• Cormorant Spring 2014 Catalogue
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Spring 2014

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Looking East Over My Shoulder
Jill Jorgenson
ISBN 9781770864023 | 5.5" x 8.5" | TPB | $18

Riffs of exuberant wordplay and soundplay alternate with quieter music in meditations that touch on spiritual and philosophical questions. Humane, intelligent, unjaded, this first collection hums throughout with liveliness of observation and love of the language. (read more)

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When We Were Old
Peter Unwin
ISBN 9781770864030 | 5.5" x 8.5" | TPB | $18

A collection of poems infusing worldly-wise world-weariness with dark humour and an amazing buoyant energy, featuring the unique voice of Peter Unwin. (read more)

Fall 2013

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Aunt Winnie
Elspeth Cameron
ISBN 9781770862906 | 5.125" x 7.625" | HC | $29.95

The rise and fall of an early-twentieth century elite, set against the backdrop of a dynamic Toronto cultural landscape. (read more)

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Desperates, The
Greg Kearney
ISBN 9781770863026 | 5.25" x 8" | TPB | $21.95

Finalist for the 2014 Lambda Literary Award for Gay General Fiction

In telling the intersecting stories of Edmund, Teresa, and Joel — all of whom leave trails of hopeful chaos in their wake — ReLit Award-winning author Greg Kearney has painted a blackly comic, yet surprisingly earnest, portrait of modern loneliness. (read more)

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Island: How Islands Transform the World
J. Edward Chamberlin
ISBN 9781770862937 | 5.125" x 7.625" | HC | $26.95

J. Edward Chamberlin draws on history, literature, art, anthropology, biology, and geology, to create a compelling and accessible exploration of the impact islands have made on human history. (read more)

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Last of the Lumbermen, The
Brian Fawcett
ISBN 9781770862876 | 5.25" x 8" | TPB | $21.95

Middle-aged Andy Bathgate fears the precarious balance he enjoys in the logging town of Mantua, British Columbia, will come undone the moment the truth comes out: that he is not, in fact, Andy Bathgate. (read more)

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Life Class
Ann Charney
ISBN 9781770862968 | 5.125" x 7.625" | TPB | $21.95

Nerina, a young woman living in Venice after the breakup of the former Yugoslavia, uses her charm and grace to successfully navigate her way through the international art community. (read more)



Recently Released Award Winners & Nominees

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Non Fiction


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Pinboy
George Bowering
ISBN 9781897151938 | 5.5" x 8.5" | HC | $29.95
New! ISBN 9781770864016 | 5.5" x 8.5" | TPB | $20

Finalist for the 2013 BC Book Prizes Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize
Shortlisted for the 2013 BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction


Set in the South Okanagan Valley in the Fifties, Pinboy is legendary poet George Bowering's intimately honest and often hilarious memoir, skilfully capturing the delirious chaos that takes place as a boy becomes a man. (read more)

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Words to Live By
William Whitehead
ISBN 9781770862029 | 6" x 9" | HC | $29.95

Finalist for the 2013 Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour

The memoir of William Whitehead who, from the 1950s onwards, has been a participant in, and spectator to, the development of Canadian culture. (read more)

Fiction

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Abra
Joan Barfoot
ISBN 9781770862715 | EBOOK | $12.99

Winner of the 1978 Books in Canada First Novel Award

A woman escapes from a life in which she has experienced neither contentment nor discontent, growing into the peace of mind and heart she never felt - until the day her abandoned daughter finds her and asks for an explanation. (read more)

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Critical Injuries
Joan Barfoot
ISBN 9781770862739 | EBOOK | $12.99

Longlisted for the 2002 Man Booker Prize
Shortlisted for the 2001 Trillium Book Award
A Globe and Mail Best Book for 2001


Three characters connected by a single tragic event search as best each can for consolation, forgiveness, and even possibly grace. (read more)

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Desperates, The
Greg Kearney
ISBN 9781770863026 | 5.25" x 8" | TPB | $21.95

Finalist for the 2014 Lambda Literary Award for Gay General Fiction

In telling the intersecting stories of Edmund, Teresa, and Joel — all of whom leave trails of hopeful chaos in their wake — ReLit Award-winning author Greg Kearney has painted a blackly comic, yet surprisingly earnest, portrait of modern loneliness. (read more)

