Takeover in TehranFront Cover
Takeover in Tehran
By Massoumeh Ebtekar & Fred A. Reed

A revealing first-hand insider account by Iran’s first female vice president, Massoumeh Ebtekar, of the 1979 revolutionary student movement which captured the American Embassy in Tehran.


$$19.95 | 244 pages | Pub. Date: | Edition # 1
6 W × 9 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: HIS026000
ISBN 13: 9780889224438 | Rights: World

Tales of the EmperorFront Cover
Tales of the Emperor
By Jack Winter

Tales of the Emperor is based on the life of Qin Shi Huang (circa 260–210 BCE), the “First Emperor” – he who unified China, gave it his name, built the Great Wall, entombed an army of terra cotta soldiers, authored legalism, erased history, insinuated governance, and established paranoia as a national characteristic. There’s only one principal theme: you find the antiquity you look for, or, in the language of the book: “history is the study of the paintings of great events.”


$19.95 | 264 pages | Pub. Date: 2015
5.5 W × 8.5 H × .75 D inches
Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: FIC014000
ISBN 13: 9780889229440 | Rights: WORLD

Talker's Town and The Girl Who Swam ForeverFront Cover
Talker's Town and The Girl Who Swam Forever
By Marie Clements & Nelson Gray

One town. Two playwrights. Two radically different worlds.


$18.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 2018
5.5 W × 8.5 H × .75 D inches
Drama | Frontlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9781772012019 | Rights: WORLD

Talking BodiesFront Cover
Talking Bodies
By Larry Tremblay
Translated by Sheila Fischman

A collection of Larry Tremblay’s four memorable solo performances for the stage: A Trick of Fate, Anatomy Lesson, The Dragonfly of Chicoutimi and Ogre. With an introduction by Jane M. Moss.


$19.95 | 208 pages | Pub. Date: 2001
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889224452 | 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
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: FIC019000
ISBN 13: 9780889223387 | Rights: WORLD

Tear the Curtain!Front Cover
Tear the Curtain!
By Kevin Kerr & Jonathon Young
With & Kim Collier

In this psychological thriller set in a fictionalized 1930s Vancouver, Alex Braithewaite, a troubled but passionate theatre critic, believes he has found the legendary Stanley Lee, director of the infamous avant-garde theatre The Empty Space. Alex becomes convinced that this man’s radically subversive ideas are what the city’s arts community…


$18.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 2014
6 W × 9 H × .5 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889229044 | Rights: WORLD

textual vishyunsFront Cover
textual vishyuns
By Carl Peters

Although internationally recognized as a pioneer of visual, concrete, sound and performance poetry, few people recognize bill bissett’s work in the visual arts to be of equal aesthetic importance. While his drawings, paintings, collages and three-dimensional assemblages were the subject of a 1984 Vancouver Art Gallery solo exhibition, Fires in th tempul, despite bissett’s substantial and ongoing contributions to the practice of the avant-garde tradition in art, very little critical work exists on his poetry, and almost no theoretical discourse exists on his visual work.


$24.95 | 224 pages | Pub. Date: 2011
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.45 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: ART009000
ISBN 13: 9780889226616 | Rights: WORLD

th bookFront Cover
th book
By bill bissett

In this new collection of concrete poems, bissett writes “poemes uv greef transisyun n sumtimes joy byond binaree constraints if evreething goez what is aneething accepting nihilism lettr texting as an approach 2 heeling sorrow denial.”


$19.95 | 176 pages | Pub. Date: 2016
6 W × 9 H × 1.25 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9780889229808 | Rights: WORLD

th influenza uv logikFront Cover
th influenza uv logik
By bill bissett

Canada’s most linguistically innovative poet takes on the “linear binary traps” of conventional logic, history and politics.


$17.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 1995
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9780889223578 | Rights: WORLD

th last photo uv th human soulFront Cover
th last photo uv th human soul
By bill bissett

bissett has remained on a permanent world tour for over thirty years, writing this book while on a European reading circuit that included performances in London, Manchester, Cardiff, Dublin, Paris, Mainz, Trier and Berlin.


$17.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 1993
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9780889223226 | Rights: WORLD

Thanks for GivingFront Cover
Thanks for Giving
By Kevin Loring

Nan’s family is home for Thanksgiving, but some unsolicited truths are about to be dropped at the dinner table. Old wounds and new realities collide, and sibling rivalry is stoked, but the enduring spirit that guides this family charges on, ever fierce. Thanks for Giving offers plenty to chew on.…


$19.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 2018
5.5 W × 8.5 H × .75 D inches
Drama | Frontlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9781772012187 | Rights: WORLD

That SummerFront Cover
That Summer
By David French

A woman returns to the cottage country of Ontario where, 32 years before, she vacationed with her family. Cast of 5 women and 2 men.


$17.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2000
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889224391 | Rights: WORLD

That WomanFront Cover
That Woman
By Daniel Danis
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

The story of a woman sent away from her family by her brother the Bishop after she is found exploring her sexuality at age seventeen. Cast of 1 woman and 2 men.


$15.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 1998
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.30000000000000004 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889223998 | Rights: WORLD

The (Post) MistressFront Cover
The (Post) Mistress
By Tomson Highway

Canada’s most famous Aboriginal playwright, Tomson Highway, sets his latest theatrical achievement, The (Post) Mistress, in a not-so-distant past, when sending letters through the mail was still vital to communicating with friends and loved ones, and the small-town post office was often the only connection to faraway places longed-for or imagined.


$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2013
8.5 W × 5.5 H × .5 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889227804 | Rights: WORLD

The Angel of SolitudeFront Cover
The Angel of Solitude
By Marie-Claire Blais
Translated by Laura Hodes

Eight lesbian women strive to achieve an all-female utopia within which homophobia and their own pasts and differences are abolished.


$17.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 1993
6.00 W × 8.00 H × 0.45 D inches
Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: FIC019000
ISBN 13: 9780889223370 | Rights: WORLD

The Art of Building a BunkerFront Cover
The Art of Building a Bunker
By Guillermo Verdecchia & Adam Lazarus

The Art of Building a Bunker is a dark, viciously funny story recounting a week in the life of your average Elvis as he endures mandatory workplace sensitivity training.


$16.95 | 80 pages | Pub. Date: 2017
5.5 W × 8.5 H × .75 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9781772011869 | Rights: WORLD

The Athabasca RygaFront Cover
The Athabasca Ryga
By George Ryga
Edited by David E. Gregory

Collection of Ryga’s early work, from his farm-boy childhood to his struggles as a class-conscious wage labourer.


$19.95 | 244 pages | Pub. Date: 1990
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: LCO006000
ISBN 13: 9780889222762 | Rights: WORLD

The Baby BluesFront Cover
The Baby Blues
By Drew Hayden Taylor

A highly wrought farce of patrimony in a stifling, politically correct, post-colonial milieu of “fancy dancers” of every stripe on the pow wow trail. Cast of 3 women and 3 men.


$15.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 1999
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.30000000000000004 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889224063 | Rights: WORLD

The BaldwinsFront Cover
The Baldwins
By Serge Lamothe
Translated by Fred A. Reed & David Homel

Set in the post-apocalyptic future, this is a novel of fragments that represents contemporary prose at its most daring and experimental.


$15.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2006
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.25 D inches
Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: FIC019000
ISBN 13: 9780889225442 | Rights: WORLD

The Battle of BatocheFront Cover
The Battle of Batoche
By Walter Hildebrandt
Foreword by Jean Teillet

The Battle of Batoche is the best-known confrontation between Métis and British soldiers in the Northwest Resistance of 1885. It remains one of Canada’s most historic, symbolic and emotion-laden memories, eloquently revisited in Walter Hildebrandt’s The Battle of Batoche. The strategies of both sides are thoroughly examined, and numerous maps and photographs offer detailed description of the fateful battle.


