New ebooks From Canadian Indies

56 Results for “"Book*hug Press"”



  • To require a term, add "+" in front. (E.g., anne +gables)
  • To exclude a term, add "-" in front. (E.g., anne -gables)
  • Use quotes to search for exact phrases. (E.g., "anne of green gables")


Sort by:
View Mode:
Grand Menteur

Grand Menteur

by Jean Marc Ah-Sen
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
tagged : cultural heritage, literary, crime

The secret world of Mauritian street-gangs is not for the faint of heart. Fraught with peril and mischief, its inner workings are a mystery to the daughter of one of its most valued members: Serge, the Grand Menteur. A liar of exceptional caliber whose sole responsibility is to purposefully confuse police with alibis, the Menteur fears for the crim …

More Info
The Plotline Bomber of Innisfree

The Plotline Bomber of Innisfree

by Josh Massey
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
tagged : literary, satire

Set in the near future in the mountainous and fielded cusp between BC and Alberta, The Plotline Bomber of Innisfree by Josh Massey is the story of Jeffery Inkster, an ex-hipster-turned elk farmer. Inkster, whose goal is to live peacefully with his elk, harvesting their antlers, becomes embroiled in the political violence of oil-pipeline expansion.

D …

More Info
Pauls

Pauls

by Jess Taylor
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
tagged : literary, short stories (single author), urban life

Paul, who is not always the same Paul, but could very well be a similar Paul, another Paul in a long line of Pauls. Paul runs through forests, drinks in student housing, flirts with girls, at times is a girl, loves men, makes friends, jumps from buildings, hurts people, gets hurt, climbs up towards the sky, waits for a sunrise, and all those human …

More Info
No Work Finished Here

No Work Finished Here

Rewriting Andy Warhol
by Liz Worth
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
tagged : women authors, canadian, places

When Andy Warhol's a, A Novel was first published in 1968, The New York Times Book Review declared it "pornographic." Yet over four decades later, a continues to be an essential documentation of Warhol's seminal Factory scene. And though the book offers a pop art snapshot of 1960s Manhattan that only Warhol could capture, it remains a challenging r …

More Info
The Thought House of Philippa

The Thought House of Philippa

by Suzanne Leblanc, translated by Oana Avasilichioaei
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
tagged : contemporary women, literary, psychological

Suzanne Leblanc's The Thought House of Philippa transposes a theory of individuality into a stunningly reflective, sensuous and frank philosophical novel. Setting the chapters in the various rooms of the house Ludwig Wittgenstein designed for his sister in Vienna, Leblanc's novel lays out P.'s intensely emotional and intellectually acute way of see …

More Info
Giving Up

Giving Up

by Mike Steeves
edition:eBook
also available: Audiobook Paperback
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
tagged : family life, urban life, black humor

At times funny, at other times sad, and more than often a mixture of the two, Giving Up by Mike Steeves is a deeply felt account of what goes on in the inner sanctum of the modern couple's apartment.

In grappling with the line between what happened and what might have happened, Steeves gives voice to the anguish of a generation of people who grew up …

More Info
Merz Structure No. 2 Burnt by Children at Play

Merz Structure No. 2 Burnt by Children at Play

by Jake Kennedy
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
tagged : death, canadian

In 1981 Jake Kennedy accidentally burnt down an abandoned house. Years later as an adult, he read a story about how Kurt Schwitters' "interior house-sculpture" ("Merz Structure No. 2") was destroyed in 1951 after some children playing with matches accidentally burnt the building down. This sad 'unmaking,' so similar in nature to his own haunting ex …

More Info
their biography

their biography

an organism of relationships
by kevin mcpherson eckhoff
edition:eBook
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
tagged : family, canadian

Would it be possible to compose a book that appears to be "about" its author, but is indirectly about something else, like identity or relationships or language? Maybe a book not written by a hero... but by many?

This was the challenge taken up by Kevin McPherson Eckhoff in his fourth book, their biography: an organism of relationships. This collabo …

More Info
Endangered Hydrocarbons

Endangered Hydrocarbons

by Lesley Battler
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
tagged : nature, women authors, canadian

Fracking – tar-sand runoff – dirty oil extraction. This is the language of our oil-addicted 21st century society: incredibly invasive, blatant in its purpose, and richly embedded in mythological and archetypal symbolism. The ultimate goal of the industry: To core the underworld.

