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  • Creating the National Mosaic.by Miriam Verena Richter

    Editions Rodopi 2011; US$ 75.00

    The Canadian Multicultural Mosaic has long been recognized as an ? if not the ? outstanding characteristic of the Canadian nation at home and abroad. It has, further, come to be regarded as a model worldwide of a well-functioning culturally diverse society. This first book-length study of Canadian multicultural children?s literature sets out to explore... more...

  • Age of Arousalby Linda Griffiths

    Coach House Books 2004; US$ 12.99

    It?s a time of passion and confusion. Virtue is barely holding down its petticoats. People are bursting their corsets with unbridled desire. It?s 1885, and the typewriter and the suffrage movement are sending things topsy-turvy. In the midst of it all, five ambitious New Women and one Newish Man struggle to find their way. Miss Mary Barfoot runs... more...

  • Hello helloby Karen Hines

    Coach House Books 2002; US$ 13.99

    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...

  • The Pochsy Playsby Karen Hines

    Coach House Books 2000; US$ 13.99

    Beckett meets Betty Boop in this trilogy of monologues by Canadian cult heroine Pochsy, a nasty, vapid, utterly charming vixen. In Pochsy's Lips , she's in the hospital, convinced she's sick because she's got a squid where her heart should be. In Oh Baby , she's at the Last Resort, on holiday from her job packing mercury. And in Citizen Pochsy... more...

  • pppeeeaaaccceeeby Darren O'Donnell

    Coach House Books 1999; US$ 13.99

    pppeeeaaaccceee, is a vast, imaginative and mesmerizing glide through Life and Power. The play is set in Ephemeral; three people firmly floating chat in O'Donnell's inimitable rapid-fire style about the revolution. Which revolution? Good question. A gently aggressive meditation, pppeeeaaaccceee examines our being, asks us what we're doing and... more...

  • Social Acupunctureby Darren O'Donnell

    Coach House Books 2002; US$ 13.99

    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...

  • Expresswayby Sina Queyras

    Coach House Books 2005; US$ 13.99

    This poem resembles urban sprawl. This poem resembles the freedom to charge a fee. The fee occurs in the gaps. It is an event. It is not without precedent. It is a moment in which you pay money. It is a tribute to freedom of choice. Reality is a parking lot in Qatar. Reality is an airstrip in Malawi. Meanwhile the expressway encloses, the... more...

  • Goodnessby Michael Redhill

    Coach House Books 2001; US$ 12.99

    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$ 12.99

    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...