$19.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 2012 | Edition # 2nd
10 W × 8 H × .35 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: HIS006020
ISBN 13: 9780889226937 | Rights: WORLD

The Berlin BluesFront Cover
The Berlin Blues
By Drew Hayden Taylor

Concluding Taylor’s Blues Quartet, German developers here show up on the “Otter Lake Reserve” proposing “OjibwayWorld,” a Native theme park designed to attract Europeans tourists to this destination resort. Cast of 3 women and 3 men.


$17.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2008
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.30000000000000004 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889225817 | 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
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: FIC019000
ISBN 13: 9780889225282 | Rights: WORLD

The Black NotebookFront Cover
The Black Notebook
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by Sheila Fischman

A young waitress recounts her trials and surprising allies in a lifelong battle against social stigma.


$19.95 | 224 pages | Pub. Date: 2006
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: FIC019000
ISBN 13: 9780889225435 | Rights: WORLD

The Blue NotebookFront Cover
The Blue Notebook
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by Sheila Fischman

In this third installment of Tremblay’s Notebook trilogy, Fine Dumas’ notorious transvestite Boudoir is shut down and Céline must return to waitressing at the Sélect. Then a newcomer appears, the gorgeous Gilbert Forget, a musician who is not insensitive to her charms. Céline, a midget who until now has always felt unworthy, throws herself into a passionate affair, discovering the body’s thrills for the first time. As she has done twice before, Céline records the adventures of her life into a notebook, but now she steps outside of herself, using a narrator to tell her story. Will her tempestuous relationship with Gilbert endure?


$24.95 | 288 pages | Pub. Date: 2009 | Edition # 1
5.50 W × 8.50 H × 0.67 D inches
Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: FIC019000
ISBN 13: 9780889226197 | Rights: WORLD

The Book of EstherFront Cover
The Book of Esther
By Leanna Brodie

The Book of Esther examines the seemingly irreconcilable positions of two groups: conservative rural Christians and militantly anti-religious urban queer activists. But Brodie doesn’t take sides. Instead, it’s like she’s picked up a rock to discover what’s scurrying around underneath, pointed it out to us, and said, “Isn’t this interesting. Maybe we should all look at this for a while. Maybe we should talk about it, instead of just pretending that it isn’t there.”


$16.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2012 | Edition # 1
5.5 W × 8.50 H × 0.25 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA000000
ISBN 13: 9780889226821 | Rights: WORLD

The Box ClosetFront Cover
The Box Closet
By Mary Meigs

A narrative woven of her parents’ diaries and letters that integrates Meigs’s discoveries as a daughter and granddaughter.


$19.95 | 224 pages | Pub. Date: 1987
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: BIO007000
ISBN 13: 9780889222533 | Rights: WORLD

The Boy in the Treehouse / The Girl Who Loved Her HorsesFront Cover
The Boy in the Treehouse / The Girl Who Loved Her Horses
By Drew Hayden Taylor

Two plays about the process of children becoming adults and the nature of, and necessity for, rites of passage in all cultures.


$17.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 2000
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.4 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889224414 | Rights: WORLD

The Breakdown So FarFront Cover
The Breakdown So Far
By M.A.C. Farrant

Farrant continues her assault on the unaccountably disaffected and disillusioned of the Western world with her eighth volume of extremely short stories.


$17.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 2007
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.45 D inches
Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: FIC019000
ISBN 13: 9780889225565 | Rights: WORLD

The Burden of OfficeFront Cover
The Burden of Office
By Joseph Tussman

Lucid, original and ultimately wise, this book is as much a work of literature as it is of philosophy.


$18.95 | 168 pages | Pub. Date: 1989
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: PHI000000
ISBN 13: 9780889222656 | Rights: WORLD

The Buz'Gem BluesFront Cover
The Buz'Gem Blues
By Drew Hayden Taylor

The third play in Taylor’s ongoing zany, often farcical examination of both Native and non-Native stereotypes in what is to become what he calls his “Blues Quartet.” Cast of 3 women and 3 men.


$16.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2002
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889224629 | Rights: WORLD

The CarpenterFront Cover
The Carpenter
By Vittorio Rossi

This heart-wrenching but beautifully cathartic story of a family coming to grips with itself unfolds with unmistakably poignant honesty. Cast of 4 women and 5 men.


$17.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2009 | Edition # 1
5.50 W × 8.50 H × 0.4 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889226098 | Rights: WORLD

The CentreFront Cover
The Centre
By Barry McKinnon

The Centre: Poems 1970–2000 begins with a long poem sequence that initiates McKinnon’s engagement of and life in the north with new and unavoidably present recognitions. The “centre” in this sequence of ten long poems thus shifts from a nostalgic, idealized and elegiac rural singularity to a new relentless multiplicity of the urban, where the centre constantly threatens not to hold. The “centre” in these books becomes a multiplicity of urban attentions reproducing itself as an articulate awareness of a fractured and fragmented self in a wasteland where beauty appears only through glimpses of externalized objects of desire.


$18.95 | 192 pages | Pub. Date: 2004
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.5 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9780889224971 | Rights: WORLD

The Chilliwacks and Their NeighborsFront Cover
The Chilliwacks and Their Neighbors
By Oliver N. Wells

Active ethnography through conversations, legends, articles and a naturalist’s guide of the Chilliwack Native people and their area.


$24.95 | 228 pages | Pub. Date: 1987
9.00 W × 10.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: SOC002010
ISBN 13: 9780889222557 | Rights: WORLD

The Circus Performers' BarFront Cover
The Circus Performers' Bar
By David Arnason

Witty and formally innovative stories that examine social, political and sexual assumptions with an ironic eye.


$17.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 1984
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.5 D inches
Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: FIC029000
ISBN 13: 9780889222182 | Rights: WORLD

The Collected Books of Artie GoldFront Cover
The Collected Books of Artie Gold
By Artie Gold
Edited by Ken Norris & Endre Farkas

Collected works of Artie Gold, who appeared like a supernova within the constellation of Montreal Anglophone poets in the 1960s.


$29.95 | 336 pages | Pub. Date: 2010
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1.5 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE000000
ISBN 13: 9780889226524 | Rights: WORLD

The CommonsFront Cover
The Commons
By Stephen Collis

In The Commons we wander the English countryside with the so-called mad peasant poet John Clare, pick wild fruit with Henry David Thoreau, and comb the Lake District with a host of authors of Romantic guides and tours, undermining William Wordsworth’s proprietary claim to the region. Somewhere along the way Robert Frost’s wall falls down, the Zapatistas make their appearance, and Gerrard Winstanley reclaims the
earth as a “Common Treasury.”


$17.95 | 152 pages | Pub. Date: 2014 | Second Edition
8.5 W × 6 H × 1 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9780889229150 | Rights: WORLD

The Concise KochelFront Cover
The Concise Kochel
By Normand Chaurette
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

A lifetime’s devotion to the music of Mozart conceals a gruesome secret. Cast of 4 women.


$15.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2005
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.25 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889225183 | Rights: WORLD

The Coronation VoyageFront Cover
The Coronation Voyage
By Michel Marc Bouchard
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

Will a Montreal Mafioso sacrifice his young son for safe conduct to England? Cast of 6 women and 8 men.


$17.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 1999
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889224223 | Rights: WORLD

The Cure for Death by LightningFront Cover
The Cure for Death by Lightning
By Daryl Cloran

The fifteenth summer of Beth Weeks’s life is full of strange happenings: a classmate is mauled to death, children go missing on the nearby reserve, and an unseen predator pursues Beth. Not to mention Beth is becoming aware that there is darkness in her own home: her mother’s relationship…


$18.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 2018
5.5 W × 8.5 H × 1 D inches
Drama | Frontlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9781772012057 | 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
5 W × 8.5 H × .315 D inches
Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: FIC019000
ISBN 13: 9781772010077 | Rights: WORLD

The Death of René LévesqueFront Cover
The Death of René Lévesque
By David Fennario

An astonishingly profound and prophetic political drama that delivers the powerful and cathartic stillbirth of a nation, stripped of both pity and fear. Cast of 2 women and 4 men.