Endangered Hydrocarbons, Lesley Battler's first full-length collect …

More Info
A More Perfect [

A More Perfect [

by Jimmy McInnes
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
tagged : canadian, epic

Iconic political speeches are some of the best remembered and most repeated passages in contemporary English language. Especially in the United States of America, what child doesn’t know Abraham Lincoln's “Fourscore and seven years ago..." or Roosevelt's "The only thing we have to fear..."?

Taking as its source text Barack Obama's campaign speec …

More Info
Alice In Plunderland

Alice In Plunderland

by Steve McCaffery, illustrated by Clelia Scala
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
tagged : mashups, contemporary women, humorous

It's been 150 years since Alice first entered Wonderland in Lewis Carroll's beloved classic book. My, how times have changed! Now, from the multi-award-winning poet and scholar Steve McCaffery comes Alice in Plunderland, a reimagining of Lewis Carroll's Alice books that will forever change the way readers negotiate Wonderland and its menagerie of c …

More Info
One Hundred Days of Rain

One Hundred Days of Rain

by Carellin Brooks
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
tagged : lesbian, literary, contemporary women

Did she say, at the beginning, that it rained every day? She was wrong. She misspoke. She didn’t mean it.... No. It did not rain every day. But it rained for a hundred days, that year, which was enough—more than enough, even.

In prose by turn haunting and crystalline, Carellin Brooks' One Hundred Days of Rain enumerates an unnamed narrator's enc …

More Info
the pet radish, shrunken

the pet radish, shrunken

by Pearl Pirie
edition:eBook
also available: eBook Paperback
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
tagged : women authors, canadian

In this post-lyrical era, poems can be stories, or they can just as easily be exuberant laughter set to words, an experiment in language, or an incidental collation of plays on a Scrabble board.

the pet radish, shrunken, the third full collection of poetry from the inimitable Pearl Pirie, deals in the poetics of sound, language, and play. In true Pi …

More Info
Universal Bureau of Copyrights

Universal Bureau of Copyrights

by Bertrand Laverdure, translated by Oana Avasilichioaei
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
tagged : dystopian, adventure, literary

From celebrated Quebecois author Bertrand Laverdure comes Universal Bureau of Copyrights , a bold, strange and addictive story that envisions a world where free will doesn't exist, and an enigmatic global corporation buys and sells the copyrights for all things on Earth, including real and fictional characters. Through this novel, which is part po …

More Info
a thin line between

a thin line between

by Wanda Praamsma
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
tagged : women authors, canadian, family

In what can be described as a verse-novel for its lyricism and rhythmic structure, Wanda Praamsma crafts a story that transcends geographic boundaries and time periods, by weaving together lives from her own family's past, including her poet-grandfather and sculptor-uncle. Subtle in its life lessons, a thin line between  works at 'peeling away the …

More Info
Metaphysical Licks

Metaphysical Licks

by Gregoire Pam Dick
edition:eBook
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
tagged : gay & lesbian, german, women authors

Metaphysical Licks, a hybrid prose-poem/novella riffing on the lives and works of Austrian poet Georg Trakl and his sister, Grete, is the restless new work by writer and translator Gregoire Pam Dick [a.k.a. Mina Pam Dick, Jake Pam Dick et al., author of Delinquent (Futurepoem, 2009)]. With a mix of high and low, tragic and comic, abstract and concr …

More Info
Leak

Leak

by Kate Hargreaves
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
tagged : women authors, canadian, poetry

Welcome to Kate Hargreaves' Leak, where the relationship between language and the body lives in the bumps and bruises that in turn become new ways of understanding the borders and leaks of our everyday existence. In Leak, bodies lose pieces and fall apart, while words slip out of place and letters drop away. Emergency room signage becomes incompre …

More Info
Afterletters

Afterletters

by R. Kolewe
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
tagged : german, canadian

Lovers wrote letters. Letters crossed absence, longing, joy, passion, loss and heartbreak. Sometimes letters were answered. Sometimes not. And sometimes not for years, but then –

In 1948, in the exhausted aftermath of WWII, the poets Paul Celan and Ingeborg Bachmann met in Vienna. They began a difficult and intense but intermittent relationship w …

More Info
Bunny and Shark

Bunny and Shark

by Alisha Piercy
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
tagged : contemporary women, magical realism, coming of age

