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An Idea About My Dead Uncle
K.R. Wilson
2019
A young, mixed-race composer, raised without meaningful connections to his Chinese heritage and struggling with identity issues, travels to China in search of his long-missing uncle, an uncle who vanished in the aftermath of Tiananmen Square. An Idea About My Dead Uncle--winner of the inaugural Guernica Prize for the best...
Asylum/ Ransomed: Breaking the Fourth Wall
Asylum/ Ransomed
Breaking the Fourth Wall
Laura Swart
2019
A flip book, Asylum/Ransomed features two separate titles. In Asylum, join Sameer in a classroom under Taliban rule. Escape persecution in a plastic dingy with Mohammad. Witness the brutality of a Ugandan orphanage. Feel Mahwish's agony as she searches through garbage dumps to feed her unborn baby. And then--come with...
Bewilderness
Catherine Black
2019
Bewilderness explores urban and suburban wildernesses-- threshold places--in a darkly comedic, surreal set of prose poems. In Bewilderness, urban and suburban landscapes come to life as shape-shifting places, enchanted places, mundane places of magical thinking, as the reader explores the heterotopias of playgrounds and backyards, lakefront parks, splintery subdivisions, and semi-industrial...
Canticles II: MMXIX
Canticles II
MMXIX
George Elliott Clarke
2019
Canticles is a lyric-styled epic. This second testament--Canticles II (MMXIX) and the forthcoming Canticles II (MMXX)--issues re-readings--revisions, rewrites--of scriptures crucial to the emergent (Anglophone) African Diaspora in the Americas. Canticles II (MMXIX) follows Testament I (also issued in two parts--Canticles I [MMXVI] and Canticles I [MMXVII]) whose subject is History, principally,...
Colours to the Chameleon: Canadian Actors on Shakespeare
Colours to the Chameleon
Canadian Actors on Shakespeare
Keith Garebian
2019
The first work of its kind in Canada, this book explores 11 first-rate actors' perceptions and comments in relation to performing Shakespeare in order to offer a sense of what these actors mean by the work. Colourful, lively, with strong considerations of technique and interpretation, this book gives Canadian actors...
Extraordinary Renditions
Niki Lambros
2019
The voices in Extraordinary Renditions come from the deep past when war began; and span the centuries to the present moment, with war still raging around the globe. We hear the ancient story of how violent killers became heroes and then saints, how the picture of torture became an icon...
Footprints of Dark Energy
Henry Beissel
2019
The title poem of this collection takes us on an epic journey across past and present historical events and through spaces defined by the natural sciences, as it explores the challenges of being human in these troubled times. It is accompanied by a gathering of shorter poems that confront the...
Gauguin's Moon
Laura Marello
2019
Daniella believes her lost mother is a World War II spy, but is terrorized by a dream of a war-torn jungle, raining fire. At forty, with her life and career stalled, Daniella is visited by four dead ancestors, who try to help her put her life back together. When this...
Help Me, Rhonda & Other Stories
P. David Hornik
2019
The fourteen stories in this collection are roughly evenly divided between those set in Israel and those set in the U.S.; a couple occur in vague, exotic places including an imagined Greenland. The lead--and longest--story, “Help Me, Rhonda,” features two American immigrants in Israel, a man and a woman, the...
How to Tell if Your Frog Is Dead: Stories
Julie Roorda
2019
A tour guide leads a Valentine's Day-themed ghost walk, visiting the sites of horrific, yet romantic, deaths. A homicide cop solves tough cases using tips from his plants. Scientists discover a new species of religiously observant gophers, and a young math whiz, on the hunt for her escaped boa constrictor,...
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...
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...
McLuhan's Canary
Bruce Meyer
2019
If we are to live in this world and share in its experience, we must have patience. In McLuhan's Canary, Bruce Meyer examines the questions of how we wait to find love, why we love and show courage to the people and things that are important to us, and how...
Melba's Wash
Reesa Steinman Brotherton
2019
Melba's Wash is a rich telling of the archetypal search. In this fractured familial story, Esther Prat wraps her fingers with her diamond necklace and reflects on the secrets, lies, and pain that haunt her life, and makes her choice. Born on Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick, as an infant...
Mother's Genius
Kristin Andrychuk
2019
Set in the small town of Grenville, Ontario, a setting perhaps familiar to the reader from the author's previous novel Cadillac Road, this story progresses from the 1950s through the 1980s. In 1940, five-year-old Martin Thorton fell from the family's apartment balcony, suffering catastrophic and permanent injuries. His accident plays...
Sleepless Nights and Days of Glory
Jonathan Kaplansky, Hélène Rioux
2019
Tragedy at Montreal's End of the World restaurant. A little marriage fatigue, a cottage to sell and a woman in cashmere: suddenly twenty seven years of conjugal life are swept away. Jean-Charles has left his wife. And with her goes the charm the restaurant possessed, where simple food was served...
Tacet
Suzanne Chiasson
2019
Charlotte--a gifted but broken jazz singer--has found security and support under the roof of an overbearing French patroness of the arts, only to become trapped by her own dependence. There are no bars on the windows and no locks on the doors, but Charlotte is very much a prisoner in...
Telescope: A Story Cycle
Telescope
A Story Cycle
Allan Weiss
2019
Telescope is a story cycle about Lawrence Teitel, the protagonist of Living Room (Boheme Press, 2001). The collection deals with seeing distances: above all, the growing distancing of Lawrence's family as they cope with new challenges and Lawrence's own maturation, physical and spiritual. The cycle is made up of nine...
Ten Letters to Montaigne
H.L. Hix, Jüri Talvet
2019
Socrates looked expectantly to the afterlife, when he would be able to converse with the wisest of the honored dead. Jüri Talvet has elected not to wait, but instead to begin his conversations with the wise in this life. In these ten letters, Talvet has entered into conversation with...
The Long Bond: Selected and New Poems
The Long Bond
Selected and New Poems
Allan Briesmaster
2019
The Long Bond is a gathering of the finest work from six books over four decades by a widely respected and remarkably versatile poet. It spans a massive range of subjects and styles, encompassing the Canadian landscape, music and art, love and family, science, technology, and the manifold challenges to a...
The Perfect Archive
Paul Lisson
2019
At the core of the dry and purposeful language of Library Science and the Rules of Archival Practice is an Orwellian impulse that serves as a lens through which to consider what Hannah Arendt famously called “the banality of evil.” The Perfect Archive is a story in verse about an...
Travelling The Lost Highway: Poems 2011 -- 2018
Travelling The Lost Highway
Poems 2011 -- 2018
James Deahl
2019
Travelling The Lost Highway collects the poetry James Deahl has written from 2011 to 2018. It contains themes such as the poet's responsibility to nature, the necessity and beauty of love, elegies, and the vulnerability, yet surprising resilience, of all life. Central to the book is a series twenty-two travel...