$15.95 | 72 pages | Pub. Date: 2003
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.25 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889224803 | 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
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.30000000000000004 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889225244 | Rights: WORLD

The DivineFront Cover
The Divine
By Michel Marc Bouchard
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

Quebec City, 1905. Two priests-to-be are ordered to deliver a cease-and-desist letter to a controversial visitor to their city: the legendary French actress, Sarah Bernhardt. The Divine was commissioned for the 2015 Shaw Festival in honour of George Bernard Shaw and everyone who loves the theatre, and in memory of Sarah Bernhardt, “the woman who dares to say everything that should be left unsaid.”


$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2015
5.5 W × 8.5 H × .75 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889229587 | Rights: WORLD

The Driving ForceFront Cover
The Driving Force
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

The stormy and angst-filled relationship between Claude and his father Alex is compellingly played out with a cruel and disconsolate irony in an Alzheimer’s ward. Cast of 2 men.


$15.95 | 64 pages | Pub. Date: 2005
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.25 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889225305 | Rights: WORLD

The Duchess and the CommonerFront Cover
The Duchess and the Commoner
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by Sheila Fischman

This third volume in the Chronicles of the Plateau Mont- Royal —an epic series of novels which imagines the lives of the characters of Tremblay’s plays—deals with an explicitly gay thematic: Tremblay’s metaphor for the Québécois desire for a more glamorous identity on the world stage.


$19.95 | 256 pages | Pub. Date: 1999
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: FIC019000
ISBN 13: 9780889224186 | Rights: WORLD

The DunsmuirsFront Cover
The Dunsmuirs
By Rod Langley

The first of three plays in this saga of one of Canada’s wealthiest and most ruthless families. Cast of 2 women and 6 men.


$16.95 | 104 pages | Pub. Date: 1991
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.30000000000000004 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889222977 | Rights: WORLD

The DunsmuirsFront Cover
The Dunsmuirs
By Rod Langley

A dark family secret emerges in this second play about the wealthy and ill-fated Dunsmuir family. Cast of 3 women and 6 men.


$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 1992
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.30000000000000004 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889223042 | Rights: WORLD

The East End Plays: Part 1Front Cover
The East End Plays: Part 1
By George F. Walker

Contains the Governor General’s Award-winning Criminals in Love (1984), Chalmers Award-winning Better Living (1986) and Escape from Happiness (1987). With an introduction by Jerry Wasserman.


$24.95 | 256 pages | Pub. Date: 1999
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889224131 | Rights: WORLD

The East End Plays: Part 2Front Cover
The East End Plays: Part 2
By George F. Walker

Contains Beautiful City, Love and Anger and Tough.


$19.95 | 208 pages | Pub. Date: 1999
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889224049 | Rights: WORLD

The Ecstasy of Rita JoeFront Cover
The Ecstasy of Rita Joe
By George Ryga

A lyric documentary about a young Indian girl who comes to the city only to die on Skid Row. Cast of 5 women and 15 men.


$17.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 1970
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889220003 | Rights: WORLD

The Edward Curtis ProjectFront Cover
The Edward Curtis Project
By Marie Clements
Photographs by Rita Leistner

The Edward Curtis Project began when the Presentation House Theatre commissioned Marie Clements to write a play that would stage the issues raised by Curtis’ monumental but controversial achievement—to dramatize not only the creation of his photographic record of “the vanishing race of the North American Indian” and the enormous commitment, unwavering vision, sacrifice, poverty and ultimate disappointment it represented for the photographer, but also the devastating legacy that his often misrepresentative and imposed vision had on the lives of the people he touched.


$24.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 2010 | Edition # 1
6.75 W × 9.75 H × 1.5 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889226425 | Rights: WORLD

The Empress Has No ClosureFront Cover
The Empress Has No Closure
By Adeena Karasick

The Empress Has No Closure contains, as a centre-piece, the “Alefbet Transfers,” a meditative, spacial explication of the 22 figures of the Hebrew alphabet.


$16.95 | 100 pages | Pub. Date: 1992
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.30000000000000004 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9780889223073 | 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 EnvelopeFront Cover
The Envelope
By Vittorio Rossi

Drawn from his own experiences, Vittorio Rossi’s new comedy-drama exposes the bureaucratic institution that is the Canadian film industry, and we follow the character Michael Moretti, a veteran playwright, as he struggles to get his new play, Romeo’s Rise, turned into a movie.


$18.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 2016
5.5 W × 8.5 H × .315 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9781772010312 | Rights: WORLD

The ExecutionFront Cover
The Execution
By Marie-Claire Blais
Translated by David Lobdell

Two school boys plot and enact the murder of a classmate. Cast of 3 women and 17 men.


$16.95 | 104 pages | Pub. Date: 1976
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.30000000000000004 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889221031 | Rights: WORLD

The Eyelash and the MonochromeFront Cover
The Eyelash and the Monochrome
By Tiziana La Melia

Tiziana La Melia’s writing moves between the page, the screen, and the exhibition. Her work engages with thinking through material and image hesitation, nonhuman forms of materiality, violent sentimentality, excessive desire, naiveté, narrative construction, the body and memory.


$19.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2018
6 W × 9 H × .75 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9781772011975 | Rights: WORLD

The Fairies Are ThirstyFront Cover
The Fairies Are Thirsty
By Denise Boucher
Translated by Alan Brown

Three women – a housewife, a whore and the Virgin Mary – fight to break their stereotypes. Cast of 3 women.


$15.95 | 64 pages | Pub. Date: 1982
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ISBN 13: 9780889222007 | 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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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
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889221901 | Rights: WORLD

The Fighting DaysFront Cover
The Fighting Days
By Wendy Lill

The polarities of public and private lives, and issues of racism and pacifism in the suffragette movement. Cast of 3 women and 1 man.


$15.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 1985 | Fourth Printing
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ISBN 13: 9780889222267 | Rights: WORLD

The First Quarter of the MoonFront Cover
The First Quarter of the Moon
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by Sheila Fischman

The fifth novel in the Chronicles of the Plateau Mont-Royal juxtaposes the childhood experiences of the fat woman’s son and his gifted cousin.


$19.95 | 240 pages | Pub. Date: 1994
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ISBN 13: 9780889223523 | Rights: WORLD

The Five Books of Moses LapinskyFront Cover
The Five Books of Moses Lapinsky
By Karen X. Tulchinsky

August 1933: after weeks of tension, on a sweltering night at Christie Pitts field, four youths unfurl a white sheet emblazoned with a large black Swastika, lift their arms and shout, “Heil Hitler!” during a softball game. Within seconds, a group of Jewish youths charge in a struggle to capture the flag, setting off the largest race riot ever to occur in Toronto, involving fifteen thousand people and injuring hundreds.
Tulchinsky takes us inside the life of one immigrant Jewish family, from this pivotal moment, through the war years and into the early 1950s, creating a stunning fictional statement of a defining moment for a family, a city, and a continent struggling with ideas of freedom, tolerance, and identity in a world broken by war.


$29.95 | 496 pages | Pub. Date: 2010 | Edition # 1
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ISBN 13: 9780889226463 | 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
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ISBN 13: 9780889223691 | Rights: WORLD

The GorgeFront Cover
The Gorge
By Nancy Shaw
Edited by Catriona Strang

Nancy Shaw was an award-winning poet, scholar, and critic who was formative in shifting the ground of Canadian literature and poetics. She was a member of the influential Kootenay School of Writing (KSW) collective, co-director of Writing magazine, artist-in-residence at the Western Front in the 1980s, and served as a chair of the Vancouver New Music Society. Edited by Catriona Strang – who co-authored Busted, Cold Trip, and Light Sweet Crude with Shaw – The Gorge collects a range of Shaw’s prolific writing with a focus on her collaborations and poetry.


