Awards by Book

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 woman, her sports-fan ex-boyfriend, a Gen-X loser, and his disabled brother. 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
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889222663 | 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
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889222816 | 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
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889223752 | 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

Writing in multiple voices, with keen psychological insight, Bourguignon examines relationships, past wounds and present possibilities with raucous warmth.


$19.95 | 224 pages | Pub. Date: 2008 | Edition # 1
5.50 W × 8.50 H × 0.5 D inches
Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: FIC019000
ISBN 13: 9780889225961 | 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
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889223363 | 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 each of 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

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
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9780889226043 | Rights: WORLD

An Honest WomanFront Cover
An Honest Woman
By Jónína 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

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
8.5 W × 5.5 H × 1 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889227866 | 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

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
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
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)

Poet, novelist, and critic Madeleine Gagnon reflects on life at the centre of Quebec literary arts by re-examining the influences of her early life: a pious childhood in a large, rural Catholic family, a rebellious youth, and intellectual development as a feminist. A central theme is Gagnon’s struggle for women’s equality and her refusal to be categorized by her gender.


$22.95 | 232 pages | Pub. Date: 2015
5.5 W × 8.5 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: BIO007000
ISBN 13: 9780889228962 | 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

BASH'dFront Cover
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

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

Billy Bishop Goes to War 2nd EditionFront Cover
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)

One of Canada’s most successful and enduring musical plays, Billy Bishop Goes to War was first published in 1982 and went on to win the Los Angeles Drama Critics’ Award and the Governor General’s Award for Drama. In 2010, the celebrated story of the World War One flying ace –…


$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 BridgeFront Cover
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

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

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

Cariboo MagiFront Cover
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

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)

Governor General’s Literary Award, Translation: Michel Marc Bouchard, Christina, The Girl King, translated by Linda Gaboriau (Finalist)

Enigmatic, flamboyant, and unpredictable, with a passion for philosophy and the arts, Sweden’s Queen Christina seeks to make her country the most sophisticated in Europe. But her personal aspirations – and her unconventional sexuality – put her profoundly at odds with her culture’s expectations of her, both as a monarch and as a woman. She was Sweden’s Elizabeth Rex.


$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

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

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

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
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889225152 | 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
Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: FIC019000
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
6.00 W × 9.00 H × .25 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9780889226319 | 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
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9780889226609 | 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
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889223325 | 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
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.30000000000000004 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889224407 | 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
5.00 W × 8.00 H × 0.30000000000000004 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9780889222786 | 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
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9780889224544 | 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
5.00 W × 8.00 H × 0.35 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE011000
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
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.30000000000000004 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9780889224346 | 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
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: LIT007000
ISBN 13: 9780889225879 | 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
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.25 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889224957 | 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
Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: FIC019000
ISBN 13: 9780889224490 | 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
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.25 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889223899 | 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
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.25 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
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
5.5 W × 8.5 H × .25 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
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
5.5 W × 8.5 H × .75 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9781772011876 | 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
5.5 W × 8.5 H × 0.35 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889224810 | 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
8.5 W × 5.5 H × 1 D inches
Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: FIC019000
ISBN 13: 9780889224827 | 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
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889222380 | 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
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9780889224650 | 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
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889224698 | 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
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889224292 | 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

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

Short-listed 2005 City of Vancouver Book Award

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
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Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: SOC021000
ISBN 13: 9780889225138 | Rights: WORLD

In Search of New BabylonFront Cover
In Search of New Babylon
Translated by W. Donald 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. Reverend Aaron is found lying unconscious on the dusty…


$16.95 | 320 pages | Pub. Date: 2017
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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 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
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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 Native myths and legends is an indispensable document in the history of North American anthropology.


$39.95 | 704 pages | Pub. Date: 2006
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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
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ISBN 13: 9780889229778 | Rights: WORLD

inkorrect thotsFront Cover
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
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ISBN 13: 9780889223035 | 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
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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

Like many outgoing young women, Fatima feels rebellious against parents she sees as strict. It just so happens that she is Egyptian-born and wears a hijab. When anti-Muslim graffiti appears on the walls of her school, Fatima transfers to a new school. The guidance counsellor there, Mr. E., does his…


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

Martine Desjardins delivers to readers of Maleficium the unexpurgated revelations of Vicar Jerome Savoie, a heretic priest in nineteenth-century Montreal. Braving threats from the Catholic Church, Savoie violates the sanctity of the confessional in a confession-within-a-confession, in which seven penitents, each afficted with a debilitating malady or struck with a…


