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Cadillac Road
Kristin Andrychuk
2017
With its starting point in the late 1940s, Cadillac Road is the story of red-haired and fierce narrator Sharon Desjardins: from her earliest childhood memories of leaving Northern Quebec and a violent father to adventures in Buffalo and Crystal Beach with her mother and younger sister, Gloria; from dreams of...
Canticles I (mmxvii)
George Elliott Clarke
2017
The second part of Book I of “The Canticles” continues the dialogue -- as dramatic monologues -- of those who fostered the transatlantic slave trade, or who demonized the image of the Negro in the Occident; as well as those who struggled for liberation and/or anti-racism. In this work, Dante...
Cantos North / Cantos du nord: An English-French Bilingual Edition
Cantos North / Cantos du nord
An English-French Bilingual Edition
Henry Beissel, Arlette Francière
2017
Epic in scope, lyrical in its celebration of nature, frequently uncompromising in its portrayal of human violence and greed, and rich in the keenly observed details -- colours, sounds, rhythms, scents, and voices -- that constitute this place we call “our home and native land,” Cantos North/Cantos du nord sings...
Thin is the line between dreaming and wakefulness, wellness and disorder, here and there, this and that. Elana Wolff's poems illuminate the porousness of states and relations, the connective compulsion of poetic perception, in language that blends the oracular and the everyday, the elliptical and the lucent, the playful and...
Food Fight Inc.: Napkin Sketches to Retail Shelves: An Entrepreneur's Odyssey of Triumphs and Lemons
Food Fight Inc.
Napkin Sketches to Retail Shelves: An Entrepreneur's Odyssey of Triumphs and Lemons
Bruno Codispoti
2017
What do Jamie Oliver, Pope Saint John Paul II, Sammy Hagar, and *NSYNC have in common? They all play a role in Food Fight Inc., a colourful collection of Bruno Codispoti's sweet successes and sour lemons in his two-decade-long efforts to bring unique retail food products to the marketplace. Bruno's...
math for couples
Adele Graf
2017
In math for couples, we re-visit the past to discover our place in the contemporary world. A long-dead father watches his daughter work on her Mac, a woman converses with a photo of her young self. Adele Graf leads us on a journey that is rich and hopeful, evoking powerful...
Notes of a Mediocre Man: Stories of India and America
Notes of a Mediocre Man
Stories of India and America
Bipin Aurora
2017
Two brothers come to school and do nothing but tell stories. A young woman works at the Indian Consulate in a major American city. A man goes to a singles dance. An unnamed narrator offers his “notes” on modern-day America. An old Jewish man in a nursing home tells the...
Robert Kroetsch: Essays on His Works
Robert Kroetsch
Essays on His Works
Nicole Markotić
2017
These essays span the period of Kroetsch's writing. Included are previously published and new essays that cover (some of) his novels, (some of) his poetry, and even (some of) his critical writing. The contributors include writers who knew Kroetsch well and those who only met him on the page; critics...
Send
Domenico Capilongo
2017
Domenico Capilongo continues to play with lyricism, form and language in his new poetry collection, send, where he explores the ways in which we communicate. From smoke signals to texting, and using lyric meditation, personal narratives and experimental poetry, send forces us to examine how we choose to relate to...
The Alcoholic's Daughter
David Sherman
2017
For Annie and Evan it was love at first sight. To the outside world, Annie was vivacious and charming, a successful broadcaster and writer. But once they start living together, Evan discovers Annie works desperately to hide her all-consuming fears, obsessions and neuroses. And her alcoholism. Evan believes love is...
The House on Selkirk Avenue
Irena Karafilly
2017
It is autumn, 1997 and Kate Thuringer is back in her hometown to help her college-age daughter settle into her new life. A professional photographer, Kate has lived in Western Canada for nearly three decades. Before her marriage, however, she survived a turbulent year in which Québécois terrorists kidnapped a...
The Midwife of Torment & Other Stories is a collection of sudden fiction that compresses its narrative to deliver a variety of stories that alternate the flavour of a philosophical reflection with the whimsical enchantment of a fable with a twist. These stories also often dwell on the strange--and the...
The New Vine
Robert Marrone
2017
In post WWII Italy, Passero, the son of a winemaker killed by the Nazis, commits an impetuous act. He kidnaps a young orphaned girl and offers her up in exchange for his own freedom. His actions create a lifelong connection with her culminating in an adulterous affair in Toronto in...
Waiting for Stalin to Die
Irene Guilford
2017
Fleeing Stalin's advance into Lithuania, shaken by communism and war, four refugees end up in Toronto in 1949. Vytas, a young doctor who gets into medical school by saving a child's life, is haunted by a lost love. Maryte, a seamstress whose affair with a German officer saved her half-witted...