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  • Pugg's Portmanteau

    Pugg's Portmanteau

    When Pugg, dog to eighteenth-century printmaker William Hogarth, finds a leather portmanteau abandoned beneath his master’s deathbed, the bereaved canine embarks on an inquiry to make sense of the ...

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  • Exhibit

    Exhibit

    Margaret is unlike other women: her hands bark, she speaks Hawaiian Punch, and she can often be seen prodding at stars with sticks. And sometimes she is the happiest woman in the world: a pillow wi...

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  • Orange Chinook

    Orange Chinook

    Politics in the New Alberta

    In 2015, the New Democratic Party won an unprecedented victory in Alberta. Unseating the Progressive Conservatives-who had won every provincial election since 1971-they formed an NDP government for...

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  • Performing Turtle Island

    Performing Turtle Island

    Indigenous Theatre on the World Stage

    “A valuable and timely collection.” —Alan D. Filewod, author of Committing Theatre Following the Final Report on Truth and Reconciliation, Performing Turtle Island investigates theatre as a tool ...

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  • Nakón-I'a wo!: Beginning Nakoda

    Nakón-I'a wo!: Beginning Nakoda

    Written for beginning learners of Nakoda (also known as Assiniboine), this workbook, arranged thematically, provides a Nakoda/English lexicon, a vocabulary, a table of kinship terms, a glossary of ...

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  • What Fox Knew

    What Fox Knew

    Mary Barnes has discovered the beauty in subtlety. What Fox Knew captures the gentle world around us in rich poems that calm and awaken. Amid landscape and truth, the quiet world we take for grant...

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  • The Grasshopper

    The Grasshopper

    Games, Life and Utopia

    In the mid twentieth century the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein famously asserted that games are indefinable; there are no common threads that link them all. "Nonsense," says the sensible Bernard ...

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  • The Grasshopper - Third Edition

    The Grasshopper - Third Edition

    Games, Life and Utopia

    In the mid twentieth century the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein famously asserted that games are indefinable; there are no common threads that link them all. "Nonsense," says the sensible Bernard ...

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  • Treasure Island

    Treasure Island

    The adventure story told in Treasure Island has become a part of popular folklore. John Sutherland discusses the novel’s place in Stevenson's biography and oeuvre in his learned and lively critical...

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  • Dazzle Patterns

    Dazzle Patterns

    Halifax, 1917. Clare Holmes, a flaw checker at the local glassworks, is saving up for passage to England, to work for the Red Cross and be near her fiancé, Leo, who is fighting in France. But one n...

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  • Two Roads Home

    Two Roads Home

    It is 1993 on Vancouver Island. A group of idealistic environmental activists, convinced their peaceful protests have been in vain, turn to sabotage. But in a single night everything they’ve worked...

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  • Teardown

    Teardown

    The stories in Teardown seize on instances that, at the outset, appear benign—a woman encountering an old boyfriend on a BC ferry, a father chaperoning his daughter’s class on a field trip, a young...

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  • The Weather Inside

    The Weather Inside

    Avery Gauthier can’t get far enough away from her past: the death of her beloved father, the abuse she suffered as a teen, and the religion that tore her parents apart. A reality-refugee, she’s man...

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  • Searching for Petronius Totem

    Searching for Petronius Totem

    Following a dramatic break-up with his long-suffering wife, Jack Vesoovian retreats to a Hamilton rooming house, where he impulsively decides to take to the road to track down his life-long colleag...

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  • What the Soul Doesn’t Want

    What the Soul Doesn’t Want

    In her newest collection, Lorna Crozier describes the passage of time in the way that only she can. Her arresting, edgy poems about aging and grief are surprising and invigorating: a defiant balm. ...

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  • Harmonics

    Harmonics

    Jesse Patrick Ferguson brings music and poetry into conversation with each other in this compelling debut collection. Modeled on the fundamental tones and overtones of the harmonic series, poems in...

