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

Drawing from the history of Quebec and Irish legend, this exquisitely exotic novel explores the snares of individual and collective memory as they are used to justify and preserve ancestral grudges.


$17.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 2008 | Edition # 1
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A Crossing of HeartsFront Cover
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. This third novel bursts with life as Nana, the young city girl, explores the natural world – and the enchanted forest of her inner, maturing self. The novel also further develops the character of Maria so that we understand her motivations more fully, and at the same time recognize nods to the history of Quebec and the dynamics of the family under the strictures of the Catholic church.


$16.95 | 240 pages | Pub. Date: 2017
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ISBN 13: 9781772010114 | Rights: WORLD

A Matter of GravityFront Cover
A Matter of Gravity
By Hélène Vachon
Translated by Phyllis Aronoff & Howard Scott

This charming intrigue starts with an enigmatic manuscript that brings together two disparate characters. The first is an embalmer who, unable to look after the living, devotes himself to the dead. The secondis an ailing concert pianist consorting with the ghosts of his past. Their tragic encounter is brilliantly illuminated by black humor and compassion.


$18.95 | 256 pages | Pub. Date: 2014
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ISBN 13: 9780889228405 | Rights: WORLD

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

Short-listed 2009 Governor General's Award for Translation

At forty-one, Eddy is in existential crisis. While once he had an enviable life, now he’s separated from his wife, estranged from his son, and his garden’s grown wild—like the rest of his life. Written in multiple voices, with keen psychological insight, Bourguignon’s examination of relationships, past wounds and present possibilities is filled with raucous warmth and humanity—and dark humour.


$19.95 | 224 pages | Pub. Date: 2008 | Edition # 1
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ISBN 13: 9780889225961 | Rights: WORLD

A Thing of BeautyFront Cover
A Thing of Beauty
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by Sheila Fischman

A coda to his great Chronicles of the Plateau Mont-Royal cycle of novels. Tremblay creates, with grace and tenderness, a fictionalized account of the death of his own mother.


$19.95 | 224 pages | Pub. Date: 1998
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ISBN 13: 9780889223905 | Rights: WORLD

Against The WindFront Cover
Against The Wind
By Madeleine Gagnon
Translated by Phyllis Aronoff
By Howard Scott

In spare, lucid prose, and in a style reminiscent of André Gide, Madeleine Gagnon invites the reader to experience the creation and development of an artist “in his own words” – Joseph’s gelid journal entries that are to become emphatic poetic laments – in a novel that chronicles the extreme destitution of Quebec in the years before World War Two and in abstract developing forms of artistic expression after years of uncertainty and loss.


$14.95 | 168 pages | Pub. Date: 2012
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ISBN 13: 9780889226968 | Rights: WORLD

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

Short-listed 2005 Governor General's Literary Award

Haunted by the iron jealousy of their commanding officer, Dulac and Nell must risk everything to pursue their desires.


$17.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 2005
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ISBN 13: 9780889225206 | Rights: WORLD

And Other StoriesFront Cover
And Other Stories
Edited by George Bowering

Taking the theme of postmodernity one step further with 23 short stories edited by Canada’s first poet laureate: Alexis, Arnason, Atwood, Blaise, Bowering, Burnham, Cohen, Dorsey, Elliot, Farrant, Fawcett, Findley, Goto, Fraser, King, Laferrière, Mayr, Rooke, Schoemperlen, Thomas, Verdecchia and Watson.


$24.95 | 320 pages | Pub. Date: 2001
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ISBN 13: 9780889224513 | Rights: WORLD

AnimaFront Cover
Anima
By Wajdi Mouawad
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

Winner 2013 Prix Méditerranée

Winner 2013 Prix du deuxieme roman

Winner 2012 Grand Prix Thyde Monnier

This award-winning novel by playwright Wajdi 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.


$19.95 | 368 pages | Pub. Date: 2017
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ISBN 13: 9781772010039 | Rights: WORLD

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

Winner 2010 Médicis Prize

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 and fantastic California.


