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Itzel I: A Tlatelolco Awakening
Itzel I
A Tlatelolco Awakening
Sarah Xerar Murphy
2019
The first of a two-part novel, Itzel I tells the story of three disparate characters swept up in the drama of the Mexican student movement of 1968 whose ending in the Massacre in Tlatelolco on October 2nd, a date now always commemorated in Mexico, changed their lives forever. Broad in...
Itzel II: A Three Knives Tale
Itzel II
A Three Knives Tale
Sarah Xerar Murphy
2020
In Itzel II, we continue to follow Nauta, Itzel, and Basta through the cascading outcomes of their desire for agency and for change in their world. We move from the Oaxaca coast back to Mexico City, from Nauta's Brooklyn streets to her time in Canada, from the attraction between Basta...
Kaidenberg's Best Sons: A novel in stories
Kaidenberg's Best Sons
A novel in stories
Jason Heit
2020
Kaidenberg's Best Sons is an enthralling portrait of a community starting over in a new land. In a series of linked stories, author Jason Heit explores the lives and fortunes of people bound together by tradition, heritage and history, yet riven by envy, greed and lust. When a community of...
Kiss of the Beggar
Pierre L'Abbé
2005
Whether it's Toronto, a French or Italian town, Pierre L'Abbé's stories are rich with a sense of place where the ambiance and characters fuse in a loaded sense of expectation. The characters, much like those in Henry James, challenge the norms of their overbearing societies. Nothing turns out as expected,...
Kissing a Tree Surgeon
Eleanor Levine
2020
In Kissing a Tree Surgeon, worlds traverse the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in New Jersey; Southern women get kidnapped by North Koreans; a Dutch girl solicits money on OKCupid; a young woman meets Golda Meir on an Upper East Side bus in New York City, and other deliriously satirical moments occur. Here...
La Famille Gaetano
F.G. Paci, Robert Paquin
1990
La Famille Gaetano is the French translation of F.G. Paci's The Italians (1978), considered one of the first books to deal with the Italian immigrant experience in Canada -- and a Canadian bestseller.
La Fresque de Mussolini
Filippo Salvatore
1992
Mussolini sur son cheval domine la fresque de la voûte dans l'église Notre-Dame-de-la-Défence à Montréal. Pourquoi a-t-on peint le duce dans une église? Comment au Québec des années 30 le fascisme a permis l'alliance entre l'Église et l'État? La pièce de Filippo Salvatore trace l'histoire d'amour entre le peintre de...
Land for Fatimah
Veena Gokhale
2018
Four strong women: Anjali, an Indo-Canadian single mother who eagerly accepts an African posting with her non-profit organization; Grace, her dedicated but dominating colleague, who opposes her; Fatimah, a farmer ousted from her home and fertile farmland, whom Anjali befriends; and Mary, Anjali's kindly maid, who must secure the future...
Le Putain
Guy Verville
1991
Quinze minutes de retard. Elle va bientôt arriver. Cela fait deux ans qu'elle arrive bientôt, qu'elle lui gobe quinze minutes de son temps, ou plutôt de son âme. Deux ans à raison d'une fois par semaine multipliée par quinze minutes. Paul dénombre les gouttes d'eau; le compte est difficile. Il...
Leaves on Frozen Ground
Dave Carty
2019
Céline Vaillancourt saw the untamed forest in shades of apprehension. But Edmund, her 11-year-old son, was possessed of a different vision, as though he had put the very same brooding colors together and produced a painting shot through with adventure and the light of discovery. There was no talking to...
Leper Tango
David MacKinnon
2012
Leper Tango is an end of millennium tale of an ambulance-chasing lawyer who uses his ill-gotten gains to whore and drink in Paris, where he falls for a dead-end, suicidal femme fatale named Sheba. The first part of a trilogy of novels (The Graveyard Of The Innocents), some set in...
Letters From Johnny
Wayne Ng
2021
Set in Toronto 1970, just as the FLQ crisis emerges to shake an innocent country, eleven year old Johnny Wong uncovers an underbelly to his tight, downtown neighbourhood. He shares a room with his Chinese immigrant mother in an enclave with American draft dodgers and new Canadians. He is befriended...
Life Stories
Nora Ikstena, Margita Gailitis
2013
I have written Life Stories virtually in the space of one breath -- these stories have been imagined in such concentration, that I had to free myself from them. They came so naturally, that I am very happy to have returned to the short-story format. It seems to me that...
Lifedream
Herménégilde Chiasson, Jo-Anne Elder
2006
Four vastly different characters illustrate various ways of life and elements of existence in the 14 tableaux in this collection. As Solange, Thomas, Gabrielle, and Paul move through dream spaces and real-world settings--including hospitals, bars, galleries, and classrooms--they confront a range of topics as far-reaching as money, marriage, the book...
Living Dolls and Other Women
S. Montana Katz
2021
In our era of #MeToo and fresh attempts to break the gender biased holds on our culture, a portrait of gender bias in the art world offers a microcosm of the pervasive challenges to achieving equality. Living Dolls and Other Women provides a fictionalized account of that world set against...
