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FALL 2011 CATALOGUE Celebrating forty years of publishing.

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A STORY STILL UNFOLDING Forty Years of Arsenal Pulp Press 2011 marks the fortieth anniversary of Arsenal Pulp Press; forty years since a renegade group of young Vancouver writers and thinkers fired up a copying machine and produced the first Pulp book: Please Wait for Attendant to Open Gate, by Tom Osborne. None of us currently active at the press have been here quite that long but we do feel connections to those early days in 1971, a period when so many changes were happening in the culture. Since then, the issues have evolved, but the protests, the riots, the free thinking—the ideas—have not gone away. And neither have we. At the same time, the book industry has undergone a revolution in recent years, both good and bad; in the midst of the commotion, we maintain our commitment to publishing books that are distinctive in both voice and theme, offering alternative narratives that tell stories not easily found in the dominant culture. A number of new titles this fall speak directly to the history of the press; among them are new editions of legendary Pulp titles being brought back to life as part of Vancouver’s 125th anniversary—Betty Lambert’s Crossings, D.M. Fraser’s Class Warfare, and Jon Furberg’s Anhaga—as well as a new edition of The Imaginary Indian, Daniel Francis’s classic nonfiction book. These books have lost none of their power or relevance over the years, and we are very pleased to introduce these gems to a new readership. Meanwhile, a new art book, Stan Douglas: Abbott & Cordova, 7 August 1971, bridges both the past and present in documenting another forty-year-old event, based around a giant photo mural by artist Stan Douglas in the atrium of Vancouver’s new Woodward’s complex that recreates the infamous Gastown Riot in the summer of 1971. And we extend our international reach with The Inverted Gaze, our third translation from France and one that adds the voice of a prominent French intellectual (François Cusset) to our queer list. Finally, we look to the future with new, highly anticipated fiction by Kevin Chong and Kristyn Dunnion, and other books like Hoopla, the follow-up to the bestselling Yarn Bombing, on the “art of unexpected embroidery.” Above all, this year is, for us, a celebration of the great authors and artists we’ve published over the decades and continue to work with; we are proud to be part of your journey. As well, we thank our partners in crime, not only our reps, distributors, and printers, but the booksellers who sell our books and the media who write about them. Despite the vagaries of the business, we are more than optimistic about 2011 and beyond. Our own story is still unfolding. You’ll have to stick around to find out what happens next. Brian Lam Publisher

Robert Ballantyne Associate Publisher

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 for its publishing activities.

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An astonishing how-to book that elevates embroidery to an art form.

HOOPLA new release

The Art of Unexpected Embroidery

Hoopla, by the co-author of 2009’s bestselling Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet & Knit Graffiti, 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. Hoopla includes twenty-eight innovative embroidery patterns and profiles of contemporary embroidery artists including Jenny Hart, author of Sublime Stitching; Rosa Martyn of the UK-based Craftivism Collective; Ray Materson, an ex-con who learned to stitch in prison; Sherry Lynn Wood of the Tattooed Baby Doll Project, which collaborated with female tattoo artists across the US; Penny Nickels and Johnny Murder, the self-proclaimed Bonnie and Clyde of Embroidery; and Alexandra Walters, a military wife who replicates military portraits and weapons in her stitching. Canadian contributors include artists living in Vancouver, Victoria, Bowen Island, Edmonton, Regina, Winnipeg, Ottawa, and Toronto. Full-colour throughout and bursting with history, technique, and sass, Hoopla will teach readers how to stitch a mythical jackalope, mean and dainty knuckle-tattoo church gloves, as well as encourage them to create their own innovative embroidery projects. If you like anarchistic DIY craft and the idea of deviating from the rules, Hoopla will inspire you to wield a needle with flair!

Leanne Prain; photos by Jeff Christenson Leanne Prain is the co-author (with Mandy Moore) of Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet & Knit Graffiti (page 28), now in its second printing. She co-founded a stitch-and-bitch called Knitting and Beer in order to expand her skills while knitting at the pub. A professional graphic designer, Leanne holds degrees in creative writing, art history, and publishing. She lives and crafts in Vancouver. unexpectedembroidery.com

isbn 978-1-55152-406-1

crafts & hobbies

8.75 x 10 | 408 pp | paper

(embroidery)

$29.95 / $29.95 us

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A cookbook and guide to the “preservationists” who are reinventing the vanishing art of jams and pickles.

WE SURE CAN! How Jams and Pickles Are Reviving the Lure and Lore of Local Food new release

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. And we’re not talking your standard strawberry jam here; passionate canners are preserving all manner of fruits and vegetables, and combining them with unexpectedly exotic spices and ingredients. The book features over 100 recipes from an international assembly of inventive canners (including the author herself), as well as profiles of those who do it best. The book’s recipes are divided according to the seasons; some of the more tantalizing creations include Lemongrass, Ginger & Kaffir Lime Jelly; Blackberry Lime Jam; Dandelion Jelly; Pickled Ramps; Lavender Peach Preserves; and Pickled Watermelon Rinds. The book also features practical and important information and safety tips for those wanting to start canning produce at home.

Sarah B. Hood Sarah B. Hood is a freelance food writer who has been canning for more than a decade. Her preserves have won prizes from Canada’s Royal Agricultural Winter Fair and the Culinary Historians of Canada. She is the co-author of Toronto: The Unknown City (Arsenal). She lives in Toronto.

isbn 978-1-55152-402-3

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8.75 x 10 | 272 pp | paper

(canning & preserving)

$24.95 / $24.95 us

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pub month: september

Perfect for fans of the growing locavore movement and those who are empowered by the idea of “putting up” their own preserves, this book will inspire readers to start their own jam sessions as soon as the year’s bumper crop of fruits and vegetables becomes available. Can anybody join the movement? We sure can!

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An insightful study of Hollywood’s shortcomings and the concurrent success of indie film.

SHOOT IT! new release

Hollywood Inc. and the Rising of Independent Film

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. The book examines the Hollywood studio system over several decades, from the period in which moguls like Harry and Jack Warner and Louis B. Mayer produced quality yet commercially viable films, to today, when studios seem only interested in surefire sequels and comic-book adaptations aimed at a global audience. Shoot It! also celebrates today's great movies produced outside of the studio system, chronicling the international independent film movement in seven countries (the US, Canada, Mexico, Britain, France, Romania, and South Korea), from its roots (French New Wave, British Kitchen Sink, the New York scene) to the revolutionary impact of digital technology. It also features new interviews with indie film notables such as Gus Van Sant, Mike Leigh, Claire Denis, Atom Egoyan, Catherine Breillat, Sally Potter, John Sayles, and Ken Loach. While the studios envisage a generic universe, ­repressing local film cultures along the way, talented independents continue to tell local stories with ­universal appeal. This book is a celebration of those determined filmmakers who, despite it all, overcome every obstacle and just shoot it.

David Spaner David Spaner has worked as a movie critic, feature writer, reporter, and editor for numerous newspapers and magazines. He is the author of Dreaming in the Rain: How Vancouver Became Hollywood North by Northwest (page 24). He lives in Vancouver.

isbn 978-1-55152-408-5 6 x 9 | 272 pp | paper $22.95 / $22.95 us 50 b&w images

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A stunning art book on Douglas’s monumental photo installation about the Gastown Riot.

STAN DOUGLAS: ABBOTT & CORDOVA, 7 AUGUST 1971 new release

Stan Douglas: Abbott & Cordova, 7 August 1971, an art book on the politics of urban conflict, is based on the work of Stan Douglas, one of Canada’s most revered contemporary artists. His film and video installations, photographs, and other works use the conventions of cinema, music, and literature to construct historical and cultural narratives, many of which are grounded in the story of Vancouver, his hometown. The book’s eponymous image is a monumental inkjet image printed directly on tempered glass installed in the atrium of the new Woodward’s complex in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, in the heart of Canada’s poorest neighbourhood. The work depicts the aftermath of a real-life, violent confrontation in 1971 between police and members of Vancouver’s counterculture known as the Gastown Riot, in which the police attacked a peaceful “Smoke-In” protest organized in opposition to police undercover agents trying to infiltrate the city’s marijuana-smoking community. The book takes this event, and Douglas’s work, as points of departure in order to consider the legacy and implications of this tumultuous time, not only for Vancouver but for all urban areas where conflicts arise based on class, social standing, politics, race, gender, and sexuality; and where the roles of authority and those in power are questioned rather than meekly followed.

Stan Douglas Stan Douglas is an internationally renowned visual artist who has exhibited widely, including at Documenta, the Venice Biennale, the Whitney Biennial, and the Carnegie International. In 2007, he won the inaugural $25,000 Hnatyshyn Foundation Visual Arts Award for excellence in Canadian visual arts. He has been the subject of numerous books and catalogues, including Stan Douglas (Phaidon), Stan Douglas, Past Imperfect: Works 1986–2007(Hatje Cantz), and Stan Douglas: Every Building on 100 West Hastings Street (page 28). He lives in Vancouver.

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The book will also contain five essays, whose esteemed writers bring together expertise on cinema, urban geography, modern art, conceptual art, mass media, and the history of the 1960s and ’70s to bear on Douglas’s work, as well as other images from Douglas’s “Crowds & Riots” series and archival photographs from 1971. Essays by: • Alexander Alberro (author of Conceptual Art and the Politics of Publicity) • Nora Alter (author of Chris Marker) • Serge Guilbaut (author of How New York Stole the Idea of Modern Art) • Sven Lütticken (Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam) • Jesse Proudfoot (SFU Dept. of Geography doctoral student)

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A fascinating book on the queering of the French literary canon by American writers and scholars.