From award-winning author Alisha Piercy comes Bunny and Shark, a middle-aged coming-of-age story-cum-shark-adventure that reveals and celebrates women's power in the trenches. Plunging into the first thirteen days after the 'bastard' pushes his ex-Playboy wife 'Bunny' over a cliff in the Caribbean, Bunny and Shark is a fable about island survival, …

More Info
Ubu Mayor

Ubu Mayor

A Play with Music
by Adam Seelig
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
tagged : canadian, broadway & musical revue

From playwright Adam Seelig, founder and director of One Little Goat Theatre Company in Toronto, comes a new play of timely absurdity: Ubu Mayor: A Harmful Bit of Fun. This anti-musical is the result of intoxicatingly driving Alfred Jarry's 1896 merde-filled masterpiece Ubu Roi head-first into the internationally renowned antics, absurdities and ob …

More Info
Sophrosyne

Sophrosyne

by Marianne Apostolides
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
tagged : family life, contemporary women, literary

Because fear can transform into confidence, recklessness, the kind of power you can't imagine until you're inside it. And then, once you've felt it, you can't feel alive when it's gone. Sophrosyne. You understood this feeling. I know you did, though you never said it. I saw it, instead, on your face when you danced.

Sophrosyne is one of only four vi …

More Info
Air Carnation

Air Carnation

by Guadalupe Muro
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
tagged : biographical

Guadalupe Muro, recipient of the Raul Urtusan - Frances Harley Scholarship for Young Emerging Artists from Argentina, has always had her own unique way of experiencing life. When applied to her writing, Muro says she finally "felt like a dog deciding to be a dog." Muro's Spanish publications have achieved strong acclaim, and now, BookThug is proud …

More Info
bp: beginnings

bp: beginnings

by bp Nichol, edited by Stephen Cain
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
tagged : canadian

bpNichol (1944-1988) has attained iconic status in Canadian literature in recent years, particularly through his lifelong poem The Martyrology and his work in visual and sound poetry. Numerous early "fugitive" sequences of Nichol's are often referred to in critical studies, but are long out of print and only available in library special collections …

More Info
Theseus

Theseus

A Collaboration
by bp Nichol & Wayne Clifford
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
tagged : canadian

The value of Theseus is as much about its pedigree as the writing itself. The collaboration for this new book began in the autumn of 1966. bpNichol and Wayne Clifford had worked together early in their literary careers; in fact, Clifford had been the editor of Nichol's first trade book, published with Coach House Press. To begin, Nichol had also wa …

More Info
Polyamorous Love Song

Polyamorous Love Song

by Jacob Wren
edition:eBook
also available: Audiobook Paperback
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
tagged : biographical

Polyamorous Love Song, a novel of intertwined narratives concerning the relationship between artists and the world. Shot through with unexpected moments of sex and violence, readers will become acquainted with a world that is at once the same and opposite from the one in which they live. With a diverse palette of vivid characters - from people who …

More Info
Secession/Insecession

Secession/Insecession

by Chus Pato & Erin Moure
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
tagged : canadian

Secession / Insecession is a homage to the acts of reading, writing and translating poetry. In it, Chus Pato’s Galician biopoetics of poet and nation, Secession – translated by Erín Moure – joins Moure’s Canadian translational biopoetics, Insecession. To Pato, the poem is an insurrection against normalized language; to Moure, translation i …

More Info
Here in There

Here in There

by Angela Carr
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
tagged : women authors

Here in There, Angela Carr’s third book of poetry, is a lyrical petition to the human faculty of attention. In constant motion, the poems locate unusual instances of connection. They ask, do we give or pay attention? And what do we attend to? How do we decide what merits our attention? In a world where stillness is elusive, can we give or pay att …

More Info
THOU

THOU

by Aisha Sasha John
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
tagged : canadian, african

In THOU, Aisha Sasha John knows the day – biblically. What if time itself was an object of desire? And the book was a theatre for that? Aisha Sasha John has a crush on time. Which is why she discipled in it. For three years. Also for three months. Also for three months at 33. Ya. Aisha Sasha John has a crush on time and discipled in time, moving …

More Info
A

A

by Andre Alexis
edition:eBook
also available: Audiobook Paperback
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
tagged : literary, occult & supernatural

A is a work of fiction in which André Alexis presents the compelling narrative of Alexander Baddeley, a Toronto book reviewer obsessed with the work of the elusive and mythical poet Avery Andrews. Baddeley is in awe of Andrews’s ability as a poet – more than anything he wants to understand the inspiration behind his work – so much so that, f …

