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  • Alexis, Andre.
    FIFTEEN DOGS: An Apologue.

    Edition: First edition, fifth printing, a trade paperback.

    Toronto: Coach House Press, (2015). An unusual novel by this award-winning writer who born in Trinidad and grew up in Canada. It begins with a bet between the gods Hermes and Apollo which leads them to grant human consciousness and language to a group of dogs who had been left overnight at a Toronto veterinary clinic. Suddenly capable of more complex thought, the pack is torn between those who resist the new ways of thinking, preferring the old 'dog' ways, and those who embrace the change. In awarding this book the Giller Prize, the jury commented "What does it mean to be alive? To think, to feel, to love and to envy? Andre Alexis explores all of this and…

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    Toronto: Coach House Press, (2015). An unusual novel by this award-winning writer who born in Trinidad and grew up in Canada. It begins with a bet between the gods Hermes and Apollo which leads them to grant human consciousness and language to a group of dogs who had been left overnight at a Toronto veterinary clinic. Suddenly capable of more complex thought, the pack is torn between those who resist the new ways of thinking, preferring the old 'dog' ways, and those who embrace the change. In awarding this book the Giller Prize, the jury commented "What does it mean to be alive? To think, to feel, to love and to envy? Andre Alexis explores all of this and more in the extraordinary Fifteen Dogs, an insightful and philosophical meditation on the nature of consciousness. Its a novel filled with balancing acts: humour juxtaposed with savagery, solitude with the desperate need to be part of a pack, perceptive prose interspersed with playful poetry. A wonderful and original piece of writing that challenges the reader to examine their own existence and recall the age old question, whats the meaning of life?" 171 pp. ISBN: 978-1552453056.

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    Condition: Very near fine - appears unread, but part of a poem has been printed inside the back cover.

    Book ID: 83192
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  • Burnard, Bonnie.
    A GOOD HOUSE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (2000.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel (preceded by two collections of short stories), winner of the 1999 Giller Prize, Canada's most prestigious literary award. Begins in Ontario in 1949 during the height of the post-war boo, a year filled with promise, and follows a single family over the next fifty years. 307 pp. Dustjacket praise from Alice Munro (to whom Burnard has been compared), Carol Shields and Elizabeth Strout. SIGNED by the author on title page. ISBN: 0-8050-64958.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 31009
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  • THE POLISHED HOE. by Clarke, Austin.
    Clarke, Austin.
    THE POLISHED HOE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Amistad / Harper Collins, (2003). Hardcover first edition - Powerful novel by this Afro-Canadian writer, set in his native Barbados, and winner of the Giller Prize and The Commonwealth Writers Prize. "When Mary-Mathilda . . calls the police to confess to a crime, the result is a shattering all-night vigil. She claims the crime is against Mr. Belfeels, the powerful manager of the sugar plantation and for whom she has worked for more than thirty years as a field laborer, kitchen help, and maid. She was also Mr. Belfeels's mistress, and the mother of his only son, Wilberforce, a successful doctor, who after living abroad returns to the island. Set in the period following World War II,…

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    New York: Amistad / Harper Collins, (2003). Hardcover first edition - Powerful novel by this Afro-Canadian writer, set in his native Barbados, and winner of the Giller Prize and The Commonwealth Writers Prize. "When Mary-Mathilda . . calls the police to confess to a crime, the result is a shattering all-night vigil. She claims the crime is against Mr. Belfeels, the powerful manager of the sugar plantation and for whom she has worked for more than thirty years as a field laborer, kitchen help, and maid. She was also Mr. Belfeels's mistress, and the mother of his only son, Wilberforce, a successful doctor, who after living abroad returns to the island. Set in the period following World War II, [this] unravels over the course of twenty-four hours but spans the lifetime of one woman and the collective experience of a society characterized by slavery." 462 pp. ISBN: 0-060555653.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 79913
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  • PILGRIM. by Findley, Timothy [1930-2002]
    Findley, Timothy [1930-2002]
    PILGRIM.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Harper Collins, (2000.). First edition - Set in 1912, this novel by an award-winning Canadian writer echoes one of his themes of the exploration of the lives of people vulnerable to mainstream institutions, In this novel (as in his early 'Butterfly Plague'), the institution is psychiatry and this is an account of a battle between Carl Jung, "self-professed mystical scientist of the unconscious", and Pilgrim - the man who cannot die, who "claims to be ageless and sexless, having lived as both male and female for four thousand years." Shortlisted for Giller Prize. 486 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 60891
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  • PILGRIM. by Findley, Timothy [1930-2002]
    Findley, Timothy [1930-2002]
    PILGRIM.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2000.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Set in 1912, this novel by an award-winning Canadian writer echoes one of his themes of the exploration of the lives of people vulnerable to mainstream institutions, In this novel (as in his early 'Butterfly Plague'), the institution is psychiatry and this is an account of a battle between Carl Jung, "self-professed mystical scientist of the unconscious", and Pilgrim - the man who cannot die, who "claims to be ageless and sexless, having lived as both male and female for four thousand years." Shortlisted for Giller Prize. 486 pp. ISBN: 0-06-019197x.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (prev owner's name)

