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  • The Outlanderby Gil Adamson

    House of Anansi Press 2011; US$ 16.95

    In 1903 a mysterious, desperate young woman flees alone across the west, one quick step ahead of the law. She has just become a widow by her own hand. Two vengeful brothers and a pack of bloodhounds track her across the western wilderness. She is nineteen years old and half mad. Gil Adamson's extraordinary novel opens in heart-pounding mid-flight... more...

  • Paybackby Margaret Atwood

    House of Anansi Press 2011; US$ 15.95

    Legendary poet, novelist, and essayist Margaret Atwood gives us a surprising look at the topic of debt -- a timely subject during our current period of economic upheaval, caused by the collapse of a system of interlocking debts. Atwood proposes that debt is like air -- something we take for granted until things go wrong. Payback is not a book about... more...

  • Up Up Upby Julie Booker

    House of Anansi Press 2011; US$ 16.95

    Up Up Up heralds the arrival of a writer of astonishing range, compassion, and acuity. In this stunning short story collection, Julie Booker grabs the reins from writers like Lydia Millet and Miranda July and takes off at full speed, and in directions all her own. A pair of plus-sized friends make tracks for a kayaking trip in Alaska. A woman vacations... more...

  • The Wayfindersby Wade Davis

    House of Anansi Press 2011; US$ 15.95

    Every culture is a unique answer to a fundamental question: What does it mean to be human and alive? Anthropologist and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Wade Davis leads us on a thrilling journey to celebrate the wisdom of the world?s indigenous cultures. In Polynesia we set sail with navigators whose ancestors settled the Pacific ten centuries... more...

  • Evil in Returnby Elena Forbes

    House of Anansi Press 2011; US$ 11.99

    Bestselling novelist Joe Logan walks out into a hot summer's evening in central London. The next day his body is found dumped in a disused Victorian crypt at the Brompton Cemetery. He has been tied up, shot, and castrated. The killing has the hallmarks of a professional hit. But what had Logan done to deserve such a brutal end? Detective Mark Tartaglia... more...

  • The Educated Imaginationby Northrop Frye

    House of Anansi Press 2011; US$ 14.95

    "What good is the study of literature? Does it help us think more clearly, or feel more sensitively, or live a better life than we could without it?" Written in the relaxed and frequently humorous style of his public lectures, this remains, of Northrop Frye's many books, perhaps the easiest introduction to his theories of literature and literary... more...

  • De Niro's Gameby Rawi Hage

    House of Anansi Press 2011; US$ 14.95

    There is but one truly serious philosophical problem, and that is suicide. In Rawi Hage's unforgettable novel, winner of the 2008 IMPAC Prize, this famous quote by Camus becomes a touchstone for two young men caught in Lebanon's civil war. Bassam and George are childhood best friends who have grown to adulthood in war torn Beirut. Now they must choose... more...

  • The Water Rat of Wanchaiby Ian Hamilton

    House of Anansi Press 2011; US$ 16.95

    Ava Lee is a young Chinese-Canadian forensic accountant who works for an elderly Hong Kong?based "Uncle," who may or may not have ties to the Triads. At 115 lbs., she hardly seems a threat. But her razorsharp intellect and resourcefulness allows her to succeed where traditional methods have failed. In The Water Rat of Wanchai, Ava travels across... more...

  • Pigeon Englishby Stephen Kelman

    House of Anansi Press 2011; US$ 16.95

    Eleven-year-old Harrison Opoku is the second best runner in the whole of Year 7. Harri races through his new life in England in his Adidas trainers -- blissfully unaware of the threats around him. With equal fascination for the local gang -- the Dell Farm Crew -- and the pigeon who visits his balcony, Harri absorbs the many strange elements of his... more...

  • Born Liarsby Ian Leslie

    House of Anansi Press 2011; US$ 18.95

    Lying is an intrinsic part of our social fabric, but it is also a deeply problematic and misunderstood aspect of what makes us human. Ian Leslie takes us on a fascinating journey that makes us question not only our own relationship to the truth, but also virtually every daily encounter we have. On the way he dissects the history of the lie detector,... more...