of 1 woman.


$15.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2001
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.25 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889224537 | Rights: WORLD

JittersFront Cover
Jitters
By David French

A sophisticated backstage comedy. Cast of 3 women and 6 men.


$19.95 | 176 pages | Pub. Date: 1986 | Edition # 1 | Revised edition
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.5 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889222427 | Rights: WORLD

Joe BeefFront Cover
Joe Beef
By David Fennario

Desperately poor immigrants find refuge with Montreal’s legendary barkeep, Joe Beef. Cast of 5 women and 5 men.


$16.95 | 104 pages | Pub. Date: 1991
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.30000000000000004 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889222915 | Rights: WORLD

Judith\'s SisterFront Cover
Judith\'s Sister
By Lise Tremblay
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

In this coming-of-age novel, Lise Tremblay paints a picture of rural Quebec in the years following the Quiet Revolution in her signature style so refreshingly free of artifice and literary hyperbole.


$14.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 2011
5.50 W × 8.50 H × 0.35 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889226777 | Rights: WORLD

Justice in Our TimeFront Cover
Justice in Our Time
By Roy Miki & Cassandra Kobayashi

How a community brought the issue of redress for the injustices of the 1940s to the forefront of public debate.


$29.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 1991
10.00 W × 11.00 H × 1 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889222922 | Rights: WORLD

Kafka\'s HatFront Cover
Kafka\'s Hat
Translated by Chantal Bilodeau
By Patrice Martin

In Patrice Martin’s ticklish tip of the hat to the writing of Franz Kafka, we follow the misadventures of a bureaucrat – aptly named “P.” (pun intended) – as he embarks on the illustrious task of collecting the titular headgear. “P.” expects that the accomplishment of this seemingly simple task will grant him both a professional and a personal promotion. But Martin’s eager protagonist has overlooked the systematic difficulty in modern bureaucracies – as well as in some of twentieth-century’s best
fiction – of getting things done.


$12.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 2012
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Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: FIC019000
ISBN 13: 9780889227439 | Rights: WORLD

Kerrisdale ElegiesFront Cover
Kerrisdale Elegies
By George Bowering

Bowering responds to Rilke’s Duino Elegies. In the intertextuality of these two great works can be found post-modern writing that is self-aware, where the other is discovered in the process of the writer writing.


$18.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2008 | Edition # 1
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ISBN 13: 9780889225909 | Rights: WORLD

King of ThievesFront Cover
King of Thieves
By George F. Walker

At its heart, King of Thieves, like both its predecessors, is an examination of criminal behaviour at all levels of society, and of the disturbing truth that everyone can fall prey to dishonesty and corruption. But the element of fun in Walker’s script makes us laugh and his sense of zaniness reflects the bafflement many of us feel when contemplating our own world: a place where men of dubious moral integrity still inhabit the corridors of power and are still not taken to task for their dishonourable – if not downright criminal – behaviour.


$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2012
6 W × 9 H × .5 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA001000
ISBN 13: 9780889227552 | Rights: WORLD

La Maison SuspendueFront Cover
La Maison Suspendue
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by John Van Burek

A rich, emotional, sweeping drama of anger and sorrow spanning three generations. Cast of 3 women, 4 men and 1 male child.


$16.95 | 104 pages | Pub. Date: 1991
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.30000000000000004 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889222953 | Rights: WORLD

LasagnaFront Cover
Lasagna
By Ronald Cross & Hélène Sévigny

A biography of the most notorious of the 1990 Oka warriors.


$19.95 | 248 pages | Pub. Date: 1994
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: BIO002000
ISBN 13: 9780889223486 | Rights: WORLD

Last Scattering SurfacesFront Cover
Last Scattering Surfaces
By Gil McElroy

These poems map out zones of interaction which took place in the “surface of last scattering”—the first formation of matter in the universe.


$16.95 | 112 pages | Pub. Date: 2007
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9780889225756 | Rights: WORLD

LatakiaFront Cover
Latakia
By Audrey Thomas

A brilliant and intense journey through a relationship, and through language and myth—as well as a literary journey spanning three continents.


$18.95 | 176 pages | Pub. Date: 1979
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.5 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889221673 | Rights: WORLD

Lawrence & HollomanFront Cover
Lawrence & Holloman
By Morris Panych

Lawrence and Holloman, a hapless nerd and a loquacious salesman, meet by chance. From this fleetingly irritating and insignificant encounter comes a viciously murderous and incredulously bizarre plot. Cast of 2 men.


$16.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 1998
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.4 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889223929 | Rights: WORLD

Leave of AbsenceFront Cover
Leave of Absence
By Lucia Frangione

A small prairie community is blown apart when an audacious teenaged girl challenges long-held views of spirituality and sexuality. Suspected of being gay, she is brutalized by her classmates. This searing drama of bigotry and transcendence challenges the fallout of the Catholic Church’s response to the same-sex marriage rulings in Canada. Cast of 2 men and 3 women.


