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BACKLIST NOVELLA SERIES Real Gone by Jim Christy ISBN 9781926802015

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A Gardener on the Moon by Carole Giangrande ISBN 9781926802053

$16.95

Good Evening, Central Laundromat by Jason Heroux ISBN 9781926802046 $16.95

$16.95

The Cousin by John Calabro ISBN 9780981018638

$16.95

Harbour View by Binnie Brennan ISBN 9780981018645

$16.95

The Extraordinary Event of Pia H. by Nicola Vulpe ISBN 9780981018607 $18.95

A Pleasant Vertigo by Egidio Coccimiglio ISBN 9780981018652

$14.95

Wit in Love by Sky Gilbert ISBN 9780978280666

$16.95

Room Tone by Gale Zoë Garnett ISBN 9780978280611

The Adventures of Micah Mushmelon by Michael Wex ISBN 9780978280628 $16.95

Psychic Geographies and Other Topics by Gregory Betts ISBN 9781926802008 $16.95

The Sylvia Hotel Poems by George Fetherling ISBN 9780981018690

$15.95

Ten Thousand MilesBetween Us by Rocco de Giacomo ISBN 9780981018676 $16.95

A River at Night by Paul Zemokhol ISBN 9780981018614

$16.95

This Is How I Love You by Barbara Landry ISBN 9780978280697

$15.95

Looking at Renaissance Paintings by Caroline Morgan DiGiovanni ISBN 9780978280680 $15.95

The Hawk by Rob Rolfe ISBN 9780978280673

$15.95

My Etruscan Face by Gianna Patriarca ISBN 9780978280635

$16.95

Garden Variety Edited by Lily Contento ISBN 9780978280642 Interstellar by Allan Briesmaster ISBN 9780978280604

MIC CHECK Edited by David Silverberg ISBN 9780978280659

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Evidence by Samuel Andreyev ISBN 9780981018683

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Of All the Ways To Die by Brenda Niskala ISBN 9780981018669

$16.95

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QUATTRO BOOKS INC. 89 Pinewood Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M6C2V2 info@quattrobooks.ca Mailing Address: P.O. Box 53031,Royal Orchard Postal Station,10 Royal Orchard Blvd., Thornhill, ON, L3T 3C0 Office Address: 720 Bathurst Street, Suite 200, Toronto, ON, M5S 2R4 EDITORIAL BOARD Allan Briesmaster Beatriz Hausner John Calabro Luciano Iacobelli Russell Smith A. F. Moritz

STAFF Allan Briesmaster: allan@quattrobooks.ca Beatriz Hausner: beatriz@quattrobooks.ca John Calabro: john@quattrobooks.ca Luciano Iacobelli: luciano@quattrobooks.ca Maddy Curry: maddy@quattrobooks.ca

ADVISORY BOARD Linda Leith Charlie Huisken Margaret Christakos Rocco Galati

POETRY SERIES Sew Him Up by Beatriz Hausner ISBN 9781926802022

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FALL 2010 BOOKS Retina Green by Reinhard Filter ISBN # 9781926802114 NOVELLA SERIES 132 pages $16.95 October 2010 Along with desperation come sharpened, if distorted, perceptions that are often as hilarious as they are terrifying.

Shrinking Violets by Heidi Greco

ISBN # 978-1-926802-36-7 NOVELLA SERIES 128 pages $16.95 April 2011

Reggie works as a supermarket cashier. A single mother and a former victim of wife abuse, she craves only for a normal life. Just when she thinks she’s found the man who can offer her the stability she needs, things take a horrific turn. Shrinking Violets is tautly written with enough surprises to keep the reader thoroughly engaged.

Gaze by Keith Cadieux

“Just how abnormal can normal be?

