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Arsenal Pulp Press gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the British Columbia Arts Council for its publishing program, and the Government of Canada (through the Canada Book Fund) and the Government of British Columbia (through the Book Publishing Tax Credit Program) for its publishing activities.

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Sophisticated animal-free recipes that embody the spirit of community eating.

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The art of the convivial, joyful meal shared with friends and family has evolved in recent years. The growing popularity of dinner clubs and themed potlucks attests to our desire for get-togethers at home that are out of the ordinary; as well, temporary pop-ups and secret suppers (where the address is often kept under wraps) are redefining the notion of the traditional restaurant meal. But where do vegans fit into all this fun for foodies? Vegan Secret Supper is a collection of imaginative, delectable, animal-free recipes by chef Mérida Anderson of VSS (Vegan Secret Supper), a dining club that she has run in Vancouver, Montreal, and New York. At VSS, Mérida creates amazing vegan dishes that prove that sophisticated, spectacular dinner parties do not require the use of animal products. With her focus on menu-planning and simple, seasonal ingredients, she offers readers all the tools they need to create healthy, sumptuous meals, whether it's a dish for a potluck, a romantic dinner for two, or a celebration for twenty. Full-colour throughout, the book's recipes include Split Pea Bisque with Minted Cream; Smoke-Blanched Cauliflower with Red Quinoa Tabouli; Yam and Walnut Croquettes with Ancho Balsamic Beet Reduction; and Dark Chocolate Cake with Avocado Mint Ice Cream. As well, Mérida offers fantastic tips and insight on how to create your own vegan secret supper club at home.

Mérida Anderson Mérida Anderson is an accomplished artist, musician, fashion designer, ceramicist, and vegan chef who runs the blog vegansecretsupper.com. Anderson has run her supper club VSS (short for Vegan Secret Supper) out of her home for the past five years, first in Vancouver and Montreal, and now New York, where she currently lives.

isbn 978-1-55152-496-2

full-colour throughout

e-isbn 978-1-55152-497-9

cooking (vegan)

8 x 9 | 256 pp | paper

ckb086000

$26.95 / $26.95 us

pub month: april

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THE WORLD IS MOVING AROUND ME A Memoir of the Haiti Earthquake

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A moving eyewitness account of the 2010 Haiti earthquake and its aftermath.

On January 12, 2010, novelist Dany Laferrière had just ordered dinner at a Port-au-Prince restaurant with a friend when the earthquake struck. He survived; some 300,000 others did not. The quake caused widespread destruction and left over 1 million homeless; it also revealed flaws in the impoverished nation's infrastructure that will take a generation from which to recover. This moving and revelatory book is an eyewitness account of the quake and its aftermath. In a series of vignettes, Laferrière reveals the shock, rage, and grief experienced by those around him, the acts of heroism he witnessed, and his own sense of survivor guilt. At one point, his nephew, astonished at still being alive, asks his uncle not to write about "this," "this" being too horrible to give up so easily to those who were not there. But as a writer, Laferrière can't make such a promise. Still, the question is raised: to whom does this disaster belong? Who gets to talk and write about it? In this way, the book is not only the chronicle of a natural disaster; it is also a personal meditation on the responsibility and power of the written word in a manner that echoes certain post-Holocaust books.

Dany Laferrière; translated by David Homel Dany Laferrière was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in 1953. He is the author of fourteen novels, including I Am a Japanese Writer, Heading South, and the award-winning How to Make Love to a Negro without Getting Tired. Laferrière is the recipient of numerous literary awards, including the Prix Carbet des Lycéens and the Prix Médicis in France, and the Governor General's Literary Award in Canada. He lives in Montreal.

isbn 978-1-55152-498-6

travel (essays & travelogues) /

e-isbn 978-1-55152-499-3

history (caribbean & west indies)

5.5 x 8 | 192 pp | paper

trv010000 / his041000

$15.95 / $15.95 us

pub month: january

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A memoir about sex work and sexuality, and how writing became the author’s lifeline.

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Amber Dawn's acclaimed first novel Sub Rosa, a darkly intoxicating fantasy about a group of magical prostitutes who band together to fend off bad johns in a fantastical underworld, won a Lambda Literary Award in 2011. While the plot of the book was wildly imaginative, it was also based on the author's own experience as a sex worker in the 1990s and early 2000s, and on her coming out as lesbian. How Poetry Saved My Life, Amber Dawn's second book, reveals an even more poignant and personal landscape—the terrain of sex work, queer identity, and survivor pride. This story, told in prose and poetry, offers a frank, multifaceted portrait of the author's experiences hustling the streets of Vancouver, and the how those years took away her self-esteem and nearly destroyed her; at its heart is a tender celebration of poetry and literature, which—as the title suggests—acted as a lifeline during her most pivotal moments. As raw and fiery as its author, How Poetry Saved My Life is a powerful account of survival and the transformative power of literature. “I’m asking you to entertain that wish I made earlier. To treat this like a two-way conversation. My dear reader, you’ve caught on by now that this is not really about sex work. Sex work is only one of many, many things we learn we are not to talk about. Sex work is only one of many things we’ve been asked (but never agreed) to keep silent. “This is about the labour of becoming whole … Locate yourself within the bigger, puzzling, and sometimes hazardous world around you. You are invited to do this work.”

Amber Dawn Amber Dawn is a writer, filmmaker, and performance artist. Author of the Lambda Award-winning novel Sub Rosa, she has an MFA in Creative Writing (UBC); her award-winning short film Girl on Girl was screened in eight countries and added to the gender studies curriculum at Concordia. Until August 2012, she was director of programming for the Vancouver Queer Film Festival. Amber Dawn was the 2012 winner of the Writers' Trust of Canada Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBT writers.

isbn 978-1-55152-500-6

social studies (lesbian studies) / biography

e-isbn 978-1-55152-501-3

science (prostitution & sex trade)

& autobiography (gay & lesbian) / social

5.5 x 8 | 176 pp | paper

soc017000 / bio031000 / soc059000

$15.95 / $15.95 us

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A remarkable and bold novel that interweaves the lives and loves of three very different London men.

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LONDON TRIPTYCH

Rent boys, aristocrats, artists, and criminals populate this sweeping novel in which author Jonathan Kemp skillfully interweaves the lives and loves of three very different men in gay London across the decades. In the 1890s, a young man named Jack apprentices as a rent boy and discovers a life of pleasure and excess that leads to new friendships, most notably with the soon-to-be-infamous Oscar Wilde. A century later in 1998, David tells his own tale of unashamed decadence from prison, recalling life as young man arriving in the city in the mid-1980s. Where their paths cross, in the politically sensitive 1950s when gay men were the target of police and politicians alike, the artist Colin tentatively explores his sexuality while working on his painting "London Triptych." Moodily atmospheric and rich with history, London Triptych is a sexy, resplendent portrait of the politics and pleasures of queer life in one of the world’s most fascinating cities.

Jonathan Kemp Jonathan Kemp lives in London, UK, where he currently teaches creative writing and comparative literature at Birkbeck College. London Triptych, his first novel, was published in the UK in 2010 and won the Authors' Club Best First Novel Award. His second book, Twentysix, was published in the UK in 2011 and his third, Because We Must, is forthcoming.

isbn 978-1-55152-502-0 e-isbn 978-1-55152-503-7 5.5 x 8 | 256 pp | paper $16.95 / $16.95 us

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A Queer Film Classic on the 1997 film about a boy who insists that he is a she.

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A Queer Film Classic

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Ma vie en rose (“My life in pink”) is the acclaimed 1997 Belgian film directed by Alain Berliner, about a seven-year-old garçonfille (boy-girl) who loves wearing dresses watching Le monde de Pam, and celebrating pink as the true colour of gender, sexuality, and race. Ludovic lives happily in the suburbs with his typical nuclear family, and his parents indulge his taste for being a she until his bold wedding game with Jérôme, the boy next door, provokes a family crisis by setting things queer in the pastel-coloured neighbourhood. The film won a Golden Globe Award for best foreign film but was rated Restricted by the Motion Picture Association of America, a move that some regarded as transphobic. The film resonates in current debates on transgenderism, especially as they relate to children. This Queer Film Classic considers the ramifications of the film’s controversial themes within the context of contemporary queer studies, especially in the relationships between predicament, the politics of identity, and metaphors of the self. It also delves into the film’s cultural impact as a bright and bold story about difference, rejection, and the innocence of youth. is a critically acclaimed book series that launched in 2009, edited by Thomas Waugh and Matthew Hays, covering twenty-one of the most important and influential films about and by LGBTQ people made between 1950 and 2005, and written by leading LGBTQ film scholars and critics. For other Queer Film Classic titles, see pages 21–22. queer film classics

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Chantal Nadeau Chantal Nadeau is originally from Montreal and is now Professor and Chair of the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL. She is the author of Fur Nation: From the Beaver to Brigitte Bardot (Routledge).

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isbn 978-1-55152-484-9 e-isbn 978-1-55152-485-6 5 x 7 | 160 pp | paper $14.95 / $14.95 us

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performing arts (film) lgbtq & gender studies per004030 / soc012000 soc032000 pub month: february

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THE NEW GRANVILLE ISLAND MARKET COOKBOOK Judie Glick and Carol Jensson

second printing

Raw food diets have exploded in popularity in recent years. Aaron Ash is a charismatic chef whose organic raw vegan restaurant Gorilla Food has taken Vancouver by storm for its inventive and delicious dishes, all prepared without the use of animal products or a stove. Gorilla Food the book is both an innovative cooking manual and a raw vegan bible, featuring raw pastas, pizzas, wraps, and desserts that will delight vegans and non-vegans alike with their surprisingly complex flavours. Gorilla Food will make you go ape for living life to the rawest!

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Living and Eating Organic, Vegan, and Raw Aaron Ash

Vancouver's Granville Island Public Market, established in 1979, is one of Canada's largest and most popular public markets. Taking off from the original bestselling Granville Island Market Cookbook (published in 1985), this collection of recipes uses fresh produce, gourmet meats, wild seafood, artisanal cheeses, fresh pasta, and other goods found at any public market offering quality, healthful food. Full-colour throughout, the book also includes lively food photos, Market snapshots, and profiles of the Market's dedicated vendors, several of whom have been purveying their wares for many years. “This new book is a wonderful resource to have when shopping at Granville Island or any other great public market.” —Susan Mendelson, The Lazy Gourmet

cooking (vegan)

cooking (canadian / seasonal)

isbn 978-1-55152-470-2 • e-isbn 978-1-55152-471-9

isbn 978-1-55152-439-9

• e-isbn 978-1-55152-441-2 $24.95 • $24.95 us

$24.95 • $24.95 us

THE TASTES OF AYURVEDA

THE MODERN AYURVEDIC COOKBOOK

The Tastes of Ayurveda offers simple and delicious ways to achieve a more healthful and serene life.

Amrita Sondhi’s first cookbook based on ­Ayurvedic traditions features over 200 delectable and nutritious recipes that appeal to particular doshas, which are one’s personal constitution based on physical and mental characteristics. And while the recipes are authentically ­Ayurvedic, they feature easy-to-find ingredients and modern-day cooking methods appropriate for busy lifestyles.

