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TABLE OF CONTENTS 2

Love You to Death – Season Two TELEVISION

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MYSTERY

MYSTERY

MYSTERY IN PAPER

MYSTERY IN PAPER

SCI FI

by Douglas Gibson

by Steve Stanton

28 Workbook LITERARY MEMOIR

by Neil Peart

by Steven Heighton

29 Girl in Shades FICTION

by Kaitlin Fontana

by Allison Baggio

30 Joyland

11 Treat Me Like Dirt

FICTION IN PAPER

by Liz Worth

by Emily Schultz

The Carnivore

12 This Sweater Is For You!

FICTION IN PAPER

by Sheldon Cohen

by Mark Sinnett

31 Entitlement

13 A Season of Loss, A Lifetime of Forgiveness MEMOIR /SPORTS

by Brent Pilkey

27 The Bloodlight Chronicles: Retribution

10 Fresh at Twenty

FILM

by Anne Emery

Lethal Rage

by William B. Davis

MEMOIR /TRAVEL

MUSIC

by John McFetridge

26 Children in the Morning

by Jay Bernstein and Larry Cortez Hamm

Far and Away

MUSIC

by Brent Pilkey

25 Tumblin’ Dice

by Caseen Gaines

Stories About Storytellers MEMOIR

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by Sarah Clarke Stuart

Where There’s Smoke . . . MEMOIR

by Anne Emery

24 Savage Rage

Starmaker MEMOIR

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MYSTERY

Inside Pee-wee’s Playhouse TELEVISION

by Robin Spano

23 Death at Christy Burke’s

edited by David Lavery and Stacey Abbott

Into the Looking Glass TELEVISION

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MYSTERY

TV Goes to Hell TELEVISION

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22 Death Plays Poker

by Crissy Calhoun

FICTION IN PAPER

by Jonathan Bennett

A Week of This

by John Manasso

FICTION IN PAPER

by Nathan Whitlock

14 Sack Exchange SPORTS

32 Winter Cranes

by Greg Prato

POETRY

by Chris Banks

15 Hot Shots and High Spots SPORTS/ PHOTOGRAPHY

33 The Flower of Youth

by George Napolitano

POETRY

by Mary di Michele

16 Wrestling Reality WRESTLING

34 Joyland eBooks

by Chris Kanyon and Ryan Clark

FICTION

17 Gatekeeper WRESTLING AND MMA

by Jim Hanas, Chris Eaton, Natalee Caple,

and Megan Stielstra by Gary Goodridge and Mark Dorsey

36 Bestselling Backlist 18 Mad Like Tesla POP SCIENCE

by Tyler Hamilton

19 The Woman Who Swallowed Her Cat POP SCIENCE

by Rob Myers

20 Encyclopedia Gothica POP CULTURE

by Liisa Ladouceur

21 The Dead Kid Detective Agency YOUNG ADULT

by Evan Munday

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TELEVISION Love You to Death – Season 2 The Unofficial Companion to The Vampire Diaries Crissy Calhoun

ISBN: 978-1-77041-056-5 6 x 9'', 240 pages, paper 10 colour photos, 48 b&w photos throughout $17.95 CDN, $14.95 U.S. September 2011 PDF: 978-1-77090-032-5 | ePub: 978-1-77090-031-8

Go deep into the heart of Mystic Falls with this episode-by-episode look at the second season of The Vampire Diaries. This next volume in a series School Library Journal called “well written and thoroughly detailed,” Love You to Death: The Unofficial Companion to The Vampire Diaries — Season 2 is the essential guide to the show, featuring insightful explorations of each episode with information on the rich history, supernatural mythology, film references, character development, and much more; chapters on the vampire, werewolf, and doppelgänger lore that inspired the series; and details on the making of the show, the people who put it together, and the fandom that keeps it alive. With photos of the irresistible cast and of the show’s filming locations, this second installment captures the fun, fangs, and fear that make this bloodcurdling show so epic. Marketing & Publicity • Extensive North American media mailing

Crissy Calhoun is the author of Love You to Death: The Unofficial

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Companion to The Vampire Diaries (ECW Press, 2010) and Spotted: Your One and Only Unofficial Guide to Gossip Girl (ECW Press, 2009).

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She writes a weekly column for Vampire-Diaries.net, the premier fan site • Author interviews available

for the series, and blogs at crissycalhoun.com. She lives in Toronto, ON.

• Co-op available

More Tips • The release of the book is timed with start of season 3 and the release of season 2 DVDs.

Also by Crissy Calhoun Love You to Death (Season 1)

Spotted

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978-1-55022-889-2 6 x 9'', 376 pages, paper b&w photos and colour section $17.95 CDN, $14.95 U.S.

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TELEVISION TV Goes to Hell An Unofficial Road Map of Supernatural Edited by Stacey Abbott and David Lavery ISBN: 978-1-77041-020-6 6 x 9'', 250 pages, paper $16.95 CDN, $14.95 U.S. October 2011 PDF: 978-1-77090-035-6 | ePub: 978-1-77090-034-9

As a natural heir to the long-running television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Supernatural has risen to prominence with a strong cult following, and this collection of essays from contributors around the globe investigates the genre-bending series’ cultural footprint both in North America and abroad. The book explores topics such as folklore, religion, gender and sexuality, comedy, music, and much more, and offers a brief guide to all the episodes as well. Supernatural follows brothers Dean and Sam Winchester as they encounter and battle evil beings such as vampires, shapeshifters, ghouls, and ghosts from a multitude of genres including folklore, urban legends, and religious history. Contributors to the collection come from the U.S., the UK, Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Spain, and Austria. Marketing & Publicity David Lavery is Professor of English at Middle Tennessee State

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University. He is the author of numerous essays and reviews, and the

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author/editor/co-editor of 17 books including Joss Whedon:

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Conversations and The Essential Cult TV Reader. Stacey Abbott is

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Reader in Film and Television Studies at Roehampton University. She is the editor/co-editor of Reading Angel: The TV Spin-off with a Soul, (with

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Simon Brown) Investigating Alias: Secrets and Spies, and (with Deborah Jermyn) Falling in Love Again: Romantic Comedy in Contemporary More Tips

Cinema, and is the general editor for Tauris’s Investigating Cult TV series.

• Supernatural airs on the CW Network and averaged 2.64 million viewers per week in season 5. It was syndicated in early 2010 and airs daily on the cable network TNT. • Lavery is a leading pop culture academic and is immensely respected in the field, and Stacey Abbott is one of the world’s leading pop culture academics specializing in Supernatural.

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TELEVISION Into the Looking Glass Exploring the Worlds of Fringe Sarah Clarke Stuart ISBN: 978-1-77041-051-0 6 x 9'', 220 pages, paper 25 b&w photos throughout $16.95 CDN, $14.95 U.S. October 2011 PDF: 978-1-77090-038-7 | ePub: 978-1-77090-037-0

Offering a holistic approach to television criticism, this analytical companion to the popular show Fringe examines the drama’s mythology and unveils its mysteries while exposing significant cultural issues addressed in each episode. With a strong basis in science fiction, Fringe has all of the archetypal characters and themes of the genre, from the covert mastermind and the mad scientist to dangerous advances in technology, parallel worlds, and man-made monsters. Along with many other post–9/11 television shows aired in the West, Fringe has demonstrated a society’s collective paranoia about foreign invaders, on the one hand, and domestic corruption on the other. It also lays bare the fear of radical advances in technology and urges its viewers to ponder the ethical limitations of science. This guide explores how the show uses these elements to tap into a deeper understanding of the human experience. Less focused on individual episodes, this book is split into three parts,

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each discussing a broad element of the narrative experience of the first

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three seasons of this multilayered show.

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Sarah Clarke Stuart teaches composition, literature, and popular culture

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at the University of North Florida and Florida State College of Jacksonville. She is also the author of Literary Lost: Viewing Television

• Co-op available

through the Lens of Literature and is an active blogger in the world of science fiction television, and a contributor to Lost University, a special

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feature of the Lost season 6 Blu-ray.

• Fringe is a very multi-layered show with a cult following. • The episodes in Fringe’s first season ran seven to eight minutes longer than most one-hour dramas as an experiment to determine whether more viewers would tune in if a show had fewer commercials. The pilot was filmed in Toronto and cost $10 million. The show is now filmed in Vancouver.

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TELEVISION Inside Pee-wee’s Playhouse The Behind-the-Scenes Story of a Pop Phenomenon Caseen Gaines ISBN: 978-1-55022-998-1 8 x 10'', 232 pages, paper 4-colour throughout, 218 photos $22.95 CDN, $19.95 U.S. September 2011 PDF: 978-1-77090-041-7 | ePub: 978-1-77090-040-0

Between 1986 and 1991, nearly ten million people a week watched Peewee’s Playhouse, the critically acclaimed and widely successful children’s program broadcast on CBS. Now, on the 25th anniversary of the show, the complete behind-the-scenes story is being told for the first time by those who experienced it. Complete with an episode guide, biographical information about the cast and key members of the show’s creative team, never-before-told anecdotes, and previously unpublished photos, Inside Pee-wee’s Playhouse takes the first in-depth look behind the program TV Guide recently cited as one of the top ten cult classics of all time. Paul Reubens (as Pee-wee Herman) has been making a comeback since August 2010, appearing on Saturday Night Live, The View, The Jimmy Kimmel Show, Conan, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He starred in a successful stage revival of his live show in January and February of 2010, and it hit Broadway later that year. It’s been turned into

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a special on HBO. His public Twitter and Facebook accounts boast over • Extensive North American media mailing

one million fans and followers.