ISBN # 9781926802107 NOVELLA SERIES 96 pages $16.95 October 2010

Heidi Greco is a writer and editor who lives in Surrey, B.C. Her collections of poetry are Siren Tattoo and Rattlesnake Plantain (both from Anvil Press, Vancouver). Her poems have appeared in many anthologies, including A Verse Map of Vancouver and radiant danse uv being. In 2009, Lipstick Press published A: The Amelia Poems, a limited-edition chapbook about Amelia Earhart. Shrinking Violets is her first novella and the co-winner of the 2011 Ken Klonsky Novella Contest

“Gaze will draw you in and keep you thinking for a long, long time.” – Warren Cariou

Tobbaco Wars by Paul Seesequasis ISBN # 9781926802121 NOVELLA SERIES 96 pages $16.95 October 2010 “... another fascinating voice from the ever-growing chorus of Native Canadian writers...” – Tomson Highway

The Panic Button by Koom Kankesan

The Sea by Amela Marin ISBN # 9781926802091 NOVELLA SERIES 96 pages $16.95 October 2010 “... a parable of war that has all the force of Brecht, all the subtlety of Beckett.” – Nino Ricci

Hold the Note by Domenico Capilongo

ISBN # 978-1-926802-30-5 NOVELLA SERIES 136 pages $16.95 April 2011

On the surface, Thambi is a dutiful son and brother, but internally he questions the expectations of both his family and culture. He’s met someone at work who just burns herself into his flesh and brain; the problem is that she’s Canadian and white. Complicating everything is the fact that his father, after a 20 year absence, is finally coming over to join them from Sri Lanka. A Tamil version of Goodbye, Columbus, the story simultaneously tickles the funny bone and pulls on the heart strings.

ISBN # 9781926802084 POETRY SERIES 84 pages $16.95 October 2010 “... a jazzy synergy… [it] left me winded with exhilaration.” – Len Gasparini

syrinx and systole by Matthew Remski ISBN # 9781926802077 POETRY SERIES 114 pages $16.95 October 2010 If we were to experience such raw song, we would die from uncontrolled internal resonance.

“Investigates a culture that till now has been virtually unexplored in Canadian literature.”

Koom Kankesan is a writer with a background in English Literature and Film Studies. He has written short stories and small anecdotal pieces for various journals, and has published film and book reviews for both Canadian and American blogs. The Panic Button is his first novella.


Break Me by Tom Reynolds ISBN # 978-1-926802-32-9 NOVELLA SERIES 104 pages $16.95 April 2011

A Peeping Tom, a child’s disappearance, a fire, a startling decision and a truth learned too late: these are the elements that make up Break Me, an amusing and sinister little book. The story is superbly constructed and the narration is addictive.

Book of Disorders by Luciano Iacobelli ISBN # 978-1-926802-28-2 POETRY SERIES 80 pages $16.95 April 2011

Book of Disorders is a lush text bursting with melodies and dissonances. It examines the very substance of poetry itself and discovers that when language is dysfunctional, when it is broken and no longer tethered to its use and practicality, it is free to rediscover its own basic textures and possibilities.

“Leaves the reader stranded at the border between sanity and madness.” “An emotional and intellectual ride on the language roller coaster. “ Tom Reynolds lives in Southern Ontario, and writes whatever takes his fancy or mood: the humourous, the nightmarish, the absurdist, the poignant or the scholarly. He has won the Canadian National Play Writing Competition and his short stories have appeared in various anthologies, notably Indelible, edited by Nino Ricci. Break Me is his first novella and the co-winner of the 2010 Ken Klonsky Novella Contest.

Grace by Vanessa Smith ISBN # 978-1-926802-26-8 NOVELLA SERIES 160 pages $16.95 April 2011

Why is desire so irresistible? This is the question that faces Grace, a rebellious young dreamer who takes a long-awaited leap of faith when she meets a charismatic stranger. Told through the eyes of the central character, Grace weaves interest in collective and personal memory and the tensions inherent in family relations into the lattice of emotions that move a person to discover the true meaning and price of one’s personal choices. “If you could photograph the exact moment between innocence and experience, what would it look like?”

Vanessa Smith was born and raised in Vancouver, B.C. She graduated from UBC with a B.A. in English Literature. Vanessa recently relocated to Montréal, where she lives, works and writes. Grace is her first novella

Luciano Iacobelli is the author of The Angel Notebook, Seraphim Editions 2007, seven poetry chapbooks, and two full length plays, The Porch and Byrdbrain. He is also the publisher, editor and designer of Lyricalmyrical Press..