THE INVERTED GAZE new release

Queering the French Literary Classics in America

François Cusset, author of the acclaimed book French Theory, investigates the queering of the French literary canon by American writers and scholars in this thoughtprovoking and free-minded journey across six centuries of literary classics and sexual polemics. Cusset presents the foundations and rationale for American queer theory, the field of study—established in the 1990s and promulgated by writers and scholars such as Judith Butler, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, and Michael Warner (in the wake of Michel Foucault)— which challenges a supposed “heteronormative” ideology in our culture. He then provides an overview of their reinterpretation of the French literary canon from a queer perspective, then deliberately goes further, confronting that same canon with a lively form of general suspicion—seeking gender trouble and sexual ambiguities in the most unexpected corners of French literary classics, in which macho heroes turn out to be homosocial melancholics, and the most seemingly submissive housewives, great vanguards of lesbian liberation. Cusset’s survey includes medieval and Renaissance literature; works from the Age of Enlightenment; 19thcentury avant-gardists such as Baudelaire and Balzac; and 20th-century modernists such as Proust and Genet. Bold in its themes and propositions, The Inverted Gaze (a translation of the book Queer Critics) is an extraordinary work about French literature and American queer politics by one of France’s most prominent intellectuals.

François Cusset, translated by David Homel François Cusset is the former director of the New York-based French Publishers' Agency, and is currently professor of American Studies at the University of Paris, and a series editor and contributor to many journals on both sides of the Atlantic. He is the author of French Theory (University of Minnesota Press), a pioneering account of four decades of intellectual and political life in the United States. David Homel, born and raised in Chicago, is a Governor General Literary Award-winning translator and writer who lives in Montreal. His translations include The Last Genet (page 22).

isbn 978-1-55152-410-8 6 x 9 | 160 pp | paper $17.95 / $17.95 us

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A new edition of a classic Canadian title by award-winning Canadian historian Daniel Francis.

The Imaginary Indian The Image of the Indian in Canadian Culture new release

First published in 1992, The Imaginary Indian is a revealing history of the “Indian” image mythologized by popular Canadian culture since 1850, propagating stereotypes that exist to this day. Images of the Indian have always been fundamental to Canadian culture. From the paintings and photographs of the 19th century to the Mounted Police sagas and the spectacle of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show; from the performances of Pauline Johnson, Grey Owl, and Buffalo Long Lance to the media images of Oka and Elijah Harper—the Imaginary Indian is ever with us, oscillating throughout our history from friend to foe, from Noble Savage to bloodthirsty warrior, from debased alcoholic to wise elder, from monosyllabic “squaw” to eloquent princess, from enemy of progress to protector of the environment.

Daniel Francis Daniel Francis is a historian who was shortlisted for the 2010 Canada’s History Pierre Berton Award. His many books include The Encyclopedia of British Columbia, Seeing Reds (page 22), L.D. (page 24), and National Dreams (page 24). He lives in North Vancouver, BC.

The Imaginary Indian has been, and continues to be—as Daniel Francis reveals in this book—just about anything the non-Native culture has wanted it to be; and the contradictory stories non-Natives tell about Imaginary Indians are really stories about themselves and the uncertainties that make up their cultural heritage. This is not a book about Native people; it is the story of the images projected upon Native people—and the desperate uses to which they are put. This new edition, published almost twenty years after the book’s first release, includes a new chapter by the author.

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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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A thought-provoking history of the legendary Kootenay School of Writing.

THE ONLY POETRY THAT MATTERS new release

Reading the Kootenay School of Writing

In The Only Poetry That Matters, novelist and poet Clint Burnham offers the first book-length examination of the Kootenay School of Writing, the notorious group of poets who came to international attention in Vancouver during the 1980s. Founded in 1984 after the closure of David Thompson University Centre in Nelson, the KSW offered writing and publishing courses and hosted colloquia, critical talks, and a reading series featuring local, Canadian, and international writers (which continue to this day). Just as significantly, the KSW came to be associated with a number of “language” poets who worked defiantly outside the confines of traditional Canadian poetry. Using the psychoanalytic criticism of Jacques Lacan and Slavoj Žižek, Burnham unpacks this dense and disjunctive poetry, arguing that it matters because of its materiality, because of its politics, and because of how the writing, rather than offering a readymade message, passes the work onto the reader, allowing the reader to create meaning. Burnham demystifies this difficult work, breaking it down into three tendencies: the “empty speech” of poets like Kathryn McLeod, the “social collage” of Jeff Derksen’s work, and the Red Tory “neopastoralism” of Lisa Robertson. He also takes a tour through the KSW archive, unearthing its place in a social history of Vancouver—its art, its politics, its tumultuous geography. The Only Poetry That Matters is essential reading for anyone who is interested in contemporary writing, in political art, and in what it means to make meaning.

Clint Burnham Clint Burnham is a Vancouver writer and critic. He teaches in the English department at Simon Fraser University and is the author of many books, including the novel Smoke Show (page 38), the poetry collections The Benjamin Sonnets (Bookthug) and Rental Van (Anvil), and the literary theory book The Jamesonian Unconscious (Duke University Press).

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An Asian-Canadian man meets the sister he never knew he had: a wistful novel about family, loss, and forgiveness.

BEAUTY PLUS PITY new release

“Beauty plus pity—that is the closest we can get to a definition of art.” —Vladimir Nabokov In this tragicomic modern immigrant’s tale, Malcolm Kwan is 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— and as their tentative relationship grows, Malcolm is forced to confront his past relationships with women, including his own mother, an art teacher working through her grief as well as her resentment at her son befriending her husband’s daughter. Written with a winsome yet plaintive eye, Beauty Plus Pity is about a young man who’s forced to reckon with the past as he works through his lifelong ambivalence toward his hyphenated cultural identity, and between two parents holding intolerable secrets.

Kevin Chong Kevin Chong was born in Hong Kong in 1975 and raised in Vancouver. He is the author of a novel, Baroque-a-Nova (Penguin), a music memoir entitled Neil Young Nation (Greystone), and a forthcoming memoir on horse-racing. His writing has appeared in the Globe and Mail, the Walrus, Chatelaine, and the CBC Arts website.

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It took me a moment to find the person my aunts had been talking about. She had hidden herself in a far corner of the room, and sat on the bench of an electric piano that had been pushed aside, a piece of gauzy tarp thrown over it. On a plate balanced between her knees was a piece of coffee cake. She didn’t look much older than sixteen or seventeen, a tall, robust-looking girl with big walnut eyes, a bell-shaped forehead, and a buttery complexion. One corner of her face was curled into a deeply preoccupied expression. She was in a dark crushed velvet dress with large buttons running down the middle, green tights, and boxy platform shoes. She was my newfound sister, and when she caught me looking at her, the corners of her mouth turned down. Who was that staring back at me?

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Queer hustlers, anarcho-punks, teen runaways: welcome to The Dirt Chronicles.

new release

THE DIRT CHRONICLES

A tattooed young man regains consciousness in the Don Jail, charged with his friend’s murder. An antisocial office clerk falls for a handsome bike courier and abandons his former life. An Ojibwe teen hunts her kidnapped girlfriend in an illegal sex trade ring and seeks revenge. This is the intense reality of The Dirt Chronicles, Kristyn Dunnion’s stunning debut story collection. 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, destined for demolition according to a real estate gentrification plan. 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. Audacious and loud, The Dirt Chronicles is a thrashing three-chord rejection of mainstream culture and the powers-that-be, and a combustible homage to class rebellion. There's pushing and shoving and the sticks come out: bodies jerk and twitch. Feet shoot out from underneath; they kick and slide to the killer music ... I see Digit's back, he's still eating the rest of that cake in the corner. He's licking icing off that butcher knife, and men are yelling at him. He turns, slowly, knife raised, and there's a loud pop. A sound that cracks over top of the music and Digit's head snaps backwards; there's a dark spot spreading across his chest. The knife goes flying and his body lands by the sink. He convulses, red spurts streak the walls and broken window behind him. Kids scream. A girl beside me vomits. There's that pig we hate. The King is standing over there, gun still raised, the smell of it burning my nostrils. The King turns and stares at me. He sees me see.

Kristyn Dunnion Kristyn Dunnion is a self-professed “Lady punk warrior” and the author of the novels Big Big Sky, Missing Matthew, and Mosh Pit (all Red Deer Press). She studied English Literature and Theatre at McGill University and earned a Masters Degree in English at the University of Guelph. She performs creeptastic art as Miss Kitty Galore, and is also the bass player for dykemetal heartthrobs, Heavy Filth. She lives in Toronto. kristyndunnion.com

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fiction

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A new edition of Betty Lambert’s devastating 1979 novel.

CROSSINGS new release

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 logger and ex-con. Their physical, often violent affair offers an honest and unflinching look at relationships and female suffering. The book caused a furor when it was first published, and in fact was banned from some feminist Canadian bookstores. At the same time, it was widely acclaimed by critics and writers, including Jane Rule, who wrote: “This portrait of an artist as a young woman should stand beside Alice Munro’s Who Do You Think You Are and Margaret Laurence’s The Diviners as a testimony of the courage and cost of being a woman and a writer.” Out of print for more than twenty years, this new edition of Crossings will introduce this Canadian classic— and remarkable writer—to a new generation of readers. Includes an introduction by novelist Claudia Casper (The Reconstruction and The Continuation of Love by Other Means).

Betty Lambert Betty Lambert (1933–83) was a playwright and novelist; born in Calgary to a working-class family, she graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1957, and joined the English faculty at Simon Fraser University in 1965, where she eventually became professor. She was best known for her prodigious output of plays for stage, radio, and television. Crossings was her only novel.