$19.95 | 224 pages | Pub. Date: 2017
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ISBN 13: 9781772011401 | Rights: WORLD

The Great Wave of CivilizationFront Cover
The Great Wave of Civilization
By Herschel Hardin

The destruction of the people of the Blackfoot Confederacy by the liquor trade in Alberta and Montana. Cast of 5 women and 13 men.


$16.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 1976
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ISBN 13: 9780889221062 | Rights: WORLD

The Green ChamberFront Cover
The Green Chamber
By Martine Desjardins
Translated by Fred A. Reed & David Homel

Every house has its secrets, but none hides them better than the august home of Delorme family in Montreal.


$19.95 | 208 pages | Pub. Date: 2018
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ISBN 13: 9781772011968 | 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 Happiest Man in the World and Other StoriesFront Cover
The Happiest Man in the World and Other Stories
By David Arnason

A hilarious yet compassionate look at the new male consciousness taking shape in a “post-feminist” world by a witty, articulate raconteur.


$18.95 | 164 pages | Pub. Date: 1989
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ISBN 13: 9780889222694 | Rights: WORLD

The HatchFront Cover
The Hatch
By Colin Browne

Colin Browne’s new collection, The Hatch, extends his formal engagement with the margins of the new documentary. Myth, history, and the present are contemporaneous in these poems; nothing is ever one thing, and nothing is itself for very long. Figuratively speaking each poem is caught in mid-air, as if delivered…


$18.95 | 176 pages | Pub. Date: 2015
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ISBN 13: 9780889229389 | Rights: WORLD

The Heart Laid BareFront Cover
The Heart Laid Bare
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by Sheila Fischman

A fusty academic has fallen in love with a young actor who works as a salesman while waiting for his big break; however, the academic must learn to make room in his life for the actor’s four-year-old son.


$19.95 | 258 pages | Pub. Date: 2002 | Revised edition
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ISBN 13: 9780889224254 | Rights: WORLD

The HereticFront Cover
The Heretic
By John Murphy

“If there is a God, why would He create us? If He’s perfect, all-knowing, there’s nothing he can gain from us.” Murphy’s play, centred around the playwright’s assumed persona of “Jesus Murphy,” opens up a discourse where creation interrogates religion; atheists engage believers; and secularists confront theists. Cast of 1 man.


$16.95 | 64 pages | Pub. Date: 2008 | Edition # 1
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ISBN 13: 9780889225954 | 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 House that Hijack BuiltFront Cover
The House that Hijack Built
By Adeena Karasick

Explores the possibilities of meaning production when language is pushed to its limits of normative semantic patterns. Includes a homolinguistic “trans’elation” of the Sefer Yetzirah.


$19.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2004
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889225114 | Rights: WORLD

The Hunting GroundFront Cover
The Hunting Ground
By Lise Tremblay
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

Remarkably engaging stories recounted by different residents of a northern Canadian village facing a gradual but devastating transformation.


$15.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2006
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ISBN 13: 9780889225343 | Rights: WORLD

The Impromptu of OutremontFront Cover
The Impromptu of Outremont
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by John Van Burek

Three sisters have an “impromptu” and re-examine their personal and social problems. Cast of 4 women.


$15.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 1981
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ISBN 13: 9780889221857 | 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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ISBN 13: 9780889225794 | Rights: WORLD

The JustFront Cover
The Just
By Albert Camus
Translated by Bobby Theodore
Introduction by Frank Cox-O’Connell

Camus’s The Just (Les Justes) is a five-act play based on the true story of a group of Russian revolutionaries who assassinated Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich in 1905. Bobby Theodore’s fresh, modern translation enhances the contemporaneity of the play.


$17.95 | 112 pages | Pub. Date: 2017
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ISBN 13: 9781772011562 | Rights: WORLD

The Keeper's DaughterFront Cover
The Keeper's Daughter
By Jean-François Caron
Translated by W. Donald Wilson

Young Dorothea is appointed by the tourist bureau to direct a documentary film re-enacting life at a lighthouse off Quebec’s North Shore in the 1940s and 50s. The problem is that most of the memories of Rose Brouillard, the interview subject, are invented, not real. But, really, who cares whether it’s true? What matters here are the stories we tell.


$14.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 2015
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ISBN 13: 9780889229204 | Rights: WORLD

The Lady SmithFront Cover
The Lady Smith
By Andrew Moodie

Rather than confront her husband when she sees him with another woman, a blues singer follows the woman and insinuates herself into the other woman’s life. Cast of 3 women and 1 man.


$14.95 | 72 pages | Pub. Date: 2000
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ISBN 13: 9781553310020 | Rights: WORLD

The Leisure SocietyFront Cover
The Leisure Society
By François Archambault
Translated by Bobby Theodore

A dark and thoroughly contemporary comedy. Cast of 2 women and 2 men.


$15.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2005
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ISBN 13: 9780889225312 | Rights: WORLD

The Lil'wat World of Charlie MackFront Cover
The Lil'wat World of Charlie Mack
By Dorothy Kennedy & Randy Bouchard

Early in their ethnographic work, Randy Bouchard and Dorothy Kennedy were privileged to meet Charlie Mack, a fascinating character and a font of wisdom, exemplifying by his way of life, his skills in trapping and canoe-making, and his knowledge of the history of his people, the living world of the Lil’wat, which the young ethnologists were able to record on tape and in their notes and photographs. Most important among what Charlie Mack gave them was a wide corpus of stories; he was a master storyteller, holding his listeners spellbound with his animated and dramatic delivery in both Lil’wat and English. This book is a tribute to a long friendship; the result of the authors reflecting on a lifetime of listening to a man who had something to say.


$24.95 | 288 pages | Pub. Date: 2010
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ISBN 13: 9780889226401 | Rights: WORLD

The Madonna PainterFront Cover
The Madonna Painter
By Michel Marc Bouchard
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

At the end of the First World War, to protect his village from the Spanish flu epidemic brought home by returning soldiers, a young priest recently arrived in the Parish of Lac St-Jean commissions a wandering Italian painter to decorate the walls of the local church with a fresco dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The presence of the foreign artist, his choice of a local virgin to serve as a model, and the frighteningly strange nature of his work will upset the lives and change the fate of the entire community.


$16.95 | 94 pages | Pub. Date: 2010
5.50 W × 8.50 H × 0.29 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889226418 | Rights: WORLD

The Magnificent Voyage of Emiy CarrFront Cover
The Magnificent Voyage of Emiy Carr
By Jovette Marchessault
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

Marchessault evokes the doubts, the trials and the joys of this singular existence. Cast of 3 women and 1 man.


$16.95 | 104 pages | Pub. Date: 1992
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ISBN 13: 9780889223141 | Rights: WORLD

The Medusa HeadFront Cover
The Medusa Head
By Mary Meigs

A sensitive psychological portrait of a stormy three-way lesbian relationship.


$17.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 1983
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.5 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: BIO026000
ISBN 13: 9780889222106 | Rights: WORLD

The Monument CyclesFront Cover
The Monument Cycles
By Mariner Janes

While many of the poems in The Monument Cycles speak to Vancouver as a whole, several focus specifically on the city’s Downtown Eastside (“the poorest postal code in Canada”); they explore the poet’s experiences working in this community and write toward possibility, remembrance, and the nature of truth and storytelling.


