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A Covenant of Salt
By Martine Desjardins
Translated by Fred A. Reed & David Homel

Since the death of her parents in 1791, Lily McEvoy has lived as a recluse in her isolated Armagh County manor with her two maidservants and Titus, the farmhand who has become her whipping boy. But tonight, the heiress is expecting company. Her guest is Master Anselm, the legendary stone…


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ISBN: 9780889225664
Pages:160
Pub. Date: September 1 2008
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A Crossing of Hearts
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by Sheila Fischman

A Crossing of Hearts continues Michel Tremblay’s Desrosiers Diaspora series of novels, a family saga set in Montreal during World War I. August 1915. Montreal is stifled by a heat wave while war rages in Europe. The three Desrosiers sisters – Tititte, Teena, and Maria – had been planning a…


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ISBN: 9781772010114
Pages:240
Pub. Date: July 17 2017
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A Great Consolation
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

Survive! Survive! transports readers to September 1935, to glorious, tragic times in the colourful company of Ti-Lou and “the Duchess” Édouard, whose sparkling exchanges hide indissoluble pain; to sombre, twilight times with Victoire and Télesphore at the bottom of the ruelle des Fortifications, and between Josaphat and Laura Cadieux, his…


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ISBN: 9781772015065
Pages:192
Pub. Date: March 18 2025
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Fiction / FIC008000

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A Guide to B.C. Indian Myth and Legend
By Ralph Maud

Boas, Teit, Hill-Tout, Barbeau, Swanton, Jenness, the luminaries of field research in British Columbia, are discussed here in A Guide to B.C. Indian Myth and Legend, and their work in Indian folklore evaluated. Other scholars, amateurs and Native informants of the past and present are given ample consideration, making this…


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ISBN: 9780889221895
Pages:224
Pub. Date: January 1 1982
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A Matter of Gravity
By Hélène Vachon
Translated by Phyllis Aronoff & Howard Scott

A Matter of Gravity is about the forces that draw two men together. Hermann, an embalmer and doctor’s son, devotes himself to the dead to mask his disappointment that, unlike his father, he cannot cure the ­living. Hu is an ailing pianist who dwells in memories of past glory. Hermann…


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ISBN: 9780889228405
Pages:256
Pub. Date: April 15 2014
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Fiction / FIC019000

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A Slight Case of Fatigue
By Stéphane Bourguignon
Translated by Phyllis Aronoff & Howard Scott

Short-listed 2009 Governor General's Literary Award for Translation

At age 41, Eddy is in existential extremis. He once had an enviable life—a wife he adored, a young son, a cozy suburban house surrounded by carefully planted and sculpted gardens, the luxury to pursue his passion and become a professional horticulturalist. Now he’s separated from his wife, estranged from…


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ISBN: 9780889225961
Pages:224
Pub. Date: January 10 2008
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A Thing of Beauty
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by Sheila Fischman

March, 1963. Winter has launched its final assault on Montreal. The Fat Woman, Thérèse, Édouard, Pierrette, Marcel, all the star-crossed characters of Tremblay’s Chronicles of Plateau Mont-Royal are here again, 20 years later. Marcel, now 23, learns that his Auntie Nana—The Fat Woman who is here finally named—is gravely ill…


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ISBN: 9780889223905
Pages:224
Pub. Date: January 1 1998
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Against the Wind
By Madeleine Gagnon
Translated by Phyllis Aronoff
By Howard Scott

Is an artist born, or rather, created by experience? From the moment in childhood when he is forced to take drastic action to defend his adoptive mother from a violent assault – the only maternal figure that he has ever known – it is evident that the life of Joseph…


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ISBN: 9780889226968
Pages:168
Pub. Date: September 15 2012
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Fiction / FIC025000

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All That Glitters
By Martine Desjardins
Translated by Fred A. Reed & David Homel

Short-listed 2005 Governor General's Literary Award for French Fiction

In 1914, Simon Dulac enrolls in a Canadian contingent of military police, a perfect cover for his real ambition—to comb the battlefields of Europe unhindered in his search for the legendary Templar treasure said to have been buried in Flanders in 1307. An inveterate and uncannily lucky gambler, Dulac encounters…


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ISBN: 9780889225206
Pages:160
Pub. Date: March 15 2005
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And Other Stories
Edited by George Bowering

About 10 years ago, George Bowering and Linda Hutcheon came up with the idea for a short fiction collection called Likely Stories: A Postmodern Sampler. It was a great idea at a time when a lot of people were still trying to figure out what “postmodern” actually meant.That fine collection…


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ISBN: 9780889224513
Pages:320
Pub. Date: March 15 2001
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Fiction / FIC003000

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Anima
By Wajdi Mouawad
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

This award-winning novel by playwright Wadji Mouawad is a thriller and a road novel – written in the North African storytelling tradition in which events unfold from an animal point of view. The novel opens with a brutal murder: the protagonist arrives home to find his wife lying in a…


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ISBN: 9781772010039
Pages:368
Pub. Date: August 28 2017
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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…


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ISBN: 9781772012095
Pages:160
Pub. Date: September 6 2018
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Behind the Moon
By Anosh Irani

In a Mughlai restaurant in Toronto, a late-night visit from a mysterious stranger rattles the cage and shatters the peace. Now Ayub must face reality, the family he’s left behind, and the dreams he’s abandoned, all while keeping the restaurant clean to a mirror shine.From award-winning playwright and novelist Anosh…


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ISBN: 9781772016383
Pages:182
Pub. Date: August 27 2024
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Fiction / FIC051000

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Birth of a Bridge
By Maylis de Kerangal
Translated by Jessica Moore

Winner 2010 Prix Médicis

Winner 2010 Franz Hessel Prize

From one of the most exciting novelists writing in France today comes Birth of a Bridge – the story of a handful of men and women of various backgrounds and classes, who assemble around the construction of a giant suspension bridge in Coca, a fictional city somewhere in a mythical…


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ISBN: 9780889228894
Pages:256
Pub. Date: September 9 2014
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Cambodia
By Brian Fawcett

In this disturbing collection of investigative fictions, Brian Fawcett asserts that the informational white noise of the Global Village is creating a cultural and intellectual breakdown that will eventually lead to the disappearance of local and individual identity. He argues that under the glitzy surfaces of television and the information…


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ISBN: 9780889222373
Pages:208
Pub. Date: January 1 1986
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Canoes
By Maylis de Kerangal
Translated by Jessica Moore