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$21.95 / nyp us

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It is a hilarious, reprehensible, moving book, brilliantly written. —Jane Rule I’ve read few novels with characters as particularized and whole, perceptions as amusing and alive. It takes the basic Canadian-fiction starter kit and assembles it with a lightning wit and energy that make the results wholly agreeable ... Crossings is a superbly realized novel. —Douglas Hill

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A new edition of short stories by the legendary D.M. Fraser on “the sweetness of life.”

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CLASS WARFARE

D.M. Fraser, one of Canada’s best unknown writers, was born in Stellarton, Nova Scotia, the son of a Presbyterian minister and an English teacher. He moved on his own to the west coast at the age of twenty and became part of Vancouver’s nascent literary community, specifically the motley beer-and-anarchy collection of writers, poets, and misfits associated with Pulp Press (established forty years ago in 1971). Class Warfare is Fraser’s first book, published in 1974 (with a second edition published in 1976), the result of his friendship with Pulp founder Stephen Osborne (currently the editor-in-chief of Geist magazine), who met while both were students at the University of British Columbia. 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 of Class Warfare, published thirty-seven years after its first printing, promises to shed new light on this brilliant, unsung writer. Includes an introduction by Stephen Osborne, Fraser’s literary executor. We would have slept forever, if it had been possible; but it was not possible. The noise of gunfire woke us. The siren in the street, the crack of truncheon on skull, the groaning of muscle and crashing of blood, in all the unrewarded labours of the world, woke us. The shouts of the dying penetrated into that sleep, dragged us halfblind and staggering out of the lovely dreams, the sheltered nests we thought were ours by right, into this wakefulness, this cold and unforgiving daylight. There was no other choice.

D.M. Fraser D.M. Fraser (1947–85) was also the author of The Voice of Emma Sachs; following his death at the age of thirty-eight, Arsenal published Prelude, an edition of his collected works, and Ignorant Armies, an unfinished novel brought to life by Stephen Osborne and Bryan Carson. Fraser was also Pulp Press’s de facto editor for much of the 1970s and early 1980s.

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fiction

5.5 x 8 | 176 pp | paper

fic029000

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The paperback edition of Sarah Schulman’s visionary novel of New York.

THE MERE FUTURE new release

The paperback edition of Sarah Schulman’s dystopian satire about urban mores and gentrification gone awry. Set sometime in the not-too-distant future, 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. Despite the utopian surface, however, there is a disturbing malaise that infects the population. Our heroine, a lowly copywriter, and her girlfriend Nadine just want to fall in love all over again, but can’t help noticing that the social packaging may not be recyclable. Calling on all genres—literary fiction, mystery, fantasy, poetry, and stand-up comedy—Schulman invents a literature that reflects the lives we live right now while being funny, sexy, and open-hearted. Sparkling with witty and provocative social commentary, The Mere Future is a startlingly sharp-eyed prophecy of the world to come that blows literary conventions out of the water. Clever word craft, poetic political satire and biting ­humor on every page. —Publishers Weekly

Sarah Schulman Sarah Schulman is the author of fourteen books, including the novels Rat Bohemia (page 36), Empathy (page 29), and The Child (page 36), and the non-fiction book Ties That Bind: Familial Homophbia and Its Consequences. Her many awards include a Guggenheim, Fulbright and the 2009 Kessler Award for her “Sustained Contribution to LGBT Studies.” She is a Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at CUNY, College of Staten Island.

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fiction

5.5 x 8.25 | 184 pp | paper

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Schulman injects wry political commentary and sly cultural satire into her intellectually dynamic plot with infectious constancy. —Richard Labonte, Book Marks Shockingly of the moment … The Mere Future is set a few years hence “when things are slightly better because there has been a big change,” and, as she always does, Schulman fashions a writing style that suits the setting … [This] is probably Schulman’s funniest book. —Lambda Book Report

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A Queer Film Classic on Luchino Visconti’s lyrical 1971 film adaptation of the Thomas Mann novel.

DEATH IN VENICE new release

A Queer Film Classic

A Queer Film Classic on 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. Known variously as “The Red Count” and “the director of the dirty bed sheets,” Visconti, along with Roberto Rossellini, Michelangelo Antonioni, Vittorio De Sica, and Federico Fellini, revolutionized Italian film and became one of the giants of world cinema. Although he never spoke openly about his homosexuality, it was an open secret, and many of his works, like Death in Venice, were suffused with it—from the first NeoRealist film, Ossessione, to Rocco and His Brothers to The Damned and the epic Ludwig. Death in Venice: A Queer Film Classic is a bracing exploration of both a complicated director and a complex film. QUEER FILM CLASSICS is a critically acclaimed book series that launched in 2009 and edited by Thomas Waugh and Matthew Hays, covering twenty-one of the most important and influential films about and by LGBTQ people, made in eight different countries between 1950 and 2005, and written by leading LGBTQ film scholars and critics. For existing Queer Film Classic titles, see page 35.

Will Aitken Will Aitken is a novelist, journalist, screenwriter, multimedia director and teacher. His novels include Realia, A Visit Home and Terre Haute. He has written for the Globe and Mail, the National Post, Maclean’s, The Paris Review, and a variety of other publications, and worked as a writerbroadcaster for the CBC, the BBC, and NPR. He lives in Montreal.

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A Queer Film Classic on a groundbreaking 1977 documentary about ordinary gay men and lesbians.

WORD IS OUT A Queer Film Classic new release

The latest Queer Film Classic is on the groundbreaking 1977 documentary that profiles the lives of ordinary gay men and lesbians of different ages, races and backgrounds. Word is Out found a wide audience theatrically and, perhaps more importantly, had a national publictelevision broadcast. The film presented an intimate portrait of gay men and lesbians, and by doing so, it played a significant role in the then-nascent 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. With its affable portrait of twenty-six gay men and women, Word is Out offered an important counterpoint to the homophobic rhetoric that Bryant and others were spreading. Greg Youmans examines the historical, political, and aesthetic significance of this important film, situating it firmly in its late-1970s context. He also delves beneath the film’s placid surface to explore the backstory of its making, from the complicated relationships among its six filmmakers (three men, three women) to the more than 140 video pre-interviews they conducted in their search for the perfect cast.

Greg Youmans Greg Youmans is a scholar, maker, and programmer of queer film and video. His research focuses on gay and lesbian activist and experimental filmmaking of the late 1970s, in the context of the rise of the religious right and the channelling of gay and lesbian politics into a liberal, rights-based agenda. He also creates an ongoing video series with Chris Vargas, entitled Falling in Love ‌ with Chris and Greg. He lives in Oakland, California.

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QUEER FILM CLASSICS is a critically acclaimed film book series that launched in 2009 and edited by Thomas Waugh and Matthew Hays, covering twentyone of the most important and influential films about and by LGBTQ people, made in eight different countries between 1950 and 2005, and written by leading LGBTQ film scholars and critics. For existing Queer Film Classic titles, see page 35.

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A Queer Film Classic on John Greyson’s controversial, funny Canadian film musical about AIDS.

ZERO PATIENCE new release

A Queer Film Classic

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. The film features the explorer Sir Richard Francis Burton, who is working as a taxidermist at the Museum of Natural History in Toronto; seeking exhibits for his Hall of Contagion, Burton encounters the ghost of Patient Zero, and together, they set out to try to discover the truth about the origin of AIDS and restore Zero to life. 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. It also delves into how Greyson, one of the most important figures in New Queer Cinema, combined experimental film aesthetics with a camp take on Hollywood genre films (both musical and horror) and the Canadian documentary film tradition while at the same time responding to Shilts’ book and other discourses focused on placing blame for the AIDS crisis on an individual and a community. QUEER FILM CLASSICS is a critically acclaimed film book series that launched in 2009 and edited by Thomas Waugh and Matthew Hays, covering twentyone of the most important and influential films about and by LGBTQ people, made in eight different countries between 1950 and 2005, and written by leading LGBTQ film scholars and critics. For existing Queer Film Classic titles, see page 35.

Wendy Gay Pearson and Susan Knabe Wendy Gay Pearson is an Assistant Professor in Women’s Studies and Feminist Research at the University of Western Ontario. She has published widely on discourses of sexuality, race, citizenship and belonging in contemporary film and literature. She lives in London, Ontario. Susan Knabe is an Assistant Professor in both the departments of Media and Information Technology and Women’s Studies and Feminist Research at the University of Western Ontario. She lives in London, Ontario.

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A funny Asian-American novel that won the most recent International 3-Day Novel Contest.

Terroryaki! Jennifer K. Chung

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A raucously funny Asian American novel that won the most recent International 3-Day Novel Contest. It’s three months until the wedding, and Samantha’s Taiwanese parents still disapprove of her hopelessly white fiancé. Meanwhile, Sam’s food-obsessed sister, Daisy, is on the hunt for a mysterious take-out truck whose dishes are to die for. Terroryaki! is a tale of love, family, redemption and the best—if slightly cursed—dish of chicken teriyaki to be found in this realm of existence. The International 3-Day Novel Contest is a notorious rite of passage for writers that has taken place every Labour Day Weekend since 1977. The 34th annual contest will take place September 3–5, 2011; for more information, contact 3daynovel.com. Jennifer K. Chung is a Taiwanese-American software engineer, writer, and pianist. She lives near Seattle. Terroryaki! is her first novel.

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A new edition of the late Jon Furberg’s retelling of the Anglo-Saxon poem “The Wanderer.”

