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    In the second volume of The New Age, Matt Goderich is studying art history at the University of Toronto. His research leads him to the mythical town of Stoverville, where he meets his future wife and her mother, a visionary painter.

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    Providing in-depth, original criticism on Canadian writers—including Leonard Cohen, Dave Godfrey, Robert Kroetsch, Jack Hodgins, and Robert Harlow—this series features essays by Canadian literary specialists. Each volume contains four to five essays that are unified in a general introduction.

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    This bibliography endeavors to record every short story written in English by a Canadian author and first published during the period 1950–1983, and contains 20,000 citations to stories by more than 5,300 authors. Organized alphabetically by author`s last name, it includes references to anthology and story-collection appearances by these authors, thus providing a complete publishing history of each story cited. Hundreds of Canadian periodicals and dozens of anthologies were searched; in addition, the bibliography cites appearances by Canadian stories in foreign books and periodicals.

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    Clyde Barrow`s last daydream suggests a different finale; a reanimated Nietzsche contemplates Hitler`s checked trousers; a dream about fast food reveals the secret life of a supermodel; Christopher Columbus plays the ship`s lounge with singing radio. In this surreal, whimsical, and darkly ironic first collection, Connolly agilely navigates the more devious turns of the contemporary psyche.

  • …and along came Alexis

    …and along came Alexis


    And Along Came Alexis is a book about choices and consequences. The author’s youngest daughter, Alexis, was born in 1978 with multiple disabilities, including blindness, an intractable seizure disorder and spastic quadriplegia. The choice to keep her at home despite medical advice resulted in a limiting of career opportunities for her parents and educational and other enrichment opportunities for her siblings. However, it also introduced the family to a whole community of earnest and interesting people dealing with similar challenges that they would never have known otherwise, and it provided rich perspectives on a different way of living. As for Alexis, she thrived far better than had been predicted and developed into a sweet, trusting person with a clear sense of self and an appreciation for the people in her life. The book describes the story of her life to date from her mother’s viewpoint: its victories and setbacks, its grim moments and its funny moments. Overall, it is a positive story, demonstrating what is possible, even under very challenging circumstances.

  • ‘da Kink in my hair

    ‘da Kink in my hair


    Set in a West Indian hair salon in Toronto, da Kink in my hair gives voice to a group of women who tell us their unforgettable, moving, and often hilarious stories. Mixing laughter and tears—and told in words, music, and dance—the stories explore the hardship, struggles, and joys of black women’s lives.

  • ‘Dinosaurs’ of the Deep

    ‘Dinosaurs’ of the Deep


    Driving across the North American Heartland, surrounded by prairie, it is almost impossible to imagine that once this was once a huge inland sea. The Western Interior Seaway, which split the entire continent of North America in half, once teemed with predatory creatures – fanged fish and turtles the size of small cars; prowling sharks and giant squid; hungry plesiosaurs and immense crocodiles. At the top of this prehistoric food chain, stretching up to nearly 15 metres (50 feet) and weighing a hefty 50,000 kilograms (50 tonnes), ruled the mighty mosasaur, the T-Rex of the sea.

    Through a cooperative partnership with the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre (CFDC), home to ‘Bruce’, the world’s largest mosasaur skeleton, author Larry Verstraete and illustrator Julius Csotonyi combine fascinating facts, astonishing discoveries, and the latest paleontological information to bring the ancient marine creatures of the Seaway to vivid life.

  • “As Many Liars”

    “As Many Liars”


    In 1998, Manitoba’s Conservative government was oozing confidence and appeared certain to cruise to re-election under Premier Gary Filmon. But when a local radio reporter began to investigate rumours about Conservative dirty tricks in the last provincial election, he broke open the scandal that led to a riveting public inquiry, and ultimately to the fall of the government. The Conservatives’ vote-splitting scheme was equal parts detective story and comedy of errors, tragedy and farce. Because it had occurred in the hardscrabble Interlake region, carried out by a wildly eccentric cast of characters, some media commentators dismissed the story as a low-rent scandal conducted by political hillbillies. But in fact the caper was masterminded by the premier’s principal secretary and supported by two of the province’s most distinguished entrepreneurs.