In Canoes seven stories orbit a central novella, creating a collection that resonates with the vibrations and frequencies of women’s voices. Daughters, friends, sisters, young and old, talkative or daydreaming – in this moving and poetic collection, Maylis de Kerangal casts light on them all, exploring human entwinement and the…


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ISBN: 9781772015454
Pages:112
Pub. Date: October 5 2023
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Chameleon and Other Stories
By Bill Schermbrucker

“The leopard may not be able to change its spots, but the chameleon sure can.” In Chameleon & Other Stories, Bill Schermbrucker takes as his central metaphor a creature who changes its colour to reflect and blend in with the environment, just as human beings are sometimes asked to change…


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ISBN: 9780889222083
Pages:160
Pub. Date: January 1 1983
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.3125"
Fiction / FIC019000

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Citizen Suárez
By Guillermo Verdecchia

Guillermo Verdecchia is primarily known for his award-winning plays; Citizen Suárez is his first book of short stories, and it is a remarkable debut.These stories take on the quintessential issues forced upon a generation betrayed by their citizenship—a betrayal the more profound because it subsists primarily in the global death…


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ISBN: 9780889223912
Pages:160
Pub. Date: January 1 1998
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Crossing the City
By Michel Tremblay & Sheila Fischman

The story continues … The second in Michel Tremblay’s new series of novels presents two very different lives. We meet Maria as she leaves the city of Providence, Rhode Island, pregnant and alone. Two years later, we also meet Maria’s older daughter, Rhéauna, as she disembarks the train at Windsor…


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ISBN: 9780889228931
Pages:192
Pub. Date: October 14 2014
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Crossing the Continent
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by Sheila Fischman

Born in Providence, Rhode Island, to a Cree mother and a French father, Rhéauna, affectionately known throughout Tremblay’s work as “Nana,” was sent with her two younger sisters, Béa and Alice, to be raised on her maternal grandparents’ farm in Sainte-Maria-de-Saskatchewan, a francophone Catholic enclave of two hundred souls. At…


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ISBN: 9780889226760
Pages:280
Pub. Date: November 15 2011
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Cyrano de Bergerac
By Edmond Rostand
Translated by John Murrell

Edmond Rostand’s beloved classic, Cyrano de Bergerac, is an epic and heroic tale that has fascinated and enchanted generations. Not since 1938 has there been a more readable or stageable prose translation of this classic favourite. With a rich tapestry of gallant soldiers, starving poets, musketeers, marquises and bluestockings, Cyrano…


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ISBN: 9780921368434
Pages:160
Pub. Date: January 1 1995
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.375"
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Darwin Alone in the Universe
By M.A.C. Farrant

These new, off-side stories continue M.A.C. Farrant’s exploration of the relation of fiction to the evolving corporate construction of reality in the media and information age. Objective reality (what’s out there) in our culture has become a performance of make-believe (fiction), and the disassociation and confusion this causes in our…


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ISBN: 9780889224711
Pages:160
Pub. Date: March 15 2003
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Death in Vancouver
By Garry Thomas Morse

Garry Thomas Morse deploys his prodigious classical repertoire to compose the edgy new voices that reflect the cultural simultaneity of our everyday—a transnational, ahistoric cosmopolitanism: an idealized Helen is confounded by Molly Bloom’s monologue from Joyce’s Ulysses; a Dostoyevskian character parodies the libidinal excesses of William Burroughs with “the stone…


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ISBN: 9780889226074
Pages:320
Pub. Date: June 1 2009
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Death of the Spider
By Michèle Mailhot
Translated by Neil B. Bishop
Preface by Marie-Claire Blais

Short-listed 1992 Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation

“Neil Bishop has … revived this novel, Death of the Spider, in the true light of its prophecy (be it but dreamed), in the bright light too of its modernism, for this novel is both a poetic indictment of our contemporary society and a forerunner of the feminist novel—while admirably…


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ISBN: 9780889222984
Pages:64
Pub. Date: January 1 1991
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Desert of the Heart
By Jane Rule

When Jane Rule’s first novel, Desert of the Heart, was published in 1964, it was an auspicious beginning for a writer who would build a reputation on her unflinching views about sexuality, relationships and the painful constrictions of societal convention. Even more astonishing is the way in which the novel…


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ISBN: 9780889223011
Pages:224
Pub. Date: January 1 1991
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Do you mind if I sit here?
By James Long & Marcus Youssef

A bold new work from award-winning playwrights Marcus Youssef and James LongThirty years from now, three social planners visit Vancouver’s Russian Hall, long abandoned due to earthquakes and flooding, with a seemingly straightforward task: repurpose the hall for common use. But the trio soon discover the project won’t be an…


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ISBN: 9781772014495
Pages:112
Pub. Date: April 16 2024
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Doctor Thomas Neill Cream
By David Fennario

Short-listed 1994 Arthur Ellis Award

In 1876, Jack the Ripper, otherwise known as Canadian Doctor Thomas Neill Cream, graduated with merit from McGill’s faculty of medicine. Cream was a backstreet abortionist and managed an exclusive brothel called The Elite Club. His notorious reputation eventually forced him to flee Canada for London. He was hanged in…


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ISBN: 9780889223325
Pages:112
Pub. Date: January 1 1994
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.4375"
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Dog Attempts to Drown Man in Saskatoon
By Douglas Glover

Douglas Glover is at his versatile best in this new collection of short stories. Urbane, stylish and slightly off-beat, the stories touch on the lives of a wide variety of human beings, whose only shared experience is the age in which they happen to meet: an abbot and a tramp…


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ISBN: 9780889222281
Pages:128
Pub. Date: January 1 1985
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.375"
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Down the Road to Eternity
By M.A.C. Farrant
Edited by Karl Siegler

Down the Road to Eternity: New & Selected Fiction is a collection of M.A.C. Farrant’s work dating from 1985 to 2009. Compiled of selected fiction from Sick Pigeon (1991), Raw Material (1993), Altered Statements (1995), Word of Mouth (1996), What’s True, Darling (1997), Darwin Alone in the Universe (2003) and…


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ISBN: 9780889226159
Pages:288
Pub. Date: July 24 2009
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Dürer's Angel
By Marie-Claire Blais
Translated by David Lobdell

This is Marie-Claire Blais’s third novel in the trilogy of Pauline Archange.