Loddy-Dah
Dolly Dennis
2014
We follow Loddy and the troupe from The Garage Theatre as their lives unfold against the backdrop of political events in Montreal starting with EXPO 67 and ending in 1970 with the October Crisis. With the city as background, Loddy-Dah explores issues of self-identity and self-acceptance, the magic of friendship...
Looking Through My Mother's Eyes: Life Stories of Nine Italian Immigrant Women in Canada
Looking Through My Mother's Eyes
Life Stories of Nine Italian Immigrant Women in Canada
Giovanna Del Negro
2004
This look at the traditional and subversive world of women's folklore examines the realm of women's talk, exploring the ways Italian immigrant women from Montreal use classic folk genres to stretch the boundaries of their culture. Through songs, lullabies, bawdy riddles, and trickster tales, these women subvert, redefine, and alter...
Love Letters
Dacia Maraini, Thomas Simpson
2004
Love Letters was born from the reexamination of a poet wildly adored in the first half of the 20th century -- during the First World War and the Fascist Era -- and then reviled with equal passion in the second half. I had in hand many of his personal letters,...
Lucia's Eyes and Other Stories
Marina Sonkina
2011
The resistance of the human spirit in face of time, disloyalty, and oblivion is the theme of Marina Sonkina's new collection of short stories. Her seemingly naive and helpless protagonists inhabit disparate social stations, geographical locales and cultures; all are persons displaced in their own lives. But in their struggles...
Lucy and Bonbon
Don LePan
2022
What if humans were able to reproduce with other great apes? What would the hybrid offspring look like? Act like? Think like? And how would humans respond? Would such creatures be allowed to live among us? Or would they be put under a microscope in a zoo or research facility?...
Mad Hatter
Amanda Hale
2019
When Christopher Brooke is arrested under Regulation 18B in June 1940, a slow process of personal disintegration begins, affecting his family irreversibly. Irish farm girl Mary Byrne is hired as housekeeper for the Brooke household and proves an acute observer of the daily lives of Cynthia Brooke and her three...
Made in Hawaii
Cedric Yamanaka
2022
A father in Hawaii takes his troubled son fishing, unable to tell him the sad news he must share. A woman is lost at sea during a reef walk and sends her family into turmoil. An unlikely relationship develops between a Realtor and an Ultimate Fighting Champion. These are just...
Made in Italy
Maria Ardizzi, Anna Maria Castrilli
1999
A tough and poignant novel that tells us the uncompromising story of Nora Moratti. The aged Nora recalls Hagar Shipley (Margaret Laurence) in graphic detail and with no regrets.
Manhattan Meltdown
Frank Lentricchia
2021
Two men, no longer young, and friends from childhood, fly to NYC--each with a secret purpose unknown to the other. They arrive just as COVID-19 explodes across the city's 5 boroughs. One of the men (white) has come to Manhattan to confront a theater producer who has made a coercive...
Maniac Drifter
Laura Marello
2016
When Harper Martin drifts into a sleepy Cape Cod resort with a mysterious investment plan, he unleashes a firestorm involving the F.B.I., the State Department, the government of Nicaragua, and the J. Paul Getty Museum. Laura Marello's hilarious new novel features a surreal cast of characters, among them the Souza...
Manifesto for a New Theatre: Followed by Infabulation
Manifesto for a New Theatre
Followed by Infabulation
Pier Paolo Pasolini, Thomas Simpson
2008
Pasolini published the Manifesto for a New Theatre in Nuovi Argomenti in 1968, while preparing to direct Orgia, another of his six verse tragedies. While betraying his personal dissatisfaction with his own theatre work, the Manifesto mercilessly dissects Italian theatre into two types and exposes the presumption and uselessness...
Mankind & Other Stories of Women
Marianne Ackerman
2016
Marianne Ackerman's second collection of stories for Guernica puts the focus on women, their ascent into selfhood, the beauty and carnage of the their journey. Literary Montreal is the setting of two stories spun around an alpha poseur, George. Picking up from the Gothic shadows of Albert Fine in Holy...
Marinetti Dines with the High Command is a work that dramatizes the turbulent life and times of F. T. Marinetti, founder of Futurism, the first global art movement. Marinetti's artistic career raises enduring questions about art and politics because of his association with Fascism, and the second part of my...
Maude
Suzanne Jacob, Luise von Flotow
1997
Maude is an artist. Bruno looks after her. Or does he sponge off her? Is he her lover or her housekeeper? Is she an artist because he organises her life or does her art defy her fussy inventions? What is he to her? What is she to him? Are they...
Max's Folly
Bill Turpin
2016
Max has been a freelance reporter dodging bullets in Latin America, a small-time newspaper editor who delights in infuriating his publisher and, finally, a flack for a communications company -- the elephant's graveyard for journalists. But none of this compares with the terrors of assisted living, so instead Max risks...
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