$16.95 | 256 pages | Pub. Date: 2014
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ISBN 13: 9780889228894 | Rights: WORLD

CambodiaFront Cover
Cambodia
By Brian Fawcett

Investigative fictions that examine the intentions of the information revolution.


$19.95 | 208 pages | Pub. Date: 1986
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ISBN 13: 9780889222373 | Rights: WORLD

Capital TalesFront Cover
Capital Tales
By Brian Fawcett

A collection of stories that form tough, uncompromising portraits of people discovering the illusions they live by.


$19.95 | 204 pages | Pub. Date: 1984
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ISBN 13: 9780889222212 | Rights: WORLD

Chameleon and Other StoriesFront Cover
Chameleon and Other Stories
By Bill Schermbrucker

A collection of short stories from the point of view of a young man growing up in Kenya during the time of Mau Mau.


$17.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 1983
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ISBN 13: 9780889222083 | Rights: WORLD

Citizen SuárezFront Cover
Citizen Suárez
By Guillermo Verdecchia

Short stories about people travelling, wandering, or lost between countries and languages—people caught between the impulse to flee and the desire to belong.


$17.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 1998
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ISBN 13: 9780889223912 | Rights: WORLD

Crossing the CityFront Cover
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 Station, having crossed the continent from her grandparents’ farm in Saskatchewan, called home to Montreal to care for her one-year-old baby brother, Théo, while Maria works. Crossing the City continues the Desrosiers Diaspora novel series.


$16.95 | 192 pages | Pub. Date: 2014
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ISBN 13: 9780889228931 | Rights: WORLD

Crossing the ContinentFront Cover
Crossing the Continent
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by Sheila Fischman

It is 1913, at a time of industry and adventure, when crossing the continent was an enterprise undertaken by so many, young and old, from myriads of cultures, unimpeded by the abstractly constructed borders and identities that have so fractured our world of today.


$18.95 | 288 pages | Pub. Date: 2011
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ISBN 13: 9780889226760 | Rights: WORLD

Darwin Alone in the UniverseFront Cover
Darwin Alone in the Universe
By M.A.C. Farrant

A brilliant collection of satirical short stories.


$17.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 2003
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ISBN 13: 9780889224711 | Rights: WORLD

Death in VancouverFront Cover
Death in Vancouver
By Garry Thomas Morse

Since the debut of Garry Thomas Morse’s first collection deemed “experimental fiction,” Death in Vancouver has drawn fervid enthusiasm from many West Coast writers and artists. Set in Vancouver, B.C., this gathering of stories superimposes aspects of literary classics on local urban space to express increasing dissonance and alienation in the groaning “necropolis” that is the contemporary global city.


$19.95 | 320 pages | Pub. Date: 2009 | Edition # 1
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ISBN 13: 9780889226074 | Rights: WORLD

Death of the SpiderFront Cover
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

A solitary woman’s interior journey of self-discovery.


$15.95 | 64 pages | Pub. Date: 1991
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ISBN 13: 9780889222984 | Rights: WORLD

Desert of the HeartFront Cover
Desert of the Heart
By Jane Rule

Two women meet and fall in love in Reno, Nevada. Set in the late 1950s, this classic of lesbian eroticism is Jane Rule’s first novel.


$19.95 | 224 pages | Pub. Date: 1991 | Trade paper edition
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ISBN 13: 9780889223011 | Rights: WORLD

Dog Attempts to Drown Man in SaskatoonFront Cover
Dog Attempts to Drown Man in Saskatoon
By Douglas Glover

Stylish and slightly off-beat stories that involve the lives of a wide variety of people.


$16.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 1985
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ISBN 13: 9780889222281 | Rights: WORLD

Down the Road to EternityFront Cover
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. Satiric and philosophical in approach, indelibly marked by wit, humour, irony, playfulness, a blend of parody and science fiction, irreverent analysis and comic existentialism, these stories celebrate the literary imagination as an antidote to the stranglehold of popular media on the public’s imagination. This collection includes Farrant’s complete new suite of eighteen stories, The North Pole.