$17.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2012
6 W × 9 H × .5 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889227538 | Rights: WORLD

LegolandFront Cover
Legoland
By Jacob Richmond

When Mom and Dad are busted for growing pot, Penny and Ezra Lamb embark on the wild road trip that comprises this vaudeville-inspired one-act play. Cast of 1 woman and 1 man.


$16.95 | 72 pages | Pub. Date: 2009 | Edition # 1
5.50 W × 8.50 H × 0.25 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889226104 | Rights: WORLD

Les Belles SoeursFront Cover
Les Belles Soeurs
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by John Van Burek & Bill Glassco

Michel Tremblay’s classic Joual play. A housewife wins a million trading stamps in a lottery and invites her friends over to help her paste them into books. Cast of 15 women.


$17.95 | 112 pages | Pub. Date: 1992 | Revised edition
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889223028 | Rights: WORLD

Les CanadiensFront Cover
Les Canadiens
By Rick Salutin
Preface by Ken Dryden

A play about Quebec and Canada using hockey as a metaphor. Cast of 7 men.


$18.95 | 192 pages | Pub. Date: 1977
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.5 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889221222 | Rights: WORLD

Life without InstructionFront Cover
Life without Instruction
By Sally Clark

A woman’s struggle for freedom, identity and dignity. Cast of 3 women and 5 men.


$16.95 | 168 pages | Pub. Date: 1994
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.5 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889223479 | Rights: WORLD

Like a Child of the EarthFront Cover
Like a Child of the Earth
By Jovette Marchessault
Translated by Yvonne M. Klein

The first volume of Jovette Marchessault’s autobiographical trilogy.


$18.95 | 176 pages | Pub. Date: 1988
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.5 D inches
Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: FIC019000
ISBN 13: 9780889222618 | Rights: WORLD

Lily BriscoeFront Cover
Lily Briscoe
By Mary Meigs

A compelling autobiography about the exercise of will, friendships, and dreaming.


$16.95 | 264 pages | Pub. Date: 1981
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: BIO026000
ISBN 13: 9780889221956 | Rights: WORLD

LimbinalFront Cover
Limbinal
By Oana Avasilichioaei

Limbinal, as its hybrid title suggests, speaks in the porous space between a limb’s articulations and a liminal border. Formally diverse, the pieces in Limbinal intersect prose fragments with incantatory dialogues, poetic footnotes with photographic phrases, rebellious translations with liquid transpositions.


$16.95 | 136 pages | Pub. Date: 2015
5.5 W × 8 H × .75 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9780889229242 | Rights: WORLD

Limbo RoadFront Cover
Limbo Road
By Ken Norris

Limbo Road —as divorce journal, meditation, travel poem—chronicles the search for the new beloved.


$34.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 1998
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.45 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9780889224018 | Rights: WORLD

Lions GateFront Cover
Lions Gate
By Lilia D'Acres & Donald Luxton

Like all great historic landmarks, the Lions Gate Bridge remains a source of powerful, sometimes illuminating, sometimes mysterious stories of the people and times which gave birth to it.


$34.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 1999
9.00 W × 10.00 H × 0.75 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: ARC005000
ISBN 13: 9780889224162 | Rights: WORLD

LiquiditiesFront Cover
Liquidities
By Daphne Marlatt

Liquidities: Vancouver Poems Then and Now gathers many of the poems from Daphne Marlatt’s 1972 Vancouver Poems, somewhat revised or in some cases substantially revised, and follows them with “Liquidities,” a series of recent poems about Vancouver’s incessant deconstruction and reconstruction, its quick transformations both on the ground and in urban imagining.


$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2012
6 W × 9 H × .5 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9780889227613 | Rights: WORLD

Listen to the WindFront Cover
Listen to the Wind
By James Reaney

Two stories intertwine and illuminate the relationship of life to its creative dream. Cast of 4 women, 4 men, 1 female child and 1 male child.


$17.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 1972
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.30000000000000004 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889220027 | Rights: WORLD

Local Boy Makes GoodFront Cover
Local Boy Makes Good
By John MacLachlan Gray

Three musicals by John MacLachlan Gray: 18 Wheels, Rock and Roll and Don Messer’s Jubilee.


$24.95 | 208 pages | Pub. Date: 1987
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889222489 | Rights: WORLD

Lost Souls and Missing PersonsFront Cover
Lost Souls and Missing Persons
By Sally Clark

A comic, biting, surreal investigation of the question of self and identity in the North American middle-class. Cast of 9 women and 11 men.