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Inside Pee-wee’s Playhouse is the first comprehensive look at this

• Feature on ECW Books on TV blog

amazingly successful (and still revered) children’s program. Pee-wee

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Herman fans have been energized recently by the character’s reemerging presence. From casual fans to devout followers, everyone will

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be interested in taking a look Inside Pee-wee’s Playhouse.

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Caseen Gaines is a pop culture enthusiast who has won awards for

• The complete Pee-wee’s Playhouse DVD collection was released in October 2010.

essays on The Flip Wilson Show and the Planet of the Apes film series.

• In March 2011, HBO aired a 90-minute TV presentation of Reubens’ Broadway show, The Pee-wee Herman Show on Broadway.

Theatre Company. He lives in New Jersey.

He is a high school English teacher and the co-founder of Hackensack

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MEMOIR Starmaker Life as a Hollywood Publicist with Farrah, the Rat Pack and 600 More Stars Who Fired Me Jay Bernstein, as told to Larry Cortez Hamm ISBN: 978-1-77041-012-1 6 x 9'', 260 pages, paper $18.95 CDN, $16.95 U.S. 30 b&w photos throughout October 2011 PDF: 978-1-77090-044-8 | ePub: 978-1-77090-043-1

His women were tens, his guns were .38s, and his collection of jewelencrusted walking canes numbered in the hundreds. For nearly 50 years, Jay Bernstein was a Hollywood fixture, owning one of the most powerful PR firms in Hollywood, making stars of Farrah Fawcett and Suzanne Somers, and producing dozens of television films and series. Future Hollywood insider Jay Bernstein was born outside – way outside – Tinseltown, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on June 7, 1937. But Bernstein, helped by his pals the Rat Pack, eventually found his way from the mailrooms of Hollywood to owning a top agency that represented over 600 A-List stars in the ’60s and ’70s. Bernstein’s creative PR stunts made him as famous as his clients, such as paying women to throw hotel keys at Tom Jones and having Entertainment Tonight host Mary Hart’s legs insured by Lloyd’s of London for one million dollars.

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Bernstein died, with Farrah Fawcett by his side, in 2006 after suffering

• Extensive North American media mailing

a stroke. Starmaker is Bernstein’s own behind-the-scenes look at his life • Advance reading copies and excerpts available

– the life of an outrageous Hollywood personality, and the stars who

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surrounded him. It is a true Hollywood memoir, written in Bernstein’s voice by his closest confidante Larry Cortez Hamm.

More Tips Jay Bernstein was one of the most famous publicists in Hollywood

• According to the San Francisco Chronicle, “When Bernstein talks, Hollywood listens . . . He is the Hollywood promoter-producerdirector-starmaker extraordinare.”

history, whose creative PR stunts made him almost as famous as his clients. Writer and Hollywood historian Larry Cortez Hamm was born and raised in Vernon, Texas. Hamm ghostwrote and sold dozens of books, screenplays, treatments, and newspaper and magazine articles. Buyers of

• Jay Bernstein always carried a loaded pistol and a jeweled cane, and was said to always match his socks to the lining of his jackets.

Hamm’s written work included Walt Disney and Paramount Studios.

• Bernstein married model Carina Finn after she killed a shark that was circling him while he was scuba diving. He had known her for two days. They were married underwater on an episode of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. • Bernstein was famous for saying that he wanted to be remembered “by being remembered.”

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MEMOIR Where There’s Smoke . . . Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man A Memoir William B. Davis ISBN: 978-1-77041-052-7 6 x 9'', 250 pages, paper 25 b&w photos in section $22.95 CDN, $19.95 U.S. October 2011 PDF: 978-1-77090-047-9 | ePub: 978-1-77090-046-2

One of the most iconic villains in the history of television, the enigmatic Cigarette Smoking Man fascinated legions of fans of the 1990s’ hit TV series, The X-Files. Best known as “Cancerman,” he was voted Television’s Favourite Villain by the readers of TV Guide. The man behind the villain, William B. Davis, is a Canadian actor and director, whose revelations in this memoir will entertain and intrigue the millions of X-Files aficionados worldwide. But there is more to Davis’s story than just The X-Files. Davis’s extensive acting experience began when he was a child in Ontario in the 1950s, and grew to encompass radio, theatre, film, and television. At the University of Toronto, where he graduated with a degree in philosophy, he turned his hand to directing, a move that took him to theatre school in Britain and a directing career. There, he reconnected with his undergraduate colleague, Donald Sutherland, and worked at the

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National Theatre, with such notables as Sir Laurence Olivier, Dame

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Maggie Smith, and Albert Finney.

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Those who love the theatre will delight in his recollections of the Straw

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Hat Players in Ontario or the trials and tribulations of an artistic director of

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repertory theatre in Dundee, Scotland, or his valiant attempt to create a theatre in Quebec devoted to the Canadian repertoire. Those who love

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history will relive with Davis those “golden years” of Canadian radio drama and theatre, not to mention enjoying an inside look at the National Theatre

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School of Canada where he directed the English Acting Program in the

• Davis still regularly attends various pop culture conventions, where he is instantly recognized as Cancerman.

’60s. Those who love a bit of scandalous gossip will not be disappointed.

• Davis quit smoking in the 1970s and used herbal cigarettes in his role as Cigarette Smoking Man on The X-Files.

his loves, his losses, his hopes, his fears, and his accomplishments in this

• Cigarette Smoking Man appeared in the “Springfield Files” episode of The Simpsons.

William B. Davis is best known as “Cancerman” from The X-Files. On the

Written in an easy conversational style, this memoir truly is “The Musings of the Cigarette Smoking Man” – as William B. Davis reflects on unique and engaging autobiography.

small screen his recent credits include guest appearances on hit shows including Human Target, Caprica, and Supernatural. He was the artistic director of the English Acting Program at Canada’s National Theatre School and later founded Vancouver’s The William Davis Centre for Actors’ Study. Davis has also appeared in a succession of films opposite stars including Penelope Ann Miller, Martin Sheen, Anne Archer, Margot Kidder, Matthew Perry, and Brian Dennehy. He lives in Vancouver, BC.

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MEMOIR Stories About Storytellers Publishing Alice Munro, Robertson Davies, Alistair MacLeod, Pierre Trudeau, and Others Douglas Gibson, with an Introduction by Alice Munro ISBN: 978-1-77041-068-8 6 x 9'', 400 pages, cloth $32.95 CDN, $32.95 U.S. 21 b&w illustrations throughout October 2011 PDF: 978-1-77090-050-9 | ePub: 978-1-77090-049-3

“Here is my prize read for people who are interested in books, writers, Canada, life, and all that kind of thing.” – Alice Munro, from the introduction “I’ll kill him!” said Mavis Gallant. Pierre Trudeau almost did, leading him (“Run!”) into a whizzing stream of traffic that almost crushed both of them. Alistair MacLeod accused him of a “home invasion” to grab the manuscript of No Great Mischief. And Paul Martin denounced him to a laughing Ottawa crowd, saying, “If Shakespeare had had Doug Gibson as an editor, there would be no Shakespeare!” On the other hand, Alice Munro credits him with keeping her writing short stories when the world demanded novels. Robertson Davies, with a nod to Dickens, gratefully called him “My Partner Frequent.” W.O. Mitchell summoned up a loving joke about him, on his deathbed.

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Stories About Storytellers shares these tales and many more, as

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readers follow Doug Gibson through 40 years of editing and publishing

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some of Canada’s sharpest minds and greatest storytellers. Gibson is a terrific storyteller himself, and through his recollections we

• Author appearances across Canada

get an inside view of Canadian politics and publishing that rarely gets told.

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From Jack Hodgins’ Vancouver Island to Harold Horwood’s Labrador, from

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Alice Munro’s Ontario to James Houston’s Arctic, Doug Gibson takes us on an unforgettable literary tour of Canada, going behind the scenes and

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between the covers, and opening up his own story vault for all to read and

• Gibson’s encounters with many other personalities intersect with the subjects of the stories – including Atwood, Diefenbaker, Galbraith, Beliveau, and McClelland.

enjoy.

Douglas Gibson worked as an editor and publisher from 1968 until he retired from McClelland & Stewart in 2009. His Douglas Gibson Books was Canada’s first editorial imprint and lives on. He travels widely from his Toronto, ON, base.