$19.95 | 288 pages | Pub. Date: 2009 | Edition # 1
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ISBN 13: 9780889226159 | Rights: WORLD

Dürer\'s AngelFront Cover
Dürer\'s Angel
By Marie-Claire Blais
Translated by David Lobdell

A novel of Pauline Archange’s desire to translate the events of her life into words.


$16.95 | 112 pages | Pub. Date: 1976
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ISBN 13: 9780889221116 | Rights: WORLD

Fairy RingFront Cover
Fairy Ring
By Martine Desjardins
Translated by Fred A. Reed & David Homel

Winner 2001 Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation

A compulsively readable, beautiful and dark novel of stormy relationships and all-consuming desires.


$24.95 | 224 pages | Pub. Date: 2001
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ISBN 13: 9780889224490 | Rights: WORLD

Fearless WarriorsFront Cover
Fearless Warriors
By Drew Hayden Taylor

By degrees dramatic, shocking, tender, affirmative and tragic, each of these stories takes on a different cliché of inter-racial and inter-cultural relations, all of them suffused with the incomparable wit, generous humour, critical edge and profound emotional empathy of a master story-teller.


$19.95 | 192 pages | Pub. Date: 2009 | Edition # 2
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ISBN 13: 9780889225978 | Rights: WORLD

George RygaFront Cover
George Ryga
By George Ryga
Edited by James Hoffman

This collection includes Hungry Hills, Ballad of a Stonepicker and Night Desk.


$24.95 | 320 pages | Pub. Date: 2004
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ISBN 13: 9780889225015 | Rights: WORLD

Get on TopFront Cover
Get on Top
By David Homel

In this startlingly original and penetrating novel, the Messiah appears as a woman who shows up in rural America instead of Jerusalem, preaching moral license, not repentance.


$22.95 | 282 pages | Pub. Date: 1999
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ISBN 13: 9780773760486 | Rights: WORLD

Go FigureFront Cover
Go Figure
By Réjean Ducharme
Translated by Will Browning

Short-listed 1994 Governor General's French Fiction Award

A hauntingly beautiful tale of a Montreal couple alienated from each other after suffering the miscarriage of twins.


$19.95 | 256 pages | Pub. Date: 2003
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ISBN 13: 9780889224827 | Rights: WORLD

Harry's FragmentsFront Cover
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.


$18.95 | 182 pages | Pub. Date: 1990
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ISBN 13: 9780889103870 | Rights: WORLD

Hell & Other NovelsFront Cover
Hell & Other Novels
By Beverley Daurio

In these haunting, often chilling short stories, Daurio maps the sub-atomic space of contemporary alienation.


$17.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 1990
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ISBN 13: 9780889104211 | Rights: WORLD

hungree throatFront Cover
hungree throat
By bill bissett

Written in his non-hierarchic, phonetic orthography, bill bissett’s second novel-poem, hungree throat, recounts the relationship of two men – one bold and unafraid, the other burdened by terrible memories and unable to trust. In this uplifting “novel in meditaysyun” about love, in which we witness ten years of a shared life, we are reminded of the overlapping, sometimes conflicting multitude of “hungers” common to us all.


$17.95 | 224 pages | Pub. Date: 2012
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ISBN 13: 9780889227453 | Rights: WORLD

I, BartlebyFront Cover
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 or the written?


$14.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2015
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ISBN 13: 9780889229181 | Rights: WORLD

I, Bartleby  Front Cover
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…


$14.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2015
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ISBN 13: 9780889229198 | Rights: WORLD

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

Winner 2015 Winner, First Novel Award in Chambéry

Short-listed 2015 Finalist, Governor General’s Literary Award (2015)

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.


$16.95 | 320 pages | Pub. Date: 2017
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ISBN 13: 9781772011241 | Rights: WORLD

In the Shadow of the VultureFront Cover
In the Shadow of the Vulture
By George Ryga

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

Set in the desert at the Mexico-U.S.A. border, this novel deals with the hope and despair of immigrant labourers.