$16.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 1998
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.4 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889223974 | Rights: WORLD

Love and SavageryFront Cover
Love and Savagery
By Des Walsh

This book of poems is a sustained adoration of the beloved that echoes the work of the troubadours. The unnamed Irish woman of this collection “the complicated jewel of the Burren Peninsula,” leads the narrator on a spiritual quest from the streets of St John’s to the seeminingly impenetrable evergreen thickets of Ireland. Recently released as a feature film, Love and Savagery is a lyrical story of impossible love. On the twentieth anniversary of its first publication and the astonishing occasion of its release as a feature film, Talon has published a new edition of Love and Savagery, celebrating the transformation of the essence of such a finely crafted book of poetry into a film that pays homage to its literary roots.


$16.95 | 56 pages | Pub. Date: 2009 | Edition # 2
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.15 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9780889225992 | Rights: WORLD

loving without being vulnrabulFront Cover
loving without being vulnrabul
By bill bissett

Poems that tell stories on many different levels: through sound, visual images, political insights, non-narrative fusion and linguistic music.


$17.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 1997
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9780889223721 | Rights: WORLD

Ludwig & MaeFront Cover
Ludwig & Mae
By Louis Patrick Leroux
Translated by Shelley Tepperman & Ellen Warkentin

Ludwig, trained as an engineer, hasn’t been able to find work since graduating. The fact that he is sardonic, philosophically inclined, and suicidal hasn’t helped in this regard. Mae, on the other hand, is an actress who has never been out of work. Caught in a relationship of co-dependency, she plays into Ludwig’s constant mind games until one day she decides she’s had enough. This three-play volume includes: Embedded, which establishes Ludwig and Mae’s Strindbergian relationship; Apocalypse, a monodrama in which Ludwig stages his own suicidal ceremonial; and Redemption, Mae’s testimonial, where she confronts and reconciles herself with Ludwig’s death, and finally comes into her own.


$19.95 | 224 pages | Pub. Date: 2009 | Edition # 1
5.50 W × 8.50 H × 0.57000000000000006 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889226234 | Rights: WORLD

Main BridesFront Cover
Main Brides
By Gail Scott

The portrait of a woman who is facing the end of the century and creating a history of the present that lifts her out of fear.


$19.95 | 240 pages | Pub. Date: 1993
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: FIC019000
ISBN 13: 9780889104563 | Rights: WORLD

Making TheatreFront Cover
Making Theatre
By Sherrill Grace

Winner 2009 Ann Saddlemyer Award

The story of Pollock’s life from her family roots in New Brunswick through her pioneering years as a Canadian playwright to the present as she continues to make theatre.


$39.95 | 480 pages | Pub. Date: 2008
7.00 W × 10.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: BIO005000
ISBN 13: 9780889225862 | Rights: WORLD

MaleficiumFront Cover
Maleficium
By Martine Desjardins
Translated by Fred A. Reed & David Homel

Winner 2013 Sunburst Award

Short-listed 2010 Governor General’s Literary Award (French Fiction)

Winner 2010 Prix Jacques Brossard

Short-listed 2010 Prix des libraires du Québec

2010 Prix des cinq continents de la Francophonie

As these men penetrate deep into the exotic Orient, each falls victim to his own secret vice. One treks through Ethiopia in search of wingless locusts. Another hunts for fly-whisks among the clove plantations of Zanzibar. Yet others bargain for saffron in a Srinagar bazaar, search for the rarest frankincense and pursue the coveted hawksbill turtle in the Sea of Oman. Two more seek the formula for sabon Nablus in Palestine or haggle over Persian carpets in the royal gardens of Shiraz. The men’s individual forms of punishment, revealed through the agency of the young woman, are wrought upon their bodies.


$16.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 2012 | Edition # 1
5.5 W × 8.50 H × 0.4 D inches
Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: FIC019000
ISBN 13: 9780889226807 | Rights: WORLD

Mambo ItalianoFront Cover
Mambo Italiano
By Steve Galluccio

Outrageous pathos and hilarity is unleashed when Nino informs his very traditionally Italian parents that he is gay. A perfect balance of fast-paced comedy and poignant drama that explores family dynamics and the vast spaces between the old world and the new. Cast of 4 women and 3 men.


$17.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2004
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889224940 | Rights: WORLD

Marcel Pursued by the HoundsFront Cover
Marcel Pursued by the Hounds
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by John Van Burek & Bill Glassco

How our “innocent” childhood games and fantasies come back to haunt us in adult life. Cast of 4 women and 1 adolescent male.