$16.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 2012 | Edition # 1
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ISBN 13: 9780889226807 | 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
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ISBN 13: 9780889223448 | 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
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ISBN 13: 9780889229730 | 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
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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
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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
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ISBN 13: 9780889226975 | 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

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


$16.95 | 112 pages | Pub. Date: 2000
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ISBN 13: 9780889224315 | 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
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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
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ISBN 13: 9780889225428 | Rights: WORLD

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

Winner 1993 B.C. Book Prize

Many of the stories in Harry Robinson’s second collection feature the shoo-MISH, or “nature helpers” that assist humans and sometimes provide them with special powers. Some tell of individuals who use these powers to heal themselves; others tell of Indian doctors who have been given the power to heal others.…


$24.95 | 272 pages | Pub. Date: 2013 | Edition # 2 | 2nd edition
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Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: SOC002010
ISBN 13: 9780889225046 | 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
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ISBN 13: 9780889229341 | 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
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ISBN 13: 9780889226326 | 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
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ISBN 13: 9780889223844 | Rights: WORLD

Pacific WindowsFront Cover
Pacific Windows
By Roy K. Kiyooka
Edited by Roy Miki

Winner 1997 Association of Asian Americal Studies Poetry Award

The most important poetic works of Roy Kiyooka.


$29.95 | 320 pages | Pub. Date: 1997
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ISBN 13: 9780889223783 | Rights: WORLD

peter among th towring boxes / text bitesFront Cover
peter among th towring boxes / text bites
By bill bissett

Winner 2003 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

bissett’s deliciously comic interrogation of the socio-political events towering around us like so many boxes we need constantly to imagine our way out of, is counterpoised in this collection by a recurring dream of a future locked in a global war.


$17.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 2002
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ISBN 13: 9780889224643 | Rights: WORLD

Playing BareFront Cover
Playing Bare
By Dominic Champagne
Translated by Shelley Tepperman

Short-listed 1994 Governor General's Literary Award for Translation

A mordant satire on the relation between theatre and life. Cast of 2 women and 4 men.


$16.95 | 112 pages | Pub. Date: 1993
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ISBN 13: 9780889223356 | Rights: WORLD

Prison Industrial Complex ExplodesFront Cover
Prison Industrial Complex Explodes
By Mercedes Eng

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

Combining text from government questionnaires and reports, lyric poetry, and photography, Prison Industrial Complex Explodes examines the possibility of a privatized prison system in Canada leading up to then Prime Minister Harper’s Conservative government passing the Anti-Terrorism Act, also known as Bill C-51.


$17.95 | 112 pages | Pub. Date: 2017
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ISBN 13: 9781772011814 | Rights: WORLD

Rogue Cells / Carbon HarbourFront Cover
Rogue Cells / Carbon Harbour
By Garry Thomas Morse

Short-listed 2014 ReLit Awards, novel category

In Rogue Cells, Oober Mann emerges from his cryobed on high alert in New Haudenosaunee, a nation at war with the mysterious territory Nutella during a critical election year. Citizens here live in dread of celebrities who carry out terrorist actions in defence of their own fundamentalist belief systems, including…


$16.95 | 448 pages | Pub. Date: 2013
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Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: FIC028010
ISBN 13: 9780889227767 | Rights: WORLD

Rom ComFront Cover
Rom Com
By Dina Del Bucchia & Daniel Zomparelli

Commended 2015 Alcuin Awards for Book Design in Canada

At precisely the cultural moment you were hoping for, a dream team of smart, sexy, brunette, West Coast poets of Italian descent has passionately co-authored an intelligent collection of poetry that both celebrates and capsizes the romantic comedy. From the origin of the genre (It Happened One Night) to its…


$17.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2015
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ISBN 13: 9780889229600 | Rights: WORLD

Salt-Water MoonFront Cover
Salt-Water Moon
By David French

Winner 1985 Dora Mavor Moore Award (Outstanding New Play)

Winner 1985 The Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award

Winner Canadian Authors Association Literary Award

Winner Hollywood Drama-Logue Critics Award and ACTRA Award

The third book of the Mercer family saga. Cast of 1 woman and 1 man.


