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  • Hello … helloby Karen Hines

    Coach House Books 2002; US$ 13.95

    In the vast, unnamed metropolis of Hello … Hello , art and commerce have finally and completely conjoined; stylish cafés serve up zebra mussels and the air is thick with a gentle rain of sparrows plummeting down from the mirrored office towers. Everywhere, people are falling for an edgy new fashion accessory: a shiny ball filled with poison that... more...

  • Social Acupunctureby Darren O'Donnell

    Coach House Books 2002; US$ 13.95

    Theatre doesn?t have much relevance anymore. Or so acclaimed playwright Darren O?Donnell tells us. The dynamics of unplanned social interaction, he says, are far more compelling than any play he could produce. So his latest show, A Suicide-Site Guide to the City , isn?t really a show; it?s an interactive chitchat about memory, depression, and 9/11,... more...

  • Eternal Hydraby Anton Piatigorsky

    Coach House Books 2005; US$ 13.95

    When a young scholar finds Eternal Hydra , a long-lost, legendary and encyclopedic novel by an obscure Irish writer, she brings the manuscript to an esteemed publisher, hoping to secure an international audience for the book. But Vivian's obsession with the dead author, who has materialized in her life, is challenged by the work of a contemporary... more...

  • Goodnessby Michael Redhill

    Coach House Books 2001; US$ 12.95

    This remarkable autobiographical play by the award-winning author of Building Jerusalem and Martin Sloane , is a Russian-doll-like play: concentric stories enveloping each other. A writer is told, in confidence, a terrible tale of murder and injustice and he promises never to repeat the story. Goodness is the writer breaking his word. Recently... more...

  • The Monster Trilogyby RM Vaughan

    Coach House Books 1999; US$ 12.95

    Ogres, trolls, demons – monsters, like violence, are always represented as male. Not this time. Celebrated playwright RM Vaughan gives us, in three one-act monologues, three very monstrous women. In A Visitation by St Teresa of Avila upon Constable Margaret Chance , we meet a middle-aged police officer whose world view is determined by her obsession... more...

  • Fierce Departuresby Leslie C. Sanders

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2009; US$ 85.00

    The selections in Fierce Departures , drawn from Dionne Brand’s work since 1997, delineate with searing eloquence how history marks and dislocates peoples of the African diaspora, how nations, concretely and conceptually, fail to create safe haven, and how human desire persists nevertheless. Through a widening canvas, Brand unfolds the (im)possibilities... more...

  • The Rich Manby Charles Stewart

    Port Campbell Press 2011; US$ 14.99

    How does a charming Scotsman educated at Edinburgh University go from being an officer and gentleman in his majesty's forces in Gallipoli - to masquerading as a Dutch doctor in the French Foreign Legion, consorting and working with bootleggers and racketeers in Chicago, being pursued by the FBI, Scotland Yard and Interpol on various charges including... more...

  • Remembering the Bonesby Frances Itani

    HarperCollins Canada 2012; US$ 12.99

    Georgina Danforth Witley shares her birthday—April 21, 1926—with Queen Elizabeth II, a coincidence that has led to an invitation to a special 80th-birthday lunch at Buckingham Palace. While she should be on her way to London, Georgie lies injured in a ravine not far from her own house, the result of a car accident en route to the airport. Desperately... more...

  • The Memory of Saltby Alice Melike Ulgezer

    Giramondo Publishing 2012; US$ 21.99

    Ali’s father is a Turkish circus musician performing in Kabul when Ali’s mother, a young pediatrician from Melbourne, meets him in a bar. He plays the trumpet, the saz, the flute, hears voices that urge him to violence, sees angels in the skies and djinns in the street, inscribes prayers and invocations on the walls of his room, and across... more...

  • Caryl Phillips, David Dabydeen and Fred D'Aguiarby Abigail Ward

    Manchester University Press 2011; US$ 95.00

    Slavery is a recurring subject in works by the contemporary black writers in Britain Caryl Phillips, David Dabydeen and Fred D’Aguiar, yet their return to this past arises from an urgent need to understand the racial anxieties of twentieth- and twenty-first-century Britain. This book examines the ways in which their literary explorations of slavery... more...