ANHAGA Jon Furberg At the time of his death in 1992 Jon Furberg was one of the most disciplined and exciting poets writing in Vancouver. Ten years in the making, Anhaga was Furberg’s masterly, crafted retelling of the Anglo-Saxon poem “The Wanderer.” Reading into the old text with courage and imagination, letting individual lines and words resonate and build associations, listening for the cadences of the ancient bards who were the original carriers of the poem, he allows a new work to emerge. The result is a contemporary Wanderer—that lost, doomed, desperate soul who is perhaps the first truly individualized—that is, alienated—figure in English literature. Furberg was a poet of spectacular skill, a poet who could embrace ancient texts and reinvent them with creative vigour while remaining true to their original voice. First published in 1983, this new edition features an introduction by Brad Cran, Vancouver’s current Poet Laureate, and a foreword by Stephen Osborne, editor-in-chief of Geist magazine. Jon Furberg’s passion for literature touched the world of publishing, teaching and, of course, poetry. He was a co-founder of Pulp Press (later to reborn as Arsenal Pulp Press), a beloved teacher, and the author of three books of poetry. Jon Furberg died in 1992.

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HOW IT ALL VEGAN! Irresistible Recipes for an Animal-Free Diet

Sarah Kramer & Tanya Barnard

In the ten-plus years since How It All Vegan! was first published, however, veganism has “come out of the closet,” and is now considered a legitimate diet and lifestyle not only for those wishing to improve their health, but also those who care deeply about the welfare of animals. 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.

over 100,000 copies sold multiple veggie award winner: best cookbook 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-hate-to-cook-but-love-to-eat attitude. —Vancouver Sun

cooking (vegan) 10th anniversary edition isbn 978-1-55152-253-1 $24.95 | $22.95 us original edition isbn 978-1-55152-067-4 $22.95 | $20.95 us

THE GARDEN OF VEGAN

LA DOLCE VEGAN! Vegan Livin’ Made Easy Sarah Kramer

How It All Vegan Again!

Tanya Barnard & Sarah Kramer 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—which eschews all animal products, including butter, milk, and cheese—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.

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over 50,000 copies sold | seventh printing 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

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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.

[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) isbn 978-1-55152-128-2 $22.95 | $21.95 us

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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. It won VegNews’ Veggie Award for Best Cookbook twice, has been reprinted fourteen times, and spawned several successful sequels (including The Garden of Vegan, La Dolce Vegan, and Vegan à Go-Go!).


RIPE FROM AROUND HERE

A Vegan Guide to Local & Sustainable Eating No Matter Where You Live jae steele Get It Ripe (see below), jae steele’s first cookbook, established her as a credible and charismatic authority on veganism; her holistic nutritionist background and sassy cowpunk sensibility encouraged countless others to “get it ripe.” Her new cookbook 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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The 180 recipes, which encourage the use of fresh, organic ingredients wherever possible (as well as potential alternatives depending on where you live), include Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins, Pear Parsnip Soup, Asparagus and Spring Onion Quiche, Mushroom Asparagus Risotto, and Butternut Chipotle Chocolate Cake. Ripe from Around Here is a lovely book! Gently, lightly, with humour and without being preachy, jae steele offers the reader a guide for nothing less than how to live better and with more joy. 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 and Local Flavors: Cooking and Eating from America’s Farmers Markets Readers attuned to the local food movement will appreciate steele’s approach; her book can also be enjoyed as a straightforward vegan cookbook. —Library Journal (starred review) The most important vegan cookbook of 2010 … It takes a soft, animal-rights approach, like her last cookbook, but the work that jae has put in to try and merge these important streams back together, veganism and locavorism, puts this well beyond mere cookbook status.—Veganpolice.com Local food doesn’t translate to limited flavor, and steele’s recipe box overflows with tasty ideas … In addition to the edibles, readers will find a host of housecare tips, including DIY cleaners and an in-depth introduction to composting. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and beyond, Ripe from Around Here makes going local an easy affair. —VegNews cooking (vegan) isbn 978-1-55152-254-8 $24.95 | $23.95 us

VEGAN À GO-GO!

GET IT RIPE

Sarah Kramer

jae steele

A Cookbook & Survival Manual for Vegans on the Road 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 able 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. All of the recipes are easy to prepare with a minimum of ingredients but guaranteed to deliver energy, nutrition, and great flavour. The rest of the book contains information and advice pertinent to vegan travellers, from how to deconstruct a restaurant menu to what food items are best suited to carry around in your luggage or handbag. There’s even a section on “How to Say ‘I Am Vegan’” in numerous languages.

A Fresh Take on Vegan Cooking & Living

Get It Ripe 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 steele is a registered holistic nutritionist; she has also been a professional vegan baker and worked on organic farms on both the east and west coasts of Canada. Her life experiences, and her love of vegan whole foods, are at the heart of Get It Ripe, which not only features uncomplicated yet delicious animal-free recipes, but advice and information on various aspects of holistic vegan living, including special diets (all recipes are wheat-free), simple steps for cleansing and detoxing, information on ethical consumerism, and the connections between mind, body, and spirit. By the author of Ripe From Around Here (see above).

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second printing With these dishes, Sarah has managed to make vegan food fun, tasty, and sexy! —Jane Wiedlin, The Go-Go’s

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

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EAT, DRINK & BE VEGAN

THE SIMPLYRAW LIVING FOODS DETOX MANUAL

Everyday Recipes Worth Celebrating

Natasha Kyssa

second printing Compact and comprehensive … Kyssa covers much ground via a gradual approach that commences with a vegan, 80-percent-raw diet and progesses toward completely live foods. —VegNews

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Dreena Burton In Dreena Burton’s first two bestselling vegan cookbooks, The Everyday Vegan and Vive le Vegan! (below) she offered 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. Dreena also maintains an active blog (vivelevegan.blogspot.com) and website (everydayvegan.com) and has cultivated an enthusiastic audience for her nutritious recipes.

fourth printing featured on ellen’s website You don’t have to be a vegan to enjoy Dreena Burton’s cookbooks. This is healthy, nutritious cooking for anyone interested in eating for optimum health. —January Magazine

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VIVE LE VEGAN!

THE EVERYDAY VEGAN

Dreena Burton

Dreena Burton

Simple, Delectable Recipes for the Everyday Vegan Family

Recipes & Lessons for Living the Vegan Life

In her second book, Dreena shows that there are simple methods and delectable ingredients you can use that will allow you—whether you’re single or have a family—to become vegan without having to be a rocket scientist. And the recipes in Vive le Vegan! also don’t over-rely on the use of soy, given recent concerns about its over-consumption, and many feature whole grains and hemp. They’re also disarmingly easy to prepare. It’s time to give up your qualms about the vegan lifestyle and celebrate its vivid possibilities. See also Eat, Drink & Be Vegan (above).

Dreena Burton’s first cookbook, where she demonstrates that anyone can prepare and enjoy an array of delectable vegan dishes without having to compromise one’s health or sense of taste. Each recipe contains nutritional analysis, and health-conscious cooks will appreciate that the recipes do not use hydrogenated oils and very little refined flours and sugars.

fifth printing favourite vegetarian cookbooks list: homemakers magazine

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. The Everyday Vegan is healthy, humane, and 100% picky-eater friendly. Truly delicious reading. —Ingrid Newkirk, President, PETA

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

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

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The modern world is a toxic place, and we’ve all become less healthy because of it, whether it is from the air that we breathe or the foods that we eat. Natasha Kyssa is a raw foods chef and lifestyle coach; 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. The author believes that we can heal ourselves naturally to mend the damage done to our bodies due to unhealthy environments and improper food choices.


FROM THE OLIVE GROVE

AS FRESH AS IT GETS

Everyday Recipes from the Tomato Fresh Food Café

Mediterranean Cooking with Olive Oil

Christian Gaudreault & Star Spilos

Helen & Anastasia Koutalianos

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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, Mediterranean-inspired recipes, many of which have been passed along from Helen’s mother and grandmother, in which olive oil is a central ingredient. A fresh take on a somewhat underrated cuisine. —The Olive Oil Source This useful, straightforward, and informative cookbook is a valuable addition, especially considering the popularity of and emphasis on healthy cooking. It will appeal to seasoned cooks as well as novices. —Library Journal

Today, increasing emphasis is being placed on the integrity of the the food we eat. The owners of Vancouver’s Tomato Fresh Food Café share their best-loved and most sought-after recipes; at the heart of the book is their simple philosophy: learn how to let farmers’ fields and local markets determine your menus. Cooking at home can be fun and uncomplicated, as well as healthy. Features 32 full-colour photographs.

second printing bronze winner, independent publisher award shortlisted for a cuisine canada award The authors open the door to making food that’s wholesome, simple, and inventive. —Canadian Living A charming book of simple dishes, ideal for the summer growing season and for making winter food taste like summer too. —Montreal Gazette

cooking (canadian) isbn 978-1-55152-199-2 $24.95 | $21.95 us

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THE MODERN AYURVEDIC COOKBOOK

NEW WORLD PROVENCE

Amrita Sondhi

Alessandra & Jean-Francis Quaglia

Modern French Cooking for Friends and Family

Healthful, Healing Recipes for Life

This all-vegetarian 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.

fourth printing shortlisted for a nautilus book award amrita sondhi is host of “the ayurvedic way” on one: the body, mind & spirit channel 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

French cuisine is considered among the world’s best, but its traditional ingredients like butter and cream, aren’t always appropriate for today’s heart-healthy diets. New World Provence, by the proprietor-chefs 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-tofind ingredients prepared using traditional French techniques tweaked with the home cook in mind.

second printing The cookbook’s stunning colours and photography merit a place on the coffee table, but the delicious, healthful recipes mean it should stay in the kitchen. —Hour Magazine One of the best cookbooks of the year. I adore this book; there is a bright effortlessness about it. —Epicurean Classic blog

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cooking (french) isbn 978-1-55152-223-4 $31.95 | $29.95 us