$16.95 | 88 pages | Pub. Date: 1988
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ISBN 13: 9780889222571 | Rights: WORLD

Same DiffFront Cover
Same Diff
By Donato Mancini

Short-listed 2018 Grffin Poetry Prize

Same Diff by Donato Mancini meets at the intersection of contemporary poetry, art, and current politics. Influenced by documentary cinema such as the films of Frederick Wiseman, Dada poets, montage techniques, and a range of modern poets, Same Diff explores the way social and economic histories become imprinted within language itself.


$16.95 | 112 pages | Pub. Date: 2017
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ISBN 13: 9781772011364 | Rights: WORLD

ScreeFront Cover
Scree
By Fred Wah
Introduction by Jeff Derksen

Commended 2015 Best 75 Books (CBC Books)

Fred Wah’s career has spanned six decades and a range of formal styles and preoccupations. Scree collects Wah’s concrete and sound poetry of the 1960s, his landscape-centric work of the 1970s, and his ethnicity-oriented poems of the 1980s. Fred was a founding member of the avant-garde TISH group, which helped…


$49.95 | 648 pages | Pub. Date: 2015
6 W × 9 H × 1.25 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889229471 | Rights: WORLD

Selected PoemsFront Cover
Selected Poems
By Phyllis Webb

Winner 1982 Governor General's Literary Award for Poetry

Poetry distinguished by its attention to form and thought.


$17.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 1982
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ISBN 13: 9780889222021 | Rights: WORLD

SistersFront Cover
Sisters
By Wendy Lill

Winner 1992 Gemini Award

Winner 1992 Newfoundland and Labrador Drama Festival, Labatt's Play Award

A tough uncompromising look at a convent-run Native residential school. The soul-destroying devastation caused by these institutions from the point of view of the nuns running the school. Cast of 4 women and 2 men.


$15.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 1991
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ISBN 13: 9780889222892 | Rights: WORLD

TchipayukFront Cover
Tchipayuk
By Ronald Lavallée
Translated by Patricia Claxton

Short-listed 1994 Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation

A sweeping historical novel about the collision of Native and colonial cultures.


$34.95 | 480 pages | Pub. Date: 1994
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ISBN 13: 9780889223387 | Rights: WORLD

The Bicycle EaterFront Cover
The Bicycle Eater
By Larry Tremblay
Translated by Sheila Fischman

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

Singularly obsessed with Anna, the object of his adolescent desire, photographer Christophe Langelier embarks on an extraordinary journey—which takes him from the streets of Montreal to the Island of Women off the coast of Mexico—to escape the all-consuming flames of his unrequited passion. The Bicycle Eater is a comic, surrealist novel of metamorphosis unleashed by hopeless desire, a riotous, colourful burlesque where nothing and no one remain what they seem.


$19.95 | 224 pages | Pub. Date: 2005
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ISBN 13: 9780889225282 | Rights: WORLD

The DaysFront Cover
The Days
By M.A.C. Farrant

Short-listed 2017 Victoria City Book Prize

Let yourself be excited and delighted. Farrant’s artfully spare stories – averaging a couple of paragraphs each – offer enough food for thought (and mood) to keep you going for months. Dip in occasionally to be reminded of the strangeness of us, or read from beginning to end and immerse yourself in a slightly skewed version of reality – one in which people are frank and the world is unforgiving as it shimmers like light on water, sometimes blinding, always dazzling.


$14.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2016
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Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: FIC019000
ISBN 13: 9781772010077 | Rights: WORLD

The Decline of the Hollywood EmpireFront Cover
The Decline of the Hollywood Empire
By Hervé Fischer
Translated by Rhonda Mullins

Short-listed 2007 Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation

Heralds an inevitable move from 35 mm to digital distribution which will level the creative playing field between the towering Hollywood empire and marginalized independent artists and producers.


$17.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 2006
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.45 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: PER004030
ISBN 13: 9780889225459 | Rights: WORLD

The DishwashersFront Cover
The Dishwashers
By Morris Panych

Short-listed 2005 Jessie Richardson Award for Outstanding Original Play (Arts Club Theatre)

Haplessly determined to have his own miserable authority vindicated, chief dishwasher Dressler presides over the steam-choked basement of an upscale restaurant, tyrannizing his co-workers with his rants of pride of craft and Marxist rhetoric. Cast of 3 men.