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Amrita Sondhi’s second cookbook provides new twists on traditional Ayurvedic recipes that are also inspired by the growing popularity of whole grains (quinoa, spelt, and barley) and raw foods. Recipes include modern interpretations of Indian cuisine (Spicy Paneer Zucchini Kabobs and Mango & Coconut Kulfi), and Ayurvedic spins on vegetarian fare (Barley Rainbow Pilaf and Raw Zucchini Hummus). The book also includes yoga and breathing exercises easily done at home or at work, full-colour recipe photos, and information on sprouting/fermenting techniques and backyard gardening.

Healthful, Healing Recipes for Life Amrita Sondhi

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More Healthful, Healing Recipes for the Modern Ayurvedic Amrita Sondhi

shortlisted for a nautilus book award Includes a cornucopia of nourishing recipes that are in tune with nature and one’s body. —Vancouver Sun Offers easy, veg-friendly recipes … Try the Spicy Chickpea Soup with coconut, cilantro and yogurt. —Curve

cooking (health / vegetarian)

cooking (health / vegetarian)

isbn 978-1-55152-438-2 • e-isbn 978-1-55152-440-5

isbn 978-1-55152-204-3 • e-isbn 978-1-55152-426-9

$26.95 • $26.95 us

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Their tattoos, their fashion sense, stolen from grandma’s vintage trunk, and their irreverence, say it’s not important to be earnest vegans; their recipes have an I-hateto-cook-but-love-to-eat attitude. —Vancouver Sun

cooking (canning & preserving)

cooking (vegan)

isbn 978-1-55152-402-3 • e-isbn 978-1-55152-403-0

isbn 978-1-55152-253-1 • e-isbn 978-1-55152-346-0

$24.95 • $24.95 us

$24.95 • $22.95 us

LA DOLCE VEGAN!

THE GARDEN OF VEGAN

second printing

How It All Vegan Again! Tanya Barnard & Sarah Kramer

over 50,000 copies sold

The second book by Tanya and Sarah, vegan chefs extraordinaire: truly delectable, highly original recipes that manage to leave animal products where they belong—with their natural owners. The Garden of Vegan offers recipes for a more sophisticated palate that add funky twists to familiar dishes bursting with colour and flavour.

eighth printing

Sarah’s third cookbook (and first solo) features more of the delectable, easy-to-prepare recipes that vegans around the world have come to adore. For Sarah, vegan cooking can be an adventure in dining, without a lot of investment in time or money. In fact, most of the recipes in La Dolce Vegan! can be prepared in 30 minutes or less. From soups and salads to entrées and desserts, they are sure to inspire both committed and part-time vegans alike.

sixth printing

Vegan Livin’ Made Easy Sarah Kramer

over 50,000 copies sold Written in the most engaging way, it’s full of recipes that are bound to appeal. —Canadian Living

More than any other vegetarian cookbook author, Kramer has charmed the whole of a movement with her accessibility and mystique. —VegNews This is one of the best vegan cookbooks I’ve seen, and one of the most joyous and spirited. —vegsource.com

[So] much more than straight recipes; Garden shows veganism as a fun and exciting way of life—complete with witty, often hilarious recipe intros and heartfelt stories. —Monday Magazine [Sarah and Tanya] teach the world at least two things: that being a vegan can be loads of fun and that vegan food is to die for. —vegsource.com

cooking (vegan)

cooking (vegan)

isbn 978-1-55152-187-9 • e-isbn 978-1-55152-285-2

isbn 978-1-55152-128-2 • e-isbn 978-1-55152-283-8

$24.95 • $23.95 us

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For novices and experienced canners alike, We Sure Can! is an important resource for the ever-growing ranks of home canners. —New York Journal of Books

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Since it was first published in 1999, How It All Vegan! has become a bible for vegan cooks, both diehard and newly converted; its basic introduction to the tenets of vegan living and eating, combined with Sarah and Tanya’s winning charm, made it an essential cookbook for anyone considering eschewing animal products from their diet. The tenth-anniversary edition includes new recipes, as well as updates and advice that better reflect the new vegan reality; it also includes a colour photo section and a new introduction by co-author Sarah Kramer, who speaks personally and passionately about the impact of veganism on her life over the past decade.

We Sure Can! celebrates the ongoing “Canvolution,” in which urban “preservationists,” local-food aficionados, rural picklers and jammers, and food bloggers are rediscovering the vanishing art of home canning jams, pickles, and other preserves. The book features over 100 recipes from an international assembly of inventive canners (including the author herself), and profiles of those who do it best. Recipes include Lemongrass, Ginger, & Kaffir Lime Jelly; Blackberry Lime Jam; Dandelion Jelly; Pickled Ramps; Lavender Peach Preserves; and Pickled Watermelon Rinds.

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How Jams and Pickles Are Reviving the Lure and Lore of Local Food Sarah B. Hood

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THE SIMPLYRAW LIVING FOODS DETOX MANUAL Natasha Kyssa This informative and useful manual outlines her ­twenty-eight-day detox program, which includes only raw and “living” foods (i.e., those that have been soaked, sprouted, or fermented). It is a gentle, effective method to cleanse the body of toxins and to provide optimal nourishment for healing.

second printing

Sarah’s fourth book is a cookbook and more for vegan travellers, many of whom are daunted by the idea of going on the road and being unable to locate and/or prepare the kind of nutritious animal-free meals they enjoy at home. This full-colour book includes 150 recipes, many of them new, and others that have been adapted from her earlier books.

Compact and comprehensive … Kyssa covers much ground via a gradual approach that progesses toward completely live foods. —VegNews

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VEGAN À GO-GO!

A Cookbook & Survival Manual for Vegans on the Road Sarah Kramer

cooking (vegan)

health & fitness / diets / food content guide 978-1-55152-250-0 • e-isbn 978-1-55152-354-5 $19.95 • $18.95 us

isbn 978-1-55152-240-1

• e-isbn 978-1-55152-318-7 $17.95 • $17.95 us

EAT, DRINK & BE VEGAN

VIVE LE VEGAN!

Simple, Delectable Recipes for the Everyday Vegan Family Dreena Burton

featured on ellen’s website You don’t have to be a vegan to enjoy Dreena Burton’s cookbooks. This is healthy, nutritious cooking. —January Magazine

In her second book, Dreena shows that there are simple methods and delectable ingredients you can use that will allow you to become vegan without having to be a rocket scientist.

fifth printing

Dreena Burton’s third cookbook offers a dazzling array of healthy, animal-free recipes, many of which are based on her experience as a mother of three young girls she and her husband are raising as vegans.

favourite vegetarian cookbooks list: homemakers

fifth printing

Everyday Recipes Worth Celebrating Dreena Burton

Vive le Vegan! welcomes a new vegan cook with open arms … This is a book to grow into, and a good companion for years of culinary adventure. Vive le Vive! —VegNews

cooking (vegan)

cooking (vegan)

isbn 978-1-55152-224-1

• e-isbn 978-1-55152-282-1 $25.95 • $24.95 us

isbn 978-1-55152-169-5

• 978-1-55152-289-0 $23.95 • $22.95 us

THE EVERYDAY VEGAN

GET IT RIPE

Dreena Burton’s first cookbook. Each recipe contains nutritional analysis, and healthconscious cooks will appreciate that the recipes do not use hydrogenated oils and very little refined flours and sugars. A flavor feast! This is a book for anyone who loves food and wants to be healthy, with great recipes that are easy and totally tasty. Truly delicious reading. —Ingrid Newkirk, President, PETA

second printing

A Fresh Take on Vegan Cooking & Living jae steele

sixth printing

Recipes & Lessons for Living the Vegan Life Dreena Burton

Get It Ripe, jae’s first book, is a vegan cookbook for the twenty-first century, with an emphasis on holistic living and whole food (i.e., unprocessed and unrefined) ingredients. jae offers practical advice and truly delicious recipes in her friendly, never-judgmental voice. This book is a breath of fresh, yummy air. —Jessica Porter, author of The Hip Chick’s Guide to Macrobiotics

Burton has designed these recipes for daily use; they’re easy to put together, and there’s enough variety to suit every taste. —VegNews cooking (vegan)

cooking (vegan)

isbn 978-1-55152-106-0 • e-isbn 978-1-55152-280-7

isbn 978-1-55152-234-0 • e-isbn 978-1-55152-291-3

$24.95 • $21.95 us

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A FEAST FOR ALL SEASONS

cooking (canadian) isbn 978-1-55152-368-2 • e-isbn 978-1-55152-383-5

$24.95 • $23.95 us

$24.95 • $21.95 us

WHERE PEOPLE FEAST

FROM THE OLIVE GROVE

third printing

An Indigenous People’s Cookbook Dolly & Annie Watts

Mediterranean Cooking with Olive Oil Helen & Anastasia Koutalianos

Where People Feast focuses on Canadian west coast Native cuisine, which takes advantage of the area’s abundant seafood, game, fruits, and vegetables—with ingredients both exotic (oolichan, venison, grouse) and common (salmon, crab, berries).

Helen Koutalianos has preached the gospel of olive oil and its benefits for years; at the same time, consumers across North America have become more sophisticated and appreciative of flavourful, boutique olive oils that are not mass produced. In this charming, intimate cookbook, Helen and her daughter Anastasia have collected 150 delectable, Mediterraneaninspired recipes, many of which have been passed along from Helen’s mother and grandmother, in which olive oil is a central ingredient.

winner, world gourmand award, local cuisine (canada) A chapter on smoking and preserving offers a closer historical look at indigenous culinary traditions. As one of the few titles on the topic, the Watts’ book is recommended. —Library Journal

A fresh take on a somewhat underrated cuisine. —The Olive Oil Source

cooking (canadian)

cooking (mediterranean)

isbn 978-1-55152-221-0 • e-isbn 978-1-55152-290-6

isbn 978-1-55152-367-5 • e-isbn 978-1-55152-382-8

$24.95 • $21.95 us

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THE REAL JERK

NEW WORLD PROVENCE

Modern French Cooking for Friends and Family Alessandra & Jean-Francis Quaglia New World Provence, by the proprietorchefs of the esteemed restaurants Provence Mediterranean Grill and Provence Marinaside in Vancouver, is a new-style French cookbook designed for contemporary North American audiences, featuring healthy, easy-to-find ingredients prepared using traditional French techniques tweaked with the home cook in mind.

second printing

The recipes in The Real Jerk (named for the authors’ popular Toronto restaurant) are new Caribbean cuisine, cooking borne out of tradition, steeped in history, and brought into a new world where styles and tastes fuse to become something entirely different. It includes such favourite recipes as jerk chicken, curry goat, oxtail, shrimp creole, and ackee and codfish (Jamaica’s national dish). Enjoy new Caribbean cuisine: a blend of tastes and cultures unlike any you’ve visited before.

fourth printing

New Carribean Cuisine Lili & Ed Pottinger

cooking (caribbean)

cooking (french)

isbn 978-1-55152-115-2 • e-isbn 978-1-55152-287-6

isbn 978-1-55152-223-4 • e-isbn 978-1-55152-315-6

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From cleaning products to living with houseplants, from canning instructions to recipes, Ripe from around Here is also about self-reliance and independence, something I’m 100% in favour of! —Deborah Madison, author of Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone

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In A Feast for All Seasons, Andrew George Jr. and Robert Gairns have compiled Aboriginal recipes that feature ingredients from the land, sea, and sky, elements of an enduring cuisine that illustrate respect for the environment and its creatures. The 120 recipes include delectable, make-at-home dishes such as Salmon and Fiddlehead Stirfry, Stuffed Wild Duck, Clam Fritters, and Wild Blueberry Cookies.