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MEMOIR

NOW IN PAPER Far and Away A Prize Every Time Neil Peart ISBN: 978-1-77041-059-6 8 x 10'', 280 pages, paper 150 colour photos throughout $22.95 CDN, $19.95 U.S. September 2011 PDF: 978-1-77090-020-2 | ePub: 978-1-77090-021-9 Also available in hardcover: 978-1-77041-058-9

Following in the tradition of Ghost Rider and Traveling Music, Rush drummer Neil Peart lets us ride with him along the backroads of North America, Europe, and South America, sharing his experiences in personal reflections and full-color photos. Spanning almost four years, these 22 stories are open letters that recount adventures both personal and universal — from the challenges and accomplishments in the professional life of an artist to the birth of a child. These popular stories, originally posted on Neil’s website, are now collected and contextualized with a new introduction and conclusion in this beautifully designed collector’s volume. Fans will discover a more intimate side to Neil’s very private personal life and will enjoy his observations of natural phenomena. At one point, he anxiously describes the birth of two hummingbirds in his backyard; at the same time, his wife is preparing for the birth of their daughter — a striking

Also by Neil Peart

synchronicity tenderly related to readers.

Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road

A love of drumming, nature, art, and the open road threads through the narrative, as Neil explores new horizons, both physical and spiritual. This is

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the personal, introspective travelogue of rock’s foremost drummer, enthusiastic biker, and sensitive husband and father. Far and Away is a book to be enjoyed again and again, like letters from a distant friend. Neil Peart is the drummer and lyricist of the legendary rock band Rush

Traveling Music: The Soundtrack to My Life and Times

and the author of Ghost Rider, The Masked Rider, Traveling Music, and Roadshow.

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MUSIC Fresh at Twenty The Oral History of Mint Records Kaitlin Fontana ISBN: 978-1-77041-004-6 6 x 9'', 250 pages, paper 40 b&w photos throughout $22.95 CDN, $19.95 U.S. October 2011 PDF: 978-1-77090-053-0 | ePub: 978-1-77090-052-3

Fresh at Twenty: The Oral History of Mint Records is first and foremost the story of an independent record label and the people who helped build it. But it’s also the story of a place and time in popular music — Vancouver through the 1990s and 2000s. Mint helped launch the careers of the New Pornographers, Neko Case, the Evaporators, the Smugglers, the Sadies, the Pack A.D. and countless other acts. In doing so, Mint not only shaped the sound of Vancouver at the end of the 20th century, but helped usher in a golden age of Canadian popular music that still thrives today. Now, on the eve of Mint’s 20th anniversary, the people who recorded the albums, drove cross-country in failing vans, and made Vancouver pop music matter, speak for the first time about the label that they love — and that truly loves them back. Kaitlin Fontana is a Vancouver, BC, based National Magazine Award-

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winning writer whose work has appeared in SPIN, Rolling Stone,

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Exclaim!, Walrus, and Maisonneuve among others. Fresh at Twenty is her

• Advance reading copies and excerpts available to media and through the ECW Shelf Monkey program

first book. For more information, visit kaitlinfontana.com.

• Vancouver launch • Author interviews available • Co-op available

More Tips • The book comes with a download code for a Mint Records playlist. • Includes rare and never-before-seen memorabilia from Mint bands and tours, including photographs covering the last 20 years of Mint history.

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MUSIC Treat Me Like Dirt An Oral History of Punk in Toronto and Beyond 1977–1981 Liz Worth, edited by Gary Pig Gold ISBN: 978-1-77041-067-1 6 x 9'', 384 pages, paper 161 b&w photos throughout $22.95 CDN, $19.95 U.S. October 2011 PDF: 978-1-77090-056-1 | ePub: 978-1-77090-055-4

Treat Me Like Dirt captures the personalities that drove the original Toronto punk scene. This is the first book to document the histories of the Diodes, Viletones, and Teenage Head, along with other bands (B-Girls, Curse, Demics, Dishes, Forgotten Rebels, Johnny & the G-Rays, the Mods, the Poles, Simply Saucer, the Ugly and more) and fans that brought the punk scene to life in Toronto. This book is a punk rock road map, full of chaos, betrayal, pain, disappointments, failure, success, and the pure rock ’n’ roll energy that frames this layered history of punk in Toronto and beyond. Treat Me Like Dirt is a story assembled from individual personal stories that go beyond the usual “we played here, this famous person saw us there” and into sex, drugs, murder, conspiracy, booze, criminals, biker gangs, violence, art (yes, art), and includes one of the last interviews with the late Frankie Venom (singer of Teenage Head). The book includes a

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wealth of previously unpublished photographs.

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This uncensored oral history of the 1977 Toronto punk explosion was • Advance reading copies and excerpts available

orginally published in 2010 by Bongo Beat and is now available to the

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trade. Exclusive to this edition is a selected discography of all key Toronto

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punk releases referenced in the book, contributed by Frank Manley, author of Smash The State (1992), the acclaimed and pioneering discography of Canadian punk (and subsequent vinyl compilations) that

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activated the current international interest in Canadian punk from the ’70s

• “Every once in a while, maybe in every century, a city has its moment. And I think a lot of Toronto’s moment was between 1976 and 1980. There was just an incredible amount of energy in Toronto. I think it was a pretty boring place before all of us. . . . A lot of what I see in Toronto now is the product of what we created in a five-year period of time.” – Paul Robinson, The Diodes

and early ’80s. Liz Worth is a Toronto, ON, writer. She is the author of Eleven: Eleven and her writing has appeared in Punk Planet, Clamor, ChiZine, and ditch, among others. She has a collection of poetry forthcoming.

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FILM This Sweater Is For You! Celebrating the Creative Process in Film and Art with the animator and illustrator of “The Hockey Sweater” Sheldon Cohen, afterword by Roch Carrier

ISBN: 978-1-55022-960-8 10 x 7'', 240 pages, paper full colour throughout, 140 illustrations $19.95 CDN, $17.95 U.S. September 2011 PDF: 978-1-77090-059-2 | ePub: 978-1-77090-058-5

The Sweater is one of the most beloved animated films of all time. Based on Roch Carrier's short story, also known as “The Hockey Sweater,” the film recounts the most horrifying moment of the author's childhood. Marketing & Publicity

Sheldon Cohen is the artist who adapted the story into animation and

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created a film that is as much about childhood emotions and the desire to

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fit in, as it is about hockey, the clash of cultures, and a harkening to bygone times. As much as it appeals to Canadians – an excerpt from the

• Toronto launch

story is on the five-dollar bill – it is much loved by many around the world. • Author interviews available

Now 30 years later, Sheldon delves into his notebooks, photographs,

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and memories to re-create the process he undertook to make The Sweater. He takes the reader on a journey back to Ste.-Justine, showing all of the places and people that inspired the images he drew for the film.

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He also delves into his other films and illustrations over his 40-year

• Watch The Sweater here: http://www.nfb.ca/film/sweater/

career, and along the way he gives us rich insights into the creative process.

• An excerpt from The Sweater is printed on the Canadian five-dollar bill, in both English and French.

It’s a rare glimpse into the artist’s mind, which makes the film all the more remarkable.

• In spring 2012, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra will perform an orchestral adaptation of The Sweater, by Toronto composer Abigail Richardson.

Sheldon Cohen is an award-winning animator and film director, illustrator, and painter. Specializing in the adaptation of short stories into film, his work includes The Sweater (1980), Pies (1983), Snow Cat (1998), and I Want a Dog (2003). He has garnered a long list of international prizes as a film director, including the British Academy Award for Best Animated Film (1981). Having also created artwork for six picturebooks, including The Hockey Sweater (1984), he received the Governor-General's Award for Illustration (1991). He has lectured at Harvard University and Concordia University. He lives in Montreal, QC. Roch Carrier was formerly Canada’s National Librarian and is the beloved author of many Canadian classics for both adults and children. He has been awarded the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Officer of the Order of Canada, and several honorary doctorates.

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NOW IN PAPER A Season of Loss, A Lifetime of Forgiveness The Dan Snyder and Dany Heatley Story John Manasso ISBN: 978-1-77041-060-2 6 x 9'', 260 pages, paper 8-page colour photo section $14.95 CDN, $14.95 U.S. September 2011 PDF: 978-1-55490-702-1 | ePub: 978-1-55490-259-0

Dan Snyder narrowly escaped being cut from his junior hockey team for two years in a row. That’s hardly the stuff that NHL careers are made of. But Snyder earned his spot on the NHL’s Atlanta Thrashers roster through sheer force of will and strength of character, even though scouts thought the odds were against him. Those who knew Snyder describe him as the kind of person others naturally gravitated towards. One of those people was Dany Heatley, college star, All-Star, and marked to be one of the NHL’s next great players. On September 29, 2003, while driving down a treacherous Atlanta road with Snyder, Heatley lost control of his car. Snyder was injured and died in hospital six days later. The lives of his family, friends, and teammates changed forever, as they searched for meaning and healing.