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ISBN: 9780889221116
Pages:112
Pub. Date: January 1 1976
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.375"
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Esker Mike and His Wife, Agiluk
By Herschel Hardin

Esker Mike & His Wife, Agiluk is a social satire about Eskimo life in the Mackenzie River Delta and how it is affected by white settlers, priests and government officials. The play is also a tragic reflection on the role of women who are forced to bear children in a…


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ISBN: 9780889220188
Pages:96
Pub. Date: January 1 1973
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.25"
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Fairy Ring
By Martine Desjardins
Translated by Fred A. Reed & David Homel

Winner 2001 Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation

In 1895, the arctic explorer Captain Ian Ryder has let his house in Blackpool on the Nova Scotia coast to the recently married Clara Weiss, who is about to become the compass of a social circle far too intimate for its own good. Lost in a maze of obsessive Victorian…


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ISBN: 9780889224490
Pages:224
Pub. Date: March 15 2001
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Fearless Warriors
By Drew Hayden Taylor

Internationally acclaimed as a playwright, screen-writer, comic and sardonic commentator on the endless gaffs, absurdities and the profound and painful misunderstandings that continue to characterize social interactions between aboriginal and non-aboriginal peoples, Taylor’s stories in Fearless Warriorsare a full frontal assault on stereotypes of all kinds and an edifying affirmation…


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ISBN: 9780889225978
Pages:192
Pub. Date: June 8 2009
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Feast
By Guillermo Verdecchia

Guillermo Verdecchia’s new play Feast follows a comfortable North American family as they contend with breakfast, family life, and the end of things as we know them. The family deals with the coming troubles in their own ways. Twenty-something daughter Isabel is increasingly convinced that something drastic must be done.…


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ISBN: 9781772016406
Pages:128
Pub. Date: October 29 2024
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.4375"
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Fifteen Miles of Broken Glass
By Tom Hendry

There I was just out of high school, all eager for the future, and there was the road to the future stretching out in front of me like fifteen miles of broken glass.”Set in Winnipeg in August, 1945, Fifteen Miles of Broken Glass is Tom Hendry’s look at post-World War…


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ISBN: 9780889220966
Pages:128
Pub. Date: January 1 1975
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Get on Top
By David Homel

What would happen if the Messiah was a woman, and not the man people have always taken her to be? What if she showed up in rural America, instead of riding triumphantly into Jerusalem? If she preached moral license, not repentance?All of that does happen, and more, in this startlingly…


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ISBN: 9780773760486
Pages:282
Pub. Date: January 1 1999
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.8125"
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Go Figure
By Réjean Ducharme
Translated by Will Browning

Short-listed 1994 Governor General's French Fiction Award

Go Figure is the hauntingly beautiful tale of a Montreal couple alienated from each other after suffering the miscarriage of twin girls. Mammy, the wife of Rémi Vavasseur, has gone away. Not because she no longer loves him but because she no longer loves herself. She is criss-crossing Europe and…


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ISBN: 9780889224827
Pages:256
Pub. Date: September 15 2003
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Grazie
By Lucia Frangione

An unforgettable tale of healing and forgiveness When Graziana’s violent stalker dies in a car crash, the abrupt news and its resulting catharsis land her in hospital. Her eight-year-old, the willful and creative Hazel, suddenly becomes the ward of Grandpa “Grumpy” Herman, while her mother embarks on a necessary path…


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ISBN: 9781772015089
Pages:326
Pub. Date: May 24 2023
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Harry's Fragments
By George Bowering

In a parody of a thriller novel, Harry the Hack, newly recruited literary spy, follows a mystery woman seeking wisdom and sanity.


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ISBN: 9780889103870
Pages:182
Pub. Date: January 1 1990
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.625"
Fiction / FIC019000

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I, Bartleby
By Meredith Quartermain

In these quirkily imaginative short stories about writing and writers, the scrivener Quartermain (our “Bartleby”) goes her stubborn way haunted by Pauline Johnson, Malcolm Lowry, Robin Blaser, Daphne Marlatt, and a host of other literary forebears. Who is writing whom, these stories ask in their musing reflections – the writer…


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ISBN: 9780889229181
Pages:128
Pub. Date: April 27 2015
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Impurity
By Larry Tremblay
Translated by Sheila Fischman

Bestselling author Alice Livingstone is dead. She leaves her philosopher husband, Antoine, to deal with her legacy, towards which he feels increasingly estranged. Confronted with his wife’s much-reported disappearance, Antoine revisits their past relationship: open and liberal on the outside, but constrained and deviant on the inside. The news of…


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ISBN: 9781772012477
Pages:160
Pub. Date: April 6 2020
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.4375"
Fiction / FIC031080

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In Search of New Babylon
Translated by W. Donald Wilson
By Dominique Scali

Winner 2015 First Novel Award in Chambéry

Short-listed 2015 Governor General's Literary Award (French Fiction)

Short-listed 2015 Grand Prix du livre de Montréal

Short-listed 2015 Prix des libraires du Québec

In this atmospheric, post–Cormac McCarthy western novel, four disparate characters criss-cross the desert in pursuit of an impossible ideal. Along the way, these wily characters captivate and intrigue as they seek the American dream in a lawless town in the 1860s.Reverend Aaron is found lying unconscious on the dusty trail…


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ISBN: 9781772011241
Pages:320
Pub. Date: April 15 2017
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In the Shadow of the Vulture
By George Ryga

Short-listed 1986 BC Book Prize: Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize

Set in the desert on either side of the Mexico-U.S. border, this harrowing novel was inspired by an actual event: the abandonment to starvation and death of a “shipment” of Mexican immigrant workers. The sinister shadow of the vulture falls over every character in Ryga’s story—Ramon, the flesh-merchant; Juan, the…


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ISBN: 9780889222335
Pages:288
Pub. Date: January 1 1985
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.875"
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Inheritance
By Daniel Arnold & Medina Hahn & Darrell Dennis

Short-listed 2022 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama

You take your seat in the theatre. You are given a remote control. The play begins. An urban couple are on a getaway to visit her father at his vast rural estate. But when they arrive, they find him missing and a local Indigenous man staying there instead. They ask…


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ISBN: 9781772013627
Pages:288
Pub. Date: March 14 2022
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Judith's Sister
By Lise Tremblay
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

Short-listed 2013 Cole Foundation Prize for Translation (French to English) Quebec Writer's Federation Awards

In the seemingly endless small-town summer of 1968, a twelve-year-old girl contemplates with dread the social prospects of her fast-approaching enrollment in a class for gifted students at the local high school, arranged by her mother who “blows up” at the drop of a hat—she doesn’t intend to let her…


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ISBN: 9780889226777
Pages:160
Pub. Date: November 15 2011
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Kuroko
By Tetsuro Shigematsu

Maya is a hikikomori, an extreme recluse who hasn’t left her bedroom in five years, spending all her time in Virtual Reality. So her father hires an actor to befriend her online and entice her back into the real world. How? By visiting the scariest place on earth, Aokigahara, the “Suicide Forest.” Can virtual worlds offer real solutions? Is an honourable


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ISBN: 9781772012699
Pages:160
Pub. Date: November 6 2020
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Latakia
By Audrey Thomas

A brilliant and intense journey through a relationship, and through language and myth—as well as a literary journey spanning three continents.