  • “Ethnic,” Multicultural, and Intercultural Theatre

    “Ethnic,” Multicultural, and Intercultural Theatre


    “Audiences for intercultural theatre in our experience have become increasingly diverse in recent years, at productions by genuinely intercultural companies… Productions no longer need appeal either to the traditional white middle-class audience of Canada’s so-called “main stages” (including those of the former “alternative” theatres) nor to communities narrowly defined by culture or interest—what used to be called “preaching to the converted…” —from the introduction

  • “For New Orleans” and Other Poems

    “For New Orleans” and Other Poems


    Hurricane Katrina moved the Editor and Publisher of this collection to embark on this attempt to delve into the hearts and minds of some of Americas finest poets, several from the south. The result is a moving collection, sometimes sad, sometimes joyous, sometimes puzzled and lost, but always celebrating the uniqueness and greatness of one of the great cities of our world.Who can forget New Orleans? It remains a magnetic centre for lovers of art and culture, still drawing them by the thousands.

  • (Ad)dressing Our Words

    (Ad)dressing Our Words


    This critical anthology of essays by Aboriginal academics provides an in-depth analysis of the emerging body of literature by Aboriginal authors. The contributors study the works of their peers with an insightful understanding of the significance of contemporary literature within Aboriginal cultural paradigms.This critical anthology of essays by Aboriginal academics provides an in-depth analysis of the emerging body of literature by Aboriginal authors. The contributors study the works of their peers with an insightful understanding of the significance of contemporary literature within Aboriginal cultural paradigms.

  • (alive)



    (alive): poems selected and new, is a volume of distilled grace. Twenty years of Rhea Tregebov?s poetry have been collected in this work along with several new poems. This volume charts the course of a poetic career which has seen Tregebov consistently praised for her elegant writing, carefully shaped lines, and strong poetic voice, all of which are showcased in this new collection. With this work, it is easy to see how Rhea Tregebov has become the well-respected and popular poet that she is today.

  • (flood basement

    (flood basement


    Jeremy Stewart’s first book, (flood basement, is a young poet’s search for and discovery of his place in the local landscape. The poet is haunted by the legacy of colonialism and propelled by the struggles of a community seeking its own identity. (flood basement is the raw, shocking and innocent journey of an emerging artist in a seemingly inflexible world. In this collection Stewart shares a collage of fragments that amount to a portrait of the Prince George of his youth, a transcription of a midnight audio journey, and an introspection of the fluctuating and sometimes fragile identity of the writer. Stewart’s work pushes the boundaries of innovative and experimental poetry while weaving a visual narrative of the world in which he lives.

  • (In)visible



    Diagnosed with Tourette’s syndrome as a teenager, Adam, now a 26-year-old freelance designer, attends his first meeting at a social support group. Here he meets Anna, a charity worker with a face hemangioma, Marta a TV anchor with alopecia, and Eva a make up artist with vitiligo. The following week he moves in with them.

    Shaped after the writer’s own experience of living with Tourette’s syndrome, Adam tries to move from self-inflicted invisibility to being visible—in his family, career, and personal life.

    Invisible is a book about what it means to be different. A book that encourages acceptance and tolerance. A book about fear and escape, about the necessity of being loved and accepted. It’s about the permanent struggle with your complexes and attempts to start loving yourself. It’s about hard stories. But also about big hearts.

  • (M)othering



    (M)othering is a universally understood phenomenon that speaks to the act of becoming something unexpected and entirely outside ourselves. And this book is a collection of writing and art about that. 56 contributors illuminate the kind of gritty, body mind soul transformations that only the mothering myth can evoke. Their work will take you to wonder and wildness, kindness, beauty, grief, love.

    These writers and artists show us what it means to create, to birth something, to love it, and to suffer loss. They share their truths about being persecuted, fleeing. About trans-generational trauma. Some write of broken women, mothering their mothers and sisters, choosing not to be mothers. Having many mothers. Mothering grown children. Men who want to be mothered. They tackle identity, adoption, abortion, addiction, self-care, sacrifice, nature and nurture, making art, unravelling, invention, loneliness, anger, laughter, and joy. They are queer, Metis, indigenous, French, male, Jewish, Mennonite, descendants of the Blackfoot and the Cree, settlers and immigrants. In unison, they speak about experiences far beyond the pathologizing of the pregnant female body.

  • (Un)spoken



    (Un)spoken takes the reader on a journey through negative affects, sexuality, and responses to violence and trauma. Constructed as dialogues that engage directly with the reader, the poems explore the impact of repressed grief and highlight how trauma lodges in the body as eating disorders and self-inflicted wounds. Anchored in Jewish cultural identity and written in a resolute feminist voice, this collection offers a contribution to current feminist and queer conversations about sexual and psychological violence, how we survive in chilly domestic atmospheres, and what it means to obey and resist our training as ‘nice girls’ within heterosexist systems.