$16.95 | 80 pages | Pub. Date: 1996
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.25 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889223264 | Rights: WORLD

Margaret AtwoodFront Cover
Margaret Atwood
By Frank Davey

Davey reveals Atwood’s extraordinary facility with language as well as her mistrust of it, and offers a “glossary” of recurrent Atwood images and symbols that unveil the hidden level in her writing.


$18.95 | 178 pages | Pub. Date: 1984
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.5 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: LIT004080
ISBN 13: 9780889222175 | Rights: WORLD

Marion BridgeFront Cover
Marion Bridge
By Daniel MacIvor

Includes screenplay and stage play. Cast of 3 women.


$18.95 | 192 pages | Pub. Date: 2006 | Edition # 2
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889225527 | Rights: WORLD

MeanwhileFront Cover
Meanwhile
By bp Nichol
Edited by Roy Miki

A thoughtful and provocative 30-year record of Nichol’s approaches to textual production.


$34.95 | 496 pages | Pub. Date: 2002
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: LCO006000
ISBN 13: 9780889224476 | Rights: WORLD

MemewarsFront Cover
Memewars
By Adeena Karasick

Short-listed 1995 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

Mêmewars is a book writing against itself.


$16.95 | 120 pages | Pub. Date: 1994
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.30000000000000004 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9780889223448 | Rights: WORLD

Memories of YouFront Cover
Memories of You
By Wendy Lill

The life of Elizabeth Smart pivoted on a turbulent affair that produced four children and her one book. This is a portrayal of the book as a record of one great life lived. Cast of 4 women and 1 man.


$15.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2003 | New format reprint
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.25 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889224896 | Rights: WORLD

Mend the LivingFront Cover
Mend the Living
By Maylis de Kerangal
Translated by Jessica Moore

Long-listed 2016 Man Booker International Prize

Winner 2017 Wellcome Book Prize

Mend the Living is the story of a heart transplant, centred around Simon Limbeau, the boy whose heart is given, and his family. Taking place within exactly twenty-four hours, the novel traces the thrill of an early-morning winter surf session, the terrible accident that follows, and all the urgency and compassion of the hospital workers, and shock and grief of Simon’s family as they negotiate the question of organ donation. Weaving from hospital corridors to the wild waves of the Atlantic, from the narrow streets of Paris to the countryside in Algeria where goldfinches still sing, from the most intimate details of grief within a car in Le Havre to universal considerations of science, compassion, and humanity, Mend the Living is a powerful and vast-ranging book.


$19.95 | 224 pages | Pub. Date: 2016
5 W × 8.5 H × 1 D inches
Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: FIC019000
ISBN 13: 9780889229730 | Rights: WORLD

MessengerFront Cover
Messenger
By Wendy Lill

As in Ibsen’s Enemy of the People, two brothers struggle for power and ideals each believes are right. Messenger takes place in another country, Canada, and in another century but tackles similar themes. A timely play in terms of environmental issues, full of lots of great political dirty tricks.


$18.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2017
5.5 W × 8.5 H × 1 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9781772011524 | Rights: WORLD

Michel and Ti-JeanFront Cover
Michel and Ti-Jean
By George Rideout

In this probing character study, Rideout fashions a hypothetical 1969 meeting in a bar in St. Petersburg, Florida, between Quebec playwright Michel Tremblay and an individual whom he believes to be a truly great writer – beat generation author Jack Kerouac, whose Francophone mother affectionately called him Ti-Jean.


$17.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2014
8.5 W × 5.5 H × 1 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889229020 | Rights: WORLD

Mile EndFront Cover
Mile End
By Lise Tremblay
Translated by Gail Scott

Winner 1999 Governor General's French Fiction Award

Mile End is a chilling and masterful look at the interior landscapes of psychosis which mirror so perfectly the emptiness of the exterior surfaces they reflect.


$17.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 2002
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: FIC019000
ISBN 13: 9780889224674 | Rights: WORLD

MimosaFront Cover
Mimosa
By Bill Schermbrucker

Winner 1989 BC Book Prize: Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize

An authentic re-creation of an extraordinary life set against the turbulent backdrop of colonial Africa.


$24.95 | 320 pages | Pub. Date: 1988
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: FIC019000
ISBN 13: 9780889222540 | Rights: WORLD

Minor Episodes / Major RuckusFront Cover
Minor Episodes / Major Ruckus
By Garry Thomas Morse

Short-listed 2013 ReLit Awards

In tribute to surrealist narrative and film technique, Minor Episodes documents the serial adventures of Minor, ubiquitous “everymogul” who embodies the economic 1% and keeps musically erotic quixotics on tap. Major Ruckus follows a struggle for a time travel component involving psychic “dicks,” universal call-center operators, aboriginal eroticists, lubricant heiresses, rogue advertisements, pornography censors, and alien sperm-bank clones.


