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Fado
By Elaine Ávila

Acclaimed Portuguese Canadian playwright Elaine Ávila’s new play, Fado: The Saddest Music in the World, is a tale of love and ghosts set in the back alleys and brothels of old Lisbon. Part concert, part theatre, the story of a young woman confronting her country’s fascist past and her own…


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ISBN: 9781772012897
Pages:112
Pub. Date: March 23 2021
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.3125"
Drama / DRA004040

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

Winner 2001 Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation

In 1895, the arctic explorer Captain Ian Ryder has let his house in Blackpool on the Nova Scotia coast to the recently married Clara Weiss, who is about to become the compass of a social circle far too intimate for its own good. Lost in a maze of obsessive Victorian…


$24.95
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ISBN: 9780889224490
Pages:224
Pub. Date: March 15 2001
Dimensions: 8" x 5" x 0.625"
Fiction / FIC019000

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Falling Shadows
By Christian Guay-Poliquin
Translated by David Homel

In Falling Shadows, a lone man walks in the forest towards the hunting camp where his family has taken refuge to escape the upheaval caused by a widespread power failure. He knows he is threatened. One day, having lost his way, a twelve-year-old boy, mysteriously fearless and familiar, calls out…


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ISBN: 9781772014518
Pages:224
Pub. Date: June 6 2022
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 1"
Non-Fiction / YAF001020

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False Starts
By Louis Patrick Leroux
Translated by Alexander Rock & Katia Grubisic

Short-listed 2017 Patrick O'Neil Award (Best Collection of Plays), awarded by the Canadian Association for Theatre Research

False Starts presents a series of determining moments between two people stuck reliving the same moment over and over, but in unexpected ways and in different genres (from diary to dramatic dialogue, film script to sound installation). Their interdependence and fundamental inability to say how they feel for one another…


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ISBN: 9781772010275
Pages:144
Pub. Date: November 18 2016
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.375"
Drama / DRA013000

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Fearless Warriors
By Drew Hayden Taylor

Internationally acclaimed as a playwright, screen-writer, comic and sardonic commentator on the endless gaffs, absurdities and the profound and painful misunderstandings that continue to characterize social interactions between aboriginal and non-aboriginal peoples, Taylor’s stories in Fearless Warriorsare a full frontal assault on stereotypes of all kinds and an edifying affirmation…


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ISBN: 9780889225978
Pages:192
Pub. Date: June 8 2009
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.625"
Fiction / FIC029000

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Feast
By Guillermo Verdecchia

Guillermo Verdecchia’s new play Feast follows a comfortable North American family as they contend with breakfast, family life, and the end of things as we know them. The family deals with the coming troubles in their own ways. Twenty-something daughter Isabel is increasingly convinced that something drastic must be done.…


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ISBN: 9781772016406
Pages:128
Pub. Date: October 29 2024
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.4375"
Fiction / FIC052000

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Fifteen Miles of Broken Glass
By Tom Hendry

There I was just out of high school, all eager for the future, and there was the road to the future stretching out in front of me like fifteen miles of broken glass.”Set in Winnipeg in August, 1945, Fifteen Miles of Broken Glass is Tom Hendry’s look at post-World War…


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ISBN: 9780889220966
Pages:128
Pub. Date: January 1 1975
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.375"
Fiction / FIC043000

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Fifty
By Ken Norris

Fifty is the book Ken Norris began writing when he was 47 and stopped writing on the day he turned 50. It is both a counting and an accounting. He writes of love found and love lost, of children growing and parents dying, of political injustice, of the slow crawl…


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ISBN: 9780889224797
Pages:96
Pub. Date: September 15 2003
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.25"
Poetry / POE011000

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Finding Mr. Wong
By Susan Crean

Susan Crean’s memoir Finding Mr. Wong chronicles her effort to piece together the life of the man she knew as Mr. Wong, cook and housekeeper to her Irish Canadian family for two generations. Reminiscing, Crean writes, “I grew up in Mr. Wong’s kitchen …”A Chinese Head Tax payer hired by…


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ISBN: 9781772011944
Pages:272
Pub. Date: June 15 2018
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.75"
Non-Fiction / SOC031000

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Five Star Planet
By David W. McFadden

This third volume in McFadden’s Terrafina Trilogywhich began with Gypsy Guitar and There’ll be Anotheris shaped by a wealth of poetic forms.


