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Drama, Poetry and Humour from Atlantic Canada

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Arigato, Tokyo

Arigato, Tokyo

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged : canadian, japanese

On a publicity tour in Japan, Carl, a Canadian author, finds himself falling in love amidst the sacred stages of Noh theatre and the seedy dance clubs in Tokyo, wired on cocaine and sake. His object of affection is the young, seductive actor, Yori, but the affair becomes complicated when Carl’s translator and Yori’s sister, Nushi, becomes entranced with him. As his tour continues, he straddles the fragmentary place between two cultures—one of individuality and directness, the other of trad …

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Cottonopolis

Cottonopolis

edition:Paperback
tagged : canadian

Cottonopolis /i is a sequence of prose and found poems about the Industrial Revolution, in particular the links between the cotton industry in Lancashire, slavery in the Americas and the colonization of India. From the Irish slums of Manchester to the forts of the Slave Coast to the ruins of Dhaka, India; from Civil War battlefields to Lancashire factory floors, from slave ship sailors to machine-breakers to child labourers, these poems tell the stories of the industrial age. In moving, engaging …

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MotherFumbler

MotherFumbler

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

I always knew I’d be the perfect mother. So far, I’ve perfected the fetal position. When Vicki Murphy brought her new baby home from the hospital, she expected to be greeted by fluttering butterflies and harp-strumming cherubs. You know: the way it is in diaper commercials and the “Yay, You’re Preggers!” books. LIAR, LIAR, MATERNITY PANTS ON FIRE! Instead, she had a baby boy who didn’t sleep for a year, whose cry was the official anthem of Hades, and who could suck the nipples off a …

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You Might Be from Nova Scotia If ...

You Might Be from Nova Scotia If ...

edition:Paperback

You Might Be From Nova Scotia If ... is a delightful, illustrated romp through this one-of-a-kind place. From one of the most celebrated cartoonists in the country, Michael de Adder delivers his unique take on Canada's most unique province, tickling the funny bone on every page. As de Adder proves, Nova Scotia is proud of who it is and likes nothing better than a good laugh.

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Beach Reading

Beach Reading

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
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Lorne Elliott's new novel, Beach Reading, takes us back to the early 1970s on the North Shore of Prince Edward Island, where a hilarious and colourful cast of Lorne Elliott characters are engaged in uproarious political, financial, musical, amorous, and ecological shenanigans. Our young hero, Christian, is an eloquently wry and precocious university drop-out, who has never savoured the wonders of women or alcohol. A budding naturalist raised in central Canada, he arrives on PEI for a summer job …

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dePictions

dePictions

Editorial Cartoons by Michael de Adder
edition:Paperback
tagged : political

Award-winning editorial cartoonist Michael de Adder presents his favourite cartoons from the past six years. The over 100 colour cartoons included here run the gamut from national politics to regional affairs and international controversies. Includes a foreword from the Halifax Chronicle-Herald’s Bruce MacKinnon.

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