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Duet for Three
Joan Barfoot
ISBN 9781770862791 | EBOOK | $12.99

Selected for the American Library Association list of Notable Books for 1987
A Top Twenty Novel at the 1986 Feminist Book Fair and Festival


By turns humorous and touching, Duet for Three explores variations on family life – and the restraints and freedoms that are as much dictated by society pressures as by human desires. (read more)

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Matadora
Elizabeth Ruth
ISBN 9781770862081 | 5.5" x 8.5" | TPB | $21.95

A Canada Reads 2014 Top 40 Selection

In 1930s Spain, a young servant-girl pursues her dream of becoming a bullfighter, at a time when it is illegal for women to enter the ring. (read more)

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Voice-Over
Carole Corbeil
ISBN 9781770860063 | 5.5" x 8.5" | TPB | $20

Co-Winner of the 1993 Toronto Book Award
Shortlisted for the 1992 Books in Canada First Novel Award


Shifting from Duplessis’s Montreal of the fifties to Toronto in the eighties, Voice-Over chronicles the lives of a mother and daughters struggling to find their voice in a bilingual country. (read more)


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City's Gates, The
Peter Dubé
ISBN 9781770860940 | 5.5" x 8.5" | TPB | $22

Named to the Out In Print: Queer Book Reviews Best of 2012

To prevent disruption of the fictional World Economic Forum, Lee Atwater is assigned to infiltrate Montreal's bizarre underworld, populated by groups of "the disaffected but affectionate". (read more)

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My Life Among the Apes
Cary Fagan
ISBN 9781770860872 | 5.25" x 8" | TPB | $22

Longlisted for the 2012 Scotiabank Giller Prize

Ten new stories whose characters are funny, serious, peculiar, and absorbing — as only Cary Fagan can write them. (read more)

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Tale-Teller, The
Susan Glickman
ISBN 9781770862050 | 5.25" x 8" | TPB | $21.95

Selected for Vaughan Reads 2013
A Resource Links Year's Best of 2013


The year is 1738. Frenchman Jacques Lafargue, newly arrived aboard the Saint Michel, is detained at Quebec harbour by suspicious port officials, who discover he is actually Esther Brandeau, a mysterious young woman with a remarkable gift for storytelling. (read more)

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Western Light, The
Susan Swan
ISBN 9781770862227 | 5.5" x 8.5" | HC | $29.95
New! ISBN 9781770864009 | 5.5" x 8.5" | TPB | $20

Finalist for the 2013 OLA Evergreen Award

Suffering from the neglect of her workaholic doctor father, young Mouse Bradford becomes enamoured with the new transfer to the nearby mental hospital: Gentleman John Pilkie, the infamous Hockey Killer. (read more)

Poetry




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From Tolerance to Tyranny: A Cautionary Tale from Fifteenth-Century Spain
Erna Paris
ISBN 9781770863972 | 6" x 9" | TP | $24.95

The chronicle of Spain's transformation from a pluralistic, multicultural society, to a nation terrorized by the Spanish Inquisition - a tale whose familiar echoes continue to resound today. (read more)

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Let’s Keep Doing This: A Sounding in Honour of Stan Persky
edited by Brian Fawcett and Thomas Marquard
ISBN 9781770863613 | 5.125" x 7.625" | TP | $24.95

Essays, poems, artwork, and commentaries address concerns familiar to Stan Persky, whose life as a public intellectual has led him to write poetry, award-winning works of creative non-fiction, and to be at the forefront of many of contemporary society’s most significant battles. (read more)

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Pinboy
George Bowering
ISBN 9781897151938 | 5.5" x 8.5" | HC | $29.95
New! ISBN 9781770864016 | 5.5" x 8.5" | TPB | $20

Finalist for the 2013 BC Book Prizes Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize
Shortlisted for the 2013 BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction


Set in the South Okanagan Valley in the Fifties, Pinboy is legendary poet George Bowering's intimately honest and often hilarious memoir, skilfully capturing the delirious chaos that takes place as a boy becomes a man. (read more)

Fiction

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Breaking Words, The
Gilaine Mitchell
ISBN 9781770862999 | 5.125" x 7.625" | TPB | $21.95

From the author of the best-selling novel Film Society.

