Safety SandFront Cover
Safety Sand
By Garry Thomas Morse

In this companion to Governor General’s Award finalists Discovery Passages and Prairie Harbour, Garry Thomas Morse resumes his expansionist mapping of lyrical consciousness onto geographical concerns, acknowledging the unsettled edges of an imaginary territory.


$18.95 | 92 pages | Pub. Date: 2018
6 W × 9.75 H × .75 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9781772011982 | Rights: WORLD

Saga of the Wet HensFront Cover
Saga of the Wet Hens
By Jovette Marchessault
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

Four Quebec women writers meet at the centre of a fabulous vortex. Cast of 4 women.


$17.95 | 136 pages | Pub. Date: 1983
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889222137 | Rights: WORLD

Saint Frances of HollywoodFront Cover
Saint Frances of Hollywood
By Sally Clark

The tragic life of Frances Farmer, the raucous, idealistic, non-conforming movie star of the ’30s and ’40s. Cast of 4 women and 4 men.


$19.95 | 200 pages | Pub. Date: 1996
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.5 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889223660 | Rights: WORLD

Sainte-Carmen of the MainFront Cover
Sainte-Carmen of the Main
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by John Van Burek

A play about cultural identity and cultural awakening based on a country and western singer of Montreal’s “The Main.”

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Cast of 4 women, 13 men and a chorus.


$15.95 | 80 pages | Pub. Date: 1981
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.2 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889221819 | Rights: WORLD

Sainte-Marie among the HuronsFront Cover
Sainte-Marie among the Hurons
By James W. Nichol

A play about the conscience of a priest during the disastrous mission the Jesuits made to the Huron Indians in the 17th century. Cast of 11 men.


$15.95 | 80 pages | Pub. Date: 1980
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.2 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889221475 | Rights: WORLD

Salonica TerminusFront Cover
Salonica Terminus
By Fred A. Reed

In his extensive travels in the Balkans, Reed encounters a landscape inscribed with a shocking testimony of ethno-racialist aspirations.


$24.95 | 272 pages | Pub. Date: 1996
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889223684 | 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

scars on th seehorsFront Cover
scars on th seehors
By bill bissett

bissett’s metric performs a kind of absence of narrative intent that lets everyone and everything speak for itself. As bissett puts it, “eye dont have 2 invent th world iumalredee in it.”


$17.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 1999
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ISBN 13: 9780889223875 | Rights: WORLD

Scattered in a Rising WindFront Cover
Scattered in a Rising Wind
By Jean Marc Dalpé
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

The rush of events in a small town apocalypse is recorded barely at the edge of syntax, with a participatory narrator scrambling to keep up with the unfolding perceptions within the others.


$17.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 2003
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ISBN 13: 9780889224841 | Rights: WORLD

SchoolhouseFront Cover
Schoolhouse
By Leanna Brodie

Full of warmth and poignant humour this drama set in a one-room schoolhouse evokes a way of life shared by generations of rural North Americans, exploring timeless themes of rejection, of compassion, of damage, of hope. Cast of 5 women and 7 men.


$15.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2007
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ISBN 13: 9780889225718 | 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
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ISBN 13: 9780889229471 | Rights: WORLD

SeedsFront Cover
Seeds
By Annabel Soutar

Seeds is part courtroom drama and part social satire about the 2004 Supreme Court of Canada showdown between Saskatchewan farmer Percy Schmeiser and biotech company Monsanto Inc. In question is the legitimacy of patenting genetically modified food crops. The play takes us back to the seminal moment when a single farmer stood up to international agribusiness and almost won.


$18.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 2012
5.5 W × 8.5 H × .5 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889227019 | Rights: WORLD

Selected PoemsFront Cover
Selected Poems
By bill bissett

A definitive and comprehensive selection of bissett’s work.


$17.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 1980
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ISBN 13: 9780889221727 | Rights: WORLD

Selected PoemsFront Cover
Selected Poems
By Frank Davey

Selections from seven of this important poet and editor’s long poems.


$16.95 | 112 pages | Pub. Date: 1980
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ISBN 13: 9780889221741 | Rights: WORLD

Selected PoemsFront Cover
Selected Poems
By Fred Wah

Poems of landscape, language and memory from Wah’s earlier books.