$16.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2005
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Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889225244 | Rights: WORLD

The Ends of the EarthFront Cover
The Ends of the Earth
By Morris Panych

Winner 1994 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama

Panych’s brilliant tale reminds us all that fear can become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Cast of 2 women and 3 men.


$17.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 1993
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889223349 | Rights: WORLD

The Faraway NearbyFront Cover
The Faraway Nearby
By John Murrell

Winner 1996 The Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award

Georgia O’Keeffe resigns herself to an old age spent alone in the auburn and tawny light of her beloved Faraway mountains, in the desert’s dangerous energies, its desolate beauty, until a stranger enters her life. Cast of 1 woman and 1 man.


$10.95 | 64 pages | Pub. Date: 1995
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Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780921368564 | Rights: WORLD

The Fat Woman Next Door Is PregnantFront Cover
The Fat Woman Next Door Is Pregnant
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by Sheila Fischman

Short-listed 2009 Canada Reads Competition

Tremblay’s first novel is an affectionate and funny chronicle of the lives of a family in its community.


$19.95 | 256 pages | Pub. Date: 1981
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ISBN 13: 9780889221901 | Rights: WORLD

The Glace Bay Miners' MuseumFront Cover
The Glace Bay Miners' Museum
By Wendy Lill

Winner 1996 Governor General’s Drama Award

A story of the ill-fated love between a wandering musician social-idealist and a Cape Breton coal miner’s daughter. Cast of 2 women and 3 men.


$16.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 1996
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889223691 | Rights: WORLD

The GullFront Cover
The Gull
By Daphne Marlatt
Translated by Toyoshi Yoshihara
Preface by Richard Emmert

Winner 2008 Uchimura Naoya Prize

Winner of the prestigious 2008 Uchimura Naoya Prize, The Gull is a play written in the classical Noh style. Set in 1950, when wartime restrictions on interned Japanese Canadians had finally been lifted, allowing them to return to the coast, it exquisitely dramatizes the historical link between the fishing town of Steveston, home to many Japanese Canadians, and Mio, the coastal village in Japan from which many of their ancestors originally emigrated. An international collaboration, The Gull featured: Noh master Akira Matsui, declared an Important Intangible Cultural Asset by Japan in 1998, as the main actor; music by American Noh expert Richard Emmert; masks by Wakayama artist Hakuzan Kubo; and a troupe of professional Noh musicians from Japan.


$17.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2009 | Edition # 1
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ISBN 13: 9780889226166 | Rights: WORLD

The Hope Slide / Little SisterFront Cover
The Hope Slide / Little Sister
By Joan MacLeod

Winner 1993 The Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award

Two plays by Joan MacLeod: the Chalmers Award-winning The Hope Slide, and MacLeod’s first play for young audiences, Little Sister.


$16.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 1999 | Revised edition
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.4 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889224117 | Rights: WORLD

The Invisibility ExhibitFront Cover
The Invisibility Exhibit
By Sachiko Murakami

Short-listed 2008 Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry

Short-listed 2009 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award

Murakami’s first book of poetry, written in the political and emotional wake of Vancouver’s “Missing Women,” this project investigates the troubled relationship between a marginalized neighbourhood’s “invisible” populations and the city that surrounds them.


$16.95 | 84 pages | Pub. Date: 2008
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Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9780889225794 | Rights: WORLD

The Place of ScrapsFront Cover
The Place of Scraps
By Jordan Abel

Winner 2014 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize (B.C. Book Prizes)

Short-listed 2014 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award

Jordan Abel’s The Place of Scraps explores the relationship between First Nations cultures and ethnography. Marius Barbeau – an early 20th century ethnographer who studied First Nations cultures, including Abel’s ancestral Nisga’a Nation – believed that First Nations cultures were about to disappear completely. Through poetic erasure techniques, Abel carves out new and unexpected understandings of Barbeau’s writing.


$24.95 | 288 pages | Pub. Date: 2013
9 W × 6 H × 1 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9780889227880 | Rights: WORLD

The PropertiesFront Cover
The Properties
By Colin Browne

Short-listed 2013 Ethel Wilson Poetry Prize

Poetry begins when the properties of things—and the correspondences among them—reveal themselves through language. Language is the veil that can pierce itself.
The poems in The Properties are a record of encounters between desire and the repressed or suppressed interstices of social, economic, political and unconscious forces. They’re alert to correspondences, attentive to the lines of force to which the poet’s family quietly assented in the contested place that is the Northwest Coast of North America.