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Meanwhile, authorities in Atlanta charged Heatley with vehicular

• Author interviews available

homicide. Snyder’s family, however, took a path of forgiveness and

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reconciliation — a path that is ingrained in the Mennonite tradition from which they hail. While some might lash out against an easy target, the

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Snyders invited Heatley and his parents into their lives in an effort to

• As one reader review states: “There’s enough background and detail in this book to satisfy hockey aficionados but the real story is about how the Snyders and their extended family and community dealt with their son’s passing . . . This was a great book and John’s simple, straightforward writing style makes it an enjoyable read.”

make peace with their grief. This paperback edition contains an afterword by the Snyder family. John Manasso is a freelance writer for NHL.com and covers the NHL, NBA, and NFL for an affiliate website of FoxSports.com. He lives in Decatur, GA.

• The hardcover version of this title is an ECW bestseller.

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FOOTBALL Sack Exchange The Definitive Oral History of the 1980s New York Jets Greg Prato

ISBN: 978-1-77041-003-9 6.75 x 9.75'', 438 pages, paper 25 b&w photos throughout $22.95 CDN, $19.95 U.S. September 2011 PDF: 978-1-77090-062-2 | ePub: 978-1-77090-061-5

Comprised of all-new, exclusive interviews with Jets players, head coaches, and those closest to the organization, Sack Exchange is not only an eye-opening account of the Jets from this time, but also of the National Football League as a whole. The New York Sack Exchange was the nickname given to the New York Jets defensive line of the early 1980s, consisting of Mark Gastineau, Joe Klecko, Marty Lyons, and Abdul Salaam. Examined are such topics as the beginning of the Jets-Dolphins rivalry, the controversial firing of head coach Walt Michaels and hiring of Joe Walton, the team’s relationships behind the scenes, the emergence of Joe Klecko, the rise and fall of Mark Gastineau, steroid use among the Jets and in the NFL, the legendary Shea Stadium, as well as never-beforeheard stories and insight into the legacy of Joe Namath. Marketing & Publicity

Greg Prato is a Long Island, New York–based journalist, whose writing

• Extensive North American media mailing

has appeared in such renowned publications as All Music Guide, Rolling Stone.com, Billboard.com, and Classic Rock Magazine. He is the author

• Advance reading copies and excerpts available

of six critically acclaimed and popular books, A Devil on One Shoulder

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and an Angel on the Other: The Story of Shannon Hoon and Blind

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Melon, Touched by Magic: The Story of Tommy Bolin, Grunge Is Dead:

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. . . Just Rock!, The Eric Carr Story, and MTV Ruled the World: The

The Oral History of Seattle Rock Music (ECW Press, 2009), No Schlock Early Years of Music Video.

• This is the first book to focus solely on this decade of the New York Jets. • Every single interview was conducted exclusively for this book and has never been printed anywhere else before.

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PHOTOGRAPHY Hot Shots and High Spots George Napolitano’s Amazing Pictorial History of Wrestling’s Greatest Stars George Napolitano ISBN: 978-1-55022-996-7 10 x 8'', 280 pages, paper 4-colour throughout, 250 photos $25.95 CDN, $22.95 U.S. October 2011 PDF: 978-1-77090-065-3 | ePub: 978-1-77090-064-6

Bringing the best of professional wrestling into focus, from the glare of the spotlights to rare, behind-the-scenes candid photos, George Napolitano has created the most far-reaching and beautiful visual history of its kind. For five decades he has been ringside, documenting wrestling’s biggest main events, photographing its most famous — and infamous — stars. His images have captured the blood, sweat, and tears spilled in the squared circle. In the process, they have become as iconic

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as the men and women in them.

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Covering those who have made professional wrestling one of America’s

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great passions and pastimes — Bruno Sammartino and Classy Freddie

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Blassie, Gorilla Monsoon battling Muhammad Ali, Andre the Giant and Mil Mascaras thrilling crowds all over North America, and Cyndi Lauper and Captain Lou Albano bringing wrestling to MTV — this chronicle shows it

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all. • Includes many rare and never-before-seen photos of wrestling stars such as Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, and Triple H. Napolitano has been taking photos next to the ring for five decades and he has had uncompromised access.

For the fans of the nWo or ECW’s hardcore revolution, those who love the attitudes of DX, The Rock, and Stone Cold Steve Austin, and those who still tune in every Monday night for Cena, Triple H, and Orton, this compilation is the ultimate pictorial of the glories and humiliations of the wrestling world.

• This is the first book in what will be an eventual series of photo books by George Napolitano.

George Napolitano is widely known as one of the world’s premier wrestling photographers. He lives in New York.

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WRESTLING Wrestling Reality The Life and Mind of Chris Kanyon, Wrestling’s Gay Superstar Chris Kanyon and Ryan Clark ISBN: 978-1-77041-028-2 6.75 x 9.75'', 300 pages, paper 25 colour photos in section $21.95 CDN, $18.95 U.S. November 2011 PDF: 978-1-77090-068-4 | ePub: 978-1-77090-067-7

A rare glimpse not only into the life of a professional wrestler, but the life of a gay man in a straight world, this tragic memoir is told in Chris Kanyon’s own words, with the help of journalist Ryan Clark. One of the most popular wrestlers of the late 1990s, Kanyon kept his personal life private from his fans until finally revealing his biggest secret in 2004: he was gay. Going through the various roles that Kanyon played, both in the ring and out of it, as well as his battle with manic depression, this book explores the factors that led to his suicide in 2010. In his voice and the way he wanted it told, these are Kanyon’s last words about his experience rising through the ranks to the top of the professional wrestling world while keeping his sexuality hidden. Christopher Klucsarits was an American professional wrestler, best known for his work in World Championship Wrestling and the World

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Wrestling Federation, under the ring names Chris Kanyon (or simply

• Extensive North American media mailing

Kanyon) and Mortis. Ryan Clark is an editor and instructor at Northern

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Kentucky University and a writer for The Cincinnati Enquirer newspaper.

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He lives in Burlington, KY.

• Co-author Ryan Clark available for interviews • Co-op available

More Tips • In the late ’90s, Kanyon was one of the most popular wrestlers on TV. He had a large fan base that will be interested in his story.

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WRESTLING AND MMA Gatekeeper The Fighting Life of Gary “Big Daddy” Goodridge Gary Goodridge and Mark Dorsey ISBN: 978-1-55022-993-6 6.75 x 9.75'', 300 pages, paper 30 colour photos $21.95 CDN, $18.95 U.S. February 2012 PDF: 978-1-77090-071-4 | ePub: 978-1-77090-070-7

The biography of a pioneer in the mixed martial arts (MMA) scene, this work takes readers through Gary “Big Daddy” Goodridge’s entire career — from his rollercoaster formative years and his emergence as a world champion athlete to his role as a loving father struggling to find work. With humble beginnings as an immigrant in a small city in Canada, Goodridge endured bullying as a child and honed his natural strength, athleticism, work ethic, and charisma while fighting on the streets and as a bouncer in clubs. Eventually learning to channel his rage into more productive outlets, Goodridge soon became a world-champion arm wrestler, a boxing champion, a lethal Ultimate Fighting Championship contender, and a renowned MMA warrior. Early in his career, Goodridge used his incredible strength to become the National Amateur Heavyweight Boxing Champ of Canada after only ten months of training. In 1996, he entered the Ultimate Fighting Championships; after knocking out his opponent in under a minute with

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crushing elbows, he became an immediate mixed martial arts star all over • Extensive North American media mailing

the world. Known as a hardworking warrior who always fought the

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toughest competition, no matter what the circumstances, Goodridge took

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on the best heavyweights in the world for over a decade, including U.S.

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Olympic wrestlers Mark Coleman and Mark Schultz, and combat sport legends such as Fedor Emelianenko and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.

• Co-op available

Today, Goodridge lives with the physical consequences of a life spent literally battling to pay the bills.

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Filled with stories about backstage fights, steroid use, and fixed fights,

• MMA as a sport is growing fast, and UFC fights are watched by millions of viewers.

this inspiring tell-all is a must-read for fight fans the world over.

• Goodridge’s book reflects on how he honed his physical skills because he was bullied and discusses his struggles with brain damage – both hot-button issues.

Gary Goodridge is a world renowned fighter and arm wrestler based out of Barrie, ON. He is a loving father to his two daughters Trinity and Tyra. Mark Dorsey is a Ph.D. candidate at York University in Toronto, ON.

You might also like The MMA Encyclopedia by Jonathan Snowden and Kendall Shields 978-1-55022-923-3 6.75 x 9.75'', 594 pages, paper b&w photos throughout and colour section $24.95 CDN, $24.95 U.S.