$16.95 | 288 pages | Pub. Date: 2012 | Edition # 1
5.5 W × 8.5 H × .75 D inches
Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: FIC009040
ISBN 13: 9780889226975 | Rights: WORLD

Minor ExpectationsFront Cover
Minor Expectations
By Garry Thomas Morse

In this prequel within a sequel, Diminuenda discovers that she stands to win a vast inheritance from her estranged father, the inimitable Minor, if she travels into the past and “collects” a number of objets d’art. Minor Expectations resumes The Chaos! Quincunx novel series.


$16.95 | 256 pages | Pub. Date: 2014
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Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: FIC019000
ISBN 13: 9780889228917 | Rights: WORLD

Miss JulieFront Cover
Miss Julie
By August Strindberg
Adapted by David French

A riveting adaptation of a theatre classic about an affair between the daughter of a count and the count’s man-servant. Cast of 2 women and 1 man.


$15.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2006
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.30000000000000004 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889225497 | Rights: WORLD

Miss TakeFront Cover
Miss Take
By Réjean Ducharme
Translated by Will Browning

To escape the boredom that history seems to have decreed shall be re-enacted endlessly by all grown-ups, teenagers Miles and Chateaugué enter into a suicide pact to preserve their childhood freedom and purity from the debasement of the adult roles pre-ordained for them. But will their “plans” work out?


$16.95 | 272 pages | Pub. Date: 2011
5.50 W × 8.50 H × 0.61 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889226692 | Rights: WORLD

Modern Canadian Plays, (Volume 1, 5th Edition)Front Cover
Modern Canadian Plays, (Volume 1, 5th Edition)
By Jerry Wasserman

This fifth edition contains The Ecstasy of Rita Joe, Les Belles Soeurs, Leaving Home, Sticks and Stones (The Donnellys, Part One), Zastrozzi, Billy Bishop Goes to War, Balconville, Blood Relations, Drag Queens on Trial, Bordertown Café, Toronto, Mississippi, Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet), Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing, Lion in the Streets, and Life Without Instruction.


$49.95 | 576 pages | Pub. Date: 2011 | Edition # 5 | 5th edition
7 W × 9.75 H × 1.25 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889226784 | Rights: WORLD

Modern Canadian Plays, (Volume 2, 5th Edition)Front Cover
Modern Canadian Plays, (Volume 2, 5th Edition)
By Jerry Wasserman

Modern Canadian Plays is the core text for university-level Canadian drama courses around the world. Now in its fifth edition, with the previous edition published in 2002, the two-volume Modern Canadian Plays drama series anthologizes major Canadian plays written and performed since 1967. The second volume presents a range of exciting Canadian plays from the late 1980s through the first decade of the twenty-first century.


$49.95 | 560 pages | Pub. Date: 2013
9.75 W × 6.75 H × 1 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889226791 | Rights: WORLD

Modern Canadian Plays: (Volume 1, 4th Edition)Front Cover
Modern Canadian Plays: (Volume 1, 4th Edition)
By Jerry Wasserman

This fourth edition contains The Ecstasy of Rita Joe, Fortune and Men’s Eyes, Les Belles-Soeurs, Leaving Home, 1837: The Farmer’s Revolt, The St Nicholas Hotel, Zastrozzi, Billy Bishop Goes to War, Balconville, Doc, Drag Queens on Trial and The Occupation of Heather Rose.


$39.95 | 464 pages | Pub. Date: 2000 | Edition # 4 | 4th edition, revised
7.00 W × 10.00 H × 1 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889224360 | Rights: WORLD

Modern Canadian Plays: (Volume 2, 4th Edition)Front Cover
Modern Canadian Plays: (Volume 2, 4th Edition)
By Jerry Wasserman

This fourth edition contains Bordertown Café, Polygraph, Moo, The Orphan Muses, 7 Stories, Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing, Amigo’s Blue Guitar, Lion in the Streets, Never Swim Alone, Fronteras Americanas, Harlem Duet and Problem Child.


$39.95 | 408 pages | Pub. Date: 2000 | Edition # 4 | 4th edition, revised
7.00 W × 10.00 H × 1 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889224377 | Rights: WORLD

Mom\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s the WordFront Cover
Mom\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s the Word
By Linda A. Carson & Jill Daum & Alison Kelly & Barbara Pollard & Robin Nichol & Deborah Williams

Winner 1995 Arts Club Theatre, Jessie Richardson Award: Outstanding Original Play or Musical

Humorous stories, bittersweet monologues, poetic reflections and revelatory anecdotes about motherhood.


$16.95 | 112 pages | Pub. Date: 2000
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.30000000000000004 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889224315 | Rights: WORLD

MooFront Cover
Moo
By Sally Clark

When the feisty and rebellious Moragh (Moo) MacDowell meets the intriguing Harry Parker, she decides nothing will ever separate them … and Harry has been running ever since. Moo is an unconventionally comedy of love and obsession. Cast of 5 women and 3 men.