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A FEAST FOR ALL SEASONS

WHERE PEOPLE FEAST

Traditional Native Peoples’ Cuisine

Dolly & Annie Watts

Andrew George Jr. with Robert Gairns

Where People Feast, one of the few First Nations cookbooks available, 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). Recipes include Smoked Salmon Mousse, Indian Tacos, Venison Meatballs, Alder-Grilled Breast of Pheasant, Blackberry-Glazed Beets, Wild Rice Pancakes, Seaweed & Salmon Roe Soup, and Wild Blueberry Cobbler.

second printing The 120 recipes include delectable, make-at home dishes such as Salmon and Fiddlehead Stirfry, Stuffed Wild Duck, Barbecued Oysters, Pan-fried Rabbit with Wild Cranberry Glaze, Clam Fritters, and Wild Blueberry Cookies. George wants us to think like his First Nations elders: get back to the land and appreciate what's been provided for us. His elegant recipes include a smart take on pan-fried oysters with seaweed. —Western Living cooking (canadian) isbn 978-1-55152-368-2 $24.95 | $21.95 us

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

cooking (canadian) isbn 978-1-55152-221-0 $24.95 | $21.95 us

THE URBAN PICNIC John Burns & Elisabeth Caton

THE REAL JERK

New Carribean Cuisine Lili & Ed Pottinger

The Urban Picnic is designed for modern gourmands and kitchen newcomers alike, to inspire them to introduce a little pleasure and picnickery into their lives. With an irreverant and highly opinionated history of the picnic, original illustrations, and over 200 recipes, many contributed by renowned chefs such as Nigella Lawson and Mark Bittman, it’s an essential how-to picnic. … The Urban Picnic is just the cookbook for the serious picnicker. It’s just the thing to turn you into a natural, like Burns, for whom “to picnic” is a verb to live by. —Vancouver Sun

The Jamaican phrase, “Out of many, one people,” is reflected in Caribbean cooking: distinct, bold flavours coming together to create an electric experience. 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.

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Don’t wait for that rare occasion when you might actually plan a picnic to use this generous and approachable cookbook/picnic guide … Whatever the provenance of the recipes, they all sound delicious. —Quill & Quire

Favourite Caribbean recipes from the proprietors of the famed, ­eponymous Toronto restaurant. —Canadian Living

There’s a definite Left Coast vibe, with an ode to the Slow Food movement and suggestions for CBC-friendly musical accompaniment. —Saturday Night

What’s best is the book often suggests which dish works well with ­others, allowing you to create entire meals—a very smart touch. —Toronto Star

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Andrew George, of the Wet’suwet’en Nation in Canada, is a well-respected aboriginal chef and instructor who has spent the last twenty-five years promoting the traditions of First Nations food. In A Feast for All Seasons, written with Robert Gairns, he has 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, and acknowledgment of the spiritual power that food can have in our lives.

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after Canaan

Joe Keithley

Wayde Compton

An Illustrated History of D.O.A.

Essays on Race, Writing, and Region

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The punk band D.O.A., established in 1987, is considered one of the founders of hardcore punk, along with seminal groups like Black Flag and Minor Threat. 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 of the group lead by singer/guitarist Keithley, author of I, Shithead, p. 25—made up of photographs, posters, handwritten lyrics, and other ephemera—that offers a visceral glimpse into the hardcore life of one of the hardest-working bands in the business.

After Canaan, the first nonfiction book by acclaimed Vancouver poet Wayde Compton, repositions the North American discussion of race in the wake of the tumultuous 20th century. It riffs on the concept of Canada as a promised land (or “Canaan”) encoded in African-American myth and song since the days of slavery. 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. See Wayde's other books on p. 42.

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After Canaan offers an alternative epistemology for thinking about race in Canada ... [It] 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)

They rock out. They blow the roof off. Some of the best shows I’ve ever seen in my life were D.O.A. gigs. I’ve never seen them not be amazing. —Henry Rollins (Black Flag) The proper medicine growing young minds need. —Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys)

music isbn 978-1-55152-396-5 $27.95 | $27.95 us

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seeing reds

The last genet

The Red Scare of 1918–1919, Canada’s First War on Terror Daniel Francis 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 legitimate labour leaders as “Bolsheviks” and “Reds.” The story builds toward the events of the Winnipeg General Strike in May–June 1919 when the authorities, believing that the expected revolution had begun, sent soldiers into the streets to put down with force a legitimate labour dispute. Author Daniel Francis examines Canada’s Red Scare in a global context, including government responses to similar activities in the United States and western Europe. The Winnipeg General Strike took place more than 90 years ago, but it resonates still – as in historian Daniel Francis’s new book ... A welltold tale. —Globe and Mail

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). It describes the adventures of a writer engaged with the "real world," as opposed to what Genet called "the grammatical world." [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 Hadrien Laroche analyzes and connects Genet’s writing to his involvement with disenfranchised political groups ... Highly recommended for readers interested in Genet and his works. —Library Journal

An astonishing book. —Georgia Straight

biography isbn 978-1-55152-365-1 $24.95 | $22.95 us

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Charles Demers

Charles Demers examines the who, what, where, when, why, and how 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.

THE GEIST ATLAS OF CANADA

Meat Maps and Other Strange ­Cartographies Melissa Edwards This offbeat, erudite collection of fullcolour maps, a project of Geist magazine, includes a wide range of clearly Canadian subject matter from all points far and wide. Map subjects include: Apocalypse; Art; Atwood (Margaret); Automotive; Beer; Body Parts; Condiments; Doughnuts; Kitchen Implements; Literary; Loudmouths; Malls; Menstrual; Pets; Retail; Sartorial; and World’s Largest.

hubert evans nonfiction book prize finalist An erudite and intelligent collection of essays. —Globe and Mail literary travel / british columbia isbn 978-1-55152-294-4 $24.95 | $21.95 us

Remarkable … The Geist Atlas of Canada is filled with astonishingly detailed (and just plain astonishing) maps. —Brian Bethune, Maclean’s canadiana / humour isbn 978-1-55152-216-6 $24.95 | $21.95 us

OUT OF THE DARKNESS

THE FACE IN THE MIRROR

Marion Crook

Marion Crook

Teens Talk About Suicide

Teenagers and Adoption

Based on interviews with teen suicide survivors, parents, and professionals, a sensitive exploration of teen suicide, in particular the reasons why certain young people are driven to it. The book also examines the history of teen suicide in Western and other cultures, as well as what roles parents and schools can play in suicide prevention. For both teens and adults, Out of the Darkness breaks the silence, offering hope for those who think there is none.

Being a teenager in today’s complex world is a difficult enough task, but adopted teens have a unique struggle: to discover their identity and a sense of belonging and place in the world, which often means coming to terms with their past. The Face in the Mirror, based on numerous interviews with adopted teens, adoptive parents, and birth parents, brings attention to the growing and often controversial phenomenon of teenagers wanting to know where they came from.

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sociology / parenting (teens) isbn 978-1-55152-141-1 $21.95 | $18.95 us

sociology / parenting (teens) isbn 978-1-55152-079-7 $19.95 | $18.95 us

ANARCHY AND ART

From the Paris Commune to the Fall of the Berlin Wall

ONLY A BEGINNING An Anarchist Anthology Allan Antliff

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

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 isbn 978-155152-218-0 $26.95 | $23.95 us

politics / cultural studies isbn 978-1-55152-167-1 $29.95 | $24.95 us

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nonfiction

Vancouver special


THE GREENPEACE TO AMCHITKA

ICE AND FIRE

Dispatches From the New World Stephen Osborne

An Environmental Odyssey Robert Hunter

A collection of nonfiction narratives from award-winning writer Stephen Osborne, the editor-in-chief of Geist magazine and winner of a lifetime achievement prize from the National Magazine Awards. Smart, funny, moving, and full of wonder and surprise, the dispatches in Ice and Fire illuminate a very old world striving to make itself new.

The story of Greenpeace’s beginnings: in this visceral memoir, Hunter vividly depicts the peculiar odyssey that led to the formation of the most powerful environmental organization in the world.

nonfiction

winner, george ryga award for social awareness roderick haig-brown book prize finalist

Beautiful and sincere. —Georgia Straight Hunter’s Homeric ode to confused and argumentative hippies on the high seas makes fresh and crazy reading. His style is positively feverish. —Globe and Mail essays / literary travel isbn 978-1-55152-061-2 $17.95 | $14.95 us

environment / cultural studies isbn 978-1-55152-178-7 $24.95 | $19.95 us

DREAMING IN THE RAIN

COMFORT FOOD FOR BREAKUPS

How Vancouver Became Hollywood North by Northwest

The Memoir of a Hungry Girl

David Spaner

Marusya Bociurkiw

The story of West Coast Canada’s emergence as a movie capital. Insightful interviews and thoughtful analysis show how filmmaking in Vancouver has become a microcosm of the global film world. By the author of Shoot It! (page 3). Spaner writes about the rise of the city as one of the major centers of film production not only in North America but in the world. —Hollywood Reporter

An elegiac, sensual, and beguiling memoir about food, family, and personal history by fiction writer and filmmaker Marusya Bociurkiw.

lambda literary award finalist kobzar literary award finalist Bociurkiw’s words simmer attentive and passionate, beckoning readers to relish and enjoy. —Globe and Mail

film studies isbn 978-1-55152-129-9 $21.95 | $17.95 us

food literature / biography / lesbian isbn 978-1-55152-219-7 $19.95 | $16.95 us

NATIONAL DREAMS

LD

Myth, Memory, and Canadian History

Mayor Louis Taylor and the Rise of Vancouver

Daniel Francis

Daniel Francis 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-andwhite images.

fourth printing over 8,000 sold A brilliant examination of our national myths. —Toronto Star

The colourful biography of Louis D. Taylor, the longest-serving mayor in Vancouver’s history, and the story of Vancouver in the early decades of the 20th century.