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POP SCIENCE Mad Like Tesla Underdog Inventors and the Relentless Pursuit of Clean Energy Tyler Hamilton ISBN: 978-1-77041-008-4 6 x 9'', 220 pages, paper $16.95 CDN, $14.95 U.S. September 2011 PDF: 978-1-77090-074-5 | ePub: 978-1-77090-073-8

Climate change solutions so crazy they just might work! A search for the contemporary Nikola Tesla — considered a mad scientist by his society for predicting global warming more than 100 years ago — fuels this analysis of climate issues, which introduces thinkers and inventors who are working to find possible ways out of the energy crisis. From Louis Michaud, a retired refinery engineer who claims we can harness the energy of man-made tornadoes, to a professor and a businessman who are running a company that genetically modifies algae so it can secrete ethanol naturally, these individuals and their unorthodox methods are profiled through first-person interviews, exposing the social, economic, financial, and personal barriers that prevent them from making an impact with their ideas. The existing state of green energy technologies, such as solar, wind, biofuels, smart grid, and energy storage, is also explored, creating a sense Marketing & Publicity

of hope against a backdrop of climate dread.

• Extensive North American media mailing Tyler Hamilton is an author, adjunct professor, and award-winning energy

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and technology writer for the Toronto Star, where for five years he has

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been one of Canada’s leading voices on green technology issues and

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trends through his weekly column. He lives in Toronto, ON, and runs a

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popular blog, CleanBreak.ca.

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You might also like Edison’s Concrete Piano by Judy Wearing 978-1-55022-863-2 5.5 x 8.5'', 272 pages, paper $17.95 CDN, $14.95 U.S.

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POP SCIENCE The Woman Who Swallowed Her Cat And Other Gruesome Medical Tales Rob Myers, M.D. ISBN: 978-1-77041-061-9 6 x 9'', 280 pages, paper $16.95 CDN, $14.95 U.S. October 2011 PDF: 978-1-77090-077-6 | ePub: 978-1-77090-076-9

Join Dr. Myers in his quest for unusual case studies as he unravels medical mysteries. • Depressed and lonely, a man decides that pills and alcohol are too gentle an exit. How did he end up in the driver’s seat without his head? • Drunken neighbours decide that beautifying the hedges on their property can be easily accomplished without hedge clippers. Removing the handlebars of a lawnmower, they lift the mower and its whirring gas powered blades, and quickly lose their buzz. • A teenager, obsessed with self-stimulation, elects to use uncooked spaghetti during his amorous exploits with disastrous consequences that only a urologist can deal with. • Vending machines are heavy and formidable foes; no match for an angry high school football player who wants his dollar back. Marketing & Publicity

• Pool balls are round, smooth, and heavy, qualities that make them very

• Extensive North American media mailing

difficult to remove from locations they should never have been placed. • Chlorine is a concentrated toxin. Very little is required to sanitize a pool.

• Advance reading copies and excerpts available

What happens when you swim in the wrong liquid?

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• Sexual escapades have been known to include all varieties of farm

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animals. But is it possible to fulfill one’s carnal desires with a John Deere tractor? • A fisherman hooks a flopping one pounder, and both die in the process

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without jumping into the lake.

• This book is funny, gross, and totally crazy! You won’t believe what you’re reading, and it’s all true.

In The Woman Who Swallowed Her Cat, Dr. Myers presents intriguing, humorous, unbelievable, and dark vignettes of real medical life. You’ll be surprised by the truth as patients present to their doctors with usual symptoms that are masking very unusual diagnoses, and you’ll be left wondering how anyone in the world could be affected by these one-of-akind medical maladies.

Also by Rob Myers, M.D.

Rob Myers is a cardiologist at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto. He is the

The Woman Who Swallowed a Toothbrush

author of Take It to Heart (ECW, 1998) and The Woman Who Swallowed a Toothbrush (ECW, 2003), which has sold over 40,000

978-1-55022-569-3 6 x 9'', 200 pages, paper $19.95 CDN, $16.95 U.S.

copies.

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POP CULTURE Encyclopedia Gothica Liisa Ladouceur, with illustrations by Gary Pullin ISBN: 978-1-77041-024-4 5.25 x 8.5'', 200 pages, cloth 26 b&w illustrations throughout $22.95 CDN, $19.95 U.S. October 2011 PDF: 978-1-77090-080-6 | ePub: 978-1-77090-079-0

Encyclopedia Gothica is a guide through that shadowiest of subcultures: modern Goths. It collects and defines more than 600 words and phrases used by these children of the night so that you too can engage in conversations about deathhawks and rivetheads and who is more übergoth: Bela Lugosi or Robert Smith. Compiled by acclaimed Goth journalist and poet Liisa Ladouceur, it gives readers insight into the unique vernacular of this fascinating community, describing in detail and with black humour the fashion, music, and lifestyle as well as sharing insider slang such as Baby Bat, Corp Goth and the Gothic Two-Step, and the first ever Goth Band Family Tree. From absinthe to zombies, it’s the Encyclopedia Gothica! Liisa Ladouceur is a music and unpopular culture journalist, a poet, and a Goth. She has examined the subculture for various publications, has been called upon as a recognized Goth expert for television like MuchMusic, CTV, TVO, and Newsworld, and hosted the sold-out Gothic Toronto literary Marketing & Publicity

event for the Luminato Festival. She is currently known as the Blood

• Extensive North American media mailing

Spattered Guide music columnist for Rue Morgue magazine, the world’s leading publication on horror in art and culture, and also can be heard

• Advance reading copies and excerpts available

weekly on the all-horror podcast Rue Morgue Radio. She lives in Toronto, • Toronto launch and appearances at Goth festivals

ON. Gary Pullin is the art director for Rue Morgue magazine, and his work can be seen at www.ghoulishgary.com. He lives in Toronto, ON.

• Author interviews available • Co-op available

More Tips • Ladouceur has 20 years experience as a highprofile music critic, which brings authority and objectivity to the extensive music entries. • Ladouceur’s voice is celebratory but not afraid to be snarky. This is definitely the funnest and funniest Goth book on the market.

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MIDDLE GRADE The Dead Kid Detective Agency Evan Munday ISBN: 978-1-55022-971-4 5 x 8.75'', 300 pages, paper 20 b&w illustrations throughout $11.95 CDN, $9.95 U.S. October 2011 PDF: 978-1-77090-083-7 | ePub: 978-1-77090-082-0 First book in the series

Thirteen-year-old October Schwartz is new in town, short on friends, and the child of a clinically depressed science teacher. Naturally, she spends most of her time in the Sticksville Cemetery, which just happens to border her backyard. And that backyard just happens to be the home of five dead teenagers, each from a different era of the past: there’s the dead United Empire Loyalist! The dead escaped slave who made her way north via the Underground Railroad! The dead quintuplet! Soon, October befriends the five dead kids. Together – using October’s smarts and the dead kids’ abilities to walk through walls and get around undetected and stuff – they form The Dead Kid Detective Agency, committed to solving Sticksville’s most mysterious mysteries. October’s like Nancy Drew, if she’d hung out with corpses. When Sticksville Central High School’s beloved French teacher dies in a suspicious car accident, it provides the agency with its first bona fide Marketing & Publicity

case. Soon October and her five dead friends find themselves in the midst

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of a nefarious murder plot, thick with car chases, cafeteria fights,

• Advance reading copies and excerpts available to media and through the ECW Shelf Monkey reader review program

sociopathic math teachers, real estate appointments, and a wacky adventure that might uncover the truth about a bomb that exploded almost 40 years ago.

• Toronto launch and author appearances at bookstores

Evan Munday is the illustrator of the novel Stripmalling, written by Jon

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Paul Fiorentino (ECW 2009), and is the cartoonist behind the self-

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published comic book, Quarter-Life Crisis, set in a post-apocalyptic Toronto. He works as a book publicist for Coach House Books. The Dead

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Kid Detective Agency is his first novel. He lives in Toronto, ON.

More Tips • This book has got it all: a goth heroine who doesn’t fit in, a hilarious narrator, zany action, and a historical focus – readers will love their first madcap adventure with October Schwartz and her dead pals. This is the first book in the Dead Kid Detective Agency series.

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MYSTERY Death Plays Poker A Clare Vengel Undercover Novel Robin Spano ISBN: 978-1-55022-994-3 hardcover $24.95 CDN, $24.95 U.S. ISBN: 978-1-55022-987-5 paper $14.95 CDN, $14.95 U.S. 6 x 9'', 240 pages, cloth October 2011 PDF: 978-1-77090-086-8 | ePub: 978-1-77090-085-1

World class poker players are being strangled in their hotel rooms, and Clare is given her second big assignment: to pose as a poker player in a major televised tournament, befriend the suspects, and find the killer in their midst. Her cover role? A trust fund princess named Tiffany who thinks the poker tour is a better idea than college. Though Clare would prefer to wear jeans and get her hands dirty, posing as Tiffany helps her infiltrate the inner circle quickly. And her flashy new wardrobe attracts the attentions of Noah – a dark stranger who's at the game for hidden reasons of his own. Rumors surface about a cheating ring that could be connected to the murders. Clare loves the job and the game, but soon learns that there's no one Marketing & Publicity

she can trust. Her handlers doubt her every move – she has to fight to

• Extensive North American media mailing

keep her job – and everyone she meets lies for a living. As more victims lose their lives to the cunning Poker Choker, and her

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cover role’s legitimacy comes under attack from two directions, Clare

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wonders if her handlers are right: Should she pack it in and go home to a

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dull life as a beat cop? Or will she find the killer, prove her worth?