More Info
Revelator

Revelator

by Ron Silliman
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
tagged : canadian

Revelator is the opening poem in a major sequence entitled Universe. It’s the jumping off point for a work that, were Ron Silliman to live long enough, would take him three centuries to complete. We are hopeful. Universe is a poem of globalization and post-global poetics (an important reason for publishing this key section outside of the USA). At …

More Info
I Don't Know How to Behave

I Don't Know How to Behave

by Michael Blouin
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
tagged : biographical

I Don't Know How To Behave combines the true story of Canadian daredevil and stunt driver Ken Carter (1938-1983) with imagined biographical elements from the lives of Canadian film director Bruce Mcdonald and Canadian poet Gillian Sze. Along the way, this quintessential Canadian story crashes head first into many related things, from screenplay the …

More Info
Deep Too

Deep Too

by Stan Dragland
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
tagged : adult

Employing a sort of leaping or mosaic structure and incorporating e-mails re penis-enlargement, questionable limericks, jokes, graffiti and a photo of a "penis latte," along with personal anecdotes and probes of books and films, Deep Too is a book of non-fiction stories. It is a funny and sometimes biting book about the phenomenon of male strut and …

More Info
The Counting House

The Counting House

by Sandra Ridley
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
tagged : canadian

Akin to a bookkeeper’s accounting of what’s given and taken in a fraught, uncertain exchange, The Counting House goes on to record the pageantry and pedantry of courtly affection gone awry. Symbols and origins of traditional rhymes involving kings and queens serve as inventory, alongside elements of Michel Foucault’s Discipline and Punish and …

More Info
Light Light

Light Light

by Julie Joosten
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
tagged : canadian, nature, women authors

Shortlisted for the 2014 Governor General's Award for Poetry

Shortlisted for the 2014 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award for Poetry.

Moving from the Enlightenment science of natural history to the contemporary science of global warming, Light Light is a provocative engagement with the technologies and languages that shape discourses of knowing. It bridges …

More Info
Laws of Rest

Laws of Rest

by David B. Goldstein
edition:eBook
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
tagged : canadian

Laws of Rest explores a new form, the prose sonnet - an intricate chamber of text enclosed within four quatrains of right-justified prose. In their box-like aesthetics, the poems conjure the weird, meticulous worlds of Joseph Cornell or Edmund Spenser. But anything can happen in these little rooms, in which the overheard conversation of taxi driver …

More Info
Life Experience Coolant

Life Experience Coolant

by Colin Fulton
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
tagged : canadian

Life Experience Coolant is a collection of four long poems informed by artistic isolation, directionless reading, and the avoidance mechanisms that make poetry simultaneously possible and impossible at our current cultural velocity. Using methodologies of textual appropriation, collage, rehistoricization and self-sufficent rhetoricality, Life Exper …

More Info
The Red Album

The Red Album

by Stephen Collis
edition:eBook
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
tagged : biographical

In the tradition of Borges, Nabakov, and Bolaño, The Red Album is a work of fiction that questions historical authenticity and authority. Divided into two parts, the book begins with an edited and footnoted narrative of dubious origins. In the second part, a section of "documents" (including essays, memoirs, a short play and a filmography) shed li …

More Info
Tuft

Tuft

by Kim Minkus
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
tagged : canadian

Tuft: "A bunch (natural or artificial) of small things, usually soft and flexible, ...fixed or attached at the base." - OED

With Tuft, Kim Minkus takes us on flights of poetic fancy into futures where we "observe the green elite" and "iceplants bloom in the monotony of paved paths." We tangle and climb into language and are swept into the lives of t …

More Info
Chris Eaton, a Biography

Chris Eaton, a Biography

a novel
by Chris Eaton
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
tagged : biographical

Chris Eaton, A Biography is a novel that arises from the idea that we have all been driven, at some point, to Google ourselves. And if you did, what did you find? That there are people out there who seem to have something in common with you? Dates, places, interests? How coincidental are these connections? And what are the factors that define a hum …

More Info
fur(l) parachute

fur(l) parachute

by Shannon Maguire
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
tagged : canadian

fur(l) parachute claims as its surrogate the Old English poem “Wulf and Eadwacer.” Declining from a mutant echo of this nineteen-line fragment that appears in the tenth century Exeter manuscript as a text that might be a riddle, or an example of a woman’s lament, or even a broken elegy, the language of fur(l) parachute is further disrupted by …

More Info
Great Canadian Poems for the Aged Vol 1 Illus. Ed.