Ripe from Around Here, jae’s second book, underscores the importance of local, sustainable eating and living by helping readers deepen their understanding of organic and local foods, and their positive impact on our health and our planet.

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Traditional Native Peoples’ Cuisine Andrew George Jr. with Robert Gairns

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RIPE FROM AROUND HERE

A Vegan Guide to Local & Sustainable Eating No Matter Where You Live jae steele

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ESCAPE TO GOLD MOUNTAIN

A Graphic History of the Chinese in North America David H.T. Wong

2012 release

The history of Chinese immigration to Canada and the US over the past 100plus years has been fraught with sadness and indignity; newcomers to North America encountered discrimination, subjugation, and separation from loved ones. Despite such obstacles, these newcomers persevered in order to create a better life for the generations to come.

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Pamela Klaffke, author of Spree: A Cultural History of Shopping and herself an avid collector of cute since she was a child, takes readers on a journey through cute culture, from its origins in Japan where teenaged girls help drive the “cute” economy, to its modern-day manifestations in the bubblegum-coloured careers of performers like Katy Perry. The book also delves into the fanatical world of cute creators and collectors, the psychology of nostalgia, and the phenomenon known as creepy/cute, as well as cute food, anthropomorphized animals, and cute superstars such as Blythe, My Little Pony, and Hello Kitty herself.

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Adventures in Cute Culture Pamela Klaffke

Escape to Gold Mountain is the first graphic novel to tell their story: based on historical documents and interviews with elders, this is a vivid history of the Chinese in their search for “Gold Mountain” (the Chinese colloquialism for North America) as seen through the eyes of the Wong family.

“The visuals are striking ... The photographs vibrate with warm, supersaturated colors and visible film grain, fairly leaping off the page.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Action-packed history for new generations, drawn and told with passion and a critical eye. A rousing tribute to our pioneers!” —Paul Yee

cultural studies / antiques & collectibles

juvenile nonfiction (graphic novels)

isbn 978-1-55152-472-6

• e-isbn 978-1-55152-473-3 $19.95 • $19.95 us

isbn 978-1-55152-476-4 • e-isbn 978-1-55152-477-1

$19.95 • $19.95 us

ONE THOUSAND MUSTACHES

ONE THOUSAND BEARDS A Cultural History of Facial Hair Allan Peterkin

One Thousand Mustaches is both a lighthearted cultural history and an earnest style manual: it’s the story of the ’stache through the ages and its manifestations in politics, war, movies, music, sports, and art, as well as information on various ’stache styles and how to grow and wear them with pride. The book also includes numerous photos and drawings throughout. ” A veritably funny look at mustaches, their bravado, and their irony.” —New York Press

Facial hair has traditionally marked a passage into manhood, but its various manifestations have been determined by class, religious belief, historical precedent, and occupational status. Beards have at one time or another come to represent wisdom, goodness, sorcery, diabolism, psychological depth, and revolution; to this day, the act of displaying facial hair is still regarded as a form of ultimate cool.

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The ’stache is back! After decades of being much maligned in Western culture, the mustache is enjoying a cultural renaissance, thanks to the annual phenomenon of Movember, and the retro/modern mo’s sported by the likes of Ryan Gosling, Ashton Kutcher, and James Franco.

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A Cultural History of the Mo Allan Peterkin

With wit and insight, One Thousand Beards explores the historical meaning of facial hair, from Freud’s interpretation, to a wild trip through history, to a rogue’s gallery of famous bearded or moustached men. See also One Thousand Mustaches (opposite) and The Bearded Gentleman (page 14). An entertaining and informative combination of a history, a documentary, an appreciation and a catalog. —Publishers Weekly

cultural studies / men’s health (grooming)

cultural studies / men’s health (grooming)

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isbn 978-1-55152-107-7

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The Art of Crochet and Knit Graffiti Mandy Moore & Leanne Prain

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STAN DOUGLAS

STAN DOUGLAS

Essays use Douglas’s monumental-sized photograph of this contested Vancouver block as a template for assessing the state of the city’s Downtown Eastside. Includes a full-colour poster. vancouver book award winner A scathing, learned must-read. —Canadian Art

This full-colour art book on the politics of urban conflict is based on the monumental photo mural about Vancouver’s infamous Gastown Riot of 1971 by internationally regarded artist Stan Douglas. This book takes the riot, and Douglas’s work, as points of departure to discuss the legacy and implications of this tumultuous time, not only for Vancouver but for all urban centres where dissent and conflict based on class, lifestyle, or other issues arise.

Every Building on 100 West Hastings Reid Shier (ed)

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Abbott & Cordova, 7 August 1971 Stan Douglas

A beautiful and informative book about one of Vancouver’s most stunning and original works of public art. —Vancouver Sun visual art / social issues / british columbia

visual art / social issues / british columbia

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POLAROIDS

VANCOUVER ART & ECONOMIES

Attila Richard Lukacs and Michael Morris

Melanie O’Brian (ed)

This large-format (13 x 16.5-in) book is the first to document the work of this important artist from an unusual perspective—a collection of some 1,200 full-colour Polaroid images (twelve per page) taken by Lukacs over the past twenty years as core references for his paintings, assembled and collaged by Vancouver artist and curator Michael Morris. alcuin design society award winner Lukacs fans will swoon over Polaroids ... It’s a fascinating look at Lukacs’s source material, complemented by essays by Michael Turner (Hard Core Logo) and Stan Persky. —Montreal Mirror visual arts

An ambitious cross-disciplinary study of art and artists in Vancouver, Vancouver Art & Economies situates the city at the centre of one of the world’s most intriguing visual arts scenes, and the political, geographic, institutional, and cultural influences which shape it. Colour and black-and-white images throughout. This anthology explores the development of contemporary art in Vancouver, covering its roots in the landscape tradition and the rise of the Vancouver School as well as the impact of cinematic and post-medium practices.” —Canadian Art

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Hoopla showcases those who take the craft of embroidery where it’s never gone before, in an astonishing, full-colour display of embroidered art. Hoopla rebels against the quaint and familiar embroidery motifs of flowers and swashes, and focuses instead on innovative stitch artists who specialize in unusual, guerrilla-style patterns such as needlepoint nipple doilies and a ransom note pillow; it demonstrates that modern embroidery artists are as sharp as the needles with which they work.

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THE 500 YEARS OF RESISTANCE COMIC BOOK

Gord Hill, with a foreword by Allan Antliff and an introduction by Davd Cunningham

Gord Hill, with an introduction by Ward Churchill A powerful and historically accurate graphic portrayal of Indigenous resistance to the European colonization of the Americas, beginning with the Spanish invasion under Christopher Columbus and ending with the Six Nations land reclamation in Ontario in 2006. Gord Hill has put colonial myth-makers on notice with a comic that educates and inspires. —The St’at’imc Runner

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isbn 978-1-55152-360-6 • e-isbn 978-1-55152-379-8

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VENUS WITH BICEPS

AMERICAN HUNKS

A Pictorial History of Muscular Women David L. Chapman & Patricia Vertinsky

The Muscular Male Body in Popular Culture, 1860–1970 David L. Chapman & Brett Josef Grubisic

In this fascinating collection of rare archival images from the late 19th to the mid-20th century, authors David L. Chapman and Patricia Vertinsky trace the peculiar yet fascinating history of muscular women in popular culture. Venus with Biceps is a beautiful and historically significant book about gender, image, social expectations, and female power.

A fascinating collection of images (many in full colour) depicting the muscular American male as documented in popular culture. Chapman is also author of Venus with Biceps (left). A delightfully eclectic compilation of historical man pix. —Xtra! What might have been a nudge-nudge, wink-wink volume is instead vital Americana. —Booklist

as seen in the new yorker and people

Uplifting, informative, and delicious. —Vancouver Sun cultural studies / visual arts

cultural studies / gay studies / visual arts

isbn 978-1-55152-370-5

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A fascinating portrayal … of female bodybuilding. —Publishers $29.95 • $27.95 us Weekly

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LUST UNEARTHED

OUT / LINES

lambda literary award finalist

A wealth of previously unpublished “obscene” images from the queer preStonewall underground that broadens and tantalizes the view of queer culture. Waugh’s narrative explores cultural and erotic dynamics and the social context in which such images were created. lambda literary award finalist

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Lust Unearthed presents over 200, neverbefore-published explicit gay male images from the private collection of Ambrose DuBek, from a period when such material was rare and indeed illegal. Gay porn for the thinking man, Lust Unearthed will beguile and arouse.

Underground Gay Graphics from Before Stonewall Thomas Waugh

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Vintage Gay Graphics from the DuBek Collection Thomas Waugh, with Willie Walker

A great book. —Lambda Book Report

Historically significant. —Out

gay studies / visual arts

gay studies / visual arts

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isbn 978-1-55152-123-7

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HOPE IN SHADOWS

THE ONLY POETRY THAT MATTERS

Stories and Photographs of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside Brad Cran & Gillian Jerome

Reading the Kootenay School of W ­ riting Clint Burnham

In moving photographs and first-person essays, Hope in Shadows offers an intimate and honest look at what it really means to live in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, Canada’s poorest neighbourhood. Photographs in the book, inspired by a highly successful calendar of the same name, are all taken by residents themselves, and will change the way you think about impoverished communities. Co-published by Pivot Legal Society.

Clint Burnham unpacks and demystifies the poets and poetry of the KSW, one of Canada’s most prominent language poetry groups. He argues that it matters because of its materiality, its politics, and how the writing, rather than offering a ready-made message, passes the work onto the reader, allowing the reader to create meaning. By the author of Smoke Show (page 29). An erudite and intelligent collection of essays. —Globe and Mail

vancouver book award winner

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literary criticism

isbn 978-1-55152-238-8 • e-isbn 978-1-55152-297-5

isbn 978-1-55152-429-0 • e-isbn 978-1-55152-434-4

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SEEING REDS

NATIONAL DREAMS

The Winnipeg General Strike took place more than 90 years ago, but it resonates still — ­ as in historian Daniel Francis’s new book ... A well-told tale. —Globe and Mail

An incisive and widely acclaimed study of the most persistent icons and stories in Canadian history, and how they inform our sense of national identity, a fascinating document that allows us to see the past in a shocking new light. Includes 35 black-and-white images. A brilliant examination of our national myths. —Toronto Star

Seeing Reds tells the story of a turbulent period in Canadian history during the winter of 1918– 19, when a fearful government led by Prime Minister Robert Borden tried to suppress radical political activity by branding legitimate labour leaders as “Bolsheviks” and “Reds.”

