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
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ISBN 13: 9780889229440 | 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
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ISBN 13: 9780889223387 | 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
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ISBN 13: 9780889223370 | 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
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ISBN 13: 9780889225442 | 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
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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
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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
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ISBN 13: 9780889226197 | 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
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ISBN 13: 9780889225565 | 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
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ISBN 13: 9780889222182 | 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
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ISBN 13: 9781772010077 | 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
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ISBN 13: 9780889224186 | 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
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ISBN 13: 9780889221901 | 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
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ISBN 13: 9780889225350 | 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
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ISBN 13: 9780889223455 | 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 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
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ISBN 13: 9780889221291 | 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
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ISBN 13: 9780889222274 | 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 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
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ISBN 13: 9780889223745 | 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

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

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
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ISBN 13: 9780889221987 | Rights: WORLD

Trees Are Lonely CompanyFront Cover
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
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ISBN 13: 9780889223271 | Rights: WORLD

Turkana BoyFront Cover
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
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ISBN 13: 9780889226906 | Rights: WORLD