$16.95 | 88 pages | Pub. Date: 2012
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ISBN 13: 9780889227514 | Rights: WORLD

The MoustacheFront Cover
The Moustache
By George Bowering

Bowering and Greg Curnoe became friends when their art was in its youth, and for 26 years they grew up parallel, inside each other’s work.


$16.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 1993
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ISBN 13: 9780889104570 | Rights: WORLD

The Mystery PlayFront Cover
The Mystery Play
By Josh MacDonald

The Mystery Play is a detective story, a ghost story, and a memory play: a theatrical blending of Wit and The Woman In Black. Though fully self-contained, The Mystery Play is also the Second in a trilogy about crime-solving Sister Vivian Salter, a flinty, fifty-ish Catholic nun forced into the…


$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2018
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ISBN 13: 9781772012163 | Rights: WORLD

The New Long Poem Anthology (Second Edition)Front Cover
The New Long Poem Anthology (Second Edition)
Edited by Sharon Thesen

Features the work of Blaser, Bowering, Brand, Carson, Derksen, Dudek, Dewdney, Friesen, Hartog, Kiyooka, Kroetsch, Marlatt, McCaffery, McFadden, McKay, McKinnon, Mouré, Nichol, Ondaatje, Robertson, Stanley, Tostevin, Villemaire, Wah and Webb.


$39.95 | 496 pages | Pub. Date: 2001 | Edition # 2 | 2nd edition
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ISBN 13: 9780889224384 | Rights: WORLD

The Noam Chomsky LecturesFront Cover
The Noam Chomsky Lectures
By Daniel Brooks & Guillermo Verdecchia

An innovative, multi-layered deconstruction of mass media and politics. Cast of 2 men.


$15.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 1997 | New edition
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ISBN 13: 9780889224056 | Rights: WORLD

The Obese ChristFront Cover
The Obese Christ
By Larry Tremblay
Translated by Sheila Fischman

Devastated by grief and loneliness, Edgar, an asocial thirty-seven-year-old, kneels in the cemetery where his recently deceased mother is buried. Turning away from her graveside for a moment, Edgar witnesses a terrifying and life-altering event: through the mist that sweeps overhead like the ghostly skirts of mothers passed, Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse brutally rape a young woman, leaving her for dead. Acting out of muddled instinct (and ingrained Catholic conviction), Edgar bears the unconscious victim home in the trunk of his mother’s sedan. Disgusted yet moved by the woman’s appearance, Edgar solemnly pledges to act as her saviour.


$14.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 2014
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ISBN 13: 9780889228429 | Rights: WORLD

The Occupation of Heather RoseFront Cover
The Occupation of Heather Rose
By Wendy Lill

Young, naïve and inadequately trained nurse Heather Rose arrives in a remote Native community hoping to improve the lives of its residents, but ends up utterly disillusioned by the impotence of her interventions. Cast of 1 woman.


$16.95 | 64 pages | Pub. Date: 2008 | Edition # 1
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ISBN 13: 9780889225930 | Rights: WORLD

The Pagan WallFront Cover
The Pagan Wall
By David Arnason

Written in the tradition of Umberto Eco and Manuel Puig, The Pagan Wall is a first novel by one of Canada’s master storytellers.


$24.95 | 304 pages | Pub. Date: 1992
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ISBN 13: 9780889223127 | Rights: WORLD

The Painter's WifeFront Cover
The Painter's Wife
By Monique Durand
Translated by Sheila Fischman

An extraordinary novel about art and passion inspired by the lives of two great artists, Evelyn Rowat and René Marcil.


$18.95 | 176 pages | Pub. Date: 2006
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.45 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889225350 | 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
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ISBN 13: 9780889227880 | Rights: WORLD

The Pleasure of the CrownFront Cover
The Pleasure of the Crown
By Dara Culhane

An in-depth analysis of the 130-year history of the Aboriginal title issue in BC, focusing in particular on the Gitksan and Wet’suwet’en case.


$34.95 | 416 pages | Pub. Date: 1998
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ISBN 13: 9780889223158 | Rights: WORLD

The Porcupine Hunter and Other StoriesFront Cover
The Porcupine Hunter and Other Stories
By Henry W. Tate
Edited by Ralph Maud

Selection of the best original stories of Henry W. Tate (d. 1914), a Tsimshian informant to ethnographer Franz Boas.


$18.95 | 176 pages | Pub. Date: 1994
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.5 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889223332 | Rights: WORLD

The Power PlaysFront Cover
The Power Plays
By George F. Walker

First published as a trilogy in 1986, The Power Plays contains Gossip (1977), Filthy Rich (1979) and The Art of War (1983). These three plays showcase the development and the culmination of Walker’s film noir style.


$19.95 | 208 pages | Pub. Date: 1999
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ISBN 13: 9780889224148 | 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
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ISBN 13: 9780889226852 | Rights: WORLD

The QueensFront Cover
The Queens
By Normand Chaurette
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

The shifting passions and ambitions of six women drawn from Shakespeare’s theatre. Cast of 6 women.


$15.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 1998 | New edition
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889224032 | Rights: WORLD

The Rain BarrelFront Cover
The Rain Barrel
By George Bowering

Ten years in the making, these stories display Bowering’s meticulous attention to the details of his craft.


$24.95 | 272 pages | Pub. Date: 1994
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889223455 | Rights: WORLD

The Rap Canterbury TalesFront Cover
The Rap Canterbury Tales
By Baba Brinkman
Illustrated by Erik Brinkman

Hip-hop artist Brinkman resurrects Chaucer’s brilliant stories into visible and audible contemporary forms.


$24.95 | 352 pages | Pub. Date: 2006
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE023000
ISBN 13: 9780889225480 | Rights: WORLD

The Real World?Front Cover
The Real World?
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by John Van Burek & Bill Glassco

In The Real World?, Michel Tremblay returns to the very source of creative work, that notorious first play which supposedly contains the scenes of everything yet to come. And ultimately, he finds “himself” confronted with the same fundamental question over time. Did he have the right? Does he still have the right?

Cast of 4 women and 3 men.


$15.95 | 80 pages | Pub. Date: 1988
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ISBN 13: 9780889222601 | Rights: WORLD

The Recovery of the Public WorldFront Cover
The Recovery of the Public World
Edited by Charles Watts & Edward Byrne

A collection of texts and talks which address the work of poet Robin Blaser.


$39.95 | 464 pages | Pub. Date: 1999
7.00 W × 10.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: LIT004080
ISBN 13: 9780889223882 | Rights: WORLD

The Red NotebookFront Cover
The Red Notebook
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by Sheila Fischman

The second in the Notebook trilogy follows Céline Poulin as she becomes hostess in a transvestite bordello. Tremblay celebrates how it is possible for Céline to embrace her difference and to flourish in solidarity with a community of others with transcendent eloquence and compassion.


$24.95 | 288 pages | Pub. Date: 2008 | Edition # 1
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ISBN 13: 9780889225886 | Rights: WORLD

The Refugee HotelFront Cover
The Refugee Hotel
By Carmen Aguirre

Laid bare in the fictionalized autobiographical details of The Refugee Hotel are the universal truths both the victims and the survivors of political oppression continue to experience everywhere: the terror of persecution, arrest, and torture; the exhausted elation of escape; the trauma of learning to live again with the losses, betrayals, and agonies of the past; the irrational guilt of the survivor—even the tragedy of surviving the nightmares of the past only to have them return to challenge any hope of a future free of fear. More than a dark comedy about a group of Chilean refugees who arrive in Vancouver in 1974 after Pinochet’s coup, this play is Carmen Aguirre’s attempt to give voice to refugee communities from all corners of the globe.


$17.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2010
5.50 W × 8.50 H × 0.65 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA004040
ISBN 13: 9780889226500 | 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
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ISBN 13: 9780889224247 | Rights: WORLD

The Riddle of the WorldFront Cover
The Riddle of the World
By David French

A stockbroker and an ex-priest get together to console themselves after being abandoned by their mates and are forced to come to terms with their fragile natures as men. Cast of 3 women and 2 men.