Myth, Memory, and Canadian History Daniel Francis

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The Red Scare of 1918–1919, Canada’s First War on Terror Daniel Francis

An astonishing book. —Georgia Straight history (canada)

history (canada)

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isbn 978-1-55152-043-8 • e-isbn 978-1-55152-330-9

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Writer and comedian Charles Demers gets at the heart of Vancouver, shedding light on the various strategies and influences that have made the city what it is today (as well as what it should be). From a history of ­anti-Asian racism to a deconstruction of the city’s urban sprawl, Vancouver Special is a love letter to the city, taking a no-holds-barred look at Lotusland with verve, wit, and insight. Includes stunning photography by Emmanuel Buenviaje.

Few Vancouver nightspots evoke such a fabled history as the Penthouse Nightclub. Host to acts like Sammy Davis Jr. and Duke Ellington in the 1950s and 60s, it became infamous for its exotic dancers in the 1970s, resulting in a colourful, lurid history involving vice squads, politicians, judges, and con men. However, despite evolving social mores and changing cultural styles, the Penthouse has survived. This first-ever book on the Penthouse includes recently unearthed photographs and untold stories, revealing a glamorous and slightly naughty view of historic Vancouver after dark.

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The Story of Vancouver’s Legendary Penthouse Nightclub Aaron Chapman

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THE BEARDED GENTLEMAN

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The Style Guide to Shaving Face Allan Peterkin & Nick Burns

A Cultural History of Shopping Pamela Klaffke

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An entertaining, witty, and useful guide to facial hair styles and the men who wear them. There’s also advice on shaving and insight into how facial hair has figured in the history of masculinity. See also One Thousand Mustaches (page 10).

The history of shopping, unveiled in an informative and readable fashion. Includes more than 100 photos. … combines a whimsical history of milestones in shopping … with a witty and insightful look at its place in modern life. —Maclean’s

featured in the new york times, nylon, out

Does for shopping what Margaret Visser did for table salt. Replete with esoteric facts, shopping marginalia and popular culture, it runs the gamut. —Fashion Magazine

Helps men navigate the treacherous waters between laughingstock and Jake Gyllenhaal. —New York Times men’s health (grooming)

cultural studies

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SHOOT IT!

TO THE DOGS

Hollywood Inc. and the Rising of I­ ndependent Film David Spaner Shoot It! is a revealing history of how Hollywood, with its eye on the bottom line, lost its ability to support the work of creative filmmakers; it is also a passionate portrait of the American independents, and others outside the studio system, who have risen up to fill the void. Few film books take the expansive, international view of journalist and critic David Spaner in his new book Shoot It! —Indie Wire

Peter Culley No animal has a closer and more complicated relationship with humans than the dog. From the beginning of human civilization dogs have formed an intimate part of our domestic space and working world. From Sparta to Stalingrad, from the laps of Popes to the purses of Paris, the dogs of war, guard duty, and companionship have been forever at our side, loyal, adoring, seemingly endless in their reserves of courage and character. But at a time when what it means to be human seems less defined than ever, we have begun to draw on those reserves as never before.

film

pets / visual arts

isbn 978-1-55152-408-5 • e-isbn 978-1-55152-409-2

isbn 978-1-55152-241-8

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THE BALD-HEADED HERMIT AND THE ARTICHOKE

HOW IT ALL BEGAN

The Personal Account of a West German Urban Guerrilla Bommi Baumann

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An Erotic Thesaurus A.D. Peterkin

A unique, tongue-in-cheek guide to the lingo of sex. Erotic words and phrases in the English language number in the thousands, and this collection includes terms that vary from the poetic and the medical to the macho, derogatory, and obscene. Also includes numerous naughty vintage photographs. A progressive thesaurus that demystifies the language of sex. —Quill & Quire

sexuality

How It All Began is the personal testimony of Michael “Bommi” Baumann, a man who, in the late 1960s and early ´70s, was a member of the June 2nd Movement, one of the most spectacular urban guerrilla organizations in West Berlin.

Of this book, Baumann said: “Others should understand why people take the road of armed struggle, how they come to it, how the seeds are planted, and what the emotions behind it are, what kind of considerations and psychic preconditions are needed to overcome the fear involved.”

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politics / history

isbn 978-1-55152-063-6

isbn 978-0-88978-045-3

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biography / music

isbn 978-1-55152-396-5 • e-isbn 978-1-55152-404-7

isbn 978-1-55152-148-0

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AFTER CANAAN

THE LAST GENET

Essays on Race, Writing, and Region Wayde Compton

A Writer in Revolt Hadrien Laroche, translated by David Homel The Last Genet is a careful philosophical and historical reading of the last eighteen years in the life of Jean Genet, during which time he became intimately involved with the plight of the oppressed (the Black Panthers, the Palestinians, the Baader Meinhof).

In these varied essays, Compton marks the passing of old modes of anti-racism and multiculturalism, and points toward what may or may not be a “post-racial” future, but will, without doubt, be a brave new world of cultural perception. vancouver book award finalist After Canaan engages critically and materially with race in a way that hasn’t been done before, courageously critiquing Canada’s refusal to account for or legitimize the experience of racial ambiguity.—Quill & Quire (starred review)

[Genet’s] last journey, as revealed by Laroche, is imbued with beauty, metamorphosis and emancipation on one hand, and monstrosity, nihilism and hopelessness on the other. An indispensible study for readers interested in Genet, the Black Panthers, the Palestinian/Israeli conflict or, more generally, the philosophy of humanism. —Kirkus Reviews

black studies / cultural studies

biography

isbn 978-1-55152-374-3 • e-isbn 978-1-55152-387-3

isbn 978-1-55152-365-1 • e-isbn 978-1-55152-386-6

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ANARCHY AND ART

ONLY A BEGINNING

From the Paris Commune to the Fall of the Berlin Wall Allan Antliff In numerous essays, Allan Antliff interrogates moments of engagement when anarchist artists, poets, philosophers, and critics have confronted pivotal events over the past 135 years. A thoughtful discussion of art’s potential as a conduit for revolution and meaningful social change. —Midwest Book Review

An Anarchist Anthology Allan Antliff (ed.)

The first comprehensive overview of anarchist theory and practice in Canada, documenting over a quarter-century of activism, edited by the author of Anarchy and Art (opposite). Without a documentary history of anarchist organizations, theoretical developments, and activism we cannot build an effective movement. Only a Beginning saves us from this fate. —Ann Hansen, Direct Action

Antliff’s research has yielded a new theoretical insight into a genre not often considered. —Bookforum politics / history / visual art

politics / cultural studies

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A document that is both an eye-popping tome and a chronological account of the rise and fall (and rise again) of one of punk music’s most important acts. —Vancouver Sun The proper medicine growing young minds need. —Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys)

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Joe “Shithead” Keithley founded legendary punk pioneers D.O.A. in 1978. I, Shithead is Joe’s personal, no-bullshit recollections of a life in punk, starting with the burgeoning punk movement, and traversing a generation disillusioned with the status quo who believed they could change the world, conquering all manner of obstacles through sheer determination.

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The punk band D.O.A., established in 1978, is considered one of the founders of hardcore punk; their raw, melodic sound, which drew comparisons to the Clash and the Ramones, has always been matched by the band’s acute political sensibility. This large-format book is a sprawling full-colour visual history that offers a visceral glimpse into the hardcore life of one of the hardest-working bands in the business.

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THE IMAGINARY INDIAN

10th Anniversary Edition Bridget Moran

The Image of the Indian in Canadian Culture Daniel Francis

A valuable and moving biography. —Books in Canada

2011 release

over 40,000 copies sold

A revealing history of the “Indian” image mythologized by popular Canadian culture since 1850, propagating stereotypes that exist to this day. Includes new material by the author.

20th anniversary edition

fall

The captivating story of the late Mary John, a pioneering Carrier Native whose life on the Stoney Creek reserve in central British ­Columbia is a capsule history of First ­Nations life from a unique woman’s perspective.

Francis has done an amazing job of tracing down through Canadian history the perceptions … that the dominant culture had and has of this country’s Aboriginal people. —Drew Hayden Taylor

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aboriginal studies

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A LITTLE REBELLION

JUDGEMENT AT STONEY CREEK New Edition Bridget Moran

Bridget Moran’s followup to Stoney Creek Woman (above): an Aboriginal studies classic, hailed for its moving and deeply personal depiction of how the justice system has failed Canada’s Aboriginal people.

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This moving autobiography of the late Bridget Moran, author of Stoney Creek Woman and Judgement at Stoney Creek (both on this page), and her astonishing life as a social worker in British Columbia unafraid to take on the powers that be.

A well-crafted book that sensitively captures the many conflicting sentiments brought out by the inquiry. —Books In Canada

fifth printing

Bridget Moran

biography / aboriginal studies

aboriginal studies

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isbn 978-1-55152-053-7 • e-isbn 978-1-55152-325-5

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RESISTANCE AND RENEWAL

VICTIMS OF BENEVOLENCE

The Dark Legacy of the Williams Lake Residential School Elizabeth Furniss

roderick haig-brown book prize winner

An unsettling and moving study of two tragic events at an Indian residential school in British Columbia which serve as a microcosm of the profound impact the residential school system had on Aboriginal communities in Canada throughout this century.

third printing

One of the first books published to deal with the phenomenon of residential schools in Canada, this is an insightful collection of Native perspectives on the Kamloops Indian Residential School in the BC interior, based on interviews with former residents of the school.

A solid addition to the historical record. —BCLA Reporter

Demonstrates that the experiences of the past, however painful, are valuable for future generations. —Northeast Indian Quarterly

eighth printing

Surviving the Indian Residential School Celia Haig-Brown

aboriginal studies isbn 978-0-88978-189-4

aboriginal studies

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MACHO SLUTS

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When it was first published in 1988, Pat Califia’s Macho Sluts, a collection of S/M stories set in San Francisco’s dyke bathhouses, sex parties, and S/M gay bars, shocked the lesbian community and caused an upheaval in the field of queer publishing. This new edition includes an afterword by the author and supplemental material. Califia’s stories are intriguing, erotic, exhilarating, and unnerving. The sheer power of Macho Sluts is undeniable. —Bay Area Reporter

A viciously funny, shocking, yet ultimately moving 1975 novel, an allegory of Franco’s Spain, about a young gay man coming of age in a troubled family: with a mother who despises him, a father who ignores him, and a brother who loves him. winner of the prix hermes in france Haunting … unusual … Eerie yet amusing … Gómez-Arcos neatly satirizes Franco’s Spain and the Roman Catholic Church and gets in a few pokes at America as well … refreshingly distinctive and engaging. —New York Times Book Review

fiction / lesbian

fiction / gay men’s

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WHISPER THEIR LOVE

A Little Sister’s Classic Valerie Taylor, introduction by Barbara Grier

FINISTÈRE

A Little Sister’s Classic Fritz Peters, introduction by Michael Bronski

Joyce is eighteen, a freshman at a fashionable school for girls; suddenly all that matters to her is a woman twice her age. This beautifully written pulp novel was published as a mass market paperback in 1957 and is widely considered a historic milestone for its openly lesbian, feminist content, which shocked many readers at the time. It has been described as an “anti-romance novel” for its grounding in the reality of lesbian experience.

