Songwriter Michel Laflamme is stuck in traffic on Montreal’s Jacques Cartier Bridge. While waiting for police to try to talk down a potential suicide, Michel turns on the radio and hears his wife, Bijou, founding member of Beaupré, the seminal Quebec folk-rock group. The music takes Michel... More Info
Fiction. Bertrand W. Sinclair's THE INVERTED PYRAMID, a best-seller when it was first published in 1924, appears now for the first time in a new edition. Writing in the period from 1908 onwards, Sinclair published over fifteen novels, some of which sold in the hundreds of thousands. In THE INVERTED... More Info
This collection of short stories from the Pushcart Prize-nominated author includes the tale of a young woman whose post-appendectomy stomach starts transmitting strange radio signals and a young professional who is suddenly unable to control strange new appetites. Original.
An award-winning author, musician, and screenwriter, Paul Quarringtonwas diagnosed with stage-four lung cancer in summer 2009. Looking death in the face, he decided to go out singing, throwing everything he had into his work and demonstrating a creative energy that belied his illness. He was... More Info
Keen, intense, darkly comic, and accident-prone, the short fictions of David Whitton are full of sullen underdogs: his characters clean up real nice, but can't help but unravel back to their original fallen and fascinating selves. Their mistakes and misdeeds, temptations and transgressions trample... More Info
"A moving account of a man returning to his child self, trying to understand his absconding father, and of an adult searching to forgive."---Rosemary Sullivan, author of By Heart: Elizabeth Smart, a Life "One of the pleasures of this memoir is to see how the work of Elizabeth Smart still thrives;... More Info
Award-winning writer Karen X Tulchinsky's debut novel, Love Ruins Everything (originally published in 1998 by Press Gang), follows the adventures Nomi Rabinovitch, a sweet but insecure and bumbling butch lesbian as she recovers from a broken heart and negotiates her way back into the dating scene... More Info
A tale inspired by the final days of the Beats is set against a backdrop of an emerging radicalized culture of the 1960s throughout the Eastern United States, in a coming-of-age story that serves as a transcendent commentary on the nation as experienced by members of an isolated hippie commune... More Info
In a prequel to the best-selling Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Elizabeth Bennet evolves from a simple young teenager into a savage slayer of the undead, as she trains with nunchucks and katana swords and experiences a tragic first romance. Original. 200,000 first printing. $100,000 ad/promo.
In a conclusion to the trilogy that began with Links and Knots, Jeebleh returns to Mogadiscio to discover that it is being rigidly controlled by white-robed oppressors; while Ahl searches for his missing stepson, who he fears has been recruited for a religious insurgency. 15,000 first printing.
The son of Ethopian immigrants decides to retrace the journey his parents took just after they moved to America, but before he was born, in order to make sense of the volatile generational and cultural ties that have forged him. By the author of The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears. Reprint.
A volume of short works includes "Harvest," in which an unplanned pregnancy prompts an African-American college student's self-evaluation; "Jellyfish," in which a father realizes how little he knows his daughter; and "Snakes," in which a mixed-race girl recounts a fateful summer with white... More Info
Originally published in 1979, this piece of revolutionary fiction is a bestselling author's classic paean to the 1960s. At the center of the novel stands Vida Asch, who has lived underground for almost a decade. Back in the 1960s she was a political star of the exuberant antiwar movement—a... More Info
The concrete shell of Detroit's cracked open to reveal loamy soil, rich with potential. But someone knows there's more profit in controlling hunger than selling food... the world was simpler before the righteous floated away into the sky, and magic started working. The all-new six-issue story... More Info
Collects the early short stories of the author of Blindness, infused with satire and fantastical elements and showcasing his efforts to expose the tyranny of the Salazar regime in his native Portugal. 10,000 first printing.
"Follows the life of liberated Jewish woman Else Krischer, who refuses to follow society's rules, lives life to the fullest and has a child with each of the three men she loves, all as World War I, the Roaring Twenties and the rise of Nazism take over Europe, the latter forcing Else and her family... More Info
In a satiric novel set in the California Desert, ethically corrupt incumbent congressman Randall Duke takes on Mary Swain, his sexy, well-financed opponent, who does not have a firm grip on American history or even the most basic economics. By the author of Shining City. Original.
The election of the country's first black president prompts failed novelist Zan Nordhoc and his wife to solve the mystery surrounding their adopted black daughter's life, an epic journey that helps a struggling family salvage its bonds. Original. 40,000 first printing.
