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  • East/Westby Nancy Byrtus; Mark Fram; Michael McClelland

    Coach House Books 1994; US$ 14.95

    East/West is a guided tour of old stories and fresh perspectives on the architecture and planning of housing and urban development in central Toronto – including both success stories and perennial problems. Specially prepared maps, over 120 photos, and scores of essays cover more than a hundred sites, neighbourhoods and current issues. The editors... more...

  • GreenTOpiaby Alana Wilcox; Jonny Dovercourt; Christina Palassio

    Coach House Books 2004; US$ 18.95

    More trees. Hydrogen-fuelled cabs. Urbiology. A new model of taxation. Solar panels on big-box stores. The art of salvage. Composters for dog poo in city parks. Retrofitting our urban slabs. Gardening the Gardiner. Ravine City. What would make Toronto a greener place? In the third volume of the uTOpia series, dozens of imaginative Torontonians... more...

  • Biting the Errorby Gail Scott; Robert Glück; Camille Roy

    Coach House Books 2000; US$ 16.95

    What is the best way to tell a story? In this anthology, the first-ever collection of essays by innovative, cutting-edge writers on the theme of narration, forty of the continent's top experimental writers describe their engagement with language, storytelling and the world. The anthology includes renowned writers like Kathy Acker, Dennis Cooper,... more...

  • Mauve Desertby Nicole Brossard; Susanne de Lotbinière-Harwood

    Coach House Books 2002; US$ 14.95

    First published in 1987, Nicole Brossard's classic novel returns to Coach House in a new edition. A seminal text in Canadian and feminist literature, Mauve Desert is a must-read for readers and writers alike. This is both a single novel and three separate novels in one. In the first, Mauve Desert , fifteen-year-old Mélanie drives across the Arizona... more...

  • HTOby Wayne Reeves; Christina Palassio

    Coach House Books 2004; US$ 18.95

    Drained by a half-dozen major watersheds, cut by a network of deep ravines and fronting on a Great Lake, Toronto is dominated by water. Like most cities, though, Toronto has mismanaged its water, from the decades-long transformation of the city?s creeks into sewersheds to the alteration of Toronto?s waterfront. Recently, the trend of fettering Toronto?s... more...

  • Concrete Torontoby Michael McClelland; Graeme Stewart

    Coach House Books 2004; US$ 20.95

    Toronto is a concrete city. From international landmarks to civic buildings to cultural institutions to metropolitan infrastructure and the single-family home, reminders of the era of 'brutalist' architecture surround Torontonians. But for how long? As architectural fashion has shifted to the glass-and-steel neomodernism of today, these concrete... more...

  • The City Manby Howard Akler

    Coach House Books 2001; US$ 13.95

    March 6, 1934. Hundreds gather outside City Hall to celebrate the Toronto Centenary. In the crowd, pickpocket Mona Kantor and her partner, Chesler, are ‘in the tip,? finding easy pickings among the jostling masses. Eli Morenz, city man for the Daily Star , is covering the festivities and uncovering the pickpocket racket working the scene. A surreptitious... more...

  • I Know You Are But What Am I?by Heather Birrell

    Coach House Books 2000; US$ 14.95

    'Birrell has a grand eye for the small detail that is the hallmark of a well-made story.' -- The Toronto Star Kleptomaniacs, convicts, roof-walkers and homicidal hippies: populated as they are with lives both ordinary and extraordinary, Heather Birrell's stories pull at the sinews of the strange until the strangeness shapes itself into something... more...

  • Clockfireby Jonathan Ball

    Coach House Books 2006; US$ 13.95

    Talented newcomer Jonathan Ball?s Clockfire is a suite of poetic blueprints for imaginary plays that would be impossible to produce – plays in which, for example, the director burns out the sun, actors murder their audience, and the laws of physics are flagrantly violated. The poems in one sense replace the need for drama, and are predicated on... more...

  • The Porcupinity of the Starsby Gary Barwin

    Coach House Books 2006; US$ 13.95

    In this much-anticipated new collection, poet and musician Gary Barwin both continues and extends the alchemical collision of language, imaginative flight and quiet beauty that have made him unique among contemporary poets. As the Utne Reader has noted, what makes this work 'so compelling is Barwin?s balance of melancholy with wide-eyed wonder.'... more...