A lyrical gay coming-of-age story first published in 1951 and acclaimed by many, including Gore Vidal and The New York Times, about Matthew, a young American who moves to France with his mother. His growing sense of self and his sexuality forces him to confront Finistère­­—land’s end—where the brutal truths of the world can be found. The best novel this reviewer has ever read on the theme of homosexuality. —New York Times (1951)

Theirs was the kind of love they dared not show the world. —From the original book jacket fiction / lesbian

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EMPATHY

A Little Sister’s Classic Sarah Schulman, introduction by Kevin Killian Anna O. is a loner in New York, an office temp obsessed with a mysterious woman in white leather; Doc is a post-Freudian psychiatrist who hands out business cards to likely neurotics on street corners, and is looking for his own personal fulfillment. This beautifully written novel is about the fluidity of desire, and how those of us damaged by love can still be transformed by it. By the author of The Mere Future, The Child, and Rat Bohemia (page 26 for all).

BLACKBIRD

A Little Sister’s Classic Larry Duplechan, introduction by Michael Nava A funny, moving, coming-of-age novel about growing up black and gay in southern California. By the author of the Lambda Award-winning Got ’til it’s Gone (page 29). Blackbird wasn’t just the first black gay coming out tale; it was—and still is—one of the quirkiest and funniest novels I’ve ever read. While the worlds they exist in and world views they possess are very different, Johnnie Ray Rousseau helped pave the literary road that my own fictional creations have traveled. —James Earl Hardy

With Empathy, the lesbian novel comes of age. —Fay Weldon fiction / lesbian isbn 978-1-55152-201-2

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FRANNY, THE QUEEN OF PROVINCETOWN

A Little Sister’s Classic Isabel Miller, introduction by Emma Donoghue

A Little Sister’s Classic John Preston, introduction by Michael Lowenthal

Set in the 19th century, Isabel Miller’s classic lesbian novel traces the relationship between Patience White and Sarah Dowling, whose romantic bond does not sit well with the puritanical New England farming community in which they live. Winner of the American Library Association’s first Gay Book Award.

First published to wide acclaim in 1983, Franny was a book of gay heroism and camaraderie in the shadow of the burgeoning aids crisis about a proud, protective drag queen who helps her friends battle self-hatred and ostracism. For every gay man or woman out there … this is one of the most vital and important works in gay literary history and I implore everyone … to read it. —Xtra! West

The writing has the directness and whimsicality of primitive paintings—it is like spiked gingerbread or surprising samplers. —Village Voice

fiction / lesbian

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THE YOUNG IN ONE ANOTHER’S ARMS

SONG OF THE LOON

First published in 1977, The Young in One Another’s Arms is about the building of female communities in mid-1970s Vancouver. The novel won the Canadian Authors Association’s Best Novel Award in 1978. In 2007, Jane Rule was awarded the Order of Canada; she passed away in 2008. Jane Rule’s The Young in One Another’s Arms is a mature and satisfying work that definitely stands the test of time. —Bay Area Reporter

A Little Sister’s Classic Richard Amory, introduction by Michael Bronski First published in 1966, Song of the Loon is a lusty gay frontier romance that tells the story of a 19th-century outdoorsman’s travels through the American wilderness, where he meets a number of characters who share with him stories, wisdom, and homosexual encounters. The most popular erotic gay book of the 1960s.

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A Little Sister’s Classic Jane Rule, introduction by Katherine V. Forrest

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Arsenal Pulp and Little Sister’s should be praised for bringing back Song of the Loon … it belongs in every gay man’s library. —TWN

fiction / lesbian

fiction / gay men’s

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FIRST PERSON QUEER

SECOND PERSON QUEER

Who we are (so far) Richard Labonté & Lawrence Schimel (eds)

Who you are (so far) Richard Labonté & Lawrence Schimel (eds)

In this amazing, wide-ranging anthology of nonfiction essays, contributors write intimate and honest first-person accounts of queer (gay/lesbian/bisexual/trans) experience: from coming out to “passing” as straight, to growing old to living proud.

Second Person Queer is an anthology of essays on LGBT life written in the secondperson, taking the form of letters to family and friends, missives to homophobes, confessions to lovers, and words of advice for the next generation.

lambda award winner independent publisher award winner

These diverse essays are shocking and hilarious, and always relevant. —Fugues

Whether read in a couple of sittings or savored essay by essay, this is an eye-opening vista on diversity. —Kirkus Review lgbt nonfiction / anthologies

lgbt nonfiction / anthologies

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THE INVERTED GAZE

THE DICTIONARY OF HOMOPHOBIA

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Queering the French Literary Classics in America François Cusset, translated by David Homel

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François Cusset, author of the acclaimed book French Theory, investigates the queering of the French literary canon by American writers and scholars in this thought-provoking and free-minded journey across six centuries of literary classics and sexual polemics. “This book serves as a scintillating baptism by fire for all aspiring queer Francophiles making their first trek into the French literary canon.” —Lambda Literary

The Dictionary of Homophobia is the best book on gay history ever written… Knowledge is power. And in a world where homosexuality is all too often a crime, this book is the weapon we need. —InsightOut

lgbt studies / literary criticism

lgbt studies / cultural studies

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PETER FLINSCH

THE VIEW FROM HERE

The Body in Question Ross Higgins

Conversations with Gay & Lesbian Filmmakers Matthew Hays

Peter Flinsch, who passed away in 2010, was one of the art world’s unsung heroes; for the past 60 years, he has produced hundreds of paintings, drawings, and sculptures which depict the eroticized male body. In 2006, he won the first Lifetime Achievement Award from the Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation in New York. This beautiful, full-colour edition celebrates both his life and art.

Queer directors and screenwriters—some mainstream, others who work defiantly from the margins—speak passionately about the filmmaking process, offering fascinating anecdotes and opinions about cinema. Includes Pedro Almodóvar, Bill Condon, John Greyson, Bruce LaBruce, Robert Lepage, John Cameron Mitchell, Patricia Rozema, Gus Van Sant, and John Waters.

The bio of Peter Flinsch reads like an epic novel, but its final chapter lies within a proud canon of artistic creation. —Outlooks

lambda literary award winner

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I LIKE IT LIKE THAT

True Stories of Gay Male Desire Richard Labonté & Lawrence Schimel (eds)

QUEERSEXLIFE

Autobiographical Notes on Sexuality, Gender & Identity Terry Goldie

Intelligent, sexy, true-life tales of gay men’s desire: these stories push at the parameters of queer erotic life. Contributors include Daniel Allen Cox, Larry Duplechan, Sky Gilbert, Tim Miller, and Andy Quan.

Evocative of writers Patrick Califia and Kate Bornstein, whose best works explore gender and sexuality through personal memoir, queersexlife is a frank and intimate collection of responses to theories of queer sexuality and identity as viewed through the author’s own experiences. By the editor of In a Queer Country.

lambda literary award finalist A reminder that virtual sex is best when it comes with a storyteller’s skills, triggering your own memories of lust and love … There’s dizzying variety in these 34 entries. —Xtra! gay men’s nonfiction / erotica

An important contribution to queer theory. —Feminist News

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BRAZEN FEMME

Queering Femininity Chlöe Brushwood Rose & Anna Camilleri (eds)

There is no doubt in my mind that this book will soon be recognized as a major contribution to the shelves of our queer literature. —Kate Bornstein, author of Gender Outlaw

second printing

lambda literary award finalist ala stonewall honor book

An anthology that is a manifesto for the unrepentant bitch, straddling the furious and fantastic. This sharp-edged collection (of fiction, prose poetry, personal essay, photographs, and illustration) figures the unhyphenated femme experience in performance, betrayal, violence, humour, and survival. lambda literary award finalist

An anthology on the politics and pleasures of butch and femme culture. Includes a foreword by Joan Nestle, editor of The Persistent Desire: A Femme-Butch Reader.

Within these angry, defiant, brave pieces lie some essential truths about gender, about being both queer and feminine. —Herizons

lgbt nonfiction / gender studies / anthologies

lgbt nonfiction / gender studies / anthologies

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BUTCH IS A NOUN

THE NEAREST EXIT MAY BE BEHIND YOU

S. Bear Bergman

S. Bear Bergman

Butch is a Noun is a book that a) should be required reading in any gender studies curriculum; b) femmes should read whenever they’re feeling unloved, lonely, or misunderstood; c) butches should read; d) all of the above. The answer, of course, is d. Thank you, dear Bear. —Kate Bornstein

S. Bear Bergman’s second book is an honest and illuminating collection of essays on gender and identity. As a transmasculine person, Bergman offers unique perspectives on issues that challenge, complicate, and confound the “official stories” about how gender and sexuality work.

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A funny, insightful, and purposely unsettling manifesto on what it means to be butch (or not), first released by Suspect Thoughts in 2006. Includes a new introduction by the author.

lambda literary award finalist Bergman’s gift of storytelling illuminates the evolving nuances of queer and trans life. —Feminist Review

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All Ways Butch and Femme Ivan E. Coyote and Zena Sharman, eds.

gender studies / lgbt nonfiction

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FIST OF THE SPIDER WOMAN

WITH A ROUGH TONGUE

Tales of Fear and Queer Desire Amber Dawn (ed)

Femmes Write Porn Amber Dawn & Trish Kelly (eds)

Fist of the Spider Woman is a revelatory anthology of horror stories that disrupts reality as queer women know it, instilling both fear and arousal while turning traditional horror iconography on its head. Amber Dawn is the author of Sub Rosa (page 26).

A rebellious anthology of stories about sex and the modern femme: no-holds barred, queer sex tales that reinvent lesbian erotica in ways that are transgressive and em­powering. independent publisher award finalist, best erotica

lambda literary award finalist A brave, bold, eye-opening book. —Rachel Kramer Bussel, editor, Best Sex Writing 2009 lesbian fiction / horror

[The editors] dismantle every expectation of erotica in this collection.—Bust Well-written, empowering, and challenging. —Books to Watch Out For

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lesbian fiction / erotica

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WORD IS OUT

ZERO PATIENCE

A Queer Film Classic Susan Knabe & Wendy Gay Pearson

A Queer Film Classic on the groundbreaking 1977 documentary that profiles the lives of ordinary gay men and lesbians of different ages, races and backgrounds. The film presented an intimate portrait of gay men and lesbians, and by doing so, it played a significant role in the thennascent struggle for gay rights. It premiered the same year that Anita Bryant waged her infamous “Save Our Children” campaign in Florida, a battle that was soon copied across the US. Greg Youmans examines the historical, political, and aesthetic significance of this important film, situating it firmly in its late-1970s context. “Through its reading of this single film, the book advances a compelling and original frame for understanding the political transformations of the late 1970s—showing, quite brilliantly, how movement politics and film aesthetics were inextricably linked.” —Film Quarterly

A Queer Film Classic on John Greyson’s controversial 1993 film musical about the AIDS crisis, which combines experimental, camp musical, and documentary aesthetics while refuting the legend of Patient Zero, the male flight attendant accused in Randy Shilts’ book And the Band Played On of bringing the AIDS crisis to North America. This book provides a guided tour of the film, looking at its engagement with both biomedical and populist discourses around aids in its first decade and with the political work undertaken by the queer community to provide support for HIV+ people and treatment for those with AIDS. “Knabe and Pearson do a stellar job summarizing the political and populist discourse about AIDS in Canada in the early years of the disease.” —Quill and Quire “A gripping tale … Passionate and smart.” —Andrew Holleran, Washington Post

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“This new critical study on the work of Visconti is an admirable addition to any film aficionado’s library.” —Gay & Lesbian Review

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“There is much to admire in Aitken’s poetic and personal account of the film … [It] begins to unfold the complexity and richness of a film whose true brilliance many have yet failed to appreciate.” —Film Quarterly

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Will Aitken delves into Luchino Visconti’s lyrical and controversial 1971 film based on Thomas Mann’s novel, about a middle-aged heterosexual artist (played by Dirk Bogarde) vacationing in Venice who becomes obsessed with a youth staying at the same hotel as a wave of cholera descends upon the city. The book analyzes the film’s cultural impact and provides a vivid portrait of the director, an ardent Communist and grand provocateur.