$17.95
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ISBN: 9780889224681
Pages:136
Pub. Date: September 15 2002
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.4375"
Poetry / POE011000

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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…


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ISBN: 9780889226593
Pages:128
Pub. Date: April 15 2011
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.4375"
Poetry / POE011000

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Flow
By Roy Miki
Edited by Michael Barnholden

A stunning collection from Governor General’s Award winner Roy Miki, Flow presents all of this critically acclaimed writer’s poetry – from his collections Saving Face, Random Access File, Surrender, There, and Mannequin Rising – as well as a substantial chapter of new, previously unpublished works. Including a foreword by poet…


$49.95
Hardback
ISBN: 9781772012101
Pages:640
Pub. Date: January 3 2019
Dimensions: 9" x 6.5" x 3"
Non-Fiction / ART015040

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Flow
By Roy Miki
Edited by Michael Barnholden

A stunning collection from Governor General’s Award winner Roy Miki, Flow presents all of this critically acclaimed writer’s poetry – from his collections Saving Face, Random Access File, Surrender, There, and Mannequin Rising – as well as a substantial chapter of new, previously unpublished works. Including a foreword by poet…


$29.95
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ISBN: 9781772012170
Pages:640
Pub. Date: August 15 2019
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 1.8125"
Non-Fiction / ART015040

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Flying Red Horse
By Dale Martin Smith

Flying Red Horse is a book of poetry, with a lyric essay, about fatherhood and masculinity, and the conditions of whiteness that pressure those terms for contemporary relevance and meaning. It looks at the precarity of relationships between people and place in diverse geographic and racial contexts; it addresses the…


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ISBN: 9781772013603
Pages:136
Pub. Date: August 17 2021
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Poetry / POE023050

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For Home and Country
By Leanna Brodie

Founded in Stoney Creek, Ontario in 1897, the Women’s Institute played three key roles which helped lay the foundations of the feminist movement. It provided a means for the continuing education of rural women, often not schooled beyond the elementary level, at first in practical areas of homemaking, home nursing…


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ISBN: 9780889225084
Pages:128
Pub. Date: September 15 2004
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Drama / DRA013000

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for love and autonomy
By A Jamali Rad

Anahita Jamali Rad’s debut book of poetry juxtaposes Marxist economics with pop culture lyrics, from FKA Twigs to Sonic Youth, tangling the "You & I" of relationships and social identification. She asks: How is it possible to communicate when the "I" speaks from the margins? Who is the "I" when…


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ISBN: 9781772010176
Pages:112
Pub. Date: September 16 2016
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.375"
Poetry / POE011000

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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

For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again is Tremblay’s homage to his mother, who nurtured his imagination, his reclusive reading habits and his love for the theatre and the arts, yet who did not live to witness the performance of Les Belles Soeurs—the first successful play written in joual with…


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ISBN: 9780889223899
Pages:96
Pub. Date: January 1 1998
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.25"
Non-Fiction / BIO007000

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

This second revised edition of Forever Yours, Marie-Lou, which played at the 1990 Stratford Festival, is John Van Burek and Bill Glassco’s new translation of Michel Tremblay’s original French text.


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ISBN: 9780889223493
Pages:80
Pub. Date: January 1 1994
Dimensions: 8.25" x 5.25" x 0.25"
Non-Fiction / FAM041000

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Fortified Castles
By Ryan Fitzpatrick

Starting with lyric statement as a point of interrogation, Fortified Castles asks what might cause retreat into the comforting walls of the self. Moving from a tickertape tableau of economic and environmental crisis to the difficulty of finding one another in the streets, these poems locate the Western subject between…


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ISBN: 9780889229099
Pages:112
Pub. Date: September 9 2014
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Poetry / POE011000