$15.95 | 66 pages | Pub. Date: 2003
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Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889224872 | Rights: WORLD

The Salish People: Volume IFront Cover
The Salish People: Volume I
By Charles Hill-Tout
Edited by Ralph Maud

The first volume of a four-volume set rich in stories and factual information on the Salish people of the Pacific Northwest.


$19.95 | 176 pages | Pub. Date: 1978
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.45 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: SOC002010
ISBN 13: 9780889221482 | Rights: WORLD

The Salish People: Volume IIFront Cover
The Salish People: Volume II
By Charles Hill-Tout
Edited by Ralph Maud

Includes the Origin Myth as recounted by a storyteller whose mother saw Captain Vancouver sail into Howe Sound in 1792.


$18.95 | 176 pages | Pub. Date: 1978
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.45 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889221499 | Rights: WORLD

The Salish People: Volume IIIFront Cover
The Salish People: Volume III
By Charles Hill-Tout
Edited by Ralph Maud

Stories of the people of the Fraser Valley from Vancouver to Chilliwack, with the earliest account of BC archaeological sites.


$18.95 | 176 pages | Pub. Date: 1978
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.45 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889221505 | Rights: WORLD

The Salish People: Volume IVFront Cover
The Salish People: Volume IV
By Charles Hill-Tout
Edited by Ralph Maud

Deals with the Sechelt and South-Eastern Tribes of Vancouver Island and includes a bio-bibliography of Charles Hill-Tout and more.


$24.95 | 192 pages | Pub. Date: 1978 | Edition # 1
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ISBN 13: 9780889221512 | Rights: WORLD

The Satchmo' SuiteFront Cover
The Satchmo' Suite
By Hans Böggild & Doug Innis

A black cellist, on tour with a classical symphony orchestra, invokes the ghost of Louis Armstrong to help him with a difficult passage from Bach’s Six Suites for Solo Cello. The highly mythologized spirit of “the father of jazz himself” takes form in the cellist’s hotel room, where the lives of the characters intertwine and begin to play off each other, and issues of class, hope, courage, family, and race emerge in a lively and powerful struggle between head and heart, intellect and intuition. Ultimately, the drama resolves with the cellist’s beautiful rendition of the Bach piece. Full of great jazz and classical music, but using none of Satchmo’s own compositions, the play incorporates nine original jazz songs, co-written by the author-musicians, into the action.


$16.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2010
5.50 W × 8.50 H × 0.75 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889226487 | Rights: WORLD

The School-Marm TreeFront Cover
The School-Marm Tree
By Howard O’Hagan

A novel about mountains by one of Canada’s greatest writers on nature, depicting the heart’s desire to go beyond mountains.


$19.95 | 256 pages | Pub. Date: 1977
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889221291 | Rights: WORLD

The SeagullFront Cover
The Seagull
By Anton Chekhov
Translated by David French

A revitalization of a Russian theatre classic. Cast of 5 women and 8 men.


$16.95 | 112 pages | Pub. Date: 1993
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889223240 | 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
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ISBN 13: 9780889222274 | Rights: WORLD

The Shape of a Girl / JewelFront Cover
The Shape of a Girl / Jewel
By Joan MacLeod

The Shape of a Girl examines the code of silence and tacit complicity which surrounded the sensationalized murder of Reena Virk by school-aged bullies in 1997. Jewel is based on the real-life catastrophe of the sinking of the Ocean Ranger, an oil rig off the coast of Newfoundland, in 1982.


$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2002
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.25 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889224605 | 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
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ISBN 13: 9780889225749 | Rights: WORLD

The Singer's Broken ThroatFront Cover
The Singer's Broken Throat
By Des Walsh

The Singer’s Broken Throat is a collection of poems that trace a path through both physical and emotional landscapes. Each step of the narrative way is marked by an event of the heart, each image is a map of person and place. Des Walsh’s fourth book of poetry echoes his extensive film and theatre work: the voices here are always dramatic and present, not passive and absent, even when the poems are elegiac in form and substance, even when their subject is historic. These poems disclose the fragility and wonderment of relationships, as well as remind us that we are all alive to each other inextricable from our frames in both time and space.


$15.95 | 64 pages | Pub. Date: 2003
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ISBN 13: 9780889224780 | 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
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ISBN 13: 9780889226685 | Rights: WORLD

The Tale of TeekaFront Cover
The Tale of Teeka
By Michel Marc Bouchard
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

A play set in rural Quebec in the ’50s in which a battered child, Maurice, seeks refuge in a fantasy world. Cast of 1 man and 1 male child.


$15.95 | 64 pages | Pub. Date: 1999
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ISBN 13: 9780889224100 | Rights: WORLD

The Terror of the CoastFront Cover
The Terror of the Coast
By Chris Arnett

An extensively detailed reconstruction of the war between the First Nations and Vancouver Island’s colonial government.


$24.95 | 382 pages | Pub. Date: 1999
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889223189 | Rights: WORLD

The Time BeingFront Cover
The Time Being
By Mary Meigs

An affair born of a correspondence with a distant admirer leads the lovers to an arranged meeting in Australia.


$17.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 1997
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.5 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889223745 | Rights: WORLD

The TrespassersFront Cover
The Trespassers
By Morris Panych

When inspector Milton shows up in a town in the middle of nowhere to investigate a mysterious murder, fifteen year-old Lowell’s skills at shaping the truth to protect both himself and those he cares about are put to the ultimate test: shall he plea bargain, or stick to the truth as he understands it? As Hardy once pointed out to him, “There’s something in between lying and not lying. It’s called a story.”


$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2010 | 1
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ISBN 13: 9780889226289 | Rights: WORLD

The Trial of Judith K.Front Cover
The Trial of Judith K.
By Sally Clark

Roughly based on The Trial by Franz Kafka, this black comedy changes the lead character to a modem business woman who finds herself accused of an unknown crime. The more she delves into the bureaucratic nightmare the more her ordered, little world unravels and the more she is entangled in the increasingly obscure process.


$16.95 | 122 pages | Pub. Date: 1985
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.3 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780887544651 | 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
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ISBN 13: 9780889225916 | Rights: WORLD

The United States of WindFront Cover
The United States of Wind
By Daniel Canty
Translated by Oana Avasilichioaei

Canty creates a gentle road book, a melancholy blue guide written in an airy, associative prose, where images coalesce and dissipate, carried away through the outer and inner American landscape. The book, mixing the tropes of road narrative, poetic fabulation, and philosophical memoir, reaches towards images on the horizon of memory, to find out where they come from, while coming to the foreordained realization that, wherever memory may lead us, its images will be long gone when we get there and most probably were never even there at all.


$16.95 | 192 pages | Pub. Date: 2015
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ISBN 13: 9780889229426 | Rights: WORLD

The Unnatural and Accidental WomenFront Cover
The Unnatural and Accidental Women
By Marie Clements

A surrealist dramatization of a notorious 30-year murder case involving many mysterious deaths in the “Skid Row” area of Vancouver. Cast of 11 women and 2 men.


$16.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2005
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.30000000000000004 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889225213 | Rights: WORLD

The ValleyFront Cover
The Valley
By Joan MacLeod

Inspired by an event in British Columbia that shattered the public’s confidence in the police – the 2007 Tasering death of Robert Dziekanski during his arrest at the Vancouver airport – The Valley dramatizes the volatile relationship between law enforcement and people in the grip of mental illness. In addressing this fraught relationship, award-winning playwright Joan MacLeod empathizes with both parties, each of whom is guided by good intentions but equally challenged by their own
cultural biases and flawed humanity.