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A Queer Film Classic Greg Youmans

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Alfred Hitchcock’s 1951 thriller based on the novel of the same name by Patricia Highsmith (who also wrote The Talented Mr. Ripley) is about two men who meet on a train: one is a man who wishes to divorce his unfaithful wife so he can marry a US senator’s daughter; the other is an enigmatic bachelor with an overbearing father. Together they enter into a murder plot that binds them to one another, with fatal consequences. This Queer Film Classic delves into the homoerotic energy of the film, especially between the two male characters (played by Farley Granger and Robert Walker). It builds on the question of the sexuality the film puts on view, not to ask whether either character is gay so much as to explore the queer relations between sexuality and murder and the strong antisocial impulses those relations represent. The book also includes a look at the making of the film and the critical controversies over Hitchcock’s representations of male homosexuality.

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A Queer Film Classic Jonathan Goldberg

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FAREWELL MY CONCUBINE

A Queer Film Classic Shohini Ghosh

A Queer Film Classic Helen Hok-Sze Leung

Farewell My Concubine is a thoughtprovoking consideration of Chen Kaige’s acclaimed 1992 Chinese film set in the mid20th century about two male Peking opera stars and the woman who comes between them, set against the political turmoil of a China in transition. The film’s treatment of gender performance and homosexuality was a first in Chinese cinema, and the subject of much controversy there.

Set in a contemporary middle-class Hindu household in the heart of Delhi, CanadianIndian director Deepa Mehta’s film Fire is the story of Radha and Sita, the wives of two brothers, who fall in love with one another. The film generated wide controversy in India, where protestors disrupted screenings and vandalized theatres. Ghosh’s book is a thoughtful consideration of the film and its consequences.

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film / lgbt studies

isbn 978-1-55152-363-7 • e-isbn 978-1-55152-392-7

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MONTREAL MAIN

LAW OF DESIRE

A Queer Film Classic Thomas Waugh & Jason Garrison

A Queer Film Classic José Quiroga

Montreal Main considers the brilliant yet neglected 1974 Canadian film set in Montreal’s bohemian neighbourhood “The Main.” The movie, directed and starring Frank Vitale, is a fascinating cinema vérité take on North American social mores and relationships in the 1970s.

The Spanish film Law of Desire is a grand tale of love, lust, and amnesia featuring three main characters: a gay film director; his sister, an actress who was once his brother; and a repressed, obssesive stalker (a young Antonio Banderas). This book examines the political and social context in which director Pedro Almodóvar created Law of Desire.

A passionate hybrid of theory, film criticism and social history, engaging the cutting edge of contemporary sexual politics. —John Greyson, filmmaker

The film’s twists and turns, the director’s bold color scheme, and the layers of meaning to be found in the film are meticulously detailed. —EDGE Publications (Boston, Chicago, etc.)

film / lgbt studies

film / lgbt studies

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GODS AND MONSTERS

TRASH

A Queer Film Classic Noah Tsika

A Queer Film Classic Jon Davies

Gods and Monsters deals with the acclaimed 1998 film about openly gay film director James Whale, best known for the Frankenstein films of the 1930s. This book examines the film from a variety of perspectives, highlighting the complexity and significance of its achievements, including its fusion of fantasy and biography. In addition to his analysis of the film’s story and treatment, Tsika draws on other films and literature, as well as on the history of early Hollywood with regard to gay themes, in order to provide a full cultural context. —Library Journal

The film Trash is a down-and-out domestic melodrama about a decidedly eccentric couple: Joe, an impotent junkie, and Holly, Joe’s feisty and sexually frustrated girlfriend. This book examines the film in the context of director Paul Morrissey and producer Andy Warhol’s legendary partnership. With crisp and expressive prose, he reflects upon the offbeat film and the times and culture that inspired it. In this book, he makes the same argument that he asserts is the film’s premise: that the people and things society deems worthless often dazzle with unexpected beauty. —Quill and Quire

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“A country-noir vision of rural existence.” —The Globe and Mail

A frustrated Canadian geologist studying global warming becomes obsessed with eating rocks after embarking on his first same-sex relationship in Europe. Back home, his young sister is a high school girl who suddenly starts to ooze honey through her pores, an affliction that attracts hordes of bees as well as her male classmates but ultimately turns her into a social pariah. Meanwhile, their obsessive Pentecostal mother repeatedly calls on the Holy Spirit to rid her family of demons.

“The men in Vigna’s tales resort to physical brutality as an expression of a kind of existential yearning; on a thematic level, these are stories of paralysis that owe as much to the work of Beckett and Joyce as to Hemingway and O’Connor.” —National Post

Told in a lush baroque prose, this intense, extravagant magic-realist novel combines elements of fairy tales, horror movies, and romances to create a comic, hallucinatory celebration of excess and sensuality.

“[Vigna] draws compelling portraits of characters whose fates are bound, irrevocably or not, to the choices they make.” —Quill and Quire (STARRED REVIEW)

“Webster has written a vast, exuberant and optimistic epic about the ebbs and flows of the lava-like oils that lubricate the world’s engine, emphasizing the transformative power of love.” —National Post

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FIRST SPRING GRASS FIRE

BASEMENT OF WOLVES

Rae Spoon

Daniel Allen Cox

As their father’s schizophrenia causes their parents’ marriage to unravel, the narrator finds solace and safety in the company of their siblings, in their nascent feelings for a girl at school, and in their growing awareness that they are not the person their parents think they are. With a heart as big as the prairie sky, this is a quietly devastating, heart-wrenching coming-of-age book about escaping dogma, surviving abuse, finding love, and risking everything for acceptance. “Rae Spoon illustrates the triumph in reclaiming and controlling your own identity. This moving collection is a story of what we do to find a place, physical or intangible, that we can call home.” —National Post

In this taut, beautifully layered novel by Lambda Literary and Ferro-Grumley Award finalist Cox (Shuck, Krakow Melt; see next page), Michael-David is a paranoid actor who feels that fame has ruined him. When a film shoot with wolves for co-stars takes a troubling turn, he disappears shortly before the premiere and barricades himself in an L.A. hotel, convinced that he’s cursed and must ride it out in hiding.

spring 2012 release

This first book by transgender indie musician Rae Spoon (who uses “they” as a personal pronoun) is a candid, powerful story about a young person growing up queer in a strict Pentecostal family in Alberta.

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A work of dream logic, Basement of Wolves is a haunting and cinematic romp through the minefields of identity crisis. “Cox has a punchy, darkly humorous style that embraces the profane, but is still probing and exciting.” —Publishers Weekly “A beautifully and hilariously strange novel … It’s Hollywood Babylon by way of Kafka: delusional, emotional, intriguing, funny and evocatively lush.” —National Post

“A heartbreaking, fictionalized, short-story memoir.” —Ms. Magazine

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Arresting and provocative, Bull Head tempers raw and at times cruel rural masculinity with graceful prose and breathtaking tenderness to illuminate the plight of men who belong neither to history nor the future. A startling homage to the great Southern Gothic tradition, Bull Head is a dazzling debut that heralds a powerful and exciting new literary voice.

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Shuck, Daniel Allen Cox’s first novel, is the intense, dazzling diary of Jaeven Marshall, a quasi-homeless hustler trying to manage his reputation as the city’s porn star du jour when he’s not dumpster diving, tweaking, or trying to get published. See also Krakow Melt (this page) and Basement of Wolves (page 23).

Daniel Allen Cox’s second novel is an incendiary story about two pyromaniacs who fight homophobia in Krakow, Poland, one of the fronts of the Solidarnosc revolution that eventually toppled the Berlin Wall in 1989. See also Shuck (this page) and Basement of Wolves (page 23). lambda literary award finalist ferro-grumley fiction award finalist

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SHUCK Daniel Allen Cox

relit award finalist Cox’s splintered narrative, polished to an incisive gloss, bristles with both mischief and menace. —Publishers Weekly

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fiction / gay men’s

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A LITTLE DISTILLERY IN NOWGONG

BEAUTY PLUS PITY

Ashok Mathur

Kevin Chong

This fantastical historical novel, narrated by a child yet to be born, traces the lives of three generations of a Parsi family in India from the late 1800s to present day. The narrative follows the family from the intricacies of village life in the jungles of central India to the complications of urban life in turbulent pre- and post-independence struggles to contemporary diasporic realities in the United Kingdom and North America.

A modern immigrant’s tale about a slacker twentysomething Asian-Canadian living in Vancouver who is about to embark on a modelling career when his life is suddenly derailed by two near-simultaneous events: the death of his filmmaker father, and the betrayal of his fiancée who has left him. Soon he meets Hadley, the half-sister he never knew existed—the result of his father’s extramarital affair.

spring 2012 paperback release

An invigorating first novel … Cox’s New York City has an off-hand, vibrant authenticity. It glitters and fumes. —Globe and Mail

A little beauty of a novel: funny, wise, and subtly heartbreaking ... [Chong’s] understanding of humanity’s foibles is wonderful, and Malcolm’s trek to maturity is one I won’t soon forget. —Winnipeg Review

One of the finest novels of the year. —Vancouver Sun

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ANTICIPATED RESULTS

HEIDEGGER STAIRWELL

Dennis E. Bolen

Kayt Burgess

A short-story collection whose recurring characters are lost members of the Boomer Generation—chronic underachievers at work and love whose malaise is tempered by booze and cars. Anticipated Results could be about any of us, wracked with self-doubt and anguish over what has come before, yet still clinging with vigour to the idea of what may yet come to be.

Music journalist Evan Strocker has almost finished a book about his time with Heidegger Stairwell, a legendary indie-rock band. But the band thinks his experiences as a transgender man and his complicated “romance” with the lead guitarist eclipse the story of the group’s dramatic rise and fall. Through notes and marginalia, the musicians argue over their friend’s version of the truth and fight to put their own testimony on the record.

Bolen’s spare language and elliptical narrative style recall Raymond Carver, one of the masters of the modern short story. —National Post

3-day novel contest winner

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young adult

relit award finalist The writing in Missed Her is direct yet lyrical, poetic yet unadorned, reaching simultaneously for the heart and the gut with brevity and power. —Quill & Quire (starred review) Coyote delves into the seriousness of sexual conventions and gender roles with … wit. —Globe & Mail

Coyote has a gift for blending the tragic and comic in a way that renders a reader gobsmacked. —Quill and Quire (starred review)

The fifth collection of passionate and humourous stories from Ivan E. Coyote.