$18.95
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ISBN: 9780889221673
Pages:176
Pub. Date: January 1 1979
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.5"
Fiction / FIC019000

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Like a Child of the Earth
By Jovette Marchessault
Translated by Yvonne M. Klein

Winner 1976 Prix France-Québec

Like a Child of the Earth, the first volume of Jovette Marchessault’s autobiographical trilogy, won the Prix France-Québec in 1976. In it, the largely self-taught artist and author, who left school at the age of fourteen to work in a factory, reflects upon her “years of wandering before encountering painting…


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ISBN: 9780889222618
Pages:176
Pub. Date: January 1 1988
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.5"
Fiction / FIC090020

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Main Brides
By Gail Scott

It is a hot June day. A woman sits in a bar in Montreal’s Main, waiting. Pushing down the disturbing scene (the police, a blanket) she saw that morning in the park. To focus herself, she tries to guess the stories of other women who come and go as the…


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ISBN: 9780889104563
Pages:240
Pub. Date: January 1 1993
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.8125"
Fiction / FIC044000

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

Winner 2013 Sunburst Award

Winner 2010 Prix Jacques Brossard

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

Short-listed 2010 Prix des libraires du Quebec

Short-listed 2010 Prix des cinq continents de la Francophonie

Martine Desjardins delivers to readers of Maleficium the unexpurgated revelations of Vicar Jerome Savoie, a heretic priest in nineteenth-century Montreal. Braving threats from the Catholic Church, Savoie violates the sanctity of the confessional in a confession-within-a-confession, in which seven penitents, each afficted with a debilitating malady or struck with a…


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Pages:160
Pub. Date: April 15 2012
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Mend the Living
By Maylis de Kerangal
Translated by Jessica Moore

Winner 2017 Wellcome Book Prize

Long-listed 2016 Man Booker International Prize

Mend the Living is the story of a heart transplant, centred around Simon Limbeau, the boy whose heart is given, and his family. Taking place within exactly twenty-four hours, the novel traces the thrill of an early-morning winter surf session, the terrible accident that follows, and all the urgency and…


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ISBN: 9780889229730
Pages:224
Pub. Date: January 27 2016
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Mile End
By Lise Tremblay
Translated by Gail Scott

Winner 1999 Governor General's French Fiction Award

The narrator of this Governor General’s Award-winning novel does not have a name. She is simply a grotesque “fat woman,” getting larger every day—a clown, a monster, in her own words, with no self, no identity save her enormous mound of flesh, its blubber, its perceived deformity. She is used…


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ISBN: 9780889224674
Pages:144
Pub. Date: March 15 2002
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Mimosa
By Bill Schermbrucker

Winner 1989 BC Book Prize: Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize

An authentic recreation of an extraordinary life set against the turbulent background of colonial Africa. Schermbrucker’s enigmatic prose creates a sweeping historical saga from Cairo to the Cape.Mimosa is Bill Schermbrucker’s second published work of fiction. His first book Chameleon was published by Talonbooks to high critical acclaim.


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ISBN: 9780889222540
Pages:320
Pub. Date: January 1 1988
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Minor Episodes / Major Ruckus
By Garry Thomas Morse

Short-listed 2013 ReLit Awards

In tribute to the surrealist narrative techniques of André Breton and Robert Desnos, Minor Episodes documents the serial adventures of Minor, the ubiquitous “everymogul” who embodies the economic 1% and keeps musically erotic quixotics on tap. Having entered a “rent in time” that gives each chapter an alternate reality, Minor…


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ISBN: 9780889226975
Pages:288
Pub. Date: August 15 2012
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Minor Expectations
By Garry Thomas Morse

In this prequel within a sequel, Diminuenda discovers that she stands to win a vast inheritance from her estranged father, the inimitable Minor, if she travels into the past and "collects" a number of objets d’art.The cheeky diva travels to classical Greece, becoming the subject of the very painting she…


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ISBN: 9780889228917
Pages:256
Pub. Date: September 9 2014
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Miss Take
By Réjean Ducharme
Translated by Will Browning

Sixteen-year-old Miles has run away from home, inviting his childhood companion, the fourteen-year-old Inuit orphan Chateaugué, to join him in a rented flat opposite Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours in Montreal. There they construct a chaste life for themselves, living as brother and sister. They spend their days riding bicycles wildly through the streets…


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ISBN: 9780889226692
Pages:272
Pub. Date: September 13 2011
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Mother of the Grass
By Jovette Marchessault
Translated by Yvonne M. Klein

Born at the end of the first volume in this autobiographical trilogy, the little Jovette sets off on her journey across the Land of Permanent Sacrifice in Mother of the Grass. Wrenched from her childhood paradise on the banks of the St. Lawrence, she is plunged into the child-battering hell…


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ISBN: 9780889222670
Pages:176
Pub. Date: January 1 1989
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Motortherapy
By Bill Schermbrucker

“Always carry a bar of soap!” his father advises, as Allstair sets off to drive from Nairobi halfway across Africa in a secondhand Austin in the 1950s. “It wasn’t clear to me how you could fix a leak in the gas tank with soap,” Allstair reports, “but I never doubted…


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ISBN: 9780889223301
Pages:176
Pub. Date: January 1 1993
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Mrs. Blood
By Audrey Thomas

“Women are at last beginning to talk about their bodies, not only among themselves, but also in print. When I began writing Mrs. Blood … this was not the case. So many women have come up to me and said, ‘Yes, I’ve been through that too—a messy miscarriage, a still…


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ISBN: 9780889223196
Pages:220
Pub. Date: January 1 1992
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My Career with the Leafs & Other Stories
By Brian Fawcett

Brian Fawcett explores the connection between track and existentialism, pool and foolscap, tomato cans and the Knights of the Round Table. In the process, he becomes a horse, confronts the Red Menace and almost drowns himself. This book is for anyone who knows what it’s like to learn—literally and figuratively—the…


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ISBN: 9780889221994
Pages:192
Pub. Date: January 1 1982
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My Name Is Bosnia
By Madeleine Gagnon
Translated by Phyllis Aronoff & Howard Scott