$19.95 | 176 pages | Pub. Date: 2012
6.75 W × 9.75 H × 1 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9780889226852 | Rights: WORLD

The Richard Brautigan AhhhhhhhhhhhFront Cover
The Richard Brautigan Ahhhhhhhhhhh
By rob mclennan

Short-listed 2000 Archibald Lampman Poetry Award

Thoroughly grounded in the media culture of television and film, mclennan’s language casts a deceptively familiar veil over the breadth and depth of reading which inform this
work.


$15.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 1999
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9780889224247 | Rights: WORLD

The Secret Journal of Alexander MackenzieFront Cover
The Secret Journal of Alexander Mackenzie
By Brian Fawcett

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

An industrial biography that investigates personal myths and the great “machines” that drive the world to the abyss of development.


$19.95 | 208 pages | Pub. Date: 1985
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: FIC019000
ISBN 13: 9780889222274 | Rights: WORLD

The ShovelFront Cover
The Shovel
By Colin Browne

Short-listed 2008 ReLit Award for Poetry

In this extraordinary book, Colin Browne inverts the traditional ways we define and privilege forms of the English language; self-expression becomes prosaic, the recording of history poetic.


$19.95 | 190 pages | Pub. Date: 2007
7.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.5 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9780889225749 | Rights: WORLD

The Strange Truth About UsFront Cover
The Strange Truth About Us
By M.A.C. Farrant

Long-listed 2012 One of the Top Twenty-Three Canadian Fiction Books of 2012 (Globe and Mail)

This tell-all book by M.A.C. Farrant is a three-part novel-length work of prose fragments, snippets, questions, speculations and meditations, by turns philosophical, dark, comedic and lyrical, it attempts to imagine a multitude of possible futures for our garrisoned world.


$16.95 | 208 pages | Pub. Date: 2011
5.50 W × 8.50 H × 0.55 D inches
Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: FIC019000
ISBN 13: 9780889226685 | Rights: WORLD

The TriggerFront Cover
The Trigger
By Carmen Aguirre

Short-listed 2005 Jessie Richardson Award for Innovation Award (Touchstone Theatre)

Based on the author’s own experience as a victim of the Paper Bag Rapist, The Trigger is a play written for anyone who has ever dealt with sexual violation and who continues to live with it at their core. Cast of 5 women.


$16.95 | 64 pages | Pub. Date: 2008 | Edition # 1
5.50 W × 8.50 H × 0.24 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889225916 | Rights: WORLD

The World AfloatFront Cover
The World Afloat
By M.A.C. Farrant

Winner 2014 City of Victoria Butler Book Prize

In The World Afloat, a collection of seventy-five irreverent and humorous “miniature” stories, M.A.C. Farrant coaxes her readers from their well-worn, earthbound narratives and into a world afloat on satire, absurdity, and, in her most brilliant moments, expansive joy.


$12.95 | 112 pages | Pub. Date: 2014
8.5 W × 5 H × .5 D inches
Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: FIC029000
ISBN 13: 9780889228382 | Rights: WORLD

Tom at the FarmFront Cover
Tom at the Farm
By Michel Marc Bouchard
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

Winner 2014 Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Drama

Following the accidental death of his lover, and in the throes of his grief, urban ad executive Tom travels to the country to attend the funeral and to meet his mother-in-law, Agatha, and her son, Francis – neither of whom know Tom even exists.


$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2012
5.5 W × 8.5 H × .35 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA004010
ISBN 13: 9780889227590 | Rights: WORLD

Too Good to Be TrueFront Cover
Too Good to Be True
By Bev Christensen

Short-listed 1996 BC Book Prize: Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize

Examines the question of who is to control North America’s vital water and power resources in the 21st century.


$29.95 | 352 pages | Pub. Date: 1995
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: POL033000
ISBN 13: 9780889223547 | Rights: WORLD

Toronto, MississippiFront Cover
Toronto, Mississippi
By Joan MacLeod

Short-listed 2008 ReLit Award (Longlist)

Drawing from MacLeod’s experience working with mentally handicapped adults and children, this play celebrates the personal challenges of both self-destruction and self-affirmation so vital to the process of identity creation. Cast of 2 women and 2 men.


