Contemporary Canadian Literature with a Distinctly Urban Twist

Anvil Press

Black Rabbit & Other Stories

By Salvatore Difalco

Black Rabbit & Other Stories is a debut collection of great intensity and versatility. The stories range from the fantastic to the gritty, from urban dystopias to worlds of dreamlike possibility.

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Fred Kerner Book Award

Black Star

By Maureen Medved

Black Star is a dark comedy, both bitingly funny and transgressive, an unflinching and unsentimental exploration of the female experience, academia, and the idea of power that burns in the mind as white as acid.

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Body Breakdowns: Tales of Illness & Recovery

By Janis Harper, Editor

Body Breakdowns is a collection of true tales about brushes with mortality and the medical establishment. Some are serious, some are funny; all are about illnesses, both minor and major.

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Body Speaking Words

By Loree Harrell

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Bogman's Music

By Tammy Armstrong

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By Hilary Peach

Bolt, the debut collection from West Coast performance poet Hilary Peach, ranges over familiar and unknown landscapes. From a series of surreal vignettes derived from twenty years as a welder with the Boilermakers’ Union, to a suite of poems based on the truths and superstitions of snakelore, to alluring, imagistic, songs of loss and longing, Bolt investigates rough terrain and long horizons.

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By Marie-Sissi Labrèche

Raw, violent, and at times absurd, Borderline treats all things — the city, class, education, mental health, despair, sexuality, love, and art, with an unflinching, unblinking regard.

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Bounce House

By Jennica Harper

Bounce House is a collection of small containers for the uncontainable. Restrained in form but not feeling, Harper’s fourth book explores the cyclical nature of grief, imperfect parenting, and our willingness to jump without promise of a safe landing.

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Brave New Play Rites: Highlights plays from UBC's Creative Writing Department

By Bryan Wade

Brave New Play Rites presents twenty years of original and startling theatre from Canada’s best young writers. The book is a collection of short one-act plays written by students in the Creative Writing Program at UBC and produced at the annual festival, Brave New Play Rites, for public performances.

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By Nelly Arcan (translated by Jacob Homel)

Rose Dubois and Julie O’Brien find themselves on the roof of a Montreal apartment building on a scorching summer’s day, and from that moment on their fates are intertwined. Worldwide climate change and dramatic shifts in weather patterns foreshadow their predestined suffering.

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