Long-listed 2007 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

Sabaheta is a literature student at the University of Sarajevo when war breaks out in Bosnia-Herzegovina. After her brother is taken from the family by armed thugs and her mother descends into madness, she goes into the forest with her father to join the guerrillas, where she dresses like a…


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ISBN: 9780889225428
Pages:256
Pub. Date: September 1 2006
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News from Édouard
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by Sheila Fischman

Édouard, whom we met in The Duchess and the Commoner, a common shoe salesman at the feet of the well-heeled by day; but the “Duchess of Langeais,” star of the transvestite shows on the Main by night, has been left an inheritance by his mother, Victoire. With this money, he…


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ISBN: 9780889224353
Pages:224
Pub. Date: March 15 2000
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Nine Dragons
By Jovanni Sy

Set in 1920s Hong Kong, Nine Dragons is a hard-boiled detective fiction with a twist: an inquisition into colonialism, racism, assimilation, and the clash of cultures. It’s the classic mystery/detective genre overlaid with the topical issue of identity – a struggle that any person of colour faces in any society…


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ISBN: 9781772012040
Pages:192
Pub. Date: May 15 2018
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Nuri Does Not Exist
By Sadru Jetha

Zanzibar, an island set like a jewel in the Indian Ocean off the coast of east Africa is rich in cultural heritage: inhabited since the last Ice Age; birthplace of Kiswahili, the purest form of the Swahili language group; its original hunter-gatherer culture overlaid with Indian, Arab, Persian, Portuguese and…


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ISBN: 9780889226555
Pages:192
Pub. Date: March 15 2011
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Painting Time
By Maylis de Kerangal
Translated by Jessica Moore

An exquisite and highly aesthetic coming-of-age novel.


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ISBN: 9781772012835
Pages:240
Pub. Date: March 21 2021
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Playing Bare
By Dominic Champagne
Translated by Shelley Tepperman

Short-listed 1994 Governor General's Literary Award for Translation

Witty, prickly and fresh, Playing Bare is a mordant satire on the relation between theatre and life. An accomplished actress is on the verge of a nervous breakdown as she directs Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot. In her deranged effort to expose the emptiness of playing fictional characters, she casts…


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ISBN: 9780889223356
Pages:112
Pub. Date: January 1 1993
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Real Mothers
By Audrey Thomas

In Real Mothers, a collection of short stories, Audrey Thomas journeys to France, Greece and Africa; she also writes about Galiano Island, B.C., where she lived while these stories were taking shape. Real Mothers concerns itself with women who, in one way or another, are mothers; with mothers and daughters;…


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ISBN: 9780889221918
Pages:176
Pub. Date: January 1 1981
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Remember Me
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by John Stowe

It has been some time since Luc, a 32-year-old actor and Jean-Marc, a 38-year-old French teacher, have seen each other, but the wounds from their seven year love affair are only partially healed. Each of them has current worries as well: Jean-Marc, apparently secure and well off, is tired of…


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ISBN: 9780889222199
Pages:64
Pub. Date: January 1 1984
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Rite of Passage
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

At the crossroads at the end of childhood, Nana faces the hectic passing of her adolescence and the arrival of new responsibilities as her grandmother Joséphine approaches her last hours. To calm the storm, Nana reads the enthralling tales of Josaphat-the-Violin – a returning character in Tremblay’s Plateau-Mont-Royal Chronicles. Three…


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ISBN: 9781772012354
Pages:208
Pub. Date: December 1 2019
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Rogue Cells / Carbon Harbour
By Garry Thomas Morse

Short-listed 2014 2014 ReLit Awards, novel category

In Rogue Cells, Oober Mann emerges from his cryobed on high alert in New Haudenosaunee, a nation at war with the mysterious territory Nutella during a critical election year. Citizens here live in dread of celebrities who carry out terrorist actions in defence of their own fundamentalist belief systems, including…


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ISBN: 9780889227767
Pages:448
Pub. Date: October 15 2013
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Running on Fumes
By Christian Guay-Poliquin
Translated by Jacob Homel

Short-listed 2017 ReLit Award for a Novel

When the electricity inexplicably goes out nationwide, the mundanities of life gradually shift to the rigours of survival. In this post-apocalyptic setting, an unnamed mechanic jumps into his beat-up car and drives east, journeying 4,736 kilometres to reach his dying father.As the narrator’s journey becomes one of essentials – gasoline,…


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ISBN: 9780889229754
Pages:160
Pub. Date: June 25 2016
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Salt-Water Moon
By David French

Winner 1985 Dora Mavor Moore Award (Outstanding New Play)

Winner 1985 The Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award

Winner Canadian Authors Association Literary Award

Winner Hollywood Drama-Logue Critics Award and ACTRA Award

It’s a splendid moon-filled night at Coley’s Point in August, 1926. Eighteen-year-old Jacob Mercer has returned from Toronto to the tiny Newfoundland outport, hoping to win back his former sweetheart, Mary Snow. But Mary has become engaged to wealthy Jerome McKenzie, and she is still hurt and bewildered by Jacob’s…


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ISBN: 9780889222571
Pages:88
Pub. Date: January 1 1988
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Scattered in a Rising Wind
By Jean Marc Dalpé
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

In a small town apocalypse, the social order of things can no longer prevail against the larger forces brought to bear on its insular, traditional, incestuous community. Marcel, in a cleansing, destructive rage, sets his murderous sights on the powers that rule this world.Scattered in a Rising Wind records this…


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ISBN: 9780889224841
Pages:160
Pub. Date: September 15 2003
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Searching for Sam
By Sophie Bienvenu
Translated by Rhonda Mullins

One of Québec’s hottest writers gives an intimate portrayal of life on the streets ... and the importance of animal companionship.


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ISBN: 9781772012460
Pages:144
Pub. Date: May 28 2020
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Shinny's Girls and Other Stories
By Mary Burns

While Mary Burns is a writer of exceptional talent in the “social-realism” school, Shinny’s Girls is a collection of stories which are more than just a “good read.” All of the stories in this collection are about mothers and daughters, written from a sensitive and perceptive “post-feminist” point of view,…


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ISBN: 9780889222724
Pages:208
Pub. Date: January 1 1989
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Silver Dagger
By David French

Steve Marsh is a mystery writer, the protagonist of David French’s gripping thriller, Silver Dagger. Soon after his third novel is published, Marsh’s wife receives a series of phone calls and letters that threaten to destroy their marriage. Adultery, blackmail, murder, a figure lurking in the rain. All these classic…


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ISBN: 9780889223257
Pages:136
Pub. Date: January 1 1993
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Some Night My Prince Will Come
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by Sheila Fischman

An evening at the opera spills out onto the street and into an odyssey through Montreal by night. The narrator, both innocent and cynical, rushes headlong down what appears to be the road to ruin—or perhaps merely to the loss of his virginity. We follow him from a café called…


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ISBN: 9780889225107
Pages:192
Pub. Date: September 15 2004
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Songs My Mother Taught Me
By Audrey Thomas

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


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ISBN: 9780889223295
Pages:240
Pub. Date: January 1 1993
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Synapses
By Simon Brousseau
Translated by Pablo Strauss

Simon Brousseau’s beautifully crafted literary snapshots, each written in a single, stylistically accomplished sentence and featuring a different character, will linger with readers.