Natha, a married prostitute in the small town of Stirling, Ontario, is made a proposition that forces her to re-evaluate her life. (read more)

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City of Fallen Angels: A Mike Ward Mystery
Howard Engel
ISBN 9781770863798 | 5.5" x 8.5" | TPB | $20

1940. Canadian journalist Mike Ward, fresh from a stint in Fascist Europe, is reassigned to Hollywood, where his investigation into a suspicious death leads him to confrontations with movie stars and mobsters alike. (read more)

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Curtains for Roy
Aaron Bushkowsky
ISBN 9781897151747 | 5.5" x 8.5" | TPB | $21

Alex is a playwright suffering from writer’s block and harsh reviews. His best friend, Roy, is a theatre director with lung cancer and six months left to live. In pursuit of fresh air and great wine, they go on a road trip to the Okanagan Valley, where Roy rediscovers his passion for theatre. (read more)

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Fledglings, The
David Homel
ISBN 9781770863828 | 5.25" x 8" | TPB | $21.95

Bobby Krueger pieces together the fascinating life of his mother Bluma Goldberg, who as a teenager grew up in Prohibition-era Chicago with her bootlegger father. (read more)

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Flying With Amelia
Anne DeGrace
ISBN 9781770863569 | 5.5" x 8.5" | TPB | $19.95

Chronicling the dreams and struggles of a cast of unforgettable characters through more than a hundred years and across a vast Canadian landscape as they face challenges and find courage, sometimes in surprising places. (read more)

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Geography of Pluto, The
Christopher DiRaddo
ISBN 9781770863644 | 5.25" x 8" | TPB | $21.95

Twenty-eight-year-old Will, a teacher living in Montreal, has spent the last few months recovering from a breakup with his first serious boyfriend. Will’s mother Katherine is also in recovery, from a bout with colon cancer. Having experienced heartbreak, and fearful of tragedy, Will must find hope and solace in the absolute certainty of change. (read more)

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Griffintown
Marie Hélène Poitras
translated by Sheila Fischman
ISBN 9781770863880 | 5.125" x 7.625" | TPB | $21.95

Loaded with grit, heart, murder, and desire, Griffintown harnesses the style of a Spaghetti Western to tell the exhilarating story of the coachmen of Old Montreal, the city’s urban cowboys. (read more)

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Hemingway in Paris: A Mike Ward Mystery
Howard Engel
ISBN 9781770863774 | EBOOK | $12.99

To come. (read more)

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Just Beneath My Skin
Darren Greer
ISBN 9781770862555 | 5.25" x 8" | TPB | $21

Jake MacNeil returns to the town of his birth to to take his son to a better life. But when a dangerous figure from the past becomes hell-bent on dragging the new Jake “back down where he belongs”, three generations of MacNeil men must come together to pay the full price of hope. (read more)

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Salt in the Wounds
Mark Blagrave
ISBN9781770863859 | 5.25" x 8" | TPB | $21.95

A thematically-linked short story collection that reminds us of the dynamic, elementary, and precipitous relationship that people share with salt, and with each other. (read more)

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Tiny Wife, The
Andrew Kaufman
ISBN 9781770864047 | 5" x 7.25" | TPB | $20

The victims of a most curious bank robbery find their lives coming apart in otherworldly yet strangely fitting ways, forcing them to discover and claim that which is truly valuable to them — before it’s too late. (read more)

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Western Light, The
Susan Swan
ISBN 9781770862227 | 5.5" x 8.5" | HC | $29.95
New! ISBN 9781770864009 | 5.5" x 8.5" | TPB | $20

Finalist for the 2013 OLA Evergreen Award

Suffering from the neglect of her workaholic doctor father, young Mouse Bradford becomes enamoured with the new transfer to the nearby mental hospital: Gentleman John Pilkie, the infamous Hockey Killer. (read more)

Gift Books

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Illustrated Journals of Susanna Moodie, The
by Margaret Atwood
art by Charles Pachter
ISBN 9781770862210 | 10" x 12" | HC | $44.95

A new edition of Margaret Atwood and Charles Pachter's 1970 original collaboration of art and poetry inspired by Susanna Moodie's Roughing it in the Bush. (read more)



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