$24.95 | 288 pages | Pub. Date: 1985
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ISBN 13: 9780889222335 | Rights: WORLD

Judith\'s SisterFront Cover
Judith\'s Sister
By Lise Tremblay
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

In this coming-of-age novel, Lise Tremblay paints a picture of rural Quebec in the years following the Quiet Revolution in her signature style so refreshingly free of artifice and literary hyperbole.


$14.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 2011
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ISBN 13: 9780889226777 | Rights: WORLD

Kafka\'s HatFront Cover
Kafka\'s Hat
Translated by Chantal Bilodeau
By Patrice Martin

In Patrice Martin’s ticklish tip of the hat to the writing of Franz Kafka, we follow the misadventures of a bureaucrat – aptly named “P.” (pun intended) – as he embarks on the illustrious task of collecting the titular headgear. “P.” expects that the accomplishment of this seemingly simple task will grant him both a professional and a personal promotion. But Martin’s eager protagonist has overlooked the systematic difficulty in modern bureaucracies – as well as in some of twentieth-century’s best
fiction – of getting things done.


$12.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 2012
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ISBN 13: 9780889227439 | Rights: WORLD

LatakiaFront Cover
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 | 176 pages | Pub. Date: 1979
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ISBN 13: 9780889221673 | Rights: WORLD

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

The first volume of Jovette Marchessault’s autobiographical trilogy.


$18.95 | 176 pages | Pub. Date: 1988
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ISBN 13: 9780889222618 | Rights: WORLD

Main BridesFront Cover
Main Brides
By Gail Scott

The portrait of a woman who is facing the end of the century and creating a history of the present that lifts her out of fear.


$19.95 | 240 pages | Pub. Date: 1993
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ISBN 13: 9780889104563 | Rights: WORLD

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

Winner 2013 Sunburst Award

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

Winner 2010 Prix Jacques Brossard

Short-listed 2010 Prix des libraires du Québec

2010 Prix des cinq continents de la Francophonie

As these men penetrate deep into the exotic Orient, each falls victim to his own secret vice. One treks through Ethiopia in search of wingless locusts. Another hunts for fly-whisks among the clove plantations of Zanzibar. Yet others bargain for saffron in a Srinagar bazaar, search for the rarest frankincense and pursue the coveted hawksbill turtle in the Sea of Oman. Two more seek the formula for sabon Nablus in Palestine or haggle over Persian carpets in the royal gardens of Shiraz. The men’s individual forms of punishment, revealed through the agency of the young woman, are wrought upon their bodies.


$16.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 2012 | Edition # 1
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ISBN 13: 9780889226807 | Rights: WORLD

Mend the LivingFront Cover
Mend the Living
By Maylis de Kerangal
Translated by Jessica Moore

Long-listed 2016 Man Booker International Prize

Winner 2017 Wellcome Book 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 compassion of the hospital workers, and shock and grief of Simon’s family as they negotiate the question of organ donation. Weaving from hospital corridors to the wild waves of the Atlantic, from the narrow streets of Paris to the countryside in Algeria where goldfinches still sing, from the most intimate details of grief within a car in Le Havre to universal considerations of science, compassion, and humanity, Mend the Living is a powerful and vast-ranging book.


$19.95 | 224 pages | Pub. Date: 2016
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ISBN 13: 9780889229730 | Rights: WORLD

Mile EndFront Cover
Mile End
By Lise Tremblay
Translated by Gail Scott

Winner 1999 Governor General's French Fiction Award

Mile End is a chilling and masterful look at the interior landscapes of psychosis which mirror so perfectly the emptiness of the exterior surfaces they reflect.


$17.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 2002
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ISBN 13: 9780889224674 | Rights: WORLD

MimosaFront Cover
Mimosa
By Bill Schermbrucker

Winner 1989 BC Book Prize: Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize

An authentic re-creation of an extraordinary life set against the turbulent backdrop of colonial Africa.