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THE SLOW FIX

LOOSE END

Ivan E. Coyote

Ivan E. Coyote

third printing

Ivan E. Coyote, one of the country’s smartest storytellers, displays her well-known fondness for delightful discourses on the ways in which her gender confounds those around her. —Globe and Mail

finalist, ferro-grumley award for lgbt fiction

lambda literary award finalist

In her third story collection, Ivan focuses her attention on urban life—old, young, gay, straight, white, black, Asian—communing at local coffee bars over hot rods, the art of skinny-dipping, and changes in the weather. With the calm, observant eye of a master storyteller, Ivan E. Coyote shows us how to break free of the rigors of authority and be true to ourselves, warts and all.

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ONE MAN’S TRASH

CLOSE TO SPIDER MAN

Ivan E. Coyote

Ivan E. Coyote

[Ivan] proves to be a natural-born storyteller. —Globe and Mail What makes Coyote’s stories special—her humour, her humanity, her talent for sketching the bizarre in the everyday—soars beyond cliche. —Toronto Star

Ivan’s first collection: connected stories whose female narrators seek out lives amidst the lonely, breathtaking landscape of the Yukon. Startling in their intimacy, these tales make up a moving scrapbook of what it’s like to be a young queer woman in the North, journeys imbued with the colours of a prescient sexuality and an honest heart.

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Ivan Coyote’s second collection of stories about being queer and searching out new frontiers on the road and on the homefront. Coyote paints beautiful, wry, and honest portraits of life, the road, and the spirits within.

danuta gleed literary award runner-up

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Ivan’s fourth story collection is disarming, warm, and funny while at the same time subverting our preconceived notions of gender roles.

Blissfully rich … [a] thoroughly entertaining … surefooted, humorous take on misfit love and familial solidarity. —Publishers Weekly

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Ivan’s first book specifically for queer youth, One in Every Crowd is for anyone who has ever felt different or alone in their struggle to be true to themselves. Included are stories about Ivan’s own tomboy past in Canada’s north, and about her adult life in the big city, where she encounters both cruelty and kindness in unexpected places. Ages 14 and up.

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Ivan’s first novel is a breathtaking story about love and loneliness, and the long road one must travel between them. Joey is a good-hearted, fortysomething mechanic from small-town Alberta whose wife has recently left him for another woman; his life changes when he agrees to exchange a beat-up Volvo for a beautiful handcrafted cello.

In this stunning debut novel, Amber Dawn subverts and transgresses the classic hero’s quest adventure to create a dark postfeminist vision about a teenaged runaway initiated into a family of magical prostitutes. See also How Poetry Saved My Life (page 3). lambda literary award winner A uniquely rewarding read … Amber Dawn is after a larger vision that raises questions about the entire emotionally fraught edifice of our received beliefs about sex, men and women, roles and rights and abuses. —Globe and Mail

winner, relit award, best novel

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CROSSINGS

THE MERE FUTURE

Betty Lambert

Sarah Schulman In this dystopian vision, New York City has morphed into an idealized version of itself, the result of what the newly elected mayor calls “The Big Change.” Rent is cheap, homelessness is over, and everyone works in Marketing. Calling on all genres, Schulman invents a literature that reflects the lives we live right now, while being funny, sexy, and open-hearted. Schulman is also the author of Empathy (page 17), The Child (below), and Rat Bohemia (below).

Crossings was Betty Lambert’s only novel; published by Pulp Press in 1979, it was revolutionary for its frank and unsettling portrayal of Vicky, a female writer in Vancouver in the early 1960s, an educated and intelligent woman who struggles to come to terms with herself as she navigates an emotionally abusive relationship with Mik, a violent logger and ex-con. This new edition includes an introduction by writer Claudia Casper.

An intelligently written satire. —New York Journal of Books fiction

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THE CHILD

RAT BOHEMIA

Sarah Schulman

Sarah Schulman

The Child explores the parameters of queer teen sexuality against a backdrop of hysteria and sanctioned homophobia. Stew is a fifteen-year-old boy who goes online looking for an older man to have sex with. But when his older boyfriend is arrested in an Internet pedophilia sting, his life is exposed to his family and town. lambda literary award finalist

First published in 1995, this award-winning novel, written from the epicentre of the AIDS crisis, is a bold, achingly honest story set in the “rat bohemia” of New York City, whose huddled masses include gay men and lesbians who bond with one another in the wake of loss.

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SUB ROSA

Ivan E. Coyote

One of the top 100 gay & lesbian novels of all time. —Publishing Triangle

O C TI FI

BOW GRIP

Schulman crafts a piercing investigation into desires, mores, and the law. —Publishers Weekly

My surrender to Rat Bohemia is a testimonial to its gimlet-eyed accuracy, its zerodegree honesty … [It blows] the traditional novel off its hinges. —Edmund White, New York Times Book Review

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BLUESPRINT

This anthology refracts the experience of thirty-two writers, emerging and established, who have been a part of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside community in some way. Their prose, poetry, and essays reappropriate the coding of the area and recase the DTES as a site of creative energy and human dignity.

A groundbreaking collection of stories, essays, and poems, both historical and contemporary, which document the black experience in British Columbia. Edited by the author of After Canaan (page 15), Performance Bond and 49th Parallel Psalm (both page 31). A treasure-trove … a valuable historical reference work that attempts to trace a cultural lineage for a population that has always been in flux. —Globe and Mail

vancouver book award finalist

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THE REVEREND’S APPRENTICE

SOUCOUYANT

David N. Odhiambo

David Chariandy

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governor general’s literary award longlisted, scotiabank giller prize longlisted, impac dublin literary award A haunting coming-of-age story. —Publishers Weekly

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WHEN FOX IS A THOUSAND

VENOUS HUM

Larissa Lai

Suzette Mayr A monstrously funny novel, Venous Hum charts the lives of Lai Fun Kugelheim and Stefanja Dumanowski, best friends who, upon hearing the news of an old high school acquaintance’s death, are gripped by an insatiable nostalgia and organize a twenty-year reunion. A satire on race, gender, sexual preference, and vegetarianism, this novel will throw your assumptions of the world and the people who inhabit it out the window.

A fox spirit comes to haunt a young woman living in Vancouver, bringing the history of another haunting, that of the T’ang Dynasty poet Yu Hsuan-Chi. One part history, one part fairytale, one part urban discontent, this delightful novel cracks open all preconceptions of Asian women, gender, sexuality, family, faith, and the flow of time. By the author of Automaton Biographies (page 31).

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The Reverend’s Apprentice is that recognizable sort of hybird-genre novel, its technical sophistication within the lineage of David Foster Wallace, Laurence Sterne, and the Bible. … Here is an authentic and powerful writer channeling the anxieties, disjunctions, arrogances, and strivings of our time. —Rain Taxi

A soucouyant is an evil spirit in Caribbean folklore. This extraordinary first novel focuses on a man who reconnects with his Caribbean-born mother suffering from dementia.

Jonah Ayot is a graduate student from a fictional central African nation, studying in a fictional American city some time after the US invasion of Iraq in 2003. Dissonant, frantic, and full of the white noise of a culture at war with itself, Odhiambo’s novel is both disturbing and breathtaking.

A particularly acute pleasure. —The Advocate Never fails to impress. Brash, macabre and irreverent. —Vancouver Sun fiction

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NG IN O

spring 2012 release

Black British Columbian Literature and Orature Wayde Compton (ed)

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Writing from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside John Mikhail Asfour and Elee Kraljii Gardiner, editors

GIRL UNWRAPPED

D.M. Fraser

Gabriella Goliger Girl Unwrapped is a coming-of-age story set in 1960s Montreal. Toni Goldblatt’s awakening to taboo desire conflicts with the expectations of her Holocaust-scarred parents and with the conservative mores of her times. ottawa book award winner Girl Unwrapped is a universally approachable story of self-discovery, told by a skillful and poised writer. —Quill & Quire

Class Warfare was Fraser’s first book, published in 1974; it is an extraordinary collection of stories rooted in the politics and culture of 1970s Vancouver, a gloriously written call to arms addressed to the disenfranchised about the possibilities of “the sweetness of life.” This new edition includes an introduction by Stephen Osborne, Pulp Press’s founder and the editor-in-chief of Geist.

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At once cerebral and sensual, D.M. Fraser’s stories are narrated by a variety of voices that are all, without exception, strong, articulate, and highly original. —Books in Canada fiction

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ZED

THE DIRT CHRONICLES

Elizabeth McClung

Kristyn Dunnion

A vivid, claustrophobic novel about madness, survival, and crumbling institutions: Moby Dick set in the urban squalor of an inner city.

In these linked tales, urban outlaws in Toronto map out their plans to take over the world while living collectively in an abandoned chair factory. Their community is infiltrated by the King, a dirty cop bent on obliterating the city’s defiant underclass and exterminating the group’s rogue members; in order to survive, they may have to betray what they value most: autonomy, friendship, and newly discovered concepts of freedom.

foreword magazine award winner, best science fiction film option sold A masterfully written first novel.... Zed, both the book and protagonist, is truly original. —NOW Magazine A tale to be pondered by all those who wield power over the vulnerable. —Globe and Mail (From Best Books of the Year list)

lambda literary award finalist

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AMERICAN WHISKEY BAR

HARD CORE LOGO

Michael Turner

Michael Turner

A dazzling, dizzying, multilayered blend of fact and fiction. —Globe and Mail

Michael Turner’s classic novel-in-verse about the legendary punk band Hard Core Logo’s reunion tour across Western Canada transforms the rock ’n’ roll road experience into a tale of broken dreams and shattered friendships. Bruce McDonald’s film version of Hard Core Logo won the City TV Award in 1996. Hard Core Logo Live, a stage adaptation, debuted in Edmonton and Vancouver in 2011.

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The imagined story of the making of the film of the same name, and includes the entire original screenplay—a story of sex, violence, lies, ambition, power, paradox, dreams, and regret. When first published in 1997, American Whiskey Bar elicited rave reviews for its anti-aesthetic, postmodern ideas of what constitutes a novel. This later edition features a foreword by William Gibson. Turner is also the author of Hard Core Logo (opposite).

O C TI FI

CLASS WARFARE

So authentic that it practically gives off feedback. —NOW

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GOT ’TIL IT’S GONE Larry Duplechan

Missouri blends Americans and Englishmen, guns and poetry, cowboys and aristocrats, creating a compelling work that’s both entertaining and thought-provoking. —Gay & Lesbian Review

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lambda literary award winner

ala best of the year list

As funny, warm, and sexy as its protagonist, Got ‘til it’s Gone is the first novel by Larry Duplechan in fifteen years, and the fourth to feature his alter-ego Johnnie Ray Rousseau, a gay black man of Louisiana Creole stock, now facing a midlife crisis. A queer romantic comedy for the twenty-first century. See also Blackbird (page 17).