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ISBN: 9781772012231
Pages:225
Pub. Date: May 15 2019
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Taking My Life
By Jane Rule

Short-listed 2012 Annual Lambda Literary Award Finalist

With an afterword by Linda M. MorraDiscovered in her papers in 2008, Jane Rule’s autobiography is a rich and culturally significant document that follows the first twenty-one years of her life: the complexities of her relationships with family, friends, and early lovers, and how her sensibilities were fashioned by mentors…


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ISBN: 9780889226739
Pages:288
Pub. Date: April 15 2011
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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…


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ISBN: 9780889229440
Pages:264
Pub. Date: June 15 2015
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Talker's Town and The Girl Who Swam Forever
By Marie Clements & Nelson Gray

The two one-act plays in Talker’s Town and The Girl Who Swam Forever are set in a small northern B.C. mill town in the 1960s. They portray identical characters and action from entirely different gender and cultural perspectives. In many ways, the two separate works are inter-related coming-of-age stories, with…


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ISBN: 9781772012019
Pages:160
Pub. Date: May 4 2018
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The Baldwins
By Serge Lamothe
Translated by Fred A. Reed & David Homel

In the post-apocalyptic future, 50 years after the last government of turbo-liberals and its president-for-life have been elected, a group of researchers convenes a Congress to address the curious cultural phenomenon of the Baldwins, whose stories have been gathered and archived by the chroniclers since the end of history. “Who…


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ISBN: 9780889225442
Pages:96
Pub. Date: August 1 2006
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The Bicycle Eater
By Larry Tremblay
Translated by Sheila Fischman

Short-listed 2006 Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation

Singularly obsessed with his all-consuming passion for Anna, the object of his adolescent desire, the photographer Christophe Langelier is beside himself. Ten years ago, he failed the test of eating a bicycle for her as proof of his love and devotion. Since then, he has created a photographic catalogue of…


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ISBN: 9780889225282
Pages:224
Pub. Date: September 15 2005
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The Black Notebook
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by Sheila Fischman

In the heart of the Latin Quarter, meeting place of marginal characters of all sorts, Céline Poulin works the night shift at a cheap and popular restaurant, Le Sélect, serving hamburger platters and spaghetti and meatballs to student misfits, transvestites, hookers and queens from the Main—Montreal’s disreputable Boulevard Saint-Laurent. Hanging…


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ISBN: 9780889225435
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The Blue Notebook
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by Sheila Fischman

When Fine Dumas’s notorious transvestite Boudoir is shut down after Expo 67, Céline is condemned to go back to working as a waitress at Le Sélect, attending to the frustrated appetites and exquisite pathos of its exotic clientele. Then a newcomer appears, the gorgeous Gilbert Forget, a musician who is…


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ISBN: 9780889226197
Pages:288
Pub. Date: December 1 2009
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The Breakdown So Far
By M.A.C. Farrant

The Jonathan Swift of the bingo hall and elder-care, the Alexander Pope of pet-care and the dinner parties of the liberal intelligentsia, Marion Farrant continues her assault on the unaccountably disaffected and disillusioned of the Western world with The Breakdown So Far, her eighth volume of extremely short stories for…


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ISBN: 9780889225565
Pages:160
Pub. Date: February 23 2007
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The Circus Performers' Bar
By David Arnason

The Circus Performers’ Bar is a second collection of finely crafted stories by David Arnason, written in every conceivable style: the urbane New Yorker story, the fireside chat, the war correspondent’s report, the poignant personal memoir and the hysterical small-town gossip. Hilarious role reversals and role substitutions provide the context…


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ISBN: 9780889222182
Pages:160
Pub. Date: January 1 1984
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The Days
By M.A.C. Farrant

Short-listed 2017 City of Victoria Butler Book Prize

It’s hard to worry about the future when you’re laughing at the hilarious absurdity of daily life. The days we live go by like slugs eating their way through leaves; everything changes, yet nothing changes, and the years soon accumulate. Who doesn’t read their daily horoscope, searching for guidance about…


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ISBN: 9781772010077
Pages:128
Pub. Date: September 13 2016
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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.)This is the third volume in Michel…


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ISBN: 9780889224186
Pages:256
Pub. Date: September 15 1999
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The Fairies Are Thirsty
By Denise Boucher
Translated by Alan Brown

According to the 19th-century historian Michelet, “Les fées” were women who would rather sing than pray. For this crime, they were punished by being imprisoned in containers that would be opened only at the end of time. In Les fées ont soif (The Fairies Are Thirsty) Denise Bocher takes this…


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ISBN: 9780889222007
Pages:64
Pub. Date: January 1 1982
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The Fat Woman Next Door Is Pregnant
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by Sheila Fischman

Short-listed 2009 Canada Reads Competition

It is the glorious second day of May, 1942. The sun is drawing the damp from earth still heavy with the end of a long Quebec winter, the budding branches of the trees along rue Fabre and in Parc Lafontaine of the Plateau Mont Royal ache to release their leaves…


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ISBN: 9780889221901
Pages:256
Pub. Date: January 1 1981
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The Five Books of Moses Lapinsky
By Karen X. Tulchinsky

Short-listed 2004 Toronto Book Awards

2008 Vancouver Public Library One Book, One Vancouver Award

In 2003, a mild-mannered historian named Moses Lapinsky jots down notes for a biography. It is to tell the tale of his father Sonny, a famous Jewish- Canadian boxer. As Moses buries himself in his research, he is transported back in time to the pivotal events of his father’s life.…


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ISBN: 9780889226463
Pages:496
Pub. Date: September 1 2010
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The Full Light of Day
By Daniel Brooks

Daniel Brooks’s The Full Light of Day is a modern epic tragedy, a timely exploration of crumbling privilege and power, beautifully told and innovative in form. Mary’s family finds itself in serious difficulty, and some bad decisions lead to disaster. Mary soon falls ill, and as she is dying wrestles…


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ISBN: 9781772013634
Pages:160
Pub. Date: August 31 2021
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The Grand Melee
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by Sheila Fischman

It’s May 1922, wedding preparations are in full swing, and old memories, past desires, and big regrets threaten to turn the big celebration into a big melee.


