TWO PLAYS ABOUT ISRAEL/PALESTINE " "Arthur Milner's plays are always smart, engaging and contemporary. Milner is a man of his times who never talks down to his audience, even as he courts and incites strong reactions. We forgive him, though because he entertains us with clever and funny characters.
A young man in a dark depression roams the vast, formless landscape of a Dublin industrial park where he meets a vagrant in the grip of a dangerous ideology. A woman fleeing a break-up finds herself taking part in an unusual sleep experiment. A man obsessed with Nietzsche clings desperately to his... More Info
Padgett Powell's third collection, Cries for Help, Various, includes forty-four stories, some very short, that follow his mentor Donald Barthelme's advice that 'the wacky mode must break readers' hearts.' The surrealistic and comical terrain of most of the stories is grounded in their real... More Info
The independent corporate freehold of Pitouie is a fleck of rock in the South Pacific. It has no industry, no economy, and no natural resources. What it does have is a volcano, a glossy brochure, and a list of industrial waste producers, whose executives are about to descend on the island's... More Info
Simon Peters, a bookbinder full of theories on everything from heart-broken shrimp to the consciousness of DNA, is hiding from his horrific past in the basement of the Calgary City Library. Enter Minerva, a twenty-two-year-old student. Her ghostly resemblance to Simons dead sister compels him to... More Info