Title: Wild Rice Dreams
Author: Vera Wabegijig
Format: Trade Paperback, 5.5 x 8.5, 96 pp.
Wild Rice Dreams is a collection of Aboriginal poetry that delves into the human experience with spotlight on urban Aboriginal life. The poems explore spiritual transformations and perception of the ever-present knowledge of being hunted by not so distant cruel past. Vera Wabegijig speaks to the power of ordinary Aboriginal people in Canada, ignites our imagination, and connects us to our past, current, and future feelings. She demonstrates deep understanding of native vitality and appreciation of different cultural legacies in vigorous relationship with each other. The book explores how complicated relationships between people, dreams, and memories play an integral role in the complex life of being Anishinaabe.
Title: Jandamarra and the Bunuba Resistance
Authors: Howard Pedersen and Banjo Woorunmurra
Format: Trade Paperback, 5.5 x 8.5, 228 pp.
Jandamarra and the Bunuba Resistance is the thrilling true story of the great Aboriginal resistance fighter, Jandamarra — a legend, forever etched into the history of the Australian landscape. Set in the magnificent Kimberley outback during the late nineteenth century when the last stage of Australia’s invasion is about to be played out in the lands of the Bunuba people. Amid the ensuing chaos and turmoil, extraordinary and sometimes contradictory relationships are forged, which will reach long into the future. Jandamarra died on his own soil defending his country. He is a true Australian hero. Jandamarra and the Bunuba Resistance is the winner of the Western Australia Premier’s Book Award.
Title: Wild Red Love
Author: Pierre Chatillon
Translator: Kathe Roth
Format: Trade Paperback, 5.5 x 8.5, 176 pp.
An old house painter learns that he probably has an incurable disease. While the doctors try to save his life, the old man, who has never ventured beyond his small town, dreams of going to spend his final days living intensely in a sunny Florida that is transfigured by his feverish desire not to die. And it is this overwhelming desire that brings back the memory of the redheaded young woman who was the great love of his life. Wild Red Love is full of passion, tenderness, and fiery love. Set in Nicolet, Quebec in the 1920s and taking the reader through landscapes of the American South, this novel is a hymn to the beauty of the world.
Title: Relentless Pursuit
Author: Anthony Dalton
Format: Trade Paperback, 5.5 x 8.5, 240 pp.
Canadian zoologist is pushing his limits. Desperate to find and protect a man-eating Royal Bengal tiger in a Bangladesh jungle, he is in a race against time as two bereaved fathers, whose daughters were killed by the striped predator, team up to hunt the menace. Working far from civilization, the three men are on a collision course beyond the boundaries of conscience. While they track the tiger from different directions, the tiger is tracking two of them. A poacher – a high-ranking military officer – throws himself into the mix, adding another, deadlier force to the potent equation.The tiger, top of the food chain in his environment, uses stealth and cunning to gain the advantage, only to lose it as nature darkens the world.
Title: Imagine Mercy
Author: David Groulx
Format: Trade Paperback, 5.5 x 8.5, 96 pp.
Imagine Mercy is a vibrant poetry collection portraying the daily realities of living as an Aboriginal in Canada. David Groulx seamlessly weaves the spiritual with the ordinary and the present with the past. He speaks for the spirit, determination, and courage of Aboriginal people, compelling readers to confront cruel reality with his honest and inspiring vision. The poems in Imagine Mercy portray mixed bloods, resistance, determination, sovereignty, and cultural issues that generate sharply divided opinions and deep emotional struggles. Groulx’s poetic power renders an honest and painful perception of modern-day Aboriginal life with strong voice against prejudice and injustice.
Title: Love's Not The Way To
Author: Stan Rogal
Format: Trade Paperback, 5.5 x 8.5, 80 pp.
This book is a collection of haiku poems dedicated to the life and works of Richard Brautigan. The poems reflect both his oeuvre and his life, not only as a tip-of-the-hat homage but also as a way of reintroducing his poetic sensibility to a newer and wider audience. There was something of the English-language Japanese poetic forms that made perfect sense to the aesthetic of Richard Brautigan, and Stan Rogal comes to these forms through a Brautigan lens in this poetry collection. Stan Rogal chose the haiku form as Richard Brautigan is best known as a minimalist writer, and he became quite famous in Japan for his short, imagistic poems and for his sensitive and humorous dealings with the transitory notions of love and death.
Title: Eternity Taking Its Time
Author: Michel Pleau
Translator: Howard Scott
Format: Trade Paperback, 5.5 x 8.5, 64 pp.
Winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award for French-language poetry.
In Eternity Taking Its Time, Michel Pleau uses simple and moving images that go straight to the heart. He shapes words with painstaking care to give
us moments of pure beauty and flashes of luminous landscape. He evokes the nostalgia of childhood in language as refreshing and bracing as the wind. With Eternity Taking Its Time, Michel
Pleau invites us to a celebration of the marvellous. Attentive to his worlds, he invites us to go back to the essentials, to natural elements, innocence and light, in order to magnify the beauty of
Title: One Way Ticket
Author: David Tucker
Genre: Short Stories
Format: Trade Paperback, 5.5 x 8.5, 136 pp.
Years after a near-miraculous birth imposes impossible life expectations on him, a lonely and unaccomplished man tries to radically reinvent himself. A prominent female author is stricken with writer’s block hours before she is to deliver the keynote speech of her life. On a train, a struggling former advertising executive becomes paralyzed by the silent presence of a young woman who reminds him of a lost love who derailed his life and career. One Way Ticket is a riveting collection of stories that explore the jagged psychic journey of characters forced by circumstance and fate to rewrite their life narrative or be destroyed by it.
Title: Thoughts and Other Human Tendencies
Author: Reneltta Arluk
Format: Trade Paperback, 5.5 x 8.5, 104 pp.
A poetry collection where stories of life’s experiences are distilled into feelings and thoughts that are universal. Reneltta Arluk weaves the traditional and the contemporary together through the eyes of a young Aboriginal woman. Her poems, both sacred and secular, are written with the passions of anger, grief, and love, at once tender and furious. Here are tales of love, betrayal, courage, defeat, acceptance, loss, grief, passion, delight, courting, coming of age, birth and death, youth and old age, hunting and surviving. The poems are united by the history of her ancestors and the ongoing struggle to define what it means to be a tribal member, an Aboriginal, and a woman in the twenty first century.
Title: The Aboriginal Soccer Tribe
Author: John Maynard
Format: Trade Paperback, 6 x 9, 192 pp.
A first in sporting literature, The Aboriginal Soccer Tribe is the largely untold story of Aboriginal involvement with the world game in Australia’s sporting history. The acceptance that Aboriginal players found within the post-World War II migrant communities had a profound impact on their lives. The multicultural environment of Australian soccer provided them with a haven from the prejudice and racism of wider Australian society. Interweaving personal stories and extensive research with links to the broader Indigenous world community, this book is a celebration of the extraordinary journey taken by Aboriginal sportsmen and women to forge the way ahead for the present crop of talented players.