Luanne Armstrong and Zo Landale have put together a thorough survey of the growing body of Canadian creative non-fiction, covering the areas of memoir, personal essay, cultural journalism, lyric essay and nature or place essays. These works are only a sampling of the diversity of Canadian writing,... More Info
Fiction. John arrives in a Montreal airport with a suitcase in hand. We do not know where he is from, or who he is. He takes up work as a night-shift nurse and writes his reflections and impressions in a notebook that he carries with him at all times. By means of these personal entries, the novel... More Info
This book offers a way to insert an irritant into the modern world's complacency and ready acceptance of mind-numbing forms of conduct. By using a series of philosophic ghosts that span the millennia and combining those with some very raw interactions, the idea is to raise a curtain on a world and... More Info
It is the time immediately following the Great War, returning soldiers are bringing the aftermath of war home with them. For Caitlin, who is one of the first female graduates in psychology and an intern at the Toronto Hospital for the insane. this is a seminal year in which both her professional... More Info
A year after watching his brother go through the ice, twelve-year old Ferd refuses to believe Leo is gone. Convinced his brother is still alive, Ferd enters into a campaign of letters to persuade his brother to come home, mailing notes in any pool of water he can find. Soon, sopping notes begin to... More Info
Fiction. Based on a true story, TELL ANNA SHE'S SAFE is the tale of two women, one missing, the other searching for her. Driving home alongside West Quebec's Gatineau River one April afternoon, researcher Ellen McGinn spots a parked car that looks like it might belong to her friend and colleague,... More Info
A collection of short stories, this book features a narrative that, while unified by a dark theme, is diverse and surprisingly optimistic. The voices that recount the stories differ significantly, yet all resonate with the clarity of unmistakable truth. Avoiding the kind of graphic violence... More Info
The big-hearted story of a ten-year-old boy, a notebook and the meaning of the universe. Even though he's only ten years old, Arthur Williams knows lots of things for sure. He knows all about trilobites, and bridge, and that he doesn't want to be Victoria Brown's boyfriend, and that tapping maple... More Info
Strangers in Paris documents a restless encountering of new English-language writing in the most mythologized literary city in the world. Is Paris now only a residual city of prescribed epiphanies? Strangers in Paris brings together a selection of remarkably original writers of fiction and... More Info
This novella is the story of Mahler's love affair with Marion Von Weber and an account of the first performance of 'The Titan', the original name of the symphony, when Mahler conducted it in Budapest on November 20, 1889. He was 29 years old.
A comic gem, Jerzy Pilch's A Thousand Peaceful Cities takes place in 1963, in the latter days of the Polish post-Stalinist "thaw." The narrator, Jerzyk ("little Jerzy"), is a teenager who is keenly interested in his father, a retired postal administrator, and his father's closest friend, Mr. Tr?ba,... More Info
This book collects some of the best stories from the first ten issues of McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, the literary journal that has become one of the country's most important and influential publications. McSweeney's began as a small collection of work rejected by other magazines, but it soon... More Info
It's 1897. Gold has been discovered in the Yukon. New York is under the sway of Hearst and Pulitzer. And in a few months, an American battleship will explode in a Cuban harbor, plunging the U.S. into war. Spanning five years and half a dozen countries, this is the unforgettable story of that... More Info
A collection of never-before-published poems by the late influential poet and hard-drinking wild man of literature features more of his raw, tough poetry about such subjects as booze, work, and women. 30,000 first printing.
Japanese edition of A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian. Two sisters attempt to stop their wealthy widowed father from marring a big-breasted girl trying to get an easy luxurious life, and along the way make new discoveries about their lives. In Japanese. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.
A riveting account of Hurricane Katrina and a shocking tale of wrongful arrest and racism,Zeitounis the true story of one Syrian-American, plucked from his home and accused of terrorism, written by one of America's most high-profile literary writers, now available for the first time in paperback... More Info
Ayyan Mani, a member of India's lowest caste and resident of the slums of Mubmai, discovers an illicit romance between his married boss and a married female researcher at the institute where he works. Original.
First published in 1949, George Orwell's 1984 has lost none of its impact and vision with which it first hit readers.Winston Smith works for the Ministry of Truth in London, chief city of Airstrip One. Big Brother stares out from every poster, the Thought Police uncover every act of betrayal. When... More Info
A sequel to the best-selling Wish You Were Here finds newly independent widow Emily Maxwell dreaming of visits by grandchildren and mourning changes in her quiet Pittsburgh neighborhood before realizing an inner strength to pursue developing opportunities.