$24.95 | 320 pages | Pub. Date: 1988
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ISBN 13: 9780889222540 | Rights: WORLD

Minor Episodes / Major RuckusFront Cover
Minor Episodes / Major Ruckus
By Garry Thomas Morse

Short-listed 2013 ReLit Awards

In tribute to surrealist narrative and film technique, Minor Episodes documents the serial adventures of Minor, ubiquitous “everymogul” who embodies the economic 1% and keeps musically erotic quixotics on tap. Major Ruckus follows a struggle for a time travel component involving psychic “dicks,” universal call-center operators, aboriginal eroticists, lubricant heiresses, rogue advertisements, pornography censors, and alien sperm-bank clones.


$16.95 | 288 pages | Pub. Date: 2012 | Edition # 1
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ISBN 13: 9780889226975 | Rights: WORLD

Minor ExpectationsFront Cover
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. Minor Expectations resumes The Chaos! Quincunx novel series.


$16.95 | 256 pages | Pub. Date: 2014
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ISBN 13: 9780889228917 | Rights: WORLD

Miss TakeFront Cover
Miss Take
By Réjean Ducharme
Translated by Will Browning

To escape the boredom that history seems to have decreed shall be re-enacted endlessly by all grown-ups, teenagers Miles and Chateaugué enter into a suicide pact to preserve their childhood freedom and purity from the debasement of the adult roles pre-ordained for them. But will their “plans” work out?


$16.95 | 272 pages | Pub. Date: 2011
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ISBN 13: 9780889226692 | Rights: WORLD

Mother of the GrassFront Cover
Mother of the Grass
By Jovette Marchessault
Translated by Yvonne M. Klein

The second volume of Marchessault’s turbulent autobiographical trilogy.


$18.95 | 176 pages | Pub. Date: 1989
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ISBN 13: 9780889222670 | Rights: WORLD

MotortherapyFront Cover
Motortherapy
By Bill Schermbrucker

A frank and intensely personal book about human relationships.


$18.95 | 176 pages | Pub. Date: 1993
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ISBN 13: 9780889223301 | Rights: WORLD

Mrs. BloodFront Cover
Mrs. Blood
By Audrey Thomas

Audrey Thomas’ first novel—a woman from the inside. Of the writing of this novel Thomas has said, “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.


$19.95 | 220 pages | Pub. Date: 1992 | Trade paper edition
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ISBN 13: 9780889223196 | Rights: WORLD

My Career with the Leafs & Other StoriesFront Cover
My Career with the Leafs & Other Stories
By Brian Fawcett

Fawcett’s first book of stories examines growing up, and living, under the rules.


$18.95 | 192 pages | Pub. Date: 1982
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ISBN 13: 9780889221994 | Rights: WORLD

My Name Is BosniaFront Cover
My Name Is Bosnia
By Madeleine Gagnon
Translated by Phyllis Aronoff & Howard Scott

Long-listed 2007 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

A young woman embarks upon an emotionally resonant journey in search of a peaceful new life.


$19.95 | 256 pages | Pub. Date: 2006 | Edition # 1
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ISBN 13: 9780889225428 | Rights: WORLD

News from ÉdouardFront Cover
News from Édouard
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by Sheila Fischman

This fourth novel in the Chronicles of the Plateau Mont-Royal follows Édouard, the fat woman’s brother-in-law, as he explores Paris.


$19.95 | 224 pages | Pub. Date: 2000
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ISBN 13: 9780889224353 | Rights: WORLD

Nuri Does Not ExistFront Cover
Nuri Does Not Exist
By Sadru Jetha

In this collection of beautifully crafted, spare, concise and refreshingly understated stories, we accompany Nuri on his quest to understand how servitude transcends slavery; fealty transcends servitude; and community transcends fealty. Amid a sea of dystopian world literatures haunted by the fractious claims of identity politics, Nuri Does Not Exist is an astonishingly charming collection of linked short stories that engages us with the utterly ­believable innocence of its Utopian vision.