$17.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2014
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ISBN 13: 9780889228467 | Rights: WORLD

The VentriloquistFront Cover
The Ventriloquist
By Larry Tremblay
Translated by Keith Turnbull

Theatre of innovation. Cast of 2 women and 2 men.


$15.95 | 64 pages | Pub. Date: 2006
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.25 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889225367 | Rights: WORLD

The VestigesFront Cover
The Vestiges
By Jeff Derksen

Based on the experience of city life, The Vestiges moves across the uneven geography of the present, linking historical moments when quarters of cities were squatted, when social change boiled and the future was up for grabs. In the context of our precarious present, the poem “The Vestiges,” around which the book is built, “sets out to explore / what happens / to humans when they are reduced / to things by other humans.”


$16.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2013
8 W × 5.375 H × .5 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889227941 | Rights: WORLD

The VicFront Cover
The Vic
By Leanna Brodie

The Vic creates an ensemble of eight ethnically diverse women ranging in age from their teens to their fifties, each of them eager to claim the entitlement they feel their status as victim has “naturally” conferred upon them. Cast of 8 women.


$16.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2002
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889224599 | Rights: WORLD

The Visual Laboratory of Robert Lepage Front Cover
The Visual Laboratory of Robert Lepage
By Ludovic Fouquet
Translated by Rhonda Mullins

For more than three decades, Robert Lepage’s dynamic multimedia performance works have been produced on stages worldwide. Celebrated for his bold, visionary aesthetic, Lepage has received several high-profile commissions in recent years, including two Peter Gabriel world tours, Cirque du Soleil’s KÁ in Las Vegas, a dramatic staging of Wagner’s…


$29.95 | 416 pages | Pub. Date: 2013
9.5 W × 6 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: PER011040
ISBN 13: 9780889227743 | Rights: WORLD

The WatershedFront Cover
The Watershed
By Annabel Soutar

Largely constructed from original interviews conducted by the playwright, The Watershed brings to the stage a multiplicity of ideological perspectives and conflicting visions for Canada’s natural resources, and its characters speak the words of real Canadians from all across the political spectrum. Policy is anything but dry in The Watershed; in fact, it holds startling implications for our national identity and future.


$18.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 2016
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ISBN 13: 9780889229884 | Rights: WORLD

The Weekend HealerFront Cover
The Weekend Healer
By Bryden MacDonald

The disappearance of a young man acts as a catalyst for a drama that questions the nature of family and “traditional values.” Cast of 2 women and 1 man.


$16.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 1995
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.30000000000000004 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889223608 | 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
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ISBN 13: 9780889228382 | Rights: WORLD

Theatre and AutoBiographyFront Cover
Theatre and AutoBiography
Edited by Sherrill Grace & Jerry Wasserman

This groundbreaking exploration of an increasingly prominent interdisciplinary realm draws on a wide range of contemporary theorists and playwrights. The breadth of styles and performances discussed here is extraordinary.


$29.95 | 352 pages | Pub. Date: 2006
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Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: PER011020
ISBN 13: 9780889225404 | Rights: WORLD

Theme for Diverse InstrumentsFront Cover
Theme for Diverse Instruments
By Jane Rule

Jane Rule’s first collection of short stories.


$18.95 | 192 pages | Pub. Date: 1975
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ISBN 13: 9780889220607 | Rights: WORLD

Then We Were OneFront Cover
Then We Were One
By Fred A. Reed

Shocked by the death of his younger brother, Fred Reed sets out on a series of journeys of discovery and understanding. By way of Iran in the aftermath of the Islamic Revolution; the Anatolian highlands of the mystic Bediuzzaman Said Nursi; in pursuit of ancient and modern iconoclasts in Syria and Lebanon; he comes under the spell of Islam. In its embrace he finds a renewed brotherhood; in its discipline, liberation.


$19.95 | 288 pages | Pub. Date: 2011
5.50 W × 8.50 H × 1.25 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: BIO025000
ISBN 13: 9780889226678 | Rights: WORLD

Theogony / Works and DaysFront Cover
Theogony / Works and Days
Translated by C.S. Morrissey
By Hesiod

C.S. Morrissey’s brilliant translations bring a modern, lyrical sensibility to Theogony and Works and Days, Hesiod’s two great poems that paved the way for subsequent achievements in Greek philosophy. Theogony tells of the first generations of the gods and recollects how Zeus established his cosmic reign of justice. Works and…


$17.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 2012
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ISBN 13: 9780889227002 | Rights: WORLD

There'll Be AnotherFront Cover
There'll Be Another
By David W. McFadden

Three books in one: Heavy-Hearted in Havana, Sex with a Sixteen Year Old and Anonymity Suite Part II.


$16.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 1995
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889223615 | Rights: WORLD

Thérèse and Pierrette and the Little Hanging AngelFront Cover
Thérèse and Pierrette and the Little Hanging Angel
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by Sheila Fischman

In this second Plateau Mont-Royal novel, three schoolgirls live the mysteries of their rites of passage.


$19.95 | 256 pages | Pub. Date: 1996
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: FIC019000
ISBN 13: 9780889221987 | Rights: WORLD

They Called Me Number OneFront Cover
They Called Me Number One
By Bev Sellars

The first full-length memoir to be published out of St. Joseph’s Mission at Williams Lake, BC, Sellars tells of three generations of women who attended the school, interweaving the personal histories of her grandmother and her mother with her own. She tells of hunger, forced labour, and physical beatings, often with a leather strap, and also of the demand for conformity in a culturally alien institution where children were confined and denigrated for failure to be White and Roman Catholic.


$19.95 | 256 pages | Pub. Date: 2012
6 W × 9 H × .5 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: BIO026000
ISBN 13: 9780889227415 | Rights: WORLD

They Write Their Dreams on the Rock ForeverFront Cover
They Write Their Dreams on the Rock Forever
By Annie York & Richard Daly & Chris Arnett

’Nlaka’pamux elder Annie York explains the red ochre inscriptions written on the rocks and cliffs of the lower Stein Valley. Readings of these inscriptions-the lasting written record of the dreams and visions experienced by both neophyte hunters and practiced shamans-open a discussion of some of the issues in rock art research that relate to ‘notating’ and ‘writing’ on the landscape, around the world and through the millenia. A landmark publication on the evolution of writing.


$60 | 320 pages | Pub. Date: 1993
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ISBN 13: 9780889223318 | Rights: WORLD

This Is My OwnFront Cover
This Is My Own
By Muriel Kitagawa
Edited by Roy Miki

This Is My Own: Letters to Wes and Other Writings on Japanese Canadians, 1941–1948 is a collection of letters written by Muriel Kitagawa during this period, as well as statements, essays and manuscripts which arose from Kitagawa’s commitment to write about the injustices of the government’s policies and to educate…


$24.95 | 304 pages | Pub. Date: 1985
6 W × 9 H × 1.25 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: POL040000
ISBN 13: 9780889222311 | Rights: WORLD

This PoemFront Cover
This Poem
By Adeena Karasick

This Poem is an ironic investigation of contemporary culture and the technomediatic saturated world in which we’re enmeshed. Composed in the style of Facebook updates or extended Tweets, and mashing-up lexicons of Stein, Zukofsky, Shakespeare, Whitman, financial meltdown, semiotic theory, Lady Gaga, Derrida, and Flickr streams, This Poem is a self-reflexive romp through shards and fragments of post-consumerist culture.


$19.95 | 112 pages | Pub. Date: 2012
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ISBN 13: 9780889226999 | Rights: WORLD

This Tremor Love IsFront Cover
This Tremor Love Is
By Daphne Marlatt

This Tremor Love Is is a memory book—an album of love poems spanning twenty-five years, from Marlatt’s first writing of what was to become the opening section, A Lost Book, to its latest, most recent sequences.