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ISBN: 9781772012613
Pages:248
Pub. Date: October 12 2021
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The Great Happiness
By M.A.C. Farrant

A delightful collection of seventy miniature fictions and comics riffing on the theme of happiness, The Great Happiness offers a series of lively antidotes to the current climate of doom.


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ISBN: 9781772012217
Pages:128
Pub. Date: April 10 2019
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The Green Chamber
By Martine Desjardins
Translated by Fred A. Reed & David Homel

Short-listed 2018 Prix des Horizons imaginaires (for imaginative literature from Quebec)

Winner 2017 Prix Jacques-Brossard (for science fiction and fantasy from Quebec)

Long-listed 2017 Prix des libraires du Québec

Set between 1913 and 1963 in one of Montreal’s well-known, upper-middle-class suburban neighbourhoods, Martine Desjardins’s The Green Chamber is a fast-paced, highly atmospheric, riveting novel that chronicles the decline of a wealthy French-Canadian family over the course of three generations.Every house has its secrets, but none hides them better than…


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ISBN: 9781772011968
Pages:208
Pub. Date: April 7 2018
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The Happiest Man in the World and Other Stories
By David Arnason

The Happiest Man in the World looks under the carpet of post-modernism to search for competence and humour in a world of habitual assumptions about social, political, and sexual awareness. The characters, and the author, in these stories discover that their roles, and their role models are not as clear…


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ISBN: 9780889222694
Pages:164
Pub. Date: January 1 1989
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The Heart Laid Bare
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by Sheila Fischman

Talonbooks is pleased to announce a new edition of one of Michel Tremblay’s most unusual novels. First published in English translation by M&S in 1989 under the title The Heart Laid Bare [Le coeur découvert, Leméac, 1986], British and American rights to this novel were sold to Serpent’s Tail, who…


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ISBN: 9780889224254
Pages:258
Pub. Date: March 15 2002
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The Hunting Ground
By Lise Tremblay
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

A northern Canadian village, one of many remote settlements dotting the Quebec landscape, is in transition. Originally dependent on subsistence farming and logging, supplemented by winter hunting, its economy has gradually changed over the years: first increasingly dependent on guiding southern urbanites on hunting trips; then on providing a habitat…


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Pages:96
Pub. Date: March 1 2006
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The Keeper's Daughter
By Jean-François Caron
Translated by W. Donald Wilson

As a way to draw visitors to their isolated fishing village on Quebec’s North Shore, the tourist bureau commissions a documentary film recreating life as it was lived there in the 1940s and 50s. To gather material for the project, the filmmaker is sent in search of Rose Brouillard, now…


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ISBN: 9780889229204
Pages:160
Pub. Date: May 11 2015
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The Magnificent Voyage of Emiy Carr
By Jovette Marchessault
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

Emily Carr lived in a magical place that she had christened The House of All Sorts. In this House which is open to all that is vital on Earth, Emily Carr, with all her greatness and her imperfections, receives visitors from her planet: Lizzie, her sister, is greeted with war…


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ISBN: 9780889223141
Pages:104
Pub. Date: January 1 1992
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The Medusa Head
By Mary Meigs

For one year in her life, Mary Meigs and her long-term lover and friend, Marie-Claire Blais, lived in a ménage à trois with the beautiful and powerful “Andrée.” After the end of their stormy three-way relationship, both Marie-Claire and Andrée, who are fiction writers, embodied their memories in novels. The…


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ISBN: 9780889222106
Pages:160
Pub. Date: January 1 1983
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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…


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ISBN: 9781772012163
Pages:96
Pub. Date: October 5 2018
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The Obese Christ
By Larry Tremblay
Translated by Sheila Fischman

Edgar, a timid, asocial thirty-something, witnesses the brutal rape of a young woman and subsequently bears the unconscious victim home. Haunted by the death of his overbearing mother, he pledges to act as the mysterious woman’s saviour. Gothic and darkly humorous, The Obese Christ explores the nebulous divide between Good…


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ISBN: 9780889228429
Pages:144
Pub. Date: April 15 2014
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The Pagan Wall
By David Arnason

Written in the tradition of Umberto Eco and Manuel Puig, The Pagan Wall is a first novel by a master storyteller. What appears on the surface as a murder mystery set in Alsatia and the Rhineland, involving international arms dealers, dangerous liaisons, and every other known mystery novel archetype, The…


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ISBN: 9780889223127
Pages:304
Pub. Date: January 1 1992
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The Painter's Wife
By Monique Durand
Translated by Sheila Fischman

Evelyn is an extraordinary product of a childhood tyrannized by her emotionally frigid and abusive mother, whose life centres on her pretentiously formal weekly bridge games and her banner-bearing role in the local Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire, even though her ancestors fought on the side of the American…


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ISBN: 9780889225350
Pages:176
Pub. Date: April 1 2006
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The Prairie Novels
By George Ryga
Edited by James Hoffman

James Hoffman, George Ryga’s biographer, provides a brilliant guide to the reader of this collection, with a compelling reappraisal of Ryga’s fiction as far ahead of its time. The three short novels included here—Hungry Hills, Ballad of a Stonepicker and Night Desk—draw from the same large canvas of rural, depression-era…


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ISBN: 9780889225015
Pages:320
Pub. Date: March 15 2004
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The Rain Barrel
By George Bowering

Here are twenty-one user-friendly tales, set in the Okanagan Valley, Austria, Washington, Nanaimo, the Yukon, Iceland, Germany, the future — and Daphne’s Lunch Diner. The Rain Barrel is George Bowering’s first collection of short stories since 1983. Ten years in the making, these stories display Bowering’s meticulous attention to the…


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ISBN: 9780889223455
Pages:272
Pub. Date: January 1 1994
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The Red Notebook
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by Sheila Fischman

From the theatre of Euripides to the theatre of Montreal’s Main, Michel Tremblay casts some of his most famous and exotic personae, The Duchess, Fine Dumas, Jean-le-Décollé and Babalu, in a whole new light in his new Notebooks. Unlike his Plateau Mount Royal novels, wherein these flamboyant transvestites and their…


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ISBN: 9780889225886
Pages:288
Pub. Date: January 9 2008
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The Seagull
By Anton Chekhov
Translated by David French

David French’s brilliant translation of The Seagull, in collaboration with Russian scholar, Donna Orwin, is at one and the same time a revitalization of a Russian theatre classic, and French’s personal tribute to one of the greatest playwrights of all time.Cast of 5 women and 8 men.