$16.95 | 192 pages | Pub. Date: 2011
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ISBN 13: 9780889226555 | Rights: WORLD

Real MothersFront Cover
Real Mothers
By Audrey Thomas

Short stories about mothers and the politics of the family.


$18.95 | 176 pages | Pub. Date: 1981
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ISBN 13: 9780889221918 | Rights: WORLD

Rogue Cells / Carbon HarbourFront Cover
Rogue Cells / Carbon Harbour
By Garry Thomas Morse

Short-listed 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. And it is the Age of Aquarium in the speculative “green” dystopia of Carbon Harbour, in which omni-magnate Cornelius Quartz is overseeing the merger between Bildung Endustries and Foreign Objects. Rogue Cells / Carbon Harbour resumes The Chaos! Quincunx novel series.


$16.95 | 448 pages | Pub. Date: 2013
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ISBN 13: 9780889227767 | Rights: WORLD

Running on FumesFront Cover
Running on Fumes
By Christian Guay-Poliquin
Translated by Jacob Homel

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 road grows longer, and the narrator’s exhaustion grows in kind, parallels are drawn between his own journey through this labyrinth and Theseus’s journey through the primeval Labyrinth. However, the beast that our narrator seeks to slay might not be one of flesh and horn and blood, but instead of his own failing mental state, of his thirst for this apocalypse around him.


$14.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 2016
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ISBN 13: 9780889229754 | Rights: WORLD

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

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


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

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

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


$19.95 | 208 pages | Pub. Date: 1989
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ISBN 13: 9780889222724 | Rights: WORLD

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

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


$17.95 | 192 pages | Pub. Date: 2004
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ISBN 13: 9780889225107 | Rights: WORLD

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

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


$19.95 | 240 pages | Pub. Date: 1993 | New format reprint
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ISBN 13: 9780889223295 | Rights: WORLD

SummerlandFront Cover
Summerland
By George Ryga
Edited by Ann Kujundzic

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


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

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 Lavalee
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-Francois Caron
Translated by Don 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…


$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 “presence” in mountains and 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 O’Hagan’s short fiction includes stories spanning the decades of his 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

U GirlFront Cover
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.


$19.95 | 240 pages | Pub. Date: 2016
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ISBN 13: 9781772010404 | Rights: WORLD

White Pebbles in the Dark ForestsFront Cover
White Pebbles in the Dark Forests
By Jovette Marchessault
Translated by Yvonne M. Klein

Volume three of her autobiographical trilogy: a reconciliation between women and men, children and parents, animals and humans.


$16.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 1990
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ISBN 13: 9780889222809 | Rights: WORLD

WigrumFront Cover
Wigrum
By Daniel Canty
Translated by Oana Avasilichioaei

Runner-up 2014 Alcuin Award for Book Design in Canada

Winner 2012 Grafika Grand Prize Winner (Typography)

It’s October 1944. During a brief respite from the aerial bombardment of London, Sebastian Wigrum absconds from his small flat and disappears into the fog for a walk in the Unreal City. This is our first and only encounter with the enigmatic man we come to discover decades later through more than one hundred everyday objects he has left behind. Wigrum’s bequest is a meticulously catalogued collection of the profoundly ordinary: a camera, some loose teeth, candies and keys, soap, bits of string, hazelnuts, and a handkerchief. Moving through the inventory artifact to artifact, story to story, we become immersed in a dreamlike narrative bricolage determined as much by the objects’ museological presentation as by the tender and idiosyncratic mania of Wigrum’s impulse to collect them.


$14.95 | 200 pages | Pub. Date: 2013
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ISBN 13: 9780889227781 | Rights: WORLD

Zora, A Cruel TaleFront Cover
Zora, A Cruel Tale
By Philippe Arseneault
Translated by Fred A. Reed & David Homel

Arseneault’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.


$19.95 | 392 pages | Pub. Date: 2017
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ISBN 13: 9781772011753 | Rights: WORLD