• Feature on ecwpress.com/crimescene Robin Spano is a crime writer who wishes she lived inside the Charlie’s

• Author interviews available

Angels TV show. As consolation for that being impossible, she writes a • Co-op available

series where she sends a young female cop on cool undercover assignments – places Robin would love to go if she wasn’t petrified of danger. She lives in Vancouver with her more practical husband, Keith.

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She is also the author of Dead Politician Society (ECW 2010).

• Robin Spano is an enthusiastic self-promoter and established an excellent on-line presence for herself with Dead Politician Society, the first book in this series.

More Clare Vengel Undercover Dead Politician Society HC: 978-1-55022-942-4 $24.95 TP: 978-1-55022-983-7 $14.95 346 pages

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MYSTERY Death at Christy Burke’s A Mystery Anne Emery ISBN: 978-1-55022-988-2 6 x 9'', 380 pages, cloth $26.95 CDN, $24.95 U.S. October 2011 PDF: 978-1-77090-092-9 | ePub: 978-1-77090-091-2

There’s a killer on the premises of Christy Burke’s pub in Dublin, according to graffiti spray-painted on the wall. Father Brennan Burke, Christy’s grandson, is asked to investigate the vandalism. Brennan has been tending bar a bit himself and is not all that keen on probing into the lives of his clientele. But he has little choice once a body is found and the property investigation becomes a murder inquiry. The pub’s current owner, issuing orders from his cell in Mountjoy Prison, wants the problem solved, and for reasons of his own does not want the police anywhere near the building. Brennan enlists the help of his pal Monty Collins and fellow priest Michael O’Flaherty, and the three of them uncover dark secrets in the lives of the pub regulars, secrets some might kill for. For Brennan, the murder investigation is overshadowed by even more ominous events in Belfast, events that may be coming home to roost in Christy Burke’s. Sinister figures are spotted in and around the pub, people are being followed in the street, and Brennan comes to possess explosive

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information that he cannot reveal to security forces or to anyone else. • Extensive North American media mailing

Brennan is compelled to take a hard look at Irish history and his family’s

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place in it, and Michael’s sunny optimism about his ancestral home is

• Halifax launch

about to be sorely tested, when an act of violence in Northern Ireland

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sends out shock waves that reverberate all the way to Dublin.

• Author interviews available

Anne Emery is a graduate of Dalhousie Law School. She has worked as

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a lawyer, legal affairs reporter, and researcher. She lives in Halifax, NS, with her husband and daughter. The other books in the Collins-Burke mystery series are Sign of the Cross, winner of the 2007 Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel; Obit (2007); Barrington Street Blues (2008); Cecilian Vespers (2009); and Children in the Morning (2010).

More Collins-Burke Mysteries Sign of the Cross

Cecilian Vespers

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Obit TP: 978-1-55022-905-9 $14.95 HC: 978-1-55022-754-3 $24.95

Barrington Street Blues

Children in the Morning TP: 978-1-77041-045-9 $14.95 (see page 26) HC: 978-1-55022-927-1 $24.95

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MYSTERY Savage Rage A Mystery Brent Pilkey ISBN: 978-1-55022-968-4 6 x 9'', 260 pages, cloth $26.95 CDN, $24.95 U.S. October 2011 PDF: 978-1-77090-089-9 | ePub: 978-1-77090-088-2

“Canadian policeman Pilkey writes from firsthand experience in his gritty procedural debut . . . ”

– Publishers Weekly on Lethal Rage

Transferred to 53 Division — known as the “Sleepy Hollow of Toronto” — after the murder of his partner, officer Jack Warren yearns to return to 51 Division, where his former colleagues are busy pursuing a criminal mastermind. Randall Kayne has been committing violent, bloody crimes that are hitting close to home in 51 Division, yet he manages to stay just one step ahead of the police. Although Jack’s wife wants him to leave the force entirely, an old enemy soon drags him into the Kayne case against his will, forcing a confrontation with Kayne that only one of them can survive. Masterfully entering into the hearts and minds of the cops of 51 Division, the second book in this exciting series propels Jack Warren deeper into the dangers of underground Toronto. Marketing & Publicity

Brent Pilkey is a Canadian police officer and has spent the majority of

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his career patrolling downtown streets and working on a mobile crisis

• Advance reading copies and excerpts available

team. He made use of his 22 years experience in creating Lethal Rage,

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the first book in this series. He lives in Toronto, ON.

• Feature on ecwpress.com/crimescene • Author interviews available • Co-op available

More in the Rage Series Lethal Rage 978-1-55022-925-7 6 x 9'', 256 pages, cloth $26.95 CDN, $24.95 U.S. See page 26 for paperback.

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MYSTERY Tumblin’ Dice A Mystery John McFetridge ISBN: 978-1-55022-977-6 6 x 9'', 288 pages, cloth $26.95 CDN, $24.95 U.S. March 2012 PDF: 978-1-77090-095-0 | ePub: 978-1-77090-094-3

Say now baby I’m the rank outsider, you can be my partner in crime. Casinos, mobsters, bikers, hookers, drug dealers, crooked cops and rock ’n’ roll. You can roll me, call me the Tumblin’ Dice. The High had a couple of hit songs in the late ’70s and now they’re back together playing the nostalgia circuit at casinos, opening for Grand Funk or Cheap Trick or Peter Frampton. And the bass player, Barry, and the lead singer, Cliff, have found a way to really make the tour worthwhile – they’re robbing the drug dealers and the shylocks that work every casino. At the Huron Woods casino, The High find their old manager, Frank Kloss, is now the entertainment director and they decide to go for one big score and get the millions he swindled from them years ago. Or was that the plan all along? What wasn’t part of the plan was the mob war The High land in the middle of as Frank is trying to partner up with the newly powerful Saints of Hell bikers to drive out the Philadelphia mobsters who’ve been running

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all the loan sharking, drugs, and prostitution at the casino. • Extensive North American media mailing

Many of the characters from McFetridge’s other books in the Toronto

• Advance reading copies and excerpts available

Series appear in Tumblin’ Dice, including the cops Loewen, McKeon,

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Price, and Armstrong as well as many of the bad guys including Nugs, JT,

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Danny Mac, and his wife Gayle who comes to the story in a much larger role.

• Author interviews available • Co-op available

John McFetridge, author of Dirty Sweet, Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, and Swap, became fascinated with crime when attending a murder trial at age 12 with his police officer brother. McFetridge has also co-written a short story collection, Below the Line, and wrote for the

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CBS/CTV television series The Bridge. He lives in Toronto with his family Dirty Sweet

Swap

and writes regular updates on his website (johnmcfetridge.ca) and his

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blog (johnmcfetridge.blogspot.com).

Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere TP: 978-1-55022-909-7 $14.95 CDN, $14.95 U.S. HC: 978-1-55022-755-0 $24.95 CDN

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NOW IN PAPER

Children in the Morning

Lethal Rage

A Mystery

A Mystery

Anne Emery

Brent Pilkey

ISBN: 978-1-77041-045-9

ISBN: 978-1-77041-046-6

6 x 9'', 312 pages, paper

6 x 9'', 256 pages, paper

$14.95

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$14.95 U.S.

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October 2011

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“When an organized drug gang starts selling crack dyed black, Division 51

Shortlisted for the Dartmouth Book Award for Fiction, 2011

of the Toronto Police gets the brunt of the action, and street cop Jack “By having Normie tell the story, Arthur Ellis Award–winning Emery allows

Warren and his partner face the ugly realities of crime in their city. Verdict:

readers to walk beside the girl as she deals with her second sight, the

Pilkey, a veteran of Division 51, writes with authority in this first of a

abuse of other children, and the anguish she feels when the peace of her

planned trilogy. His characters ring true, and the gritty side of Toronto

home life is threatened. Not since Robert K. Tannenbaum's Lucy Karp, a

shows. For lovers of hard-boiled police procedurals.”

– Library Journal

young woman who talks with saints, have we seen a more poignant rendering of a female child with unusual powers.”

Brent Pilkey is also the author of Savage Rage, the second book in the

– Library Journal

Rage series. He lives in Toronto, ON. Anne Emery is the author of five other books in the Collins-Burke See page 24 for Savage Rage.

Mystery Series. She lives in Halifax, NS. See page 23 for the complete listing of Anne Emery titles in hardcover and paperback.