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

Forward was partly inspired by a ten-day sailing expedition around the Svalbard Archipelago, located halfway between Norway and the North Pole. Spanning a hundred years and thousands of kilometres from the sixtieth parallel North to the top of the world, Forward presents a poetic history of energy development in Norway…


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ISBN: 9781772011838
Pages:144
Pub. Date: October 23 2017
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.75"
Drama / DRA013000

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fractal economies
By Derek Beaulieu

In fractal economies, derek beaulieu pushes the limits of poetry and poetics by grinding language through the mill of photocopiers, found material, collage, printmaking, frottage and Letraset—creating a new language for the genre. These “fractal economies,” or series of increasingly complex replications of forms through the repeated application of a…


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ISBN: 9780889225398
Pages:96
Pub. Date: February 1 2006
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.3125"
Poetry / POE011000

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

Fragments of a Farewell Letter Read by Geologists is a dramatized inquiry in which five geologists are interrogated about the death of one of their colleagues in the Mekong Delta, Cambodia.It is a play about the beginnings and endings of all things. It is a ritualized drama in which meaning…


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ISBN: 9780889224001
Pages:96
Pub. Date: January 1 1998
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.3125"
Drama / DRA013000

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Friendly + Fire
By Danielle LaFrance

Act I of LaFrance’s first book, Species Branding, ends with the line: “crippled on my last leg. where are our friends?” It is a question that led to Friendly + Fire (Talonbooks 2016), where LaFrance takes aim at friendship as such. The Tarnak Farm Incident, where four Canadian soldiers in…


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ISBN: 9781772010183
Pages:128
Pub. Date: October 3 2016
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.375"
Poetry / POE011000

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From Oral to Written
By Tomson Highway
Edited by Jordan Abel

Aboriginal Canadians tell their own stories, about their own people, in their own voice, from their own perspective.If as recently as forty years ago there was no recognizable body of work by Canadian writers, as recently as thirty years ago there was no Native literature in this country. Perhaps a…


$39.95
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ISBN: 9781772011883
Pages:432
Pub. Date: August 15 2017
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 1.375"
Non-Fiction / LIT004080

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From Oral to Written
By Tomson Highway
Edited by Jordan Abel

Aboriginal Canadians tell their own stories, about their own people, in their own voice, from their own perspective.If as recently as forty years ago there was no recognizable body of work by Canadian writers, as recently as thirty years ago there was no Native literature in this country. Perhaps a…


$35.00
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ISBN: 9781772011166
Pages:432
Pub. Date: August 15 2017
Dimensions: 9" x 6.5" x 1"
Non-Fiction / LIT004080

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From the Poplars
By Cecily Nicholson

Winner 2015 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize (BC and Yukon Poetry Prizes)

BC Book Prize, Poetry: Cecily Nicholson, From the Poplars (Winner)In the North Arm of British Columbia’s Fraser River lies an uninhabited island. Guarded by water from the city of New Westminster’s bustling industrial and shipping district, Poplar Island is lush and unspoken, but storied. It is the traditional territory of…


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ISBN: 9780889228566
Pages:104
Pub. Date: April 15 2014
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.3125"
Poetry / POE023060

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Fronteras Americanas 2nd Edition
By Guillermo Verdecchia

Winner 1993 Governor General’s Award for Drama

Winner 1994 Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award

Fuelled by equal parts outrage, intelligence and wit, Fronteras Americanas re-creates one person’s struggle to construct a home between two cultures, while exploding the images and constructs built up around Latinos and Latin America. This one-person play works through bold juxtapositions and satiric reference points: Simón Bolívar and Speedy Gonzales;…


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ISBN: 9780889227057
Pages:80
Pub. Date: September 15 2012
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Drama / DRA013000

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full-metal indigiqueer
By Joshua Whitehead

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

Short-listed 2018 Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry (Alberta Literary Awards)

Joint winner 2017 One of the 10 best books of Canadian poetry of 2017 (CBC Books)

This poetry collections 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. This Trickster is a Two-Spirit / Indigiqueer invention that resurges in the apocalypse to haunt, atrophy, and to…


$18.95
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ISBN: 9781772011876
Pages:136
Pub. Date: September 22 2017
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.3125"
Poetry / POE011000