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Main Brides
By Gail Scott

It is a hot June day. A woman sits in a bar in Montreal’s Main, waiting. Pushing down the disturbing scene (the police, a blanket) she saw that morning in the park. To focus herself, she tries to guess the stories of other women who come and go as the…


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ISBN: 9780889104563
Pages:240
Pub. Date: January 1 1993
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Making Theatre
By Sherrill Grace

Winner 2009 Ann Saddlemyer Award

In Making Theatre: A Life of Sharon Pollock, Sherrill Grace has written 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. It focuses attention on Pollock’s distinguished career as a…


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ISBN: 9780889225862
Pages:480
Pub. Date: June 1 2008
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Maleficium
By Martine Desjardins
Translated by Fred A. Reed & David Homel

Winner 2013 Sunburst Award

Winner 2010 Prix Jacques Brossard

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

Short-listed 2010 Prix des libraires du Quebec

Short-listed 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…


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ISBN: 9780889226807
Pages:160
Pub. Date: April 15 2012
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Mambo Italiano
By Steve Galluccio

Mambo Italiano achieves its overwhelming power through a perfect balance of fast-paced comedy and poignant drama. Angelo, at the prompting of his equally repressed sister Anna, has told his very traditionally Italian immigrant parents, Maria and Gino, that he is gay. Hurt, betrayed and mortified by Angelo’s coming out, his…


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ISBN: 9780889224940
Pages:128
Pub. Date: March 15 2004
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Marcel Pursued by the Hounds
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by John Van Burek & Bill Glassco

An extended tour de force with no act or scene breaks, Marcel Pursued by the Hounds examines how our “innocent” childhood games and fantasies can come back to haunt us in adult life, full of the dangers and realities that were invisible to us as children. An extended dialogue between…


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ISBN: 9780889223264
Pages:80
Pub. Date: September 15 1996
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Margaret Atwood
By Frank Davey

Margaret Atwood’s writing, according to Davey, reveals not only an extraordinary facility with language, but also a deep mistrust of it as something shaped by an instrumental and largely male culture. Her language directs its readers to a hidden level of itself – unspoken, symbolic, gestural – and away from…


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ISBN: 9780889222175
Pages:178
Pub. Date: January 1 1984
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Non-Fiction / LIT004290

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Marion Bridge 2nd Edition
By Daniel MacIvor

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

This fascinating version of Daniel MacIvor’s most successful play to date lets the reader in on a secret: it was never primarily written as a work for live theatrical performance, but as a vehicle for his development of a screenplay, also included in this new edition. In his surprisingly revealing…


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ISBN: 9780889225527
Pages:192
Pub. Date: October 1 2006
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Meanwhile
By bp Nichol
Edited by Roy Miki

For bpNichol, who called himself a writer who writes about the act of writing,” criticism was not only a means to address his own poetics and the textual practices of his generation; it was just as essential to his imagination as were his poems themselves.Finally, after years of readers struggling…


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ISBN: 9780889224476
Pages:496
Pub. Date: September 15 2002
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Medusa
By Martine Desjardins

An incendiary new novel based on the myth of Medusa from noted author Martine DesjardinsShe’s been called Medusa for so long that she’s forgotten her real name. She walks with her head down, her face hidden behind her hair to spare others the sight of her Deformities – eyes so…


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ISBN: 9781772013856
Pages:208
Pub. Date: September 22 2022
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Megantic
By Anne-Marie Saint-Cerny
Translated by W. Donald Wilson

Lac-Mégantic, Québec, Canada – July 6, 2013. On a hot summer night, a driverless, out-of-control train descends the slope that leads to the scenic town below and explodes, pulverizing the downtown area and killing forty-seven unsuspecting victims. The devastation, which leaves the people of Lac-Mégantic dazed and in mourning, is…


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ISBN: 9781772012590
Pages:336
Pub. Date: August 26 2020
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Memewars
By Adeena Karasick

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

Merging autobiography, criticism, feminist theory and poetry in an economy of desire, Mêmewars puts a poetics of rupture, displacement, obsession and exile into praxis. This text writes against a sexist, imperialist discourse of mastery and idealization. It challenges the mythologies of cohesion, autonomy and stable identity—the capitalist vision of literary…


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ISBN: 9780889223448
Pages:120
Pub. Date: January 1 1994
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Memories of You
By Wendy Lill

Memories of You is a play about the triumph and freedom of the spirit. It validates a woman’s right to chose the shape of her own life, in the full knowledge and understanding of the lasting consequences of her desire, her imagination and her actions. In its rejection of sentiment…


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ISBN: 9780889224896
Pages:96
Pub. Date: March 15 2003
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Mend the Living
By Maylis de Kerangal
Translated by Jessica Moore

Winner 2017 Wellcome Book Prize

Long-listed 2016 Man Booker International 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…


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ISBN: 9780889229730
Pages:224
Pub. Date: January 27 2016
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Mercenary English
By Mercedes Eng

Mercedes Eng’s first book is a risky and profoundly unsettling work of “auto-cartography,” documenting the struggles and politics of everyday life in Vancouver, foregrounding the literal and figurative violence behind the euphemism “missing women,” resistance to the Olympic-Industrial Complex, and other legacies of colonialism that continue to haunt the fragile…