$12.95 | 132 pages | Pub. Date: 1984
5.5 W × 8.5 H × .375 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780887544767 | Rights: WORLD

Moss Park and Tough!Front Cover
Moss Park and Tough!
By George F. Walker

Canada’s top playwright takes on teen pregnancy in two comic dramas for young people.


$19.95 | 192 pages | Pub. Date: 2015
6 W × 9 H × 1.25 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889229549 | Rights: WORLD

Mother of the GrassFront Cover
Mother of the Grass
By Jovette Marchessault
Translated by Yvonne M. Klein

The second volume of Marchessault’s turbulent autobiographical trilogy.


$18.95 | 176 pages | Pub. Date: 1989
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.5 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889222670 | Rights: WORLD

MotherhouseFront Cover
Motherhouse
By David Fennario

From the renowned author of Balconville, this powerful drama gives a voice to the disillusioned working-class women employed at the British Munitions Factory in Verdun, Quebec, during the First World War. Following in the trudging footsteps of Fennario’s anti-war protest play Bolsheviki (Talonbooks, 2012), Motherhouse similarly debunks the sentimental notions of duty, heroism, and nationhood that figured so prominently in Canadian war effort campaigns and that persist in Canadian history textbooks today.


$17.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2014
8.5 W × 5.5 H × .5 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889228481 | Rights: WORLD

MotortherapyFront Cover
Motortherapy
By Bill Schermbrucker

A frank and intensely personal book about human relationships.


$18.95 | 176 pages | Pub. Date: 1993
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.5 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889223301 | Rights: WORLD

Mrs. BloodFront Cover
Mrs. Blood
By Audrey Thomas

Audrey Thomas’ first novel—a woman from the inside. Of the writing of this novel Thomas has said, “Women are at last beginning to talk about their bodies, not only among themselves, but also in print. When I began writing Mrs. Blood… this was not the case.


$19.95 | 220 pages | Pub. Date: 1992 | Trade paper edition
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889223196 | Rights: WORLD

MuthologosFront Cover
Muthologos
By Charles Olson
Edited by Ralph Maud

Olson once defined “Muthologos” as “what is said about what is said,” which encompasses a breadth of discourse that would define the near and far range of where the poet’s mind went in a lifetime’s intent to go places. In this new compilation of Charles Olson’s transcribed lectures and interviews, we finally get all of what is preserved of a life of talk, allowing Muthologos to stand, along with The Maximus Poems, Collected Poems, Collected Prose and Selected Letters as one of the “standard texts” of this great poet’s oeuvre.


$39.95 | 496 pages | Pub. Date: 2010 | Edition # 1
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1.15 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: LIT014000
ISBN 13: 9780889226395 | Rights: WORLD

My Career with the Leafs & Other StoriesFront Cover
My Career with the Leafs & Other Stories
By Brian Fawcett

Fawcett’s first book of stories examines growing up, and living, under the rules.


$18.95 | 192 pages | Pub. Date: 1982
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.5 D inches
Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: FIC029000
ISBN 13: 9780889221994 | Rights: WORLD

My Darling Nellie GreyFront Cover
My Darling Nellie Grey
By George Bowering

Short-listed 2011 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

Initially lacking a “subject,” the book’s metanarrative almost inevitably took the shape of an exquisite poetic autobiography that is at once both intensely personal and profoundly public. In it, among many other astonishments, we discover the deeply ambiguous roots of his father’s favourite folksong; we catch a fleeting childhood glimpse of Bowering’s young mother; a complete history of Cuba in the context of US foreign policy in Latin America that gives an entirely new, but older, meaning to the date September 11; and the roots of tragedy that led to the “Balkanization” of Yugoslavia.


$39.95 | 416 pages | Pub. Date: 2010 | Edition # 1
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889226340 | Rights: WORLD

My Name Is BosniaFront Cover
My Name Is Bosnia
By Madeleine Gagnon
Translated by Phyllis Aronoff & Howard Scott

Long-listed 2007 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

A young woman embarks upon an emotionally resonant journey in search of a peaceful new life.


$19.95 | 256 pages | Pub. Date: 2006 | Edition # 1
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889225428 | Rights: WORLD

My TWP PlaysFront Cover
My TWP Plays
By Jack Winter

My TWP Plays presents five important plays written by Jack Winter while he was resident playwright at Toronto Workshop Productions, one of the first great troupes of the experimental and alternative theatre movement. The carnivalesque style of the selected works in this anthology reflects the turbulence, contradictions, and subversion of the social revolution during which they were written and first produced, as well as the cultural politics at a time when Canadian artists were investigating new, noncolonial, and distinctly Canadian forms of expression that would define the nation and challenge received artistic styles and practices.


