Books published by Talonbooks Ltd

Two houses half-buried in sand

Talonbooks Ltd | September 28, 2007 | 351 pages
A vital collection of writings about First Nations people and culture as it existed on the island coasts of the Depression-era Pacific Northwest and originally published in the pages of Victoria's oldest newspaper, the Daily Colonist, the sixty stories included here are the result of a unique... More Info

400 kilometres

Talonbooks Ltd | February 1, 2005 | 127 pages
400 Kilometresis the third play in Drew Hayden Taylor's hilarious and heart-wrenching identity-politics trilogy. Janice Wirth, a thirty-something urban professional, having discovered her roots as the Ojibway orphan Grace Wabung in Someday,and having visited her birth family on the Otter Lake... More Info

Some night my prince will come

Talonbooks Ltd | October 1, 2004 | 190 pages
An evening at the opera spills out onto the street and into an odyssey through Montreal by night. The narrator, both innocent and cynical, rushes headlong down what appears to be the road to ruin--or perhaps merely to the loss of his virginity. In this urban epic of love and desire, we discover a... More Info

Tombs of the Vanishing Indian

Talonbooks Ltd | April 10, 2012 | 96 pages
As part of the federal government's assimilationist termination and relocation policies of the 1950s, three Native sisters and their mother are moved from Oklahoma to Los Angeles. As these four women try to re-establish connections to a new land, each finds herself lost. The narrative interweaves... More Info

All that glitters

Talonbooks Ltd | March 1, 2005 | 157 pages
In 1914, Simon Dulac enrolls in a Canadian contingent of military police, a perfect cover for his real ambition-to comb the battlefields of Europe unhindered in his search for the legendary Templar treasure said to have been buried in Flanders in 1307. An inveterate and uncannily lucky gambler,... More Info

The Prairie novels

Talonbooks Ltd | May 15, 2004 | 320 pages
James Hoffman, George Ryga's biographer, provides a brilliant guide to the reader of this collection, with a compelling reappraisal of Ryga's fiction as far ahead of its time. The three short novels included here--Hungry Hills, Ballad of a Stonepicker and Night Desk--draw from the same large canvas... More Info

The fat woman next door is pregnant

Talonbooks Ltd | February 15, 1981 | 252 pages
In this first of six novels, Tremblay fictionalizes the lives of his beloved characters, dramatized so brilliantly in his plays.  More Info