$17.95 | 112 pages | Pub. Date: 2001 | Edition # 1
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9780889224506 | Rights: WORLD

ThrumFront Cover
Thrum
By Natalie SImpson

“To get at turn away.” In Thrum, her second collection of poetry, Natalie Simpson reveals how making sense is not always the same as making meaning. Her supple and agile poems seduce the weary reader away from representation and toward sound, texture, and absence. Here, a sentence is no longer…


$16.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2014
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ISBN 13: 9780889228504 | Rights: WORLD

ths is erth thees ar peopulFront Cover
ths is erth thees ar peopul
By bill bissett

The quest in this latest fusion of song, sound, performance and visual poetry from bill bissett is for a human condition outside the perpetual terror of the 21st century.


$17.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 2007
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.4 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE023000
ISBN 13: 9780889225572 | Rights: WORLD

Tiln & Other PlaysFront Cover
Tiln & Other Plays
By Michael Cook

Three short plays by Cook: Tiln, Quiller and Therese’s Creed.


$16.95 | 112 pages | Pub. Date: 1976
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.30000000000000004 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889221079 | Rights: WORLD

timeFront Cover
time
By bill bissett

time is reelee abt how evreething is fleeting n how we deel with that n how deeplee we undrstand that awareness  th jewels shine as our undrstandings  th layrs n openings  apertures n iris lens in  or not n how manee narrativs reveel our paradoxikul n continualee shifting minds … a storee is what time is it … 4 ourselvs  n our specees    n how timeless th breth uv th galaxee  n oftn ourselvs  tho agen fleeting  lyrik  song chant  philosophikal  theologikul  prsonal  propheseez vizual  n tanguld tangos … with th invisibul dansrs … n th 4tune tellrs shuffuling theyr decks  how we yern 4  n letting go uv our games finding love  n th chancs 4 savin th environment n our selvs [bill bissett]


$18.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 2010
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ISBN 13: 9780889226531 | Rights: WORLD

Timothy Findley and the Aesthetics of FascismFront Cover
Timothy Findley and the Aesthetics of Fascism
By Anne Geddes Bailey

Investigates the troubling relationship between narrative meaning and representations of violence within Timothy Findley’s novels.


$19.95 | 256 pages | Pub. Date: 1998
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: LIT004080
ISBN 13: 9780889223868 | Rights: WORLD

To the BarricadesFront Cover
To the Barricades
By Stephen Collis

To the Barricades continues Collis’s “life” poem, “The Barricades Project,” which also includes Anarchive (2005) and The Commons (2008). Both the anti-archive of the revolutionary record and the dream of a once and future “commons” upon which all can equally dwell continue to shape these poems where words are hurried bricks thrown up as “barricades” in language.


$19.95 | 192 pages | Pub. Date: 2012
6 W × 9 H × .5 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889227477 | 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

Tombs of the Vanishing IndianFront Cover
Tombs of the Vanishing Indian
By Marie Clements

Three sisters and their mother are forced by the American government to relocate from Oklahoma to Los Angeles. As these four women try to re-establish connections to a new land, they each find themselves lost. Inspired by true events, Tombs of the Vanishing Indian is a poetic excavation of the lost stories of displaced Aboriginal people.


$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2012
5.5 W × 8.50 H × 0.4 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889226869 | 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

Tracing the LinesFront Cover
Tracing the Lines
Edited by Maia Joseph & Christine Kim & Christopher Lee & Larissa Lai

Gathers a wide range of community voices working in critical, poetic, visual, and hybrid forms to take the life and work of cultural activist, poet, and critic Roy Miki. These voices take Miki’s life and work as a starting point for analytical and creative reflections on key artistic, social and political movements of the second half of the 20th century.


$24.95 | 256 pages | Pub. Date: 2012
6 W × 9 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: LIT007000
ISBN 13: 9780889226944 | Rights: WORLD

Tracing the PathsFront Cover
Tracing the Paths
Edited by Roy Miki

A wide spectrum of readings of bpNichol’s challenging and innovative long poem.


$29.95 | 344 pages | Pub. Date: 1988
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: LIT007000
ISBN 13: 9780889222564 | Rights: WORLD

Transmission DifficultiesFront Cover
Transmission Difficulties
By Ralph Maud

Ralph Maud delves into the mystery of Boas’s alleged “translations” of the stories gathered by his chief Tsimshian informant, Henry Tate.


$18.95 | 176 pages | Pub. Date: 2000
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.5 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: SOC021000
ISBN 13: 9780889224308 | Rights: WORLD

Transnational Muscle CarsFront Cover
Transnational Muscle Cars
By Jeff Derksen

Written over the last ten years in a quartet of cities: Calgary, Toronto, New York and Vienna, Transnational Muscle Cars is the second book in Jeff Derksen’s trilogy addressing place, culture and capital, and draws on a wide array of North American post-war poetics—the declarative aspects of New American Poetry, the pop cultural details of the New York School, the reflexive politics of the Language Poets, the personal politics of the Kootenay School of Writing—and on contemporary cultural and political theory, critical geography, urban theory, and architectural concepts.


$17.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2003
5.00 W × 8.00 H × 0.35 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9780889224735 | Rights: WORLD

Treaty 6 DeixisFront Cover
Treaty 6 Deixis
By Christine Stewart

How might poetic practices undermine racist ideologies and colonialism, engendering ecological attentiveness, and anomalous and compassionate communities? Christine Stewart’s Treaty 6 Deixis takes up these timely and pressing questions as it investigates what it means to be a non-Indigenous inhabitant of Canada’s Treaty 6 territory, “in this city, on this…


$18.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 2018
6 W × 7.5 H × .75 D inches
Poetry | Frontlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9781772012125 | Rights: WORLD

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Trees Are Lonely Company
By Howard O’Hagan

This collection of short fiction includes stories spanning the decades of O’Hagan’s experience as mountain guide, gentleman adventurer and storyteller.


$24.95 | 320 pages | Pub. Date: 1993
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: FIC029000
ISBN 13: 9780889223271 | Rights: WORLD

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Triage
By Cecily Nicholson

Triage attempts an ordered, critical response to the manufactured crises that perpetuate our public and private disentitlements.


$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2011
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.5 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9780889226579 | Rights: WORLD

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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

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Turkana Boy
By Jean-Francois Beauchemin
Translated by Jessica Moore

In this contemplative novel-poem, Jean-François Beauchemin invites us to share in the inner world of the grieving Mr. Bartolomé, who, following the mysterious disappearance of his young son, wanders and wonders, seeking to transcend his pain by encountering something larger than himself. Continuously occupied by the memory of his lost son, Bartolomé’s quest leads him from the city to the countryside and then to the edge of the ocean, where he marvels at the beauty of nature but cannot penetrate its mysteries.


$16.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 2012 | Edition # 1
5.5 W × 8.50 H × 0.4 D inches
Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: FIC019000
ISBN 13: 9780889226906 | Rights: WORLD

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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

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Twenty Years at Play
Edited by Jerry Wasserman

This collection of eight of the finest plays produced by Vancouver’s New Play Centre marks the company’s 20th year.


$29.95 | 346 pages | Pub. Date: 1990
7.00 W × 10.00 H × 1 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA002000
ISBN 13: 9780889222755 | Rights: WORLD

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Two Houses Half-Buried in Sand
By Beryl Mildred Cryer
Edited by Chris Arnett

A vital collection of writings about First Nations people and culture as it existed in the Depression-era Pacific Northwest.


$29.95 | 352 pages | Pub. Date: 2008
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: HIS006010
ISBN 13: 9780889225558 | Rights: WORLD

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Two Plays
By George Woodcock

This volume contains two uniquely Canadian stories of exile: The Island of Demons and Six Dry Cakes for the Hunted.


$16.95 | 112 pages | Pub. Date: 1977
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.30000000000000004 D inches
Drama | Backlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9780889221239 | Rights: WORLD