Main BridesFront Cover
Main Brides
By Gail Scott

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


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

Making TheatreFront Cover
Making Theatre
By Sherrill Grace

Winner 2009 Ann Saddlemyer Award

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


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

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

Winner 2013 Sunburst Award

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

Winner 2010 Prix Jacques Brossard

Short-listed 2010 Prix des libraires du Québec

2010 Prix des cinq continents de la Francophonie

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
5.5 W × 8.50 H × 0.4 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889226807 | Rights: WORLD

Mambo ItalianoFront Cover
Mambo Italiano
By Steve Galluccio

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


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

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

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


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

Margaret AtwoodFront Cover
Margaret Atwood
By Frank Davey

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


$18.95 | 178 pages | Pub. Date: 1984
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.5 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889222175 | Rights: WORLD

Marion BridgeFront Cover
Marion Bridge
By Daniel MacIvor

Includes screenplay and stage play. Cast of 3 women.


$18.95 | 192 pages | Pub. Date: 2006 | Edition # 2
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ISBN 13: 9780889225527 | Rights: WORLD

MeanwhileFront Cover
Meanwhile
By bp Nichol
Edited by Roy Miki

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


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

MemewarsFront Cover
Memewars
By Adeena Karasick

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

Mêmewars is a book writing against itself.


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

Memories of YouFront Cover
Memories of You
By Wendy Lill

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


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

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

Long-listed 2016 Man Booker International Prize

Winner 2017 Wellcome Book Prize

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


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

Mercenary EnglishFront Cover
Mercenary English
By Mercedes Eng

Mercenary English is a risky and profoundly unsettling work of “auto-cartography” that documents the struggles and politics of everyday life in Vancouver, with a particular focus on the Downtown Eastside neighbourhood. Talonbooks is pleased to publish this third edition, which includes the original long poem, the essay and interview from the second edition, and a new preface by the author.


$17.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date:
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Poetry | Frontlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9781772012194 | Rights: World

MessengerFront Cover
Messenger
By Wendy Lill

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


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

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

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


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

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

Winner 1999 Governor General's French Fiction Award

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


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

MimosaFront Cover
Mimosa
By Bill Schermbrucker

Winner 1989 BC Book Prize: Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize

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


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

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

Short-listed 2013 ReLit Awards

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


$16.95 | 288 pages | Pub. Date: 2012 | Edition # 1
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Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: FIC009040
ISBN 13: 9780889226975 | Rights: WORLD

Minor ExpectationsFront Cover
Minor Expectations
By Garry Thomas Morse

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


$16.95 | 256 pages | Pub. Date: 2014
8.5 W × 5.5 H × 1 D inches
Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: FIC019000
ISBN 13: 9780889228917 | Rights: WORLD

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

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


$15.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2006
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.30000000000000004 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889225497 | Rights: WORLD

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

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


$16.95 | 272 pages | Pub. Date: 2011
5.50 W × 8.50 H × 0.61 D inches
Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: FIC019000
ISBN 13: 9780889226692 | Rights: WORLD

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

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


$49.95 | 576 pages | Pub. Date: 2011 | Edition # 5 | 5th edition
7 W × 9.75 H × 1.25 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA002000
ISBN 13: 9780889226784 | Rights: WORLD

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

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


$49.95 | 560 pages | Pub. Date: 2013
9.75 W × 6.75 H × 1 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA002000
ISBN 13: 9780889226791 | Rights: WORLD

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

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


$39.95 | 464 pages | Pub. Date: 2000 | Edition # 4 | 4th edition, revised
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Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA002000
ISBN 13: 9780889224360 | Rights: WORLD

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

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


$39.95 | 408 pages | Pub. Date: 2000 | Edition # 4 | 4th edition, revised
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Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA002000
ISBN 13: 9780889224377 | Rights: WORLD

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

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

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


$16.95 | 112 pages | Pub. Date: 2000
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.30000000000000004 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889224315 | Rights: WORLD

MooFront Cover
Moo
By Sally Clark

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


$12.95 | 132 pages | Pub. Date: 1984
5.5 W × 8.5 H × .375 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780887544767 | Rights: WORLD

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

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


$19.95 | 192 pages | Pub. Date: 2015
6 W × 9 H × 1.25 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889229549 | Rights: WORLD

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

The second volume of Marchessault’s turbulent autobiographical trilogy.


$18.95 | 176 pages | Pub. Date: 1989
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.5 D inches
Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: FIC019000
ISBN 13: 9780889222670 | Rights: WORLD

MotherhouseFront Cover
Motherhouse
By David Fennario

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


$17.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2014
8.5 W × 5.5 H × .5 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889228481 | Rights: WORLD

MotortherapyFront Cover
Motortherapy
By Bill Schermbrucker

A frank and intensely personal book about human relationships.


$18.95 | 176 pages | Pub. Date: 1993
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.5 D inches
Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: FIC019000
ISBN 13: 9780889223301 | Rights: WORLD

Mrs. BloodFront Cover
Mrs. Blood
By Audrey Thomas

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


$19.95 | 220 pages | Pub. Date: 1992 | Trade paper edition
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: FIC019000
ISBN 13: 9780889223196 | Rights: WORLD

MuthologosFront Cover
Muthologos
By Charles Olson
Edited by Ralph Maud

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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


$39.95 | 416 pages | Pub. Date: 2010 | Edition # 1
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9780889226340 | Rights: WORLD

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

Long-listed 2007 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

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


$19.95 | 256 pages | Pub. Date: 2006 | Edition # 1
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: FIC019000
ISBN 13: 9780889225428 | Rights: WORLD

My TWP PlaysFront Cover
My TWP Plays
By Jack Winter

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


$24.95 | 320 pages | Pub. Date: 2013
9 W × 6 H × 1 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA002000
ISBN 13: 9780889227842 | Rights: WORLD