$29.95 | 159 pages | Pub. Date: 2008
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ISBN 13: 9780889221772 | 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

Selected WritingFront Cover
Selected Writing
By Daphne Marlatt

Poetry and prose with an instantaneous recognition of perceptions and thought.


$17.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 1980
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ISBN 13: 9780889221758 | Rights: WORLD

Selected WritingFront Cover
Selected Writing
By bp Nichol

Selections from visual poetry to translations by one of the most important poets in the 20th century writing in English.


$17.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 1980
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ISBN 13: 9780889221765 | Rights: WORLD

Seven Sacred TruthsFront Cover
Seven Sacred Truths
By Wanda John-Kehewin

Seven Sacred Truths presents a powerful exploration of an Indigenous woman’s healing journey. Seeing the world through “brown” eyes, poet Wanda John-Kehewin makes new meaning of the past, present, and future through a consideration of Love, Wisdom, Truth, Honesty, Respect, Humility, and Courage. By sharing her views on these Seven…


$18.95 | 136 pages | Pub. Date: 2018
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ISBN 13: 9781772012132 | Rights: WORLD

SextetFront Cover
Sextet
By Morris Panych

A dark and steamy comedy that explores the harmonies and dysfunctions of six sexually entangled musicians on an ill-fated winter tour. When a blizzard strands this sextet for an extra night, they have only their instruments, each other, and their secrets to keep them warm.


$18.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 2016
5.5 W × 8.5 H × .75 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889229846 | Rights: WORLD

Shattered ImagesFront Cover
Shattered Images
By Fred A. Reed

Discusses all of the major Islamic faiths in its search for the origins of contemporary fundamentalist movements.


$19.95 | 260 pages | Pub. Date: 2003
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889224858 | Rights: WORLD

Shinny's Girls and Other StoriesFront Cover
Shinny's Girls and Other Stories
By Mary Burns

These stories all re-examine the myths of mother-daughter relationships, both in the classical sense of “myth” and in the modern sense of “myth” (lies about relationships).


$19.95 | 208 pages | Pub. Date: 1989
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889222724 | Rights: WORLD

Signs of LiteratureFront Cover
Signs of Literature
By Kenneth James Hughes

The history of language as a made thing – a linguistic and structuralist primer.


$24.95 | 232 pages | Pub. Date: 1986
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889222366 | Rights: WORLD

SilaFront Cover
Sila
By Chantal Bilodeau
Introduction by Megan Sandberg-Zakian

In Inuit mythology, “sila” means air, climate, or breath. Bilodeau’s play of the same name examines the competing interests shaping the future of the Canadian Arctic and local Inuit population. Equal parts Inuit myth and contemporary Arctic policy, the play Sila features puppetry, spoken word poetry, and three different languages (English, French, and Inuktitut).


$17.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2015
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ISBN 13: 9780889229563 | Rights: WORLD

Silver DaggerFront Cover
Silver Dagger
By David French

French delivers a thriller guaranteed to have audiences perched on the edge of their seats. Cast of 4 women and 2 men.


$18.95 | 136 pages | Pub. Date: 1993
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.4 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889223257 | Rights: WORLD

Singed WingsFront Cover
Singed Wings
By Lola Lemire Tostevin

Working for decades in English and French in poetry, novels, and translations that investigate the relationship between language and female subjectivity, Lola Lemire Tostevin has hewn her own unique and intensely aesthetic path across the national literary landscape, earning her the reputation as one of Canada’s leading feminist writers. Tostevin’s…


$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2013
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ISBN 13: 9780889227903 | Rights: WORLD

Sir John A.Front Cover
Sir John A.
By Drew Hayden Taylor

An uproariously funny and sharply inquisitive new play from one of Canada’s leading Indigenous playwrights, Sir John A: Acts of a Gentrified Ojibway Rebellion explores the possibility of reconciliation between Peoples and urgently questions past and contemporary forms of Canadian colonialism. Taylor’s twenty-seventh play, Sir John A’s characters include Canada’s…


$16.95 | 112 pages | Pub. Date: 2018
5.5 W × 8.5 H × .75 D inches
Drama | Frontlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9781772012149 | 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
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.25 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889222892 | Rights: WORLD

Six Plays by Mavor MooreFront Cover
Six Plays by Mavor Moore
By Mavor Moore

In these theatre pieces stripped to the essentials of character sketches in quick, subtle lines, the emphasis is on the performer’s resources as an actor, rather than the externals of scene changes and stage contexts.