$24.95 | 320 pages | Pub. Date: 2013
9 W × 6 H × 1 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889227842 | Rights: WORLD

narrativ enigma / rumours uv hurricaneFront Cover
narrativ enigma / rumours uv hurricane
By bill bissett

Through narrative, non-narrative, sound, song, meditation, metaphysical, spiritual, political and visual poems, bissett explores the fragility and incompletion of all narratives.


$17.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 2004
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.4 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9780889225077 | Rights: WORLD

Nature PowerFront Cover
Nature Power
By Harry Robinson
Edited by Wendy Wickwire

Winner 1993 B.C. Book Prize

Features tales of the shoo-MISH, or “nature helpers.” 


$24.95 | 272 pages | Pub. Date: 2013 | Edition # 2 | 2nd edition
9 W × 6 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: SOC002010
ISBN 13: 9780889225046 | Rights: WORLD

NEWSFront Cover
NEWS
By Drew Hayden Taylor

In this collection of short humorous essays originally written for the popular media, playwright, novelist and screenwriter Drew Hayden Taylor sends his readers fascinating and exotic postcards from his globetrotting adventures, always on the lookout for the NEWS about aboriginal peoples around the world.


$24.95 | 288 pages | Pub. Date: 2010 | Edition # 1
5.50 W × 8.50 H × 0.74 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: TRV010000
ISBN 13: 9780889226432 | Rights: WORLD

News & SmokeFront Cover
News & Smoke
By Sharon Thesen

A compact and beautifully designed collection, nicely fleshed out with a broad selection of poems previously published only in journals and periodicals, not to mention its tantalizing sampling of new fare. Many will discover plenty to admire in News and Smoke.
Toronto Star


$17.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 1999
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.4 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9780889224179 | Rights: WORLD

News from ÉdouardFront Cover
News from Édouard
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by Sheila Fischman

This fourth novel in the Chronicles of the Plateau Mont-Royal follows Édouard, the fat woman’s brother-in-law, as he explores Paris.


$19.95 | 224 pages | Pub. Date: 2000
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889224353 | Rights: WORLD

No Plaster SaintFront Cover
No Plaster Saint
By Nancy Knickerbocker

A crusading socialist and an absolute pacifist, Mildred Osterhout Fahrni walked with J. S. Woodsworth, Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King. The extraordinary story of one of Canada’s pioneer peacemakers.


$24.95 | 288 pages | Pub. Date: 2001
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: BIO022000
ISBN 13: 9780889224520 | Rights: WORLD

Noise from the LaundryFront Cover
Noise from the Laundry
By Weyman Chan

Weyman Chan’s poems elaborate his singular and solitary work on the renaissance of the contemporary lyric form.


$17.95 | 104 pages | Pub. Date: 2009 | Edition # 2
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.26 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE023000
ISBN 13: 9780889226265 | Rights: WORLD

NonZero DefinitionsFront Cover
NonZero Definitions
By Gil McElroy

The language of poetics emerges into the light of the purely formalist and luminous “definitions” of things and their movements as they engage in the ceaseless metamorphosis of replication in all of their endlessly unfolding possibilities.


$16.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2004
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889224995 | Rights: WORLD

northern wild roses / deth interrupts th dansingFront Cover
northern wild roses / deth interrupts th dansing
By bill bissett

His rejection of the limiting conventions of written language has allowed bissett to foreground the appearance of any linguistic event as a living performance.


$17.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 2005
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.4 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889225329 | Rights: WORLD

Nothing to LoseFront Cover
Nothing to Lose
By David Fennario

Working-class survivors of the ’60s stage a workers’ sit-down strike. Cast of 9 men.


$17.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 1977
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889221215 | Rights: WORLD

novelFront Cover
novel
By bill bissett

Famous and celebrated since the 1960s for pushing the boundaries of language and representation in the creation of image as a site of both content and context, the world’s leading sound, visual, concrete and performance poet, bill bissett, describes this book as “a novel with connekting pomes n essays.”


$17.95 | 176 pages | Pub. Date: 2011
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.45 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889226715 | Rights: WORLD

Nuri Does Not ExistFront Cover
Nuri Does Not Exist
By Sadru Jetha

In this collection of beautifully crafted, spare, concise and refreshingly understated stories, we accompany Nuri on his quest to understand how servitude transcends slavery; fealty transcends servitude; and community transcends fealty. Amid a sea of dystopian world literatures haunted by the fractious claims of identity politics, Nuri Does Not Exist is an astonishingly charming collection of linked short stories that engages us with the utterly ­believable innocence of its Utopian vision.