Strong Bread by Giovanna Riccio ISBN # 978-1-926802-34-3 POETRY SERIES 80 pages $16.95 April 2011

The psychological realism of these elegantly crafted poems is enriched with expressionist and surrealist elements. Employing a language teeming with images, thoughts and rhythms, this versatile book of travel poems, portraits, dramatic monologues, epistolary and catalogue pieces will leave the reader feeling gratified and enriched. “Emotional and graceful, the words dance and sing across the page.” Giovanna Riccio is a Toronto poet whose work has been published in various newspapers, magazines and journals including CV2, Descant, and TickleAce. Her work is included in the anthology Reflections on Culture. Her long poem, Vittorio, was published by Lyricalmyrical Press in June 2010. She is coorganizer of the Not So Nice Italian Girls and Friends reading series.


Break Me by Tom Reynolds ISBN # 978-1-926802-32-9 NOVELLA SERIES 104 pages $16.95 April 2011

A Peeping Tom, a child’s disappearance, a fire, a startling decision and a truth learned too late: these are the elements that make up Break Me, an amusing and sinister little book. The story is superbly constructed and the narration is addictive.

Book of Disorders by Luciano Iacobelli ISBN # 978-1-926802-28-2 POETRY SERIES 80 pages $16.95 April 2011

Book of Disorders is a lush text bursting with melodies and dissonances. It examines the very substance of poetry itself and discovers that when language is dysfunctional, when it is broken and no longer tethered to its use and practicality, it is free to rediscover its own basic textures and possibilities.

“Leaves the reader stranded at the border between sanity and madness.” “An emotional and intellectual ride on the language roller coaster. “ Tom Reynolds lives in Southern Ontario, and writes whatever takes his fancy or mood: the humourous, the nightmarish, the absurdist, the poignant or the scholarly. He has won the Canadian National Play Writing Competition and his short stories have appeared in various anthologies, notably Indelible, edited by Nino Ricci. Break Me is his first novella and the co-winner of the 2010 Ken Klonsky Novella Contest.

Grace by Vanessa Smith ISBN # 978-1-926802-26-8 NOVELLA SERIES 160 pages $16.95 April 2011

Why is desire so irresistible? This is the question that faces Grace, a rebellious young dreamer who takes a long-awaited leap of faith when she meets a charismatic stranger. Told through the eyes of the central character, Grace weaves interest in collective and personal memory and the tensions inherent in family relations into the lattice of emotions that move a person to discover the true meaning and price of one’s personal choices. “If you could photograph the exact moment between innocence and experience, what would it look like?”

Vanessa Smith was born and raised in Vancouver, B.C. She graduated from UBC with a B.A. in English Literature. Vanessa recently relocated to Montréal, where she lives, works and writes. Grace is her first novella

Luciano Iacobelli is the author of The Angel Notebook, Seraphim Editions 2007, seven poetry chapbooks, and two full length plays, The Porch and Byrdbrain. He is also the publisher, editor and designer of Lyricalmyrical Press..

Strong Bread by Giovanna Riccio ISBN # 978-1-926802-34-3 POETRY SERIES 80 pages $16.95 April 2011

The psychological realism of these elegantly crafted poems is enriched with expressionist and surrealist elements. Employing a language teeming with images, thoughts and rhythms, this versatile book of travel poems, portraits, dramatic monologues, epistolary and catalogue pieces will leave the reader feeling gratified and enriched. “Emotional and graceful, the words dance and sing across the page.” Giovanna Riccio is a Toronto poet whose work has been published in various newspapers, magazines and journals including CV2, Descant, and TickleAce. Her work is included in the anthology Reflections on Culture. Her long poem, Vittorio, was published by Lyricalmyrical Press in June 2010. She is coorganizer of the Not So Nice Italian Girls and Friends reading series.


FALL 2010 BOOKS Retina Green by Reinhard Filter ISBN # 9781926802114 NOVELLA SERIES 132 pages $16.95 October 2010 Along with desperation come sharpened, if distorted, perceptions that are often as hilarious as they are terrifying.

Shrinking Violets by Heidi Greco

ISBN # 978-1-926802-36-7 NOVELLA SERIES 128 pages $16.95 April 2011

Reggie works as a supermarket cashier. A single mother and a former victim of wife abuse, she craves only for a normal life. Just when she thinks she’s found the man who can offer her the stability she needs, things take a horrific turn. Shrinking Violets is tautly written with enough surprises to keep the reader thoroughly engaged.

Gaze by Keith Cadieux

“Just how abnormal can normal be?