$15.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2008
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.25 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889225831 | Rights: WORLD

Truth or DeathFront Cover
Truth or Death
By Thierry Hentsch
Translated by Fred A. Reed

Winner 2005 Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation

In the tradition of James Frazer, Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell, Thierry Hentsch retells, with new urgency and a keen critical eye, “the story of the West” that shapes our perception of the world. Yet, “the story of the West” does not exist. Only a reading of its most seminal texts—from Ulysses to Hamlet, from the Torah to the Gospels, from Plato to Descartes—can bring it alive.


$29.95 | 416 pages | Pub. Date: 2004
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: LIT007000
ISBN 13: 9780889225091 | Rights: WORLD

Twelve Opening ActsFront Cover
Twelve Opening Acts
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by Sheila Fischman

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

An account of Tremblay’s discovery of the theatre, from his first recognition at the age of six of how the imagination is actually a public construct, to his winning of a drama competition with his first play.


$18.95 | 192 pages | Pub. Date: 2002
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.5 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: BIO007000
ISBN 13: 9780889224667 | Rights: WORLD

Un/inhabitedFront Cover
Un/inhabited
By Jordan Abel
Contributions by Kathleen Ritter

Long-listed 2015 One of 15 best CanLit covers of 2015 (CBC Books)

Award-winning Nisga’a poet Jordan Abel’s second collection of poetry, Un/inhabited, maps the terrain of the public domain to create a layered investigation of the interconnections between language and land.Abel constructed the book’s source text by compiling in their entirety ninety-one western novels found on the website Project Gutenberg, an online…


$24.95 | 240 pages | Pub. Date: 2015
5.5 W × 8.5 H × 1 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE015000
ISBN 13: 9780889229228 | Rights: WORLD

Unity (1918)Front Cover
Unity (1918)
By Kevin Kerr

Winner 2002 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama

Winner 2001 Jessie Richardson Award for Large Theatre: Significant Artistic Achievement Nomin

Winner 2001 Jessie Richardson Award for Sydney Risk Award (Arts Club Theatre)

In the fall of 1918, a world ravaged by four years of war was suddenly hit by a mysterious and deadly plague. As fear of the dreaded “Spanish” flu begins to fill the town of Unity with paranoia, drastic measures are taken. Cast of 6 women and 3 men.


$17.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2002
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889224612 | Rights: WORLD

VancouverFront Cover
Vancouver
By Bruce Macdonald

Winner 1993 City of Vancouver Book Award

Short-listed 1993 BC Book Prize: BC Booksellers' Choice Award in Honour of Bill Duthie

Short-listed 1993 BC Book Prize: Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize

This stunning full-colour historical atlas brings alive Vancouver’s first 14 decades.


$60 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 1992
12.00 W × 12.00 H × 0.60000000000000009 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: HIS006000
ISBN 13: 9780889223110 | Rights: WORLD

Vancouver AnthologyFront Cover
Vancouver Anthology
Edited by Stan Douglas

Commended 2011 Alcuin Awards for Book Design

First published in 1991, this larger format, new edition coincides with a renewal of the Or Gallery’s mandate to incite and promote critical discourse both within and outside of the Vancouver art community.


$35 | 368 pages | Pub. Date: 2009 | Edition # 2
6.50 W × 9.50 H × 1.13 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: ART015040
ISBN 13: 9780889226142 | Rights: WORLD

WigrumFront Cover
Wigrum
By Daniel Canty
Translated by Oana Avasilichioaei

Runner-up 2014 Alcuin Award for Book Design in Canada

Winner 2012 Grafika Grand Prize Winner (Typography)

It’s October 1944. During a brief respite from the aerial bombardment of London, Sebastian Wigrum absconds from his small flat and disappears into the fog for a walk in the Unreal City. This is our first and only encounter with the enigmatic man we come to discover decades later through more than one hundred everyday objects he has left behind. Wigrum’s bequest is a meticulously catalogued collection of the profoundly ordinary: a camera, some loose teeth, candies and keys, soap, bits of string, hazelnuts, and a handkerchief. Moving through the inventory artifact to artifact, story to story, we become immersed in a dreamlike narrative bricolage determined as much by the objects’ museological presentation as by the tender and idiosyncratic mania of Wigrum’s impulse to collect them.


$14.95 | 200 pages | Pub. Date: 2013
9 W × 6 H × 1 D inches
Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: FIC019000
ISBN 13: 9780889227781 | Rights: WORLD