Contemporary Canadian Literature with a Distinctly Urban Twist

Anvil Press

49.2 Series: Tales from the Off-Beat

ABOUT THE SERIES: 49.2: Tales from the Off-Beat, is an ongoing series dedicated to celebrating the eccentric and unusual parts of Vancouver’s history. The series aims to provide an in-depth examination of the weird, the wonderful, and the terrible, injecting fresh details into well-worn local lore, or digging deep into the obscure people, places, and happenings of the last 130 years. From psychedelic hospitals to town fools, from communist organizers to real estate scumbags, 49.2 will take pains to shatter the myths surrounding the City of Glass.

Author/Editor Jesse Donaldson is the Series Editor, and author of the first two volumes in the series: Land of Destiny: A History of Vancouver Real Estate and Fool’s Gold: The Life and Legacy of Vancouver’s Official Town Fool and co-author (with Erika Dyck) of the third, The Acid Room: The Psychedelic Trials and Tribulations of Hollywood Hospital. He is also the author of the Bill Duthie-shortlisted-book This Day In Vancouver.

Send proposals for 49.2: Tales from the Off-Beat to [email protected] (ATTN: 49.2 Series).