ISBN # 9781926802107 NOVELLA SERIES 96 pages $16.95 October 2010

Heidi Greco is a writer and editor who lives in Surrey, B.C. Her collections of poetry are Siren Tattoo and Rattlesnake Plantain (both from Anvil Press, Vancouver). Her poems have appeared in many anthologies, including A Verse Map of Vancouver and radiant danse uv being. In 2009, Lipstick Press published A: The Amelia Poems, a limited-edition chapbook about Amelia Earhart. Shrinking Violets is her first novella and the co-winner of the 2011 Ken Klonsky Novella Contest

“Gaze will draw you in and keep you thinking for a long, long time.” – Warren Cariou

Tobbaco Wars by Paul Seesequasis ISBN # 9781926802121 NOVELLA SERIES 96 pages $16.95 October 2010 “... another fascinating voice from the ever-growing chorus of Native Canadian writers...” – Tomson Highway

The Panic Button by Koom Kankesan

The Sea by Amela Marin ISBN # 9781926802091 NOVELLA SERIES 96 pages $16.95 October 2010 “... a parable of war that has all the force of Brecht, all the subtlety of Beckett.” – Nino Ricci

Hold the Note by Domenico Capilongo

ISBN # 978-1-926802-30-5 NOVELLA SERIES 136 pages $16.95 April 2011

On the surface, Thambi is a dutiful son and brother, but internally he questions the expectations of both his family and culture. He’s met someone at work who just burns herself into his flesh and brain; the problem is that she’s Canadian and white. Complicating everything is the fact that his father, after a 20 year absence, is finally coming over to join them from Sri Lanka. A Tamil version of Goodbye, Columbus, the story simultaneously tickles the funny bone and pulls on the heart strings.

ISBN # 9781926802084 POETRY SERIES 84 pages $16.95 October 2010 “... a jazzy synergy… [it] left me winded with exhilaration.” – Len Gasparini

syrinx and systole by Matthew Remski ISBN # 9781926802077 POETRY SERIES 114 pages $16.95 October 2010 If we were to experience such raw song, we would die from uncontrolled internal resonance.

“Investigates a culture that till now has been virtually unexplored in Canadian literature.”

Koom Kankesan is a writer with a background in English Literature and Film Studies. He has written short stories and small anecdotal pieces for various journals, and has published film and book reviews for both Canadian and American blogs. The Panic Button is his first novella.


QUATTRO BOOKS Quattro Books presents a borderless, post-national literature, unafraid of breaking the taboos surrounding origin; we are interested in powerful, meaningful writing regardless of its linguistic, cultural or national background, and in the process contributing to a community that embodies the multiplicity, excitement, and future directions of contemporary Canada. Follow us on Twitter @quattrobooks

Check us out on Youtube youtube.com/quattrobooks

Find us on Facebook Quattro Books Page

Read our books on Kobo

BACKLIST NOVELLA SERIES Real Gone by Jim Christy ISBN 9781926802015

$16.95

A Gardener on the Moon by Carole Giangrande ISBN 9781926802053

$16.95

Good Evening, Central Laundromat by Jason Heroux ISBN 9781926802046 $16.95

$16.95

The Cousin by John Calabro ISBN 9780981018638

$16.95

Harbour View by Binnie Brennan ISBN 9780981018645

$16.95

The Extraordinary Event of Pia H. by Nicola Vulpe ISBN 9780981018607 $18.95

A Pleasant Vertigo by Egidio Coccimiglio ISBN 9780981018652

$14.95

Wit in Love by Sky Gilbert ISBN 9780978280666

$16.95

Room Tone by Gale Zoë Garnett ISBN 9780978280611

The Adventures of Micah Mushmelon by Michael Wex ISBN 9780978280628 $16.95

Psychic Geographies and Other Topics by Gregory Betts ISBN 9781926802008 $16.95

The Sylvia Hotel Poems by George Fetherling ISBN 9780981018690

$15.95

Ten Thousand MilesBetween Us by Rocco de Giacomo ISBN 9780981018676 $16.95

A River at Night by Paul Zemokhol ISBN 9780981018614

$16.95

This Is How I Love You by Barbara Landry ISBN 9780978280697

$15.95

Looking at Renaissance Paintings by Caroline Morgan DiGiovanni ISBN 9780978280680 $15.95