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SCI FI The Bloodlight Chronicles: Retribution Steve Stanton ISBN: 978-1-55022-989-9 5.5 x 8.5'', 280 pages, paper $16.95 CDN, $14.95 U.S. October 2011 PDF: 978-1-55490-101-8 | ePub: 978-1-55490-100-1

In a post-cyberpunk future, where global economic activity is carried out in a virtual-gaming realm, a new blood-transmitted virus has become a black-market staple due to its temporary rejuvenating effects, forcing infected “Eternals” into tightly knit underground communities where they must hack the V-net for basic food and shelter. In the first book of a series that “revitalizes the cyber-fiction genre with its vivid prose and believable characters” (Library Journal), Zakariah Davis and his wife Mia successfully procured an activated sample of the virus for their only son, Rix, but Zakariah sacrificed his memories in the process, and he and his father Phillip were brain-burned trying to hack the A.I. Beast who controls V-space. In book two, Mia is murdered in retribution and the family is overcome by grief. Zak goes on a quest to contact her spirit in the afterlife while Rix wants revenge at any cost. Niko, the teenage clone of Zak’s dead sister, has received the Eternal virus and been captured by “vampires” who drain her blood nightly for its rejuvenating effects. After Rix helps her to escape,

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she finds sanctuary at the bedside of her comatose progenitor, Phillip

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Davis, whose brain is being reconstructed in a clandestine neuroscience

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laboratory. Zak enlists the help of a famed lecturer on psychic research,

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Jackie Rose, and together they travel to the home of a Haitian shaman, Tono, a prophetic spiritual healer. Rix and Niko team up to find Mia’s

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murderer and finally confront her killer in the lair of the Beast.

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Steve Stanton is the author of The Bloodlight Chronicles:

“Stylistically streamlined, this vibrant series opener should appeal to fans of Bruce Sterling and William Gibson.” – Library Journal on The Bloodlight Chronicles: Reconciliation

Reconciliation (2010). His short fiction has been published in 12 countries, including translations into Hebrew, Greek, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Czech, and Romanian. His writing regularly appears in more than two dozen magazines and journals, and he currently serves as the vice-president of SF Canada, the bilingual organization of science fiction, fantasy, and horror writers. Stanton lives in Washago, ON.

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LITERARY MEMOIR Workbook Memos & Dispatches on Writing Steven Heighton ISBN: 978-1-55022-937-0 5 x 8'', 100 pages, paper $18.95 CDN, $16.95 U.S. October 2011 PDF: 978-1-77090-098-1 | ePub: 978-1-77090-097-4

Since selections first appeared in the New Quarterly and the National Post as part of “The Afterword,” Steven Heighton’s memos and dispatches to himself — a writer’s pointed, cutting take on his own work and the work of writing — have been tweeted and retweeted, discussed and tacked to bulletin boards everywhere. Coalesced, completed, and collected here for the first time, a wholly new kind of book has emerged, one that’s as much about creative process as it is about created product, at once about living life and the writing life. “I stick to a form that bluntly admits its own limitation and partiality and makes a virtue of both things,” Heighton writes in his foreword, “a form that lodges no claim to encyclopedic completeness, balance, or conclusive truth. At times, this form (I’m going to call it the memo) is a hybrid of the epigram and the précis, or of the aphorism and the abstract, the maxim and the debater’s initial be-it-resolved. At other times it’s a meditation in the Aurelian sense, a dispatch-to-self that aspires to address other selves — readers — as well.”

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time — and, ultimately, outside of the pages of the book itself — that

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Heighton offers perhaps the freshest, most provocative picture of what it

• Kingston and Toronto launch

means to create the literature of the modern world.

• Author interviews available Steven Heighton’s most recent books are the novel Every Lost Country

• Co-op available

(2010) and the poetry collection Patient Frame (2010). He is also the author of the novel Afterlands, which appeared in six countries, was a

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New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, and was a “best of year”

• Heighton has received the Gerald Lampert Award, the 2010 K.M. Hunter Award, the Petra Kenney Prize, the Air Canada Award, and gold medals for fiction and for poetry in the National Magazine Awards.

selection in ten publications in Canada, the USA, and the UK. The book has recently been optioned for film. He has also published The Shadow Boxer — a Canadian bestseller and a Publishers Weekly Book of the Year for 2002 — which appeared in five countries. He lives with his family in Kingston, ON.

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FICTION Girl in Shades Allison Baggio ISBN: 978-1-77041-050-3 5.5 x 8.5'', 300 pages, paper $18.95 CDN, $16.95 U.S. October 2011 PDF: 978-1-77090-110-0 | ePub: 978-1-77090-109-4

Eleven-year-old Maya Devine has grown up with a warped view of reality. For one, she sees colour around people’s bodies and can sometimes hear what’s going on inside their heads. These insights make everyone a bit more interesting, but the one person she’ll never figure out is her mother. Marigold has never been like other moms, but still, Maya sometimes feels like she is all she has. When Marigold is diagnosed with cancer and vows to spend her final days in the teepee she’s set up in the backyard, Maya’s life quickly becomes unbearable. Neighbours and strangers, believing Marigold a prophet, camp out in the front yard, and Maya’s father grows ever more distant. Thankfully Maya has Corey Hart, from whose pouty lips “Never Surrender” seems to issue for her and her alone. But Marigold’s death leaves questions unanswered, and there are some wrongs that even Corey Hart can’t right. Moving from mid-1980s Saskatoon to the Indian countryside almost a decade later, Girl in Shades follows Maya’s search for her mother, her father, and above all, herself. Sweetly funny and deeply perceptive, Girl in Marketing & Publicity

Shades offers a fresh take on what it is to grow up and discover who you

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really are.

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all across Canada, including Room, subTerrain, Today’s Parent and the

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Toronto Star. She is a graduate of York University and the Humber School

Allison Baggio’s fiction and commentaries have appeared in publications

for Writers. Girl in Shades is her first novel. She lives in Whitby, ON.

• Toronto launch • Author interviews available • Co-op available

More Tips • Readers will relate to the family dysfunction, secrets, and the layers of illusion present in everyone’s lives. Maya’s story is multi-layered, and, over the decades, she uncovers secrets that shape her life and the lives of people around her.

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Joyland

The Carnivore

Emily Schultz, illustrations by Nate Powell

Mark Sinnett

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“Like a Reagan-era Ice Storm, Emily Schultz’s novel Joyland captures the

Winner of the 2010 Toronto Book Award

confusion of adolescent sexuality in a tangle of pixelated icons via the video-game generation. Set in the summer of 1984, this book will have

“Sinnett, also an award-winning poet and story writer, has done his

you thinking twice about the video-game generation and the power of

homework in preparing for The Carnivore, and he’s executed it with a

pining and Pac-Man.”

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palpable relish: Toronto circa 1954 is evoked with pungent immediacy.” – The Toronto Star

BackLit bonus material includes an alternate ending and an author interview.

BackLit bonus material includes an author interview, discussion questions, and archival photos.

Emily Schultz is a writer living in Toronto and New York. She is also the author of the novel Heaven Is Small, the short story collection Black

Mark Sinnett is the author of The Landing, poetry, winner of the Gerald

Coffee Night, and the Trillium award–nominated collection of poems

Lampert Memorial Award; Bull, short stories; Some Late Adventure of the

Songs for the Dancing Chicken (ECW Press, 2007). Nate Powell’s

Feelings (ECW Press, 2000), poetry; and The Border Guards, a

recent work includes Any Empire and Swallow Me Whole (Eisner Award

novel/thriller, short-listed for the Arthur Ellis award. He lives in Kingston,

winner for Best Graphic Novel, LA Times Book Prize Finalist, and Ignatz

ON.

Award winner). He lives in Bloomington, IN.

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FICTION

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Entitlement

A Week of This

Jonathan Bennett

a novel in seven days Nathan Whitlock

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“Bennett demonstrates a real talent for evoking the affectless, indulgent ‘eccentricities’ of the surpassingly (and perpetually) wealthy . . . Bennett

“Whitlock possesses a strong command of language and an easiness with

manages it all deftly. He can weave a tale and has the chops to keep it all

metaphor; his characters are drawn evocatively, even when they act

in a literary vein . . . this is a good book with a crackerjack ending.”

predictably.”

– The Globe and Mail

“The overlaying of the blandness of the town, the grayness of the weather,

“Bennett’s storytelling is effortless in its pace and time shifts, and his dialogue glints like a sharpened knife.”

– Booklist

and the gradual eroding of people’s dreams lead not to the depressive

– The Walrus

work one would think but to an acceptance of the ongoing routine of life. In the end, there is a calm resolution suggesting that this is what life has

BackLit bonus material includes an author interview, discussion

dealt you; keep on going. Recommended.”

questions, and recommended reading.

– Library Journal

BackLit bonus material includes an explorative essay by the author and

Jonathan Bennett is the author of five books including the critically

more.

acclaimed novels Entitlement and After Battersea Park, two collections of poetry, and a collection of short stories, Verandah People, which was runner

Nathan Whitlock’s writing has appeared in The Toronto Star, The Globe

up for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award. He is a winner of the K.M. Hunter

and Mail, Maisonneuve, Canadian Notes & Queries, Geist, Best

Artists' Award in Literature. Born in Vancouver, raised in Sydney, Australia,

Canadian Essays, and elsewhere. He grew up in the Ottawa Valley and

Jonathan lives in the village of Keene, near Peterborough, Ontario.

currently lives in Toronto, ON.