Great Canadian Poems for the Aged Vol 1 Illus. Ed.

by Michael Boughn
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
tagged : canadian

Great Canadian Poems for the Aged Vol. 1 Illus. Ed. dares to go where no book of Canadian poetry has gone before - deep into the heart of darkness epitomized by the idea of the Great White North. Except white is not dark. And the heart thing was a bit overused even by the time Conrad got around to it. In any case, recalling the fundamental elements …

More Info
Virtualis

Virtualis

Topologies of the Unreal
by David Dowker & Christine Stewart
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
tagged : canadian

Virtualis: Topologies of the Unreal is a poetic investigation of melancholia and the baroque. As a collaborative reading of writers such as Walter Benjamin, Christine Buci-Glucksmann, Giorgio Agamben, Gilles Deleuze, Charles Baudelaire and Arthur Rimbaud, David Dowker and Christine Stewart have created a series of linguistic interjections that run …

More Info
The Small Nouns Crying Faith

The Small Nouns Crying Faith

by Phil Hall
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
tagged : canadian

The first word in this new collection by Phil Hall is "raw" and the last word is "blurtip." Between these, many nouns cry faith within a hook-less framework that sings in chorus while undermining such standard forms & tropes as "the memoir," "genealogy" and "the shepherd's calendar." With a rural pen, these poems talk frogs, carrots, local noises, …

More Info
Agony

Agony

by Steven Zultanski
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
tagged : love

Agony is the first in a trilogy of long confessional poems. It uses semi-rigorous mathematical and logical constraints to view the author's life and body, telescopically, as little bits of time and space. Everything written here is as true as possible – that is to say, pretty true. It attempts autobiography as a refutation of autobiography, and a …

More Info
Enter the Raccoon

Enter the Raccoon

by Beatriz Hausner
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
tagged : canadian

Enter the Raccoon documents a love affair between a woman and a raccoon. They are a couple that loves without preconceptions, whose being together eschews all limits until their beliefs in the self are put to the test. Their story unfolds each time one surrenders to the other in a sometimes melancholic and cruel, other times joyful, even ecstatic e …

More Info
You Must Work Harder to Write Poetry of Excellence

You Must Work Harder to Write Poetry of Excellence

Craft Discourse and the Common Reader in Canadian Poetry Book Reviews
by Donato Mancini
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
tagged : poetry

While Canadian poetic practices have steadily pluralised since the early 1960s, the poetry review has remained stubbornly constant. You Must Work Harder to Write Poetry of Excellence is a critical, and at times hilarious survey of reviews of innovative Canadian poetry in English since 1961. What is at stake in the reviewing of poetry? What fantasie …

More Info
A Step in the Right Direction

A Step in the Right Direction

by Morten Søndergaard, translated by Barbara J. Haveland
edition:eBook
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
tagged : nature

In A Step in the Right Direction, Søndergaard continues a line of thought he first developed in Bees Die Sleeping and continued in Vinci, Later (which was published in English in 2005). This new collection is "about" walking. It contains four major cohesive songs or cantos, each of which explores the act of walking from a different point of view: …

More Info
Conflict

Conflict

by Christine McNair
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
tagged : women authors, canadian, poetry

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2013 OTTAWA BOOK AWARD
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2013 ARCHIBALD LAMPMAN AWARD
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2013 RELIT AWARD

Conflict interweaves ghosts, bad communication, the uncanny and the archival, to create a collection of poems that break down remembrance into abandoned historic markers, jet fuel, keening, or teeth. What you are given (th …

More Info
repeater

repeater

by Andrew McEwan
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
tagged : canadian, information theory

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2013 GERALD LAMPAND MEMORIAL AWARD

repeater is a poetic investigation into the coding, function, language, and structure of computer programming. Using the ASCII 8-bit binary code as an acrostic, each lower-case letter of the alphabet is arranged alongside the lines of the title poem. As a result, this poem "programs" an investig …

More Info
Bent at the Spine

Bent at the Spine

by Nicole Markotic
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
tagged : canadian

Bent at the Spine offers a 'pronoun'-ced frolic where the "you" is a disconnected third party - the reader is left in the position of an eavesdropper, or a listener, or a karmasurplus author. Its relentless interrogation resonates at an invigorating pace: cultural difference, different bodies, diffident accents, deafening rhymes. Sometimes rapturou …

More Info
X
Contacting facebook
Please wait...