The Hawk by Rob Rolfe ISBN 9780978280673

$15.95

My Etruscan Face by Gianna Patriarca ISBN 9780978280635

$16.95

Garden Variety Edited by Lily Contento ISBN 9780978280642 Interstellar by Allan Briesmaster ISBN 9780978280604

MIC CHECK Edited by David Silverberg ISBN 9780978280659

$16.95

Evidence by Samuel Andreyev ISBN 9780981018683

$16.95

Of All the Ways To Die by Brenda Niskala ISBN 9780981018669

$16.95

Type Books is the official bookseller of Quattro Books

QUATTRO BOOKS INC. 89 Pinewood Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M6C2V2 info@quattrobooks.ca Mailing Address: P.O. Box 53031,Royal Orchard Postal Station,10 Royal Orchard Blvd., Thornhill, ON, L3T 3C0 Office Address: 720 Bathurst Street, Suite 200, Toronto, ON, M5S 2R4 EDITORIAL BOARD Allan Briesmaster Beatriz Hausner John Calabro Luciano Iacobelli Russell Smith A. F. Moritz

STAFF Allan Briesmaster: allan@quattrobooks.ca Beatriz Hausner: beatriz@quattrobooks.ca John Calabro: john@quattrobooks.ca Luciano Iacobelli: luciano@quattrobooks.ca Maddy Curry: maddy@quattrobooks.ca

ADVISORY BOARD Linda Leith Charlie Huisken Margaret Christakos Rocco Galati

POETRY SERIES Sew Him Up by Beatriz Hausner ISBN 9781926802022

$16.95

$16.95

$16.95

www.quattrobooks.ca

info@quattrobooks.ca


CANADIAN DISTRIBUTION Literary Press Group

QUATTRO BOOKS Home of the Literary Novella ™

501-192 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON, M5T 2C2 416.483.1321 JACK ILLINGWORTH Executive Director Literary Press Group of Canada 192 Spadina Avenue, Suite 501 Toronto ON M5T 2C2 jack@lpg.ca or ewan@lpg.ca 416-483-1321 ext. 1

LitDistCo c/o Fraser Direct at 100 Armstrong Avenue Georgetown, ON L7G 5S4 Ph: 1.800.591.6250 Fax: 1.800.591.6251 Email: orders@litdistco.ca Terms: 40% discount for trade accounts.

EMMA MINSKY Executive Assistant emma@lpg.ca 416-483-1321 ext. 2

Returns: Books may be returned for credit from three months after the invoice date until 12 months of the invoice date, provided they are in saleable condition and free of retailer’s stickers. Early returns are permissible for event stock.

TANYA SNYDER Coordinator, Sales and Marketing, tanya@lpg.ca 416-483-1321 ext. 6

To place an order, please contact the Literary Press Group sales representative for your region: NATIONAL ACCOUNTS Petra Morin (pmorin@lpg.ca) 501-192 Spadina Avenue Toronto, ON M5T 2C2 Tel: 416-483-1321 ext. 3 Fax: (416) 483-2510 TORONTO, SOUTHWESTERN and NORTHERN ONTARIO Kayleigh Rosien (krosien@lpg.ca) 501-192 Spadina Avenue Toronto, ON M5T 2C2 Tel: 416-483-1321 ext. 4

BRITISH COLUMBIA, ALBERTA, and the TERRITORIES Nadine Boyd (nboyd@lpg.ca) 274 East 5th St. North Vancouver, BC V7L 1L7 Tel: (778) 338-4745 Fax: (778) 338-4746

MANITOBA, SASKATCHEWAN, THE LAKEHEAD, and LIBRARIES Lisa Pearce (lpearce@lpg.ca) 566 Montrose St. Winnipeg, MB R3M 3N1 Tel: (204) 489-4409 Fax: (204) 487-4036 EASTERN ONTARIO, QUEBEC, and the ATLANTIC PROVINCES Jacques Filippi (jfilipi@lpg.ca) 117 rue Dumouchel Chateauguay, QC J6J 3E8 Tel/Fax: (450) 716-1321

US & EUROPEAN DISTRIBUTION Lightning Source, part of the Ingram Content Group www.lightningsource.com

www.quattrobooks.ca

info@quattrobooks.ca

S P R I N G 2 0 1 1

NOVELLAS

www.quattrobooks.ca

POETRY

info@quattrobooks.ca

Spring 2011 Catalogue  

Quattro Books Spring 2011 catalogue.

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