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POETRY Winter Cranes Poems Chris Banks ISBN: 978-1-77041-018-3 5.5 x 8.5'', 120 pages, paper $18.95 CDN, $18.95 U.S. September 2011 PDF: 978-1-77090-104-9 | ePub: 978-1-77090-103-2

In asian folklore cranes symbolize longevity, immortality, and good fortune. In Winter Cranes, his third collection, award–winning poet Chris Banks conjures these birds when he sees herons near his home towards the end of a long and difficult winter. For the poet, cranes as a dominant image represent the gaps that exist between what we see and what we feel. His poems explore the impermanence of our modern lives — how our identities are shaped by the past and the present, memory and experience, the physical and the metaphysical. Winter Cranes shows Banks to be an uncompromising poet determined to understand his experience of a world constantly changing around him. Raised in the Ontario communities of Bancroft, Sioux Lookout, and Stayner, award-winning poet Chris Banks has published two previous books. His first book, Bonfires, received the 2004 Jack Chalmers Award for Poetry and was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Award. Banks lives

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More Tips • This collection uses unadorned, plain-spoken language to ask the ultimate kinds of questions: How do we make sense of our lives? What is the role of the imagination, of art, and of place in shaping our vision of the self, and in teaching us the simple but important truths of how to be human?

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POETRY The Flower of Youth Pier Paolo Pasolini Poems Mary di Michele ISBN: 978-1-77041-048-0 5.5 x 8.5'', 96 pages, paper $18.95 CDN, $18.95 U.S. September 2011 PDF: 978-1-77090-107-0 | ePub: 978-1-77090-106-3

The poems in The Flower of Youth depict the coming of age and into sexual difference of the great writer and film director, Pier Paolo Pasolini. The time of this story is World War II; the place is German-occupied northern Italy. Unlike his younger brother, Guido, who took up arms to fight in the resistance, Pasolini chose to help his mother set up a school for the boys, mostly sons of farmers, too young to fight or be conscripted. The situation ignited an internal war that nearly eclipsed the historical moment for the young Pasolini, a battle within between his desire for boys and his Catholic faith and culture. The book is a kind of novel in verse including a prologue and epilogue that details di Michele’s search for Pasolini, her pilgrimage to the place and research into the time that shaped him as a man and as an artist. Poet, novelist and member of the collaborative writing group, Yoko’s Dogs, Mary di Michele is the author of ten books including a volume of selected poems, Stranger in You, and the novel, Tenor of Love. She lives

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writing program.

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More Tips • This is a historical book and yet its concerns with living in a time of war, political and cultural fascism, and what it means to be gay in a heterosexual society are timeless and timely.

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JOYLAND EBOOKS

Why They Cried

Letters to Thomas Pynchon and other stories

Jim Hanas

Chris Eaton

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Whether it’s a report from the real Cannes or a young couple discovering that reading Jacques Derrida aloud can lull their child to sleep, Jim Hanas

Chris Eaton’s fictions read like intellectual fisticuffs: bruising but with

finds the strange in the everyday and the everyday in the strange.

more than a touch of moustache wax. Playing with notions of ownership

Hanas writes a lean and powerful line that makes even absurd

and plagiarism, Letters to Thomas Pynchon is a collection of early stories

situations — a man who cries professionally, a beauty queen leaving her

and new works. Beginning with an unmailed letter to Thomas Pynchon,

slob boyfriend for an astronaut — seem painfully familiar.

Eaton further riffs on literary history with occasional side trips into obscure — possibly fake — history, lost cinemas, and NASA’s track record.

Jim Hanas is the author of Cassingle and Single, two e-book collections

With a sense of gravity and humor, Letters to Thomas Pynchon proves

of short stories that previously appeared in McSweeney’s, Fence, One

that originality is sometimes an artist’s toughest sparring partner.

Story, The Land-Grant College Review, Bridge, Twelve Stories, and elsewhere. His non-fiction and humor pieces have appeared in Slate,

Chris Eaton is a musician and novelist from New Brunswick, currently

Radar, Print, and The New York Post. He lives in New York.

living in Toronto. He is the author of two novels, The Inactivist (2003) and The Grammar Architect (2005). His most recent album with ensemble Rock Plaza Central was given four stars by Rolling Stone and was selected by Pitchfork, CMJ, and Magnet, as one of the 10 best of 2006.

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How I Came to Haunt My Parents

Everyone Remain Calm Megan Stielstra

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These days, reality can be hard to swallow. How do we get to the end of day, let alone the end of the week? Some people drink, others get

How I Came to Haunt My Parents is storytelling for parents on the verge

therapy, but all of us — hidden in the secret places in the backs of our

of a nervous breakdown. In this beautifully written suite of short fiction

minds — have fantasies. These are what we wish for, fight for, live for.

Natalee Caple explores fables from the dark side of adulthood and

Maybe yours is a pretty girl. Maybe it’s a better job. Maybe its the love

imagines what moral Aesop may have offered to a mother who gave birth

that’ll swoop down makes everything seem okay.

to a murderous dictator. Caple’s animals and humans are imbued with

The stories in Everyone Remain Calm explore the lines between

modern complexity as they confront sex, death, and history, but her stories

fantasy and reality — how we move between the two in a crazy attempt to

are as witty as they are profoundly lucid.

make our lives better. It’s a hard journey — we get anxious, panicked, fearful, lost — our pulse quickens, shoulders tighten. We forget to breathe.

Natalee Caple is the author of a collection of poetry with ECW, The

These stories are a reminder.

Semi-Conducting Dictionary, and three books of fiction, most recently, the novel Mackerel Sky. Her novel about Annie Oakley is forthcoming in

Megan Stielstra is the Literary Director of 2nd Story (www.2ndstory.com).

2012.

Her stories have appeared in Other Voices, Fresh Yarn, Swink, Pindeldyboz, and Punk Planet; and have been performed for the Goodman, Steppenwolf, Neo-Futurarium, Museum of Contemporary Art, and Chicago Public Radio, among others. She teaches creative writing at Columbia College Chicago.

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RECENT AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS Arthur Ellis Award 2007 2006

Winner — Best First Novel Sign of the Cross, Anne Emery Nominee — Best First Novel All Shook Up, Mike Harrison

CBC Canada Reads 2009 Nominee Fruit, Brian Francis

Dartmouth Book Award For Fiction 2011 Nominee Children in the Morning, Anne Emery

Drainie-Taylor Biography Prize 2005 Finalist The Molly Fire, Michael Mitchell

Governor General’s Literary Award 2008 2005

Winner — Poetry More to Keep Us Warm, Jacob Scheier Finalist — Non-Fiction The Molly Fire, Michael Mitchell

Globe & Mail “100 Best Books of the Year” 2009 The End of the River, Brian Harvey 2005 The Molly Fire, Michael Mitchell

Globe & Mail Bestseller List 2010 Final Appeal, Colin Thatcher 2009 Tug of War, Mr. Justice Harvey Brownstone 2008 Fruit, Brian Francis

Arts Hamilton Literary Prize for Fiction 2010 Winner Tainted, Ross Pennie

Heritage Toronto Awards 2010 Nominee – Book The Beach, Glenn Cochrane with Jean Cochrane 2010 Nominee – Book The Plate, Louis E. Cauz and Beverley Smith 2008 Nominee – Book Rifke, Rosalie Wise Sharp 2006 Heritage Toronto Award of Merit Glenn Cochrane’s Toronto: Tales of the City, Glenn Cochrane 2006 Nominee – Book Joe’s Toronto: Portraiture, Mendelson Joe

Lela Common Award for Canadian History 2010 Winner Whispering Pines, Jason Schneider

MAX Award (Motorcycle Award of Excellence) 2009 Winner To Dakar and Back, Lawrence Hacking

Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction 2009 Finalist Stripmalling, Jon Paul Fiorentino

Pat Lowther Memorial Award 2010 Nominee Paper Radio, Damian Rogers

Quill & Quire “Canadian Books of the Year” 2008 Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, John McFetridge

ReLit Awards 2010 Shortlist — Fiction Overqualified, Joey Comeau 2010 Shortlist — Poetry Paper Radio, Damian Rogers 2010 Shortlist — Poetry A Nice Place to Visit, Sky Gilbert 2010 Shortlist — Poetry Always Die Before Your Mother, Patrick Woodcock

Toronto Book Award 2010 Winner The Carnivore, Mark Sinnett

Trillium Book Award for Poetry 2008 Nominee Songs for the Dancing Chicken, Emily Schultz

Young Adult Library Services Association Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers 2011 Nominee Don’t Stop Believin’, Erin Balser and Suzanne Gardner 2010 Nominee Jonas Brothers Forever, Susan Janic

ECW Press acknowledges the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Book Publishing Industry Development Program, the Canada Council for the Arts (which last year invested $20.3 million in writing and publishing throughout Canada), the Ontario Arts Council, and the Ontario Media Development Corporation for our publishing activities.


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