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ISBN: 9781772012194
Pages:144
Pub. Date: October 5 2019
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Messenger
By Wendy Lill

As in Ibsen’s Enemy of the People, two brothers struggle for power and ideals each believes are right. Set in the late nineteenth century in a coastal town in Norway, Enemy charts the journey of an idealistic and naive doctor who believes people will behave responsibly if given the facts,…


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ISBN: 9781772011524
Pages:128
Pub. Date: April 3 2017
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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. At the…


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ISBN: 9780889229020
Pages:128
Pub. Date: September 9 2014
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Mile End
By Lise Tremblay
Translated by Gail Scott

Winner 1999 Governor General's French Fiction Award

The narrator of this Governor General’s Award-winning novel does not have a name. She is simply a grotesque “fat woman,” getting larger every day—a clown, a monster, in her own words, with no self, no identity save her enormous mound of flesh, its blubber, its perceived deformity. She is used…


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ISBN: 9780889224674
Pages:144
Pub. Date: March 15 2002
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Mimosa
By Bill Schermbrucker

Winner 1989 BC Book Prize: Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize

An authentic recreation of an extraordinary life set against the turbulent background of colonial Africa. Schermbrucker’s enigmatic prose creates a sweeping historical saga from Cairo to the Cape.Mimosa is Bill Schermbrucker’s second published work of fiction. His first book Chameleon was published by Talonbooks to high critical acclaim.


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ISBN: 9780889222540
Pages:320
Pub. Date: January 1 1988
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Minor Episodes / Major Ruckus
By Garry Thomas Morse

Short-listed 2013 ReLit Awards

In tribute to the surrealist narrative techniques of André Breton and Robert Desnos, Minor Episodes documents the serial adventures of Minor, the ubiquitous “everymogul” who embodies the economic 1% and keeps musically erotic quixotics on tap. Having entered a “rent in time” that gives each chapter an alternate reality, Minor…


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ISBN: 9780889226975
Pages:288
Pub. Date: August 15 2012
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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.The cheeky diva travels to classical Greece, becoming the subject of the very painting she…


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ISBN: 9780889228917
Pages:256
Pub. Date: September 9 2014
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Miss Julie
By August Strindberg
Adapted by David French

As all the great dramatists since the Greek tragedians have known, class and gender roles continue to remain the two fundamental determinants of the social fabric of any culture—even one, like our own, in which the boundaries of those identities have become fluid, situational and transitory.David French’s adaptation of August…


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ISBN: 9780889225497
Pages:96
Pub. Date: September 1 2006
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Miss Take
By Réjean Ducharme
Translated by Will Browning

Sixteen-year-old Miles has run away from home, inviting his childhood companion, the fourteen-year-old Inuit orphan Chateaugué, to join him in a rented flat opposite Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours in Montreal. There they construct a chaste life for themselves, living as brother and sister. They spend their days riding bicycles wildly through the streets…


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ISBN: 9780889226692
Pages:272
Pub. Date: September 13 2011
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Modern Canadian Plays, (Volume 1, 5th Edition)
By Jerry Wasserman

This fifth edition of the classic Modern Canadian Plays sets out an even broader range of plays than previous editions. The plays in the first volume date from 1967 to 1991, and outline an indigenous Canadian drama emerging from its colonial roots to celebrate a rising nationalism. But more to…


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ISBN: 9780889226784
Pages:576
Pub. Date: April 15 2011
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Drama / DRA002000

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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…


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ISBN: 9780889226791
Pages:560
Pub. Date: August 15 2013
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Modern Canadian Plays: (Volume 1, 4th Edition)
By Jerry Wasserman

“I don’t see how a play can be Canadian. I don’t think there are any plays that you could call strictly Canadian … What does that phrase mean?”Now, thirty-three years after Canadian directors spoke their minds, or rather shrugged their shoulders at the seeming hopelessness of de-colonizing Canadian theatre, this…


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ISBN: 9780889224360
Pages:464
Pub. Date: September 15 2000
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Modern Canadian Plays: (Volume 2, 4th Edition)
By Jerry Wasserman

In Volume II, Wasserman shows us Canadian drama from 1985 up to 1997, during which we see women playwrights rise to greater prominence, along with Native, gay and lesbian, and Quebecois playwrights. But, continuing on from Volume I, this selection of plays not only takes us farther into the annals…


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ISBN: 9780889224377
Pages:408
Pub. Date: September 15 2000
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Mom's the Word
By Linda A. Carson & Jill Daum & Alison Kelly

Winner 1995 Jessie Richardson Award for Outstanding Original Play or Musical (Arts Club Theatre)

Mom’s the Word was created out of a Saturday morning writers’ support group. Getting together to share their experiences, six women performers struck upon the idea to write about what they were going through as mothers trying to maintain their careers, their individual identities and their relationships with their partners.…


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ISBN: 9780889224315
Pages:112
Pub. Date: March 15 2000
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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.