$16.95 | 192 pages | Pub. Date: 2011
5.50 W × 8.50 H × 0.5 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889226555 | Rights: WORLD

Odd DucksFront Cover
Odd Ducks
By Bryden MacDonald

Short-listed 2015 Governor General's Award (Drama)

Welcome to the small town of Tartan Cross, Nova Scotia, where skeletons rattle in closets and past histories are so intertwined that the lives of four forty-something, eccentric characters have become so complicated that something needs to change. In the comedy, Odd Ducks, award-winning playwright Bryden MacDonald positions his four characters at the brink of existential angst – and the action unfolds from there.


$17.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2015
5.5 W × 8.5 H × .5 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889229341 | Rights: WORLD

OmniscienceFront Cover
Omniscience
By Tim Carlson

The play begs the question of how many of our freedoms have been lost to the institutions engaged in surveillance “for our own protection.”Cast of 2 women and 3 men.


$15.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2007
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.25 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889225626 | Rights: WORLD

On the JobFront Cover
On the Job
By David Fennario

Winner 1976 Chalmers Award (Best Canadian Play)

On Christmas Eve the workers in a Montreal shipping room get drunk and go on strike. Cast of 8 men.


$17.95 | 112 pages | Pub. Date: 1976
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.33 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889221024 | Rights: WORLD

On the MaterialFront Cover
On the Material
By Stephen Collis

Winner 2011 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

Structured in three parts, On the Material is a meditation on language, geography, socio-economics and the body, moving from the glut of fossil-fuelled consumer excess to the materiality of a single book. The final section is a sequence of poems in memory of Stephen Collis’s departed sister, Gail Tulloch, becoming a way for the poet to read back into the elemental heart of absence and loss—the “material” of the books displacing, and in some way recovering, how language holds the materiality of the physical world.


$17.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2010
6.00 W × 9.00 H × .3 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9780889226326 | Rights: WORLD

Once in BlockadiaFront Cover
Once in Blockadia
By Stephen Collis

In this collection of long and serial poems, Stephen Collis returns to the commons, and to his ongoing argument with romantic poet William Wordsworth, to rethink the relationship between human beings and the natural world in the Anthropocene Era.


$18.95 | 148 pages | Pub. Date: 2016
6 W × 8.5 H × .315 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9781772010152 | Rights: WORLD

One Crack OutFront Cover
One Crack Out
By David French

Charlie Evans, a pool shark, has two days to pay off a debt, or have his legs broken by a psychotic debt collector who is also having an affair with his wife. Cast of 2 women and 8 men.


$15.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2003
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.30000000000000004 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889224889 | Rights: WORLD

Only Drunks and Children Tell the TruthFront Cover
Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth
By Drew Hayden Taylor
Introduction by Lee Maracle

Winner 1996 Dora Mavor Moore Award (Small Theatre: Outstanding New Play)

The emotional struggle of a Native woman who was adopted by a white family to acknowledge her birth family. Cast of 2 women and 2 men.


$17.95 | 112 pages | Pub. Date: 1998
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.30000000000000004 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889223844 | Rights: WORLD

Ordinary TimeFront Cover
Ordinary Time
By Gil McElroy

Gil McElroy’s new book of poems sets out to give shape to time from four different referents: the Distant Early Warning (DEW) Line of the High Arctic where McElroy’s father worked, the Julian calendar of classical antiquity, the structure of the Anglican lectionary and its cycle of daily and weekly scriptures (called “propers”), and Stephen Hawking’s description of imaginary time.


$17.95 | 112 pages | Pub. Date: 2011
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9780889226753 | Rights: WORLD

Other LossesFront Cover
Other Losses
By James Bacque

Other Losses caused an international scandal when first published in 1989 by revealing that Allied Supreme Commander Dwight Eisenhower and Charles de Gaulle caused the death of some 1,000,000 German captives in American and French internment camps through disease, starvation and exposure from 1944 to 1949, as a direct result of the policies of the Western Allies, who, with the Soviets, ruled as the Military Occupation Government over partitioned Germany from May 1945 until 1949.

This updated third edition of Other Losses exists not to accuse, but to remind us that no country can claim an inherent innocence of or exemption from the cruelties of war.


$24.95 | 392 pages | Pub. Date: 2011
5.50 W × 8.50 H × 2 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: HIS027100
ISBN 13: 9780889226654 | Rights: WORLD

Other Schools of ThoughtFront Cover
Other Schools of Thought
By Morris Panych

Dramas that encourage adults to reflect on their past and young people to reflect on their future: Life Science, 2B WUT UR and Cost of Living.


$17.95 | 140 pages | Pub. Date: 1994
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.4 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889223462 | Rights: WORLD