city of vancouver book award winner roderick haig-brown book prize finalist One of the most significant Vancouver books of the last several years … It’s a wonderfully Vancouver yarn. —Vancouver Sun

canadian history isbn 978-1-55152-043-8 $22.95 | $19.95 us

canadian history / biography isbn 978-1-55152-156-5 $21.95 | $17.95 us

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THE BEARDED GENTLEMAN

The Style Guide to Shaving Face

ONE THOUSAND BEARDS A Cultural History of Facial Hair Allan Peterkin

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.

featured in the new york times, nylon, out Facial hair is totally BACK! But anyone attempting to navigate this treacherous and codified world without consulting Nick Burns and Allan Peterkin is destined for gruesome public humiliation. —Simon Doonan, author of Eccentric Glamour men’s health (grooming) isbn 978-1-55152-343-9 $16.95 | $14.95 us

SPREE

A Cultural History of Shopping Pamela Klaffke 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 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

cultural studies/popular culture isbn 978-1-55152-143-5 $22.95 | $17.95 us

HOW IT ALL BEGAN

The Personal Account of a West German Urban Guerrilla

A witty, comprehensive history of facial hair. With style recipes, information on care and upkeep, and numerous depictions of various beards and moustaches, One Thousand Beards provides an insightful, light-hearted, and well-groomed look at facial hair. By the co-author of The Bearded Gentleman (opposite).

second printing An entertaining and informative combination of a history, a documentary, an appreciation and a catalog. —Publishers Weekly men’s health (grooming) isbn 978-1-55152-107-7 $21.95 | $19.95 us

THE BALD-HEADED HERMIT AND THE ARTICHOKE 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.

second printing A progressive thesaurus that demystifies the language of sex. —Quill & Quire sexuality/humour isbn 978-1-55152-063-6 $18.95 | $14.95 us

I, SHITHEAD A Life in Punk Joe Keithley

Bommi Baumann 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.”

political science isbn 978-0-88978-045-3 $19.95 | $18.95 us

Joe Shithead 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. (See page 22 for Joe’s new book, Talk - Action = 0.)

best books of the year list: amazon.ca third printing biography / music isbn 978-1-55152-148-0 $22.95 | $19.95 us

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Allan Peterkin & Nick Burns


VICTIMS OF BENEVOLENCE

STONEY CREEK WOMAN

The Dark Legacy of the Williams Lake Residential School

10th Anniversary Edition Bridget Moran

Elizabeth Furniss

aboriginal studies

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.

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.

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fifteenth printing over 40,000 copies sold

A solid addition to the historical record. —BCLA Reporter A valuable and moving biography. —Books in Canada

aboriginal studies isbn 978-1-55152-047-6 $19.95 | $18.95 us

aboriginal studies isbn 978-1-55152-015-5 $15.95 | $12.95 us

A LITTLE REBELLION

JUDGEMENT AT STONEY CREEK

Bridget Moran

New Edition

Bridget Moran

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

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

biography / aboriginal studies isbn 978-0-88978-252-5 $14.95 | $12.95 us

RESISTANCE AND RENEWAL Surviving the Indian Residential School Celia Haig-Brown 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.

roderick haig-brown prize winner eighth printing Demonstrates that the experiences of the past, however painful, are valuable for future generations. —Northeast Indian Quarterly aboriginal studies isbn 978-0-88978-189-4 $16.95 | $13.95 us

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aboriginal studies isbn 978-1-55152-053-7 $14.95 | $12.95 us


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 spent two years unearthing images and researching historical information to create The 500 Years of Resistance Comic Book, which presents the story of Aboriginal resistance in an accessible, far-reaching format. With strong, plain language and evocative illustrations, The 500 Years of Resistance Comic Book documents the fighting spirit and ongoing resistance of Indigenous peoples through 500 years of genocide, massacres, torture, rape, displacement, and assimilation: a necessary antidote to the conventional history of the Americas. Gord Hill blends his visual and literary talents to tell the story of aboriginal life since the arrival of Europeans in the Western Hemisphere in 1492 … 500 Years of Resistance succeeds as a bold primer on colonialism and its haunting legacy today. —This Magazine Hill's raw images convey the events depicted effectively. —Publishers Weekly

POLAROIDS

Attila Richard Lukacs and Michael Morris A co-publication between Arsenal Pulp Press, Presentation House Gallery of North Vancouver, the Art Gallery of Alberta in Edmonton, and the Illington Kerr Gallery in Calgary, 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. Features essays by Michael Turner, Scott Watson, Vince Aletti, and Stan Persky. Lukacs regularly uses a Polaroid camera as part of his artistic process, using his friends and acquaintances in Berlin, New York, Vancouver, and elsewhere as models; taking advantage of the Polaroid’s unique characteristics, his painterly sensibility is evident in the rich hues and romantic sensuality of these photographs, which are strikingly similar to the paintings that resulted from them. Stunning and bold, Polaroids is a remarkable visual and written document on Lukacs, one of Canada’s greatest painters working today, and his unique collaboration with Morris, a hugely important artist in his own right.

alcuin design society award winner comics & graphic novels / aboriginal studies isbn 978-1-55152-360-6 $12.95 | $11.95 us

TO THE DOGS Peter Culley

visual arts / gay men’s isbn 978-1-55152-295-1 $60.00 | $55.00 us

VANCOUVER ART & ECONOMIES Melanie O’Brian (ed)

The historical and contemporary photographers of To the Dogs observe the human-­canine connection in ways alternately surprising, endearing, disturbing, and beautiful. In the accompanying essay, poet Peter Culley explores how our most loyal companions can tell us more about ourselves than we might care to admit. To the Dogs, published in hardcover, features 150 full-page photographs, including 50 in colour. Co-published by Presentation House Gallery in North Vancouver. A beautifully written meditation on dogs and humans and their interconnectedness through the ages. —The Globe and Mail A lyrical exploration of the complex relationship between man and dog. —Montreal Gazette

pets / visual arts isbn 978-1-55152-241-8 $32.95 | $32.95 us

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. The book features essays by Clint Burnham, Randy Lee Cutler, Tim Lee, Sadira Rodrigues, Marina Roy, Sharla Sava, Reid Shier, Shepherd Steiner, and Michael Turner. Co-published by Artspeak. 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

visual arts / british columbia isbn 978-1-55152-214-2 $27.95 | $24.95 us

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arts, graphics & culture

THE 500 YEARS OF RESISTANCE COMIC BOOK


STAN DOUGLAS

OTHER CONUNDRUMS

Reid Shier (ed)

Monika Kin Gagnon

Every Building on 100 West Hastings

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. See page 4 for Stan Douglas: Abbott & Cordova, 7 August 1971.

arts, graphics & culture

city of vancouver book award co-winner second printing

Race, Culture, and Canadian Art

Other Conundrums, co-published with Vancouver’s Artspeak Gallery and the Kamloops Art Gallery, is an extraordinary collection of essays on Canadian artists of colour by Monika Kin Gagnon, one of Canada’s most respected art writers and curators. The essays explore the history of cultural production in this country with an emphasis on race, cultural difference, and cultural hybridity. Colour and black-and-white images.

A scathing, learned must-read. —Canadian Art

visual art / social issues / british columbia isbn 978-1-55152-135-0 $25.95 | $25.95 us

visual art / art criticism isbn 978-1-55152-092-6 $21.95 | $18.95 us

THE UNCANNY

YARN BOMBING

Bruce Grenville (ed)

Mandy Moore & Leanne Prain

Experiments in Cyborg Culture

A dazzling and provocative examination of the cyborg—the concept of man-as-machine—in popular culture. A co-publication with the Vancouver Art Gallery. Includes 32 full-colour photographs and numerous black-and-white images.

award for outstanding publication, canadian museums association Brilliant … in its ability to match gripping popular culture with first-rate intellectual enquiry. —Vancouver Sun

The Art of Crochect and Knit Graffiti

Yarn Bombing is the definitive guidebook to covert textile street art. This full-colour DIY book features 20 patterns, tips on how to create fuzzy adornments for lonely street furniture under cover of darkness, and interviews with members of the international community of textile artists and yarn bombers. See page 1 for Leanne's new book, Hoopla.

second printing excerpted in the national post and the new yorker Yarn Bombing deserves a place on any hip crafter’s bookshelf. —Debbie Stoller, author of Stitch ‘n Bitch

visual art / cultural studies isbn 978-1-55152-116-9 $34.95 | $27.95 us

crafts & hobbies / knitting isbn 978-1-55152-255-5 $21.95 | $19.95 us

HOPE IN SHADOWS

FAME US

Brad Cran & Gillian Jerome

Brian Howell

Stories and Photographs of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

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.

Celebrity Impersonators and the Cult(ure) of Fame

In this stunning book, photographer Brian Howell (author of One Ring Circus) takes us into the world of celebrity impersonators—the faux famous people who make a living at pretending to be someone else. Taken at various impersonator conventions and stage shows throughout North America, the photographs are both startling and poignant—for all of the frivolity and double takes, there is also a sense of the real person beneath the makeup and the artifice. One of the eeriest photography books of the year. —New York Times

city of vancouver book award winner haig-brown regional prize finalist social issues / photography / british columbia isbn 978-155152-238-8 $19.95 | $19.95 us

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photography / performing arts isbn 978-1-55152-228-9 $21.95 | $18.95 us


MACHO SLUTS

THE CARNIVOROUS LAMB

Patrick Califia, introduction by Wendy Chapkis

Agustín Gómez-Arcos, introduction by Sharon G. Feldman

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

fiction / lesbian isbn 978-1-55152-260-9 $19.95 | $17.95 us

A Little Sister’s Classic

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 / gay men’s isbn 978-1-55152-230-2 $19.95 | $16.95 us

WHISPER THEIR LOVE

FINISTÈRE

Valerie Taylor, introduction by Barbara Grier

Fritz Peters, introduction by Michael Bronski

A Little Sister’s Classic

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 “antiromance novel” for its grounding in the reality of lesbian experience. Theirs was the kind of love they dared not show the world. —from the original book jacket

fiction / lesbian isbn 978-1-55152-210-4 $19.95 | $15.95 us

A Little Sister’s Classic

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)

fiction / gay men’s isbn 978-1-55152-211-1 $22.95 | $17.95 us

EMPATHY

BLACKBIRD

Sarah Schulman, introduction by Kevin Killian

Larry Duplechan, introduction by Michael Nava

A Little Sister’s Classic

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 (p. 12), The Child, and Rat Bohemia (p. 36 for both).

