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House of Anansi Press

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  • The Hockey Sweater and Other Storiesby Roch Carrier; Sheila Fischman

    House of Anansi Press 2011; US$ 8.95

    The Hockey Sweater, the title story in this 20-story collection, has become an enduring classic: a Quebec boy and Habs fan is shipped a Toronto Maple Leafs sweater by mistake. It encapsulates everything you need to understand French and English Canada, told with humour and love. more...

  • Hitchens vs. Blairby Christopher Hitchens; Tony Blair

    House of Anansi Press 2011; US$ 12.95

    Intellectual juggernaut and staunch atheist Christopher Hitchens goes head-to-head with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, one of the Western world?s most openly devout political leaders, on the highly charged topic of religion. Few world leaders have had a greater hand in shaping current events than Blair; few writers have been more outspoken... more...

  • 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...

  • The O'Briensby Peter Behrens

    House of Anansi Press 2011; US$ 16.95

    The O'Briens follows the family from The Law of Dreams two generations later: Joe O'Brien is coming of age in a new century in remote Pontiac County, Quebec, with his brothers and sisters by his side. Their father has abandoned the family and died in the South African war; their frail mother has remarried the abusive and lecherous Mick Heaney. Joe... more...

  • Player Oneby Douglas Coupland

    House of Anansi Press 2011; US$ 15.95

    International bestselling author Douglas Coupland delivers a real-time, five-hour story set in an airport cocktail lounge during a global disaster. Five disparate people are trapped inside: Karen, a single mother waiting for her online date; Rick, the down-on-his-luck airport lounge bartender; Luke, a pastor on the run; Rachel, a cool Hitchcock blonde... more...

  • Die With Meby Elena Forbes

    House of Anansi Press 2011; US$ 11.99

    Die. Die with me. Be mine forever. That's what he had said. When fourteen-year-old Gemma Kramer's broken body is found on the floor of St. Sebastian's Church in a quiet London suburb, the official ruling is that she jumped to her death from the organ gallery. But when a witness claims to have seen Gemma kissing a much older man outside shortly beforehand,... 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...

  • 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...

  • The Rights Revolutionby Michael Ignatieff

    House of Anansi Press 2011; US$ 16.95

    Since the proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, human rights have become the dominant language of the public good around the globe. Nowhere is this more apparent than in Canada. The long-standing fights for aboriginal rights, the linguistic heritage of French-speaking Canadians, and same-sex marriage have steered the country... 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...