$19.95 | 208 pages | Pub. Date: 1989
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889222717 | Rights: WORLD

SkydiveFront Cover
Skydive
By Kevin Kerr

Having grown apart after a traumatic and defining moment in their youth, two brothers reconnect to fulfill a life-long ambition to go skydiving. Morgan (a feckless schemer who has recently reinvented himself as a counsellor) arrives on the doorstep of Daniel (a housebound agoraphobe), offering to help “liberate” his brother by administering his newly invented technique of “Paratherapy.” Convincing Daniel to face his fears by pursuing their long abandoned childhood dream of jumping from an airplane, the brothers begin a series of misguided training exercises to prepare for their adventure.


$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2010 | Edition # 1
5.50 W × 8.50 H × .24 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889226388 | Rights: WORLD

Slick ReckoningFront Cover
Slick Reckoning
By Ken Belford

In these thoughtful, yet playful poems, Belford builds a poetry experience the curious reader can open anywhere, read, and read on. Although the phrasing of his lines is unusual, Ken Belford’s poetry is not easily forgotten. It’s not necessary to begin at the beginning or to read to the end to get a good sense of what this poet is about. Read a little, or read a lot; he’s worth it.


$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2016
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ISBN 13: 9780889229785 | Rights: WORLD

Soldier's HeartFront Cover
Soldier's Heart
By David French

Esau Mercer, a veteran of the First World War, tries to persuade his alienated 16-year-old son, Jacob, not to leave. Slowly Esau’s devastating and unsparing account of what secrets lie in his soldier’s heart brings father and son together. Cast of 3 men.


$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2002
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.25 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889224636 | Rights: WORLD

Some Night My Prince Will ComeFront Cover
Some Night My Prince Will Come
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by Sheila Fischman

This urban epic of love and desire brings us a burlesque world of transgression and madness, where pleasures are far from simple, and love is somewhat less than pure. An evocative account of romantic adventure stamped with Tremblay’s signature wit and ironic humour.


$17.95 | 192 pages | Pub. Date: 2004
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.5 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889225107 | Rights: WORLD

Somewhere ElseFront Cover
Somewhere Else
By George F. Walker

Contains Walker’s own selection of his early plays which matter; which for him have stood the test of time: Beyond Mozambique (1974), Zastrozzi (1977), Theatre of the Film Noir (1981) and Nothing Sacred (1988).


$24.95 | 256 pages | Pub. Date: 1999
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ISBN 13: 9780889224025 | Rights: WORLD

Song of the Say-SayerFront Cover
Song of the Say-Sayer
By Daniel Danis
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

Three brothers strive to unite and care for their ailing sister after the death of their adoptive parents. Cast of 1 woman and 3 men.


$15.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 1999
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.30000000000000004 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889224193 | Rights: WORLD

Songs My Mother Taught MeFront Cover
Songs My Mother Taught Me
By Audrey Thomas

Republished with a new introduction, this is Audrey Thomas’s classic coming-of-age novel about madness, loneliness, despair and escape.


$19.95 | 240 pages | Pub. Date: 1993 | New format reprint
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889223295 | Rights: WORLD

SpecksFront Cover
Specks
By Michael McClure
Foreword by Paul E. Nelson

When McClure’s Specks was first published in 1985 by Talonbooks, it was a revelation in terms of its transcending the proprioceptive poetic methodology of Charles Olson and entering an Aristotelian realm of metaphysical questions that alchemically combined matters both scientific and mystical. With mind aglow in recognition of muscular imagination and the intelligence of the sensorium in all its unapologetic tonality, McClure’s luminous journey leaps with the grace of Muhammad Ali and Fred Astaire, and tempts the reader into the mysterious abyss of dark energy that Federico García Lorca calls duende.


$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2012 | Edition # 2
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.4 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889226883 | Rights: WORLD

Spectacle of EmpireFront Cover
Spectacle of Empire
By Jerry Wasserman

Arguably the first North American play, this edition includes the original French script, two English translations, Ben Jonson’s Masque of Blackness and an extensive historical and critical introduction.


$21.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2006
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ISBN 13: 9780889225473 | Rights: WORLD

Sticks & StonesFront Cover
Sticks & Stones
By George Bowering
Preface by Robert Creeley
Drawings by Gordon Payne

George Bowering’s first book of poetry. With a preface by Robert Creeley and original line drawings by Gordon Payne.