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ISBN: 9780889223240
Pages:112
Pub. Date: January 1 1993
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.375"
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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.


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ISBN: 9780889222274
Pages:208
Pub. Date: January 1 1985
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The Strange Truth About Us
By M.A.C. Farrant

Short-listed 2012 One of the Top Twenty-Three Canadian Fiction Books (Globe and Mail)

“Anthropologist of the absurd” and “brave iconoclast,” M.A.C. Farrant positively bristles in this three-part novel-length work of prose fragments, snippets, questions, speculations, and meditations, by turns philosophical, dark, comedic, and lyrical in its attempts to imagine a multitude of possible futures for our accelerated age. It offers her readers nothing…


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ISBN: 9780889226685
Pages:208
Pub. Date: October 11 2011
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.5625"
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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 modern 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…


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ISBN: 9780887544651
Pages:122
Pub. Date: January 1 1985
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.3125"
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The Weight of Snow
By Christian Guay-Poliquin
Translated by David Homel

After surviving a major accident, a man is trapped in a village buried in the snow and cut off from the world by a nationwide power failure. He is entrusted to Matthias, a taciturn old man who agrees to heal his wounds in exchange for wood, food, and eventual escape from the village. Will they manage to stand up against external threats and intimate pitfalls


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ISBN: 9781772012224
Pages:240
Pub. Date: March 25 2019
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The World Afloat
By M.A.C. Farrant

Winner 2014 City of Victoria Butler Book Prize

City of Victoria Butler Book Prize: M.A.C. Farrant, The World Afloat (Winner)In The World Afloat, a series of seventy-five “miniatures” that melds narrative with elements of prose poem and farce, master of the absurd and expert observer M.A.C. Farrant peers into the complexities of human experience – through the rear…


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ISBN: 9780889228382
Pages:112
Pub. Date: February 15 2014
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Theme for Diverse Instruments
By Jane Rule

Jane Rule’s first collection of short stories, some of which were first published in The Ladder, the first nationally distributed lesbian publication in the United States. Jane Rule is also the author of Desert of the Heart and Memory Board.In the sensual and tender “Middle Children,” two closeted young lesbians…


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ISBN: 9780889220607
Pages:192
Pub. Date: January 1 1975
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Thérèse and Pierrette and the Little Hanging Angel
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by Sheila Fischman

This is the second of five novels in Michel Tremblay’s Plateau Mont-Royal series, an evocative, magical retelling of the author’s own birth, childhood, and adolescence in a working-class Montreal neighbourhood populated by eccentrics, dreamers and imaginary characters of mythic proportions.Three schoolgirls, “Thérèse ’n’ Pierrette” and their friend Simone, are caught…


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ISBN: 9780889221987
Pages:256
Pub. Date: January 1 1996
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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…


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ISBN: 9780889226906
Pages:144
Pub. Date: April 15 2012
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Twists of Fate
Translated by Linda Gaboriau
By Michel Tremblay

Michel Tremblay’s Twists of Fate gathers volumes 6 and 7 of the critically acclaimed Desrosiers Diaspora series of novels, If by Chance and Destination Paradise. In If by Chance, set in 1925, the great Ti-Lou, the famous She-Wolf of Ottawa, returns to Montréal. After a fruitful career at the Château…


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ISBN: 9781772013580
Pages:336
Pub. Date: February 16 2022
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U Girl
By Meredith Quartermain

Award-winning author Meredith Quartermain’s second novel and seventh book, U Girl, is a coming-of-age story set in Vancouver in 1972, a city crossed between love-in hip and forest-corp square. Frances Nelson escapes her small-town background to attend first-year university in the big city. "You’ve got to find the great love,"…


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ISBN: 9781772010404
Pages:240
Pub. Date: September 16 2016
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Vigil
By Morris Panych

Winner 1996 Jessie Richardson Award for Outstanding Original Play or Musical (Arts Club Theatre)

Since Morris Panych’s classic black comedy, Vigil, premiered in 1996, it has been produced throughout North America, the United Kingdom and Europe, including a 2009 Off-Broadway production, which opened to rave reviews, a run as Auntie & Me in London and, most recently, shows at the Mark Taper Forum in…


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ISBN: 9780889226920
Pages:80
Pub. Date: May 15 2012
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Waiting for the Parade
By John Murrell

Winner 1980 Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award

Waiting for the Parade is John Murrell’s play, set in Calgary during World War II, in which five women gather to work for the war effort while their men are away. Waiting for the Parade was first performed by Alberta Theatre Projects, Calgary. Subsequently, it has been performed by Northern…


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ISBN: 9780889221833
Pages:112
Pub. Date: January 1 1980
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Whale Riding Weather
By Bryden MacDonald

Short-listed 1994 Governor General's Literary Award for Drama

A love story in which a faded old queen finds his life slipping away from him along with his young lover, who meets a new, younger man.“One day when I was sitting in a tiny little basement bar I noticed a man sitting alone at the bar—an elegant old queen…


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ISBN: 9780889223530
Pages:128
Pub. Date: January 1 1994
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White Pebbles in the Dark Forests
By Jovette Marchessault
Translated by Yvonne M. Klein

The third volume in Marchessault’s autobiographically based trilogy. White Pebbles in the Dark Forests traces a reconciliation between men and women, children and parents, animals and humans, and the past and future as it looks at the connections between the visible and the invisible. Following Like a Child of the…


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ISBN: 9780889222809
Pages:128
Pub. Date: January 1 1990
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Zora, A Cruel Tale
By Philippe Arseneault
Translated by Fred A. Reed & David Homel

Winner 2013 Winner of the 2013 Robert-Cliche Prize

Winner 2014 Prix Jacques-Brossard

Arsenault’s Rabelaisian fantasy is a gothic tale of the macabre and the bizarre, of black magicians and alchemists, and of the life and times of Zora Marjanna Lavanko, the daughter of a brutish tripe-dresser who dies for love. This surreal novel is set in the murky fictional domain of the…


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ISBN: 9781772011753
Pages:392
Pub. Date: August 10 2017
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By Wajdi Mouawad
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

This award-winning novel by playwright Wadji Mouawad is a thriller and a road novel – written in the North African storytelling tradition in which events unfold from an animal point of view. The novel opens with a brutal murder: the protagonist arrives home to find his wife lying in a…


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ISBN: 9781772010039
Pages:368
Pub. Date: August 28 2017
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