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  • Bitter Medicine

    Bitter Medicine

    In 1976, Ben Martini was diagnosed with schizophrenia. A decade later, his brother Olivier was told he had the same disease. For the past thirty years the Martini family has struggled to comprehend...

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  • Blue Sunflower Startle

    Blue Sunflower Startle

    Yasmin Ladha's experimental and provocative novel weaves story, essay, and poem together in an exquisite exploration of the ways in which one can love a country. Ladha playfully flirts with the id...

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  • Between Clay and Dust

    Between Clay and Dust

    In an old ruined city, emptied of most of its inhabitants, Ustad Ramzi, a famous wrestler past his prime, and Gohar Jan, a well-known courtesan whose kotha once attracted the wealthy and powerful, ...

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  • Boundary Problems

    Boundary Problems

    In his confident debut, Greg Bechtel offers ten charged stories about the impossible-turned-possible — secrets, paranoia, sex, conspiracies, and magic — as he effortlessly shatters the boundaries b...

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  • The Dilettantes

    The Dilettantes

    Alex Belmont is in his fourth and final year at Simon Fraser University. But instead of looking forward to a bright future, he's wondering what the hell he's going to do with a humanities degree. A...

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  • The Green and Purple Skin of the World

    The Green and Purple Skin of the World

    paulo da costa's stories get under your skin, bruise your consciousness with their exploration of the forces that hold us together, not always benignly, and those that pull us apart. A hunter and c...

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  • Every Wolf's Howl

    Every Wolf's Howl

    This is the story of Barry and Lupus. Barry, an exhausted newspaper owner physically and economically on the ropes, meets Lupus, a wolf-German Shepherd cross, at an animal shelter. Despite a naggin...

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  • People Who Disappear

    People Who Disappear

    People Who Disappear is the haunting debut book of short fiction from one of Canada's brightest literary up-and-comers, Alex Leslie. In polished, poetic prose Leslie intelligently explores the noti...

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  • While the Sun is Above Us

    While the Sun is Above Us

    While The Sun Is Above Us takes readers deep into the extraordinary world of Sudan through the intertwined narratives of two women. In the midst of a bloody civil war, Adut is brutally captured and...

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  • Not Anyone's Anything

    Not Anyone's Anything

    Ian Williams's Not Anyones Anything is a trio of trios: three sets of three stories, with three of those stories further divided into thirds. Mathematical, musical, and meticulously crafted, these ...

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  • Perfect World

    Perfect World

    Tom Brackett has created the perfect world for himself: he has a good job, a perpetually supportive wife, two kids, a mini-van, and even a golden retriever. But then, his mental instability causes ...

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  • Pathologies

    Pathologies

    In these fifteen searingly honest personal essays, debut author Susan Olding takes us on an unforgettable journey into the complex heart of being human. Each essay dissects an aspect of Olding's li...

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  • Personals

    Personals

    These are not love poems. These are almost-love poems. Jittery, plaintive, and fresh, Personals is voiced through a startling variety of speakers who continually rev themselves up to the challenge ...

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  • Mother Superior

    Mother Superior

    Mother Superior introduces Saleema Nawaz as a truly bold new voice in fiction. Gorgeous, sensuous prose and edgy, taboo-breaking subject matter combine to create a collection quite unlike anything ...

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  • Middenrammers

    Middenrammers

    Set in the UK in the 1970s, Middenrammers follows the story of young Dr. Brian Davis and his efforts to adjust to his new job in a Yorkshire fishing town. The town’s only hospital permits no contra...

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  • The Mystics of Mile End

    The Mystics of Mile End

    Brother and sister Lev and Samara Meyer live in Montreal’s Mile End—a mashup of hipsters and Hasidic Jews. They have a fairly typical childhood, other than that around the corner Mr. Katz is trying...

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  • Welcome to the Circus

    Welcome to the Circus

    Rhonda Douglas's debut collection dazzles with its daring and dangerous prose. Welcome to the Circus, where every moment is a tight-rope act, precariously balancing on the edge of destruction. In t...

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