$15.95 | 64 pages | Pub. Date: 1989
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.25 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889222687 | Rights: WORLD

Still LaughingFront Cover
Still Laughing
By Morris Panych
Introduction by Jerry Wasserman

Nikolai Gogol’s The Government Inspector
Georges Feydeau & Maurice Desvallières’ Hotel Peccadillo
Arthur Schnitzler’s The Amorous Adventures of Anatol
Introduction by Jerry Wasserman
The universal mark of good satire is still to make audiences laugh at the worst traits in human nature. Here, in his own words, is how Morris Panych updated these three great comedy classics from a century ago.


$29.95 | 320 pages | Pub. Date: 2010 | Edition # 1
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ISBN 13: 9780889226241 | Rights: WORLD

Strange ComfortFront Cover
Strange Comfort
By Sherrill Grace
Preface by Richard J. Lane

Strange Comfort collects the best of Sherrill Grace’s many published essays on the novelist and writer Malcolm Lowry.


$19.95 | 224 pages | Pub. Date: 2009 | Edition # 1
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.5 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: LIT004080
ISBN 13: 9780889226180 | Rights: WORLD

Studies in DescriptionFront Cover
Studies in Description
By Carl Peters

Difficult writing has its way of illuminating the part of the world that counts. One such difficult text is Gertrude Stein’s highly experimental Tender Buttons: objects, food, rooms – long considered the single most groundbreaking literary work of twentieth-century art, literary criticism, and art history. In the centennial year of its publication, Carl Peters offers a sustained reading of the 1914 edition, responding to the eccentric sounds and rhythms of this long prose-poem with annotations that bring understanding, in particular, to the composition’s syntax, which is noted for its defiance of conventional norms.


$18.95 | 408 pages | Pub. Date: 2016
7.5 W × 5.5 H × 1 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889229617 | Rights: WORLD

Studies in MotionFront Cover
Studies in Motion
By Kevin Kerr

The stop-motion sequences of pioneer photographer Eadweard Muybridge captured the moving body on film for the first time and laid the foundation for modern cinema. Kevin Kerr vividly dramatizes this technological breakthrough in this multimedia drama.


$18.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2014 | Second Edition
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ISBN 13: 9780889228108 | Rights: WORLD

Subject to ChangeFront Cover
Subject to Change
By Renee Rodin

Composed of autobiographical stories that sketch the resonant heights and depths of a memoir, Subject to Change is a series of self-portraits along the road of a life well-lived. Each story is an articulate, intelligent, passionate record of how an encounter with a significant “other,” be it a parent, a lover, a neighbor, a child, a grandchild, a politician, or a friend, has changed and shaped the humanity, character, and community—the “subject”—of the writer. What makes this book such a great read is Renee Rodin’s masterful ability to show the reader that things we usually think of as too ordinary to talk about or too extraordinary to be able to communicate to others are often the most formative elements of our social lives.


$18.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 2010 | Edition # 1
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Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: BIO001000
ISBN 13: 9780889226449 | Rights: WORLD

sublingualFront Cover
sublingual
By bill bissett

sublingual is perhaps the most highly structured yet of bissett’s “textual visions.” Its first seven poems construct a Genesis, beginning with a poem of birth—our pre- or sub-lingual first breath, a phenomenological gesture of recognition, of both being and belonging, in and of the world. Following this short creation story, the book continues to unfold in luminous and lucid delight.


$18.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 2008 | Edition # 1
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ISBN 13: 9780889225893 | Rights: WORLD

Suburban MotelFront Cover
Suburban Motel
By George F. Walker
Introduction by Daniel De Raey

Six plays that take place in the same hotel room: Problem Child, Criminal Genius, Risk Everything, Adult Entertainment, Featuring Loretta and The End of Civilization.


$29.95 | 320 pages | Pub. Date: 1999 | Revised edition
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ISBN 13: 9780889224124 | Rights: WORLD

SummerlandFront Cover
Summerland
By George Ryga
Edited by Ann Kujundzic

Summerland presents largely unpublished selections from essays, short stories, plays, novels and poems that George Ryga wrote in Summerland, BC, from 1963 until his untimely death in 1987.


$34.95 | 448 pages | Pub. Date: 1992
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ISBN 13: 9780889223134 | Rights: WORLD