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House of Anansi Press

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  • The Law of Dreamsby Peter Behrens

    House of Anansi Press 2011; US$ 16.95

    Peter Behrens's Governor General's award-winning and critically acclaimed bestseller is gorgeously written, Homeric in scope, and haunting in its depiction of a young man's perilous journey from innocence to experience. The Law of Dreams follows Fergus O'Brien from Ireland to Liverpool and Wales during the Great Potato Famine of 1847, and then beyond... more...

  • McMafiaby Misha Glenny

    House of Anansi Press 2011; US$ 16.95

    Drugs, weapons, migrant labour, women - these are just a few of the many goods that effortlessly cross national borders in this globalized age, often without the knowledge or permission of the nations concerned. How is this remarkable criminal feat managed? From gun runners in the Ukraine, to money launderers in Dubai, cyber criminals in Brazil,... more...

  • Prisons We Choose to Live Insideby Doris Lessing

    House of Anansi Press 2011; US$ 14.95

    In her 1985 CBC Massey Lectures Doris Lessing addresses the question of personal freedom and individual responsibility in a world increasingly prone to political rhetoric, mass emotions, and inherited structures of unquestioned belief. The Nobel Prize-winning author of more than thirty books, Doris Lessing is one of our most challenging and important... more...

  • Holding Still for as Long as Possibleby Zoe Whittall

    House of Anansi Press 2011; US$ 15.95

    In this robust, scruffy, elegantly plotted, and ultimately life-affirming novel, rising star Zoe Whittall presents a dazzling portrait of a generation we?ve rarely seen in literature ? the 25-year-olds who grew up on anti-anxiety meds, text-messaging each other truncated emotional reactions, unsure of what?s public and what?s private. With this extraordinary... more...

  • La Guerre, Yes Sir!by Roch Carrier; Sheila Fischman

    House of Anansi Press 2011; US$ 14.95

    Vital, funny, moving and assured, La Guerre, Yes Sir! is a surrealist fable set in rural Quebec during WWI and one of the major achievements in Canadian fiction. Canadian Literature greeted its first appearance in these terms: It is the French-Canadian writer Roch Carrier who comes closest to the significance, power and artistry of Faulkner at his... more...

  • Perspectives on Our Ageby Jacques Ellul; William H. Vanderburg

    House of Anansi Press 2011; US$ 16.95

    Originally broadcast on CBC Radio's Ideas as a series of interviews, Jacques Ellul's first-person approach here makes his ideas accessible to readers looking for new ways of understanding our society, and also gives unique new insight into Ellul's life, his work, and the origins and development of his beliefs and theories. Jacques Ellul, historian,... more...

  • Ivan Illich in Conversationby David Cayley

    House of Anansi Press 2011; US$ 18.95

    For more than fifteen years, iconoclastic thinker Ivan Illich refused to be interviewed. Finally, in 1988, CBC's David Cayley persuaded Illich to record a conversation. This first interview led to additional sessoins that continued until 1992 and are now gathered in Ivan Illich in Conversation. In these fascinating conversations, which range over... more...

  • Leaving Home, Of the Fields, Lately, and Salt-Water Moonby David French

    House of Anansi Press 2011; US$ 19.95

    Leaving Home tells the story of the Mercers, a Newfoundland family that has lost its way after emigrating. The sequel, Of the Fields, Lately, finds son Ben returning home to find his mother trying to sustain his father after a heart attack. Rounding out the trilogy is the prequel, Salt-Water Moon, focusing on Mary, a fierce teenager with ?steel... more...

  • Technology and Justiceby George Grant

    House of Anansi Press 2011; US$ 14.95

    In six magnificent essays, George Grant reflects on the extent to which technology has shaped the way we live now. Admirers of Grant's English-Speaking Justice will welcome this exploration of the fate of traditional values in modern education, social behaviour, and religion, as well as Grant's penetrating insights into the technology of birth. more...

  • Night Street Repairsby A. F. Moritz

    House of Anansi Press 2011; US$ 14.95

    Night Street Repairs contains elegiac meditations on time, modernity, and contemporary culture's unending flirtation with self-destruction. The many voices in these poems bear vigilant witness to humankind's urban wastes and wastefulness. Moritz's unmistakable cadences - magisterial, philosophical, and wry - mingle among the ancients, the Bible,... more...