A Little Sister’s Classic

A funny, moving, coming-of-age novel about growing up black and gay in southern California. By the author of the Lambda Awardwinning Got ’til it’s Gone (p. 39). 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 $19.95 | $15.95 us

fiction / gay men’s isbn 978-1-55152-202-9 $19.95 | $15.95 us

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gay & lesbian (little sister’s classics)

A Little Sister’s Classic


PATIENCE & SARAH

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

gay & lesbian (little sister’s classics)

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.

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

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

fiction / lesbian isbn 978-1-55152-191-6 $21.95 | $17.95 us

fiction / gay men’s isbn 978-1-55152-190-9 $17.95 | $13.95 us

THE YOUNG IN ONE ANOTHER’S ARMS

SONG OF THE LOON A Little Sister’s Classic

Richard Amory, introduction by Michael Bronski

A Little Sister’s Classic

Jane Rule, introduction by Katherine V. Forrest First published in 1966, Song of the Loon is a lusty gay frontier romance that tells the story of a nineteenth-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.

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

second printing 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 isbn 978-1-55152-181-7 $21.95 | $16.95 us

fiction / gay men’s isbn 978-1-55152-180-0 $21.95 | $19.95 us

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venus with biceps

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

AMERICAN HUNKS

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

spring 2011 release as seen in the new yorker

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) and co-author of Comin’ At Ya! (below). What might have been a nudge-nudge, wink-wink volume is instead vital Americana. —Booklist

Uplifting, informative, and delicious. —Vancouver Sun

gay studies / visual arts isbn 978-1-55152-370-5 $29.95 | $27.95 us

gay studies / visual arts isbn 978-1-55152-256-2 $32.95 | $29.95 us

COMIN’ AT YA!

The Homoerotic 3-d Photographs of Denny Denfield David L. Chapman & Thomas Waugh An amazing collection of fullcolour, sexually explicit 3-D photographs of men taken in the early 1950s by Denny Denfield, an amateur physique photographer in California. By the co-author of American Hunks (above). What’s really fun and fascinating are the vintage pictures from the ‘50s by Denfield of men in swim trunks large enough to be diapers, or posing on craggy rocks in the nude … The perfect coffee table book. —HX Magazine (New York)

photography / gay studies isbn 978-1-55152-225-8 $31.95 | $27.95 us

GAY ART

A Historic Collection Felix Lance Falkon with Thomas Waugh In 1972, A Historic Collection of Gay Art was the first book to document explicit expressions of gay male sexuality as depicted in the graphic arts, from antiquity to pop culture. This new edition has been updated by the original author and Thomas Waugh.

silver winner, foreword book of the year award bronze winner, independent publisher award Essential reading for anyone interested in gay graphics, gay history, in the cultural history of the 1960s and 70s. —Inches Magazine gay studies / visual arts isbn 978-1-55152-205-0 $29.95 | $24.95 us

LUST UNEARTHED

OUT / LINES

Thomas Waugh, with Willie Walker

Thomas Waugh

Vintage Gay Graphics From the DuBek Collection

Underground Gay Graphics From Before Stonewall

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.

A wealth of previously unpublished “obscene” images from the queer pre-Stonewall 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 over 7,000 copies sold second printing

lambda literary award finalist over 8,000 copies sold second printing

Historically significant. —Out gay studies / visual arts isbn 978-1-55152-165-7 $29.95 | $26.95 us

A great book. —Lambda Book Report gay studies/visual arts isbn 978-1-55152-123-7 $28.95 | $22.95 us

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gay & lesbian

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.


the DICTIONARY OF HOMOPHOBIA

THE VIEW FROM HERE

Conversations with Gay & Lesbian Filmmakers

A Global History of Gay & Lesbian Experience

Matthew Hays

Louis-Georges Tin (ed)

gay & lesbian

Based on the work of over 70 researchers in 15 countries, The Dictionary of Homophobia is a mammoth, encyclopedic book that documents the history of homosexuality, and various cultural responses to it, in all regions of the world: a masterful, engaged, and wholly relevant study that traces the political and social emancipation of a culture.

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 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

lambda literary award winner

gay & lesbian studies / cultural studies isbn 978-1-55152-229-6 $44.95 | $44.95 us

film & tv / gay and lesbian studies isbn 978-1-55152-220-3 $26.95 | $22.95 us

ROY & AL

PETER FLINSCH The Body in Question

Ralf König

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

The first English-language book by Germany’s Ralf König, Europe’s most popular gay cartoonist, whose collections have sold over one million copies and have been translated into six other languages. Roy & Al is the hilarious, erotically charged depiction of contemporary gay life as seen through the eyes of man’s best friend.

lambda literary award finalist For sweet-tempered satire, don’t miss Roy & Al … stingingly funny commentary about the hedonistic ways of urban gay men. —Xtra! West

gay studies / visual arts isbn 978-1-55152-237-1 $27.95 | $27.95 us

comics & graphic novels / gay humour isbn 978-1-55152-206-7 $14.95 | $11.95 us

queersexlife

IN A QUEER COUNTRY

Terry Goldie

Terry Goldie (ed)

Gay and Lesbian Studies in the Canadian Context

Autobiographical Notes on Sexuality, Gender & Identity

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 (right). An important contribution to queer theory. —Feminist News

In terms of rights and freedoms for queers, Canada holds an international reputation as among the most liberal of nations. Yet this picture of harmonious gay and lesbian assimilation is nothing if not fractured. In a Queer Country, edited by the author of queersexlife (left), is a formative collection of fourteen essays from established and emerging writers on the struggles, pleasures, and contradictions of queer culture and public life in Canada.

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PERSISTENCE

BRAZEN FEMME

Ivan E. Coyote and Zena Sharman, editors

Chlöe Brushwood Rose & Anna Camilleri (eds)

An anthology on the lives of an incredible diversity of people whose hearts pounded the first time they read or heard the words butch or femme. Contributors include Jewelle Gomez, Thea Hillman, S. Bear Bergman, Amber Dawn, Zoe Whittall, and a foreword by Joan Nestle, editor of The Persistent Desire: A Femme-Butch Reader.

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.

Queering Femininity

second printing lambda literary award finalist

spring 2011 release 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

Within these angry, defiant, brave pieces lie some essential truths about gender, about being both queer and feminine. —Herizons lesbian nonfiction / gender studies / anthologies isbn 978-1-55152-126-8 $21.95 | $19.95 us

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BUTCH IS A NOUN S. Bear Bergman

The nearest exit may be behind you S. Bear Bergman

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.

fall 2010 release 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

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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.

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

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FIRST PERSON QUEER

Richard Labonté & Lawrence Schimel (eds)

Richard Labonté & Lawrence Schimel (eds)

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.

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.

Who you are (so far)

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

Who we are (so far)

lambda award winner independent publisher award winner Whether read in a couple of sittings or savored essay by essay, this is an eye-opening vista on diversity. —Kirkus Review

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All Ways Butch and Femme


FIST OF THE SPIDER WOMAN

i like it like that

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

Tales of Fear and Queer Desire Amber Dawn (ed)

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.

gay & lesbian

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 36).

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!

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

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WITH A ROUGH TONGUE

THE FUTURE IS QUEER

Amber Dawn & Trish Kelly (eds)

Richard Labonté & Lawrence Schimel (eds)

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 em­ powering.

What does the future hold for gays, lesbians, and transgenders? In this anthology, provocative stories and comics posit a queer future of limitless possibilities. Labonté and Schimel also edited First Person Queer, Second Person Queer (p. 33), and I Like It Like That (above).

Femmes Write Porn

A Science Fiction Anthology

independent publisher award finalist, best erotica [The editors] dismantle every expectation of erotica in this collection. —Bust Well-written, empowering, and challenging. —Books to Watch Out For lesbian fiction / erotica / anthologies isbn 978-1-55152-193-0 $21.95 | $16.95 us

foreword book of the year award silver winner, independent publisher award The editors have done a wonderful job. The futuristic genre is perfect for giving us perspective on the present world. —Publishers Weekly gay & lesbian fiction / science fiction / anthologies isbn 978-1-55152-209-8 $22.95 | $17.95 us

THE RICE QUEEN DIARIES

I AM A RED DRESS

A Memoir

Incantations on a Grandmother, a Mother, and a Daughter

Daniel Gawthrop

Anna Camilleri In this moving autobiography, Daniel Gawthrop writes about the politics and pleasures of being a self-identified “rice queen”: a gay man who is attracted to Asians. Navigating through the urban jungles of Western cities like Vancouver, as well as the humid streets of Bangkok and Saigon, Daniel explores the multicultural minefields of sexuality and culture as he articulates the manners and contradictions of his desires.