Larry Duplechan has the makings to be a major literary figure. —EDGE

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SO LONG BEEN DREAMING

HOPEFUL MONSTERS

… The editors have collected an excellent group of stories that often show finesse in approaching difficult subjects regardless of genre. —Pop Matters

The first-ever collection of Hiromi Goto’s short fiction; imbued with the light of myth and magic-realism, Goto makes the familiar seem strange and deciphers those moments when the idyllic skews into the absurd, the sublime, even the horrific.

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An anthology of science fiction and the fantastic by leading African, Asian, South Asian, and Aboriginal authors, as well as North American and British writers of colour. With writing by Celu Amberstone, Wayde Compton, Andrea Hairston, Larissa Lai, Eden Robinson, and others.

Hiromi Goto

These are stories that, without resorting to too much supernatural trickery, truly deliver both a disturbing frisson and a psychological punch. —Quill & Quire

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Postcolonial Science Fiction & Fantasy Nalo Hopkinson & Uppinder Mehan (eds)

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MANBUG

SMOKE SHOW

George K. Ilsley

Clint Burnham

Told in dreamlike fragments, ManBug unfolds as a love story between Sebastian, an entomologist with Asperger’s Syndrome, and Tom, a spiritual bisexual who may or may not be recruiting Sebastian for a cult.

A raw, candid, and amorphous novel told through jargon and petty dialogue commonly heard in the street or on public transit. Clint Burnham evokes William Gaddis, David Foster Wallace, and Irvine Welsh in this novel, a confounding period piece that takes no prisoners. By the author of The Only Poetry That Matters (p. 13).

foreword magazine book of the year award finalist A love story that yields an unexpected universality. —Out A work of sophisticated intelligence, grappling with the world’s big, refactory mysteries. —Globe and Mail

ethel wilson fiction prize finalist Burnham writes with an impressive confidence, delivering dialogue that rings so true one can imagine him with a tape recorder, prowling food courts and house parties for material. —Globe and Mail

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NG IN O

A vivid and utterly transfixing love story between two men set in the19th-­century American Midwest. Missouri is destined to become a gay men’s camp classic for its earnest, romantic reinterpretation of a time and place in American history traditionally closed off to gay readers.

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MISSOURI Christine Wunnicke; translated by David Miller

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SCRAPBOOK OF MY YEARS AS A ZEALOT

THE SHORT, HAPPY LIFE OF HARRY KUMAR Ashok Mathur

Nicole Markotic´ Ashok Mathur’s second novel features Harry Kumar, an unlikely hero who finds himself vaulted into a globe-trotting, island-hopping quest to rescue his closest friend and confidant who has been kidnapped by a mysterious villain. See also A Little Distillery in Nowgong (page 24).

In boomtown Western Canada, an ardent young woman grows up amid a family dynamic that leaves her feeling misunderstood and left out. In order to forge a “new normal,” she earnestly tries to fit in with her best friend Vera and family, and subsequently—crazily—an even more rigid life of Mormonism.

commonwealth writers prize finalist The narrative has an exuberance and breadth … Mathur possesses a comic touch that is deft, light, and dry. —Quill & Quire

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ONCE UPON AN ELEPHANT

KUROSHIO: THE BLOOD OF FOXES

Ashok Mathur

Terry Watada

Ashok Mathur’s first novel: a hilarious re-telling of the creation story of Ganesh, the ­elephant-headed Hindu deity. Ganesh is known as the lord of obstacles, and Once Upon an Elephant is strewn with them, twisting, turning, and thwarting expectations about race, class, and sexuality, all within an engaging and page-turning murder mystery.

A remarkable novel that explores the dark reaches of Issei, or Japanese immigrant, life in Canada prior to World War II. Murder, sexual intrigue, and broken dreams combine to create an intense depiction of Vancouver’s Second World War-era JapaneseCanadian community. —Quill & Quire The novel at its best recalls the works of Dashiell Hammett or James M. Cain. —Publishers Weekly

Mathur’s novel is as funny as it is smart … the tone is wry, sly and perfectly suited. —Toronto Star

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Markotic´ has created a fascinating romp through multiculturalism, and she writes both comically and tenderly about family and the way families communicate (or not). ­—Globe and Mail

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THE ONLY THING I HAVE

SKIDS

Rhonda Waterfall

Cathleen With The stories told in Skids are elegiac confessions of lost youth: young kids living on their own, eking out an existence in the brutal environs of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. By the author of the BC Book Prize-winning novel Having Faith in the Polar Girls’ Prison.

Unsettling, evocatively-written stories about life unfolding in unpredictable ways. Waterfall’s characters are noble in the face of heartache, and human amidst the surreal darkness and light. These stories are short, sharp, and fiercely smart. It’s impossible not to be affected by the sly strangeness of this excellent debut. —Annabel Lyon, author of The Golden Mean Waterfall delivers the Freudian psyche, a mind divided against itself … It makes for a disastrously good read. —Globe and Mail

film option sold The author’s voice is original, fresh, and authentic. With inhabits her characters from the inside out, and presents them to us with a clear, unblinking gaze. These stories feel lived rather than imagined. —Quill & Quire

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MCPOEMS Billeh Nickerson

An intimate and evocative poetry collection that depicts the sinking of the Titanic in a series of poetic snapshots. Based on historical research the author conducted in Belfast and his birthplace of Halifax, the poems document not only the history behind the ship’s construction, but what life must have been like for those aboard her maiden voyage and in the years following her sinking.

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IMPACT Billeh Nickerson

The hilarious and illuminating poems in McPoems are based on Billeh Nickerson’s years working at a particularly well-known fast food restaurant; they paint a vivid picture of life behind the counter. Hold the pickle! See also Impact (opposite).

Incisive and very funny … [These poems] are the field notes of an average teenage employee, hastily scribbled on napkins during a coffee break so the ridiculousness of it all won’t be forgotten … The end result feels suitably authentic and lived-in. —See Magazine

Nickerson packs a lot of story into these spare poems. —Vancouver Is Awesome

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AUTOMATON BIOGRAPHIES

SEMINAL

The Anthology of Canada’s Gay Male Poets John Barton & Billeh Nickerson (eds)

Larissa Lai With an ear to the fizz of advertising, pop music, CNN, biotechnology, the Norton Anthology of English Literature, and cereal packaging, Lai explores the problem of what it means to exist on the boundaries of the human. By the author of When Fox is a Thousand (page 27).

A groundbreaking, comprehensive anthology, the first of its kind, that reveals a national queer poetic that is equal parts eloquent and subversive. The material, from the 1890s to present-day, includes work by fifty-seven poets from every region of the country.

dorothy livesay poetry prize finalist

[The editors] deserve accolades for fathering this historic, vital, and truly seminal feat. —Halifax Chronicle Herald

Poetry like this is just what we need for the invasion; writing that honours the debris of the imagination while it sustains the space labs of attention. —Fred Wah

I wish this collection had been around when I was a teenager. It deserves a place in every high school library. —Toronto Star poetry (gay men’s)

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PERFORMANCE BOND

49TH PARALLEL PSALM

Wayde Compton

Wayde Compton

There is a hip hop flavour and cadence to these pieces, to be sure, but it’s hip hop written by a bloody genius, or at least someone with a dizzying command of the language. —Vancouver Sun

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Wayde Compton’s first book is a poetry collection that documents both the migration of blacks to Canada in the 1800s, and the lives of contemporary young blacks as expressed in the blend of music and poetry and heard in the clubs of today. 49th Parallel Psalm jumbles history, time, and the Canadian black literary canon. Compton is also the editor of Bluesprint (page 27) and author of After Canaan (page 15) and Performance Bond (opposite).

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In his second poetry book, Compton, among the most progressive and experimental poets in Canada, defiantly and eloquently confronts the globalization and commodification of black culture. This book includes a CD recording of Compton’s musical performance of one of the book’s sections.

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Turnaround Publisher Services Unit 3, Olympia Trading Estate Coburg Road, Wood Green London N22 6TZ phone: 020 8829 3000 fax: 020 8881 5088 turnaround-uk.com

/ new zealand NewSouth Books c/o TL Distribution 15 - 23 Helles Ave Moorebank, NSW 2170 phone: (02) 8788 9999 fax: (02) 8788 9944 orders@tldistribution.com.au NewSouthbooks.com.au australia

CANADIAN REPRESENTATION ampersand : canada ’ s book & gift agency inc.

2440 Viking Way Richmond, BC V6V 1N2 phone: 604 448 7111 fax: 604 448 7118 / toll-free 888 323 7118

www.ampersandinc.ca British Columbia, Yukon, NWT, Alberta: Cheryl Fraser cherylf@ampersandinc.ca phone: 604 448 7165 Dot Middlemass dotm@ampersandinc.ca phone: 604 448 7168 Ali Hewitt alih@ampersandinc.ca phone: 604 448 7166 Vancouver Island: Lorna MacDonald Phone: 250 382 1058 Fax: 250 383 0697 lornam@ampersandinc.ca

Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, NW Ontario: Judy Parker phone: 204 837 4374 fax: 866-276-2599 judyp@ampersandinc.ca

Vanessa Di Gregorio Ext. 122 vanessad@ampersandinc.ca Morgen Young Ext 121 morgeny@ampersandinc.ca

Ontario, Quebec, Atlantic Canada, Nunavut: Suite 213, 321 Carlaw Avenue Toronto, ON M4M 2S1 phone: 416 703 0666 / toll-free: 866 736 5620 fax: 416 703 4745 / toll-free: 866 849 3819

Tamara Mair, Sales Assistant Ext. 125 tamaram@ampersandinc.ca

Saffron Beckwith Ext 124 saffronb@ampersandinc.ca

Eastern Ontario, Quebec, Atlantic Canada: Debbie Brown phone: 613 667 9876 fax: 613 667 9865 debbieb@ampersandinc.ca

Karen Beattie Ext 120 karenb@ampersandinc.ca Claire Blicker, Gift Accounts Ext 123 claireb@ampersandinc.ca

DETAILS trade returns

rights inquiries

brian lam , publisher

Books may be returned by trade dealers not less than three months and not more than one year after invoice date. Only books in resaleable condition and accompanied by invoice number will be accepted. Prior permission is required for returns exceeding 100. Contact UTP for any additional terms. Returns should be sent to UTP at the addresses above.

Brian Lam (blam@arsenalpulp.com) or Robert Ballantyne (robert@arsenalpulp.com)

robert ballantyne , assoc . publisher  / sales director

GST registration R125351361 Prices are subject to change without notice.

cynara geissler , marketing manager gerilee mcbride , production manager

media / promotional inquiries

susan safyan , associate editor

Cynara Geissler (cynara@arsenalpulp.com) & bulk order inquiries Robert Ballantyne (robert@arsenalpulp.com) retail

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101 • 211 east georgia st.

vancouver , british columbia canada v 6 a

1z6 604 687 4233 • fax 604 687 4283 toll - free 888 600 PULP arsenalpulp.com blog arsenalia.com phone

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ARSENAL PULP PRESS Suite 101 • 211 East Georgia Street Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1Z6 CANADA t.604.687.4233 • f.604.687.4283 • arsenalpulp.com • arsenalia.com


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