1 Hour PhotoFront Cover
1 Hour Photo
By Tetsuro Shigematsu

From the award-winning Canadian playwright, performer, and radio broadcaster Tetsuro Shigematsu comes 1 Hour Photo, the follow-up to his acclaimed one-man play Empire of the Son, which was nominated for six Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards. Shigematsu’s outstanding new play, another multifaceted portrayal of a singular figure, tells the story of…


$16.95 | 112 pages | Pub. Date: 2018
5.5 W × 8.5 H × .75 D inches
Drama | Frontlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9781772012156 | Rights: WORLD

Almost IslandsFront Cover
Almost Islands
By Stephen Collis

Almost Islands is a powerfully introspective memoir of the author’s friendship with legendary Canadian poet Phyllis Webb – now in her nineties and long enveloped in silence – and his regular trips to see her. It is an extended meditation on literary ambition and failure, poetry and politics, choice and…


$24.95 | 256 pages | Pub. Date: 2018
5.5 W × 8.5 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Frontlist | Bisac: BIO007000
ISBN 13: 9781772012071 | Rights: WORLD

Around HerFront Cover
Around Her
By Sophie Bienvenu
Translated by Rhonda Mullins

Heartily sincere, human, and compassionate, Around Her is a multifaceted novel that explores, through the words and reflections of a large community of characters, the bonds that unite us, and love in all of its manifestations – the love that one finds, that one loses, destroys, desires, or recovers.In the…


$19.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 2018
5.5 W × 8.5 H × 1 D inches
Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: FIC019000
ISBN 13: 9781772012095 | Rights: WORLD

beholdenFront Cover
beholden
By Fred Wah & Rita Wong

Comprised of two lines of poetic text flowing along a 114-foot-long map of the Columbia River, this powerful image-poem by acclaimed poets Fred Wah and Rita Wong presents language yearning to understand the consequences of our hydroelectric manipulation of one of North America’s largest river systems. beholden: a poem as…


$24.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 2018
10.125 W × 8.25 H × .75 D inches
Poetry | Frontlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9781772012118 | Rights: WORLD

Checking InFront Cover
Checking In
By Adeena Karasick

An exuberant commentary on the timelessness of digital information and our ravenous, insatiable appetite for data and connection.


$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2018
5.75 W × 8.75 H × .75 D inches
Poetry | Frontlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9781772012002 | Rights: WORLD

DuetsFront Cover
Duets
By Edward Byrne

A translation of the sonnets of Louise Labé, who lived and wrote in sixteenth-century Lyon, and those of the thirteenth-century Florentine, Guido Cavalcanti.


$16.95 | 112 pages | Pub. Date: 2018
5.5 W × 8.5 H × .75 D inches
Poetry | Frontlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9781772011999 | Rights: WORLD

Finding Mr. WongFront Cover
Finding Mr. Wong
By Susan Crean

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


$19.95 | 272 pages | Pub. Date: 2017
5.5 W × 8.5 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Frontlist | Bisac: BIO002000
ISBN 13: 9781772011944 | Rights: WORLD

FlowFront Cover
Flow
By Roy Miki
Edited by Michael Barnholden

Flow collects all of Governor General’s Award winner Roy Miki’s books of poetry – saving face, random access file, Surrender, There, and Mannequin Rising – with a substantial new, previously unpublished work, Cloudy and Clear, and numerous full-colour photographs and photocollages. This definitive edition of Miki’s poetic work includes a…


$49.95 | 640 pages | Pub. Date: 2018
6 W × 9 H × 2 D inches
Poetry | Frontlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9781772012101 | Rights: WORLD

He Speaks VolumesFront Cover
He Speaks Volumes
By Rebecca Wigod

This biography of George Bowering, first Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate, reveals the intimate, intellectual, and artistic life of one of Canada’s most prolific authors, offering an inside look at the people and events at the centre of the country’s literary and artistic avant-garde from the 1960s to the present. A…


$24.95 | 336 pages | Pub. Date: 2018
5.5 W × 8.5 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Frontlist | Bisac: BIO026000
ISBN 13: 9781772012064 | Rights: WORLD

King Arthur's Night and Peter PantiesFront Cover
King Arthur's Night and Peter Panties
By Marcus Youssef & Niall McNeil
Introduction by & Al Etmanski

A collaboration across perceptions of cognitive difference.


$18.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 2018
6 W × 9 H × .75 D inches
Drama | Frontlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9781772012033 | Rights: WORLD

Kuei, My FriendFront Cover
Kuei, My Friend
By Deni Ellis Béchard & Natasha Kanapé Fontaine
Translated by & Deni Ellis Béchard & Howard Scott

Kuei, My Friend is an engaging book of letters: a literary and political encounter between Innu poet Natasha Kanapé Fontaine and Québécois-American novelist Deni Ellis Béchard. Choosing the epistolary form, they decided to engage together in a frank conversation about racism and reconciliation. Intentionally positioned within the contexts of the…


$19.95 | 176 pages | Pub. Date: 2017
5.5 W × 8.5 H × .75 D inches
Non-Fiction | Frontlist | Bisac: SOC021000
ISBN 13: 9781772011951 | Rights: WORLD

Mercenary EnglishFront Cover
Mercenary English
By Mercedes Eng

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


$17.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date:
6.00 W × 8.00 H inches
Poetry | Frontlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9781772012194 | Rights: World

Nine DragonsFront Cover
Nine Dragons
By Jovanni Sy

1920s Hong Kong. Battling racism and his own reputation, Chinese detective Tommy Lam investigates the deaths of several women.


$19.95 | 192 pages | Pub. Date: 2018
5.5 W × 8.5 H × 1 D inches
Drama | Frontlist | Bisac: DRA005000
ISBN 13: 9781772012040 | 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
5.5 W × 6 H × 0.35 D inches
Poetry | Frontlist | Bisac: POE015000
ISBN 13: 9781772012132 | 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

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

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

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 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
Poetry | Frontlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9781772011975 | 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
5.5 W × 8.5 H × 1 D inches
Fiction | Frontlist | Bisac: FIC019000
ISBN 13: 9781772011968 | 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
5.5 W × 8.5 H × .5 D inches
Drama | Frontlist | Bisac: DRA013000
ISBN 13: 9781772012163 | 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

WhiteFront Cover
White
By Deni Ellis Béchard

From the author of Into the Sun and Vandal Love, acclaimed for “prose that’s both lyrical and gritty, able to evoke big emotions with exquisite intimacy” (O, The Oprah Magazine), White is a riveting novel that explores whiteness, modern humanitarianism, and the lies of American exceptionalism and white supremacy.Assigned to…


$19.95 | 304 pages | Pub. Date: 2018
5.5 W × 8.5 H × 1 D inches
Fiction | Frontlist | Bisac: FIC019000
ISBN 13: 9781772012088 | Rights: WORLD