Acclaimed writer and performer Anna Camilleri confronts the ghosts of her past as she seeks to find her rightful place in the world. Part memoir, part storytelling, the narratives speak to the heart of three generations of women as they deal with the cycle of abuse; in them, the red dress appears as a symbol of defiance and empowerment, and Anna unravels memory in a voice that is both strong and beautiful.

foreword magazine book of the year award finalist Pointed and powerful … Camilleri’s a terrific writer, in control of some emotionally charged prose. —NOW

A graceful narrative. —Vancouver Sun gay nonfiction / biography / cultural studies isbn 978-1-55152-189-3 $22.95 | $16.95 us

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montreal main

fire

Thomas Waugh & Jason Garrison

Shohini Ghosh

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

A Queer Film Classic 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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farewell my concubine

TRASH

Helen Hok-Sze Leung

Jon Davies

A Queer Film Classic

Farewell My Concubine is a thought-provoking consideration of Chen Kaige’s acclaimed 1992 Chinese film set in the mid-20th 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.

A Queer Film Classic 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.

An intimate, provocative and original look at the film ... I left this book with a deep understanding not only of the film itself but also the way in which sexuality and gender has developed and grown in China in the last two centuries. —GScene magazine

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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LAW OF DESIRE

GODS AND MONSTERS

José Quiroga

Noah Tsika

A Queer Film Classic

A Queer Film Classic

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. 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.)

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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

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A Queer Film Classic


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ANTICIPATED RESULTS

SUB ROSA

Dennis E. Bolen

Amber Dawn

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.

In this stunning debut novel, Amber Dawn subverts and transgresses the classic hero’s quest adventure to create a dark post-feminist vision not for the faint of heart.

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lambda literary award finalist 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

Bolen shows that there are no boring moments in life, only slightly quieter times when turmoil temporarily withdraws from the surface to work its magic deeper down. —Charles Demers fiction / short stories isbn 978-1-55152-400-9 $18.95 | $18.95 us

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SCRAPBOOK OF MY YEARS AS A ZEALOT

GIRL UNWRAPPED Gabriella Goliger

Nicole Markotic´

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.

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. 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

second printing Goliger’s precise writing shows the hallmarks of a seasoned professional who knows exactly how to engage her reader: thoughtful prose, vibrant imagery, and compelling characters. Girl Unwrapped is a universally approachable story of self-discovery, told by a skillful and poised writer. —Quill & Quire

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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 fifteenyear-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. Schulman is also the author of The Mere Future (page 12).

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.

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

One of the top 100 gay & lesbian novels of all time. —Publishing Triangle My surrender to Rat Bohemia is a testimonial to its gimlet-eyed accuracy, its zero-degree honesty…. [It blows] the traditional novel off its hinges. —Edmund White, New York Times Book Review

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David N. Odhiambo

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. 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

SOUCOUYANT David Chariandy

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.

film option sold third printing finalist, 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

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 42).

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 twentyyear 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.

second printing Never fails to impress. Brash, macabre and irreverent. —Vancouver Sun

A particularly acute pleasure. —The Advocate

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SKIDS

the only thing I have

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.

Rhonda Waterfall

Cathleen With

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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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

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THE REVEREND’S APPRENTICE


ZED

SMOKE SHOW

Elizabeth McClung

Clint Burnham

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

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.

foreword magazine award winner, best science fiction

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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)

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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AMERICAN WHISKEY BAR

HARD CORE LOGO

Michael Turner

Michael Turner

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).

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; a sequel has completed production. Hard Core Logo Live, a stage adaptation, recently debuted in Edmonton and Vancouver.

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A dazzling, dizzying, multilayered blend of fact and fiction. —Globe and Mail fiction isbn 978-1-55152-159-6 $19.95 | $16.95 us

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SNOWMEN

MANBUG

Mark Sedore

George K. Ilsley

Charles Perth intends to be the first person to walk alone across the North Pole, bisecting the Arctic Circle between Canada and Russia. During his journey, Charles is confronted by the extreme climate, dangerous predators, and constant, blinding summer sun of the Arctic, now permanently frozen due to a drastic global climate shift. Charles is also subject to the strategic malevolence of his unstable and resentful brother who, from thousands of kilometres away, has the resources and savvy to make the solo expedition treacherous, and even deadly.

3-day novel contest winner fall 2010 release

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.

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

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KRAKOW MELT

SHUCK

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. By the author of Shuck (opposite).

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. By the author of Krakow Melt (opposite).

lambda literary award finalist ferro-grumley fiction award finalist Cox’s splintered narrative, polished to an incisive gloss, bristles with both mischief and menace. —Publishers Weekly

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Daniel Allen Cox

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

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MISSOURI

GOT ’TIL IT’S GONE

A vivid and utterly transfixing love story between two men set in the nineteenth-­ 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.

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 29).

Christine Wunnicke

Larry Duplechan

ala best of 2011 list 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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second printing lambda literary award winner Larry Duplechan has the makings to be a major literary figure. —EDGE fiction / gay men’s isbn 978-1-55152-244-9 $17.95 | $17.95 us

BLUESPRINT

THE AGE OF CITIES

Wayde Compton (ed)

A manuscript is discovered inside a hollowed-out textbook from the 1950s: the story of a male librarian from small-town BC who comes to the big city in 1954. The Age of Cities is a novel-within-a-novel that traces the geneology of lost innocence.

Black British Columbian Literature and Orature

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 22), Performance Bond and 49th Parallel Psalm (both page 42). 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

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Brett Josef Grubisic

city of vancouver book award finalist An unapologetic work of art. —Lambda Book Review A beautifully realized story. —Gay & Lesbian Review

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Daniel Allen Cox


MISSED HER

THE SLOW FIX

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

Ivan’s fourth story collection is disarming, warm, and funny while at the same time subverting our preconceived notions of gender roles. See opposite and below for her previous books.

Ivan E. Coyote

Ivan E. Coyote

fiction

These vignettes read as though they’ve been freshly torn from a wanderer’s notebook, where they were immediately jotted down so as not to lose the vibrancy of the experience. The result is refreshing and tearfully real­—Coyote has a gift for blending the tragic and comic in a way that renders a reader gobsmacked … 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)

second printing lambda literary award finalist 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

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BOW GRIP

LOOSE END

Ivan E. Coyote

Ivan E. Coyote

Ivan’s first novel is a breathtaking story about love and loneliness, and the long road one must travel between them. Joey is a goodhearted, 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 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.

second printing finalist, ferro-grumley award for lgbt fiction

third printing winner, relit award, best novel finalist, ferro-grumley award for lgbt fiction ala stonewall honor book film option sold

Coyote is to CanLit what kd lang is to country music: a beautifully odd fixture. —Ottawa XPress

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ONE MAN’S TRASH

CLOSE TO SPIDER MAN

Ivan Coyote’s crystalline storytelling voice resonates in her 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.

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.

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

second printing danuta gleed literary award runner-up Blissfully rich … [a] thoroughly entertaining … surefooted, humorous take on misfit love and familial solidarity. —Publishers Weekly

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a little distillery in nowgong

THE SHORT, HAPPY LIFE OF HARRY KUMAR

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 the present day.

Ashok Mathur’s second novel: Harry Kumar is 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. Harry’s twisting trail takes him around the world and to places beyond in a fantastic tale of fate and the fluid movement of time.

One of the finest novels of the year. A Little Distillery in Nowgong is a welter of contradictions: It is at once a sweeping historical epic, spanning 100 years and three continents, and an intimate, character-based story. It is gritty and realistic while embracing a graceful magic; it is emotionally resonant and very often hilarious. —Vancouver Sun

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Ashok Mathur

commonwealth writers prize finalist The narrative has an exuberance and breadth … Mathur possesses a comic touch that is deft, light, and dry. —Quill & Quire fiction isbn 978-1-55152-113-8 $19.95 | $15.95 us

ONCE UPON AN ELEPHANT Ashok Mathur

KUROSHIO: THE BLOOD OF FOXES Terry Watada

Ashok Mathur’s first novel: a hilarious retelling 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 pageturning murder mystery.

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

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

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HOPEFUL MONSTERS

SO LONG BEEN DREAMING

Hiromi Goto

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

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.

second printing 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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An anthology of original new stories 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 Opal Palmer Adisa, Celu Amberstone, Wayde Compton, Andrea Hairston, Maya Khankhoje, Tamai Kobayashi, Larissa Lai, Karin Lowachee, devorah major, Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu, Eden Robinson, and others. … The editors have collected an excellent group of stories that often show finesse in approaching difficult subjects regardless of genre. —Pop Matters science fiction / anthologies isbn 978-1-55152-158-9 $24.95 | $19.95 us

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LANGUAGE IS NOT THE ONLY THING THAT BREAKS

Larissa Lai

Proma Tagore

poetry

Proma Tagore explores the junctions between migration, race, the body, and desire in this extraordinary debut poetry collection. Amidst the ongoing everyday realities of racism and war that have resulted from long-standing histories of colonization, language is not the only thing that breaks offers small, delicate moments of being—a personal and moving response to a world where many people experience profound levels of dehumanization.

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 37).

dorothy livesay poetry prize finalist

spring 2011 release

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

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McPoems

SEMINAL

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 and will resonate with anyone who has ever held a fast-food job. Hold the pickle!

John Barton & Billeh Nickerson (eds)

The Anthology of Canada’s Gay Male Poets

Billeh Nickerson

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 poetry isbn 978-1-55152-265-4 $15.95 | $13.95 us

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. [The editors] deserve accolades for fathering this historic, vital, and truly seminal feat. —Halifax Chronicle Herald I wish this collection had been around when I was a teenager. It derserves a place in every high school library. —Toronto Star poetry anthologies / gay men’s isbn 978-1-55152-217-3 $24.95 | $21.95

Also available: The Asthmatic Glassblower, 978-1-55152-088-9, $14.95, $11.95 US

PERFORMANCE BOND

49th PARALLEL PSALM

Wayde Compton

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.

second printing

Wayde Compton

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 39) and author of After Canaan (page 22) and Performance Bond (opposite).

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

second printing dorothy livesay poetry prize finalist

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