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  • 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 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • The Little Book of Rob Fordby Unknown Torontonian

    House of Anansi Press 2011; US$ 8.99

    Watch out, Sarah Palin -- here comes Rob Ford! Love him or hate him, Rob Ford and his public (mis)statements are endlessly entertaining, often antagonizing, and always outrageous. For the first time ever, here are more than 100 of the best quips, quotes, jabs, and gaffes from one of Canada's most colourful and controversial politicians. Whether he... more...

  • My Life as a Dameby Christina McCall; Stephen Clarkson; Eleanor Wachtel

    House of Anansi Press 2011; US$ 15.95

    Considered by many to be the best political writer of her generation, Governor General?s Award-winning author and journalist Christina McCall was a pioneer for women in journalism and one of the most brilliant minds of her time. For the first time ever, McCall?s finest articles and essays have been collected in one definitive volume, alongside never-before-published... more...

  • Dirty Feetby Edem Uwumey; Lazer Lederhendler

    House of Anansi Press 2011; US$ 16.95

    A finalist for France?s prestigious Prix Goncourt, Dirty Feet is a remarkable, inventive,and darkly compelling novel that tells the story of a man?s search for the mysterious, nomadic father who abandoned him years earlier. As a small child, Askia was forced, along with his family, to wander the African desert as if under a curse. First driven from... more...

  • Designing Freedomby Stafford Beer

    House of Anansi Press 2011; US$ 14.95

    Distinguished cyberneticist Stafford Beer states the case for a new science of systems theory and cybernetics. His essays examine such issues as The Real Threat to All We Hold Most Dear, The Discarded Tools of Modern Man, A Liberty Machine in Prototype, Science in the Service of Man, The Future That Can Be Demanded Now, The Free Man in a Cybernetic... more...

  • Democracy on Trialby Jean Bethke Elshtain

    House of Anansi Press 2011; US$ 16.95

    Is democracy as we know it in danger? More and more we confront one another as aggrieved groups rather than as free citizens. Deepening cynicism, the growth of corrosive individualism, statism, and the loss of civil society are warning signs that democracy may be incapable of satisfying the yearnings it itself unleashes -- yearnings for freedom, fairness,... more...