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ISBN: 9780887544767
Pages:132
Pub. Date: April 15 1984
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Moss Park and Tough!
By George F. Walker

Canada’s top playwright takes on teen pregnancy in two comic dramas for young people. Moss ParkIt’s been twenty years since the debut of Tough!, but only two years have passed in the lives of Tina and Bobby, the main characters. Of course the poverty trap, which grips them both, is…


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ISBN: 9780889229549
Pages:192
Pub. Date: November 10 2015
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Mother of the Grass
By Jovette Marchessault
Translated by Yvonne M. Klein

Born at the end of the first volume in this autobiographical trilogy, the little Jovette sets off on her journey across the Land of Permanent Sacrifice in Mother of the Grass. Wrenched from her childhood paradise on the banks of the St. Lawrence, she is plunged into the child-battering hell…


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ISBN: 9780889222670
Pages:176
Pub. Date: January 1 1989
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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…


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ISBN: 9780889228481
Pages:128
Pub. Date: May 15 2014
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Motortherapy
By Bill Schermbrucker

“Always carry a bar of soap!” his father advises, as Allstair sets off to drive from Nairobi halfway across Africa in a secondhand Austin in the 1950s. “It wasn’t clear to me how you could fix a leak in the gas tank with soap,” Allstair reports, “but I never doubted…


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ISBN: 9780889223301
Pages:176
Pub. Date: January 1 1993
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Fiction / FIC019000

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Moving the Centre
By Andrew Kushnir & Khari Wendell McClelland

Moving the Centre is a two-play anthology exploring the problems and possibilities of verbatim theatre and undertake questions of justice, identity, and the history all around us.


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ISBN: 9781772013948
Pages:192
Pub. Date: May 25 2022
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Non-Fiction / PER020000

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Mrs. Blood
By Audrey Thomas

“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. So many women have come up to me and said, ‘Yes, I’ve been through that too—a messy miscarriage, a still…


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ISBN: 9780889223196
Pages:220
Pub. Date: January 1 1992
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Music at the Heart of Thinking
By Fred Wah

Short-listed 2021 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize (BC and Yukon Poetry Prizes)

Life-long poem project from the Governor General's Award–winning former parliamentary poet laureate.


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ISBN: 9781772012620
Pages:272
Pub. Date: August 25 2020
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Muthologos
By Charles Olson
Edited by Ralph Maud

Charles Olson’s insistence that the public value of any articulation is inseparable from the particulars of the time and place of its origins resulted in the proprioceptive methodology of his composition—in his speech and his writing, in both poetry and prose. Olson did not “lecture”—he “talked.” His encyclopedic knowledge of…


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ISBN: 9780889226395
Pages:496
Pub. Date: October 31 2010
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Non-Fiction / LIT014000

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My Career with the Leafs & Other Stories
By Brian Fawcett

Brian Fawcett explores the connection between track and existentialism, pool and foolscap, tomato cans and the Knights of the Round Table. In the process, he becomes a horse, confronts the Red Menace and almost drowns himself. This book is for anyone who knows what it’s like to learn—literally and figuratively—the…


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ISBN: 9780889221994
Pages:192
Pub. Date: January 1 1982
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My Darling Nellie Grey
By George Bowering

Short-listed 2011 Shortlisted for the 2011 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

In December 2005, stalled on a novel he was writing, George Bowering thought he needed a challenge. By the end of the year he had made a New Year’s resolution: write a poem a day for the 365 days of 2006. While working on Crows in the Wind, in January,…


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ISBN: 9780889226340
Pages:416
Pub. Date: April 15 2010
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My Favourite Crime
By Deni Ellis Béchard

A collection of essays that are at once personal and political, covering a variety of topics, ranging from the author's tumultuous relationship with his criminal father and the ways writing can help us transform our own understanding to long-form journalistic dispatches from around the globe.


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ISBN: 9781772012323
Pages:232
Pub. Date: September 15 2019
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Non-Fiction / LCO010000

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My Heart is a Rose Manhattan
By Nikki Reimer

My Heart Is a Rose Manhattan is a darkly humorous book about grief and isolation. Cutting yet tender, sorrowful yet angry, these poems touch on death and loss, architecture, alcohol, horse statues, and catalogues of life.


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ISBN: 9781772012248
Pages:112
Pub. Date: April 15 2019
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My Name Is Bosnia
By Madeleine Gagnon
Translated by Phyllis Aronoff & Howard Scott

Long-listed 2007 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

Sabaheta is a literature student at the University of Sarajevo when war breaks out in Bosnia-Herzegovina. After her brother is taken from the family by armed thugs and her mother descends into madness, she goes into the forest with her father to join the guerrillas, where she dresses like a…


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ISBN: 9780889225428
Pages:256
Pub. Date: September 1 2006
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Fiction / FIC019000

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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…


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ISBN: 9780889227842
Pages:320
Pub. Date: November 15 2013
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Drama / DRA002000

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my yt mama
By Mercedes Eng

The follow up to Eng's BC Book Prize-winning Prison Industrial Complex Explodes.


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ISBN: 9781772012552
Pages:88
Pub. Date: March 1 2020
Dimensions: 7.25" x 5" x 0.25"
Poetry / POE024000