    Book ID: 47571
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  • THE LOVE OF A GOOD WOMAN. by Munro, Alice.
    Munro, Alice.
    THE LOVE OF A GOOD WOMAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of eight short stories by this Nobel prize winning Canadian writer. This collection won Canada's Giller Prize, and the National Book Critics Circle Award in the United States. 340 pp. ISBN: 0-375-403957.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83085
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  • THE LOVE OF A GOOD WOMAN. by Munro, Alice.
    Munro, Alice.
    THE LOVE OF A GOOD WOMAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of eight short stories by this Nobel prize winning Canadian writer. This collection won Canada's Giller Prize, and the National Book Critics Circle Award in the United States. 340 pp. ISBN: 0-375-403957.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (upper corner of front endpaper torn, signs of being read)

    Book ID: 83086
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  • RUNAWAY: Stories. by Munro, Alice.
    Munro, Alice.
    RUNAWAY: Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, (2004) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of eight short stories, winner of the 2004 Giller Prize for best fiction by a Canadian author (the second time Munro was awarded this prize.) 335 pp. ISBN: 1-4000-4281x.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (previous owner's name, dust jacket has a sticker announcing "Giller Prize finalist" although this went on to win the prize)

    Book ID: 83088
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  • RUNAWAY: Stories. by Munro, Alice.
    Munro, Alice.
    RUNAWAY: Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, (2004) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of eight short stories, winner of the 2004 Giller Prize for best fiction by a Canadian author (the second time Munro was awarded this prize.) 335 pp. ISBN: 1-4000-4281x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83089
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  • RUNAWAY: Stories. by Munro, Alice.
    Munro, Alice.
    RUNAWAY: Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, (2004) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of eight short stories, winner of the 2004 Giller Prize for best fiction by a Canadian author (the second time Munro was awarded this prize.) 335 pp. ISBN: 1-4000-4281x.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (edges of boards bumped, light soiling to back cover of dj)

    Book ID: 79959
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  • RUNAWAY: Stories. by Munro, Alice.
    Munro, Alice.
    RUNAWAY: Stories.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004. dj. Hardcover - A collection of eight short stories, winner of the 2004 Giller Prize for best fiction by a Canadian author (the second time Munro was awarded this prize.) 335 pp. ISBN: 1-4000-4281x.

    Condition: Fine in very near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 46095
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  • RUNAWAY: Stories. by Munro, Alice.
    Munro, Alice.
    RUNAWAY: Stories.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004. dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of eight short stories, winner of the 2004 Giller Prize for best fiction by a Canadian author (the second time Munro was awarded this prize.) 335 pp. ISBN: 1-4000-4281x.

    Condition: Very near fine in near fine dust jacket (crinkling to lower edge of front cover of dj.)

    Book ID: 47142
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  • Richards, David Adams.
    MERCY AMONG THE CHILDREN

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Arcade Publishing, (2001.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Highly praised novel by this Canadian writer; co-winner of the prestigious 2000 Giller Prize with Michael Ondaatje's Anil's Ghost as well as short- listed for the Governor General's Award for Fiction. Alistair MacLeod called this 'one of the great novels of our time.' 371 pp. ISBN: 1-559705868.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket. (slight spine slant.)

    Book ID: 34682
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  • THE BOOK OF SECRETS. by Vassanji, M. G.
    Vassanji, M. G.
    THE BOOK OF SECRETS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Picador, (1996) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel which opens in 1988, with retired schoolteacher Pius Fernandes discovering the 1913 diary of a British colonial administrator, which draws him into the history of the Asian community of East Africa and the liaisons, secrets, and feelings of its people. Winner of the first Giller Prize in - the jury citation called it Part generational history, part detective story, part social chronicle, the novel is a living tapestry to join the past to the present." Glossary. Map frontispiece. 337 pp. ISBN: 0-312140835.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 84574
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  • REPRODUCTION. by Williams, Ian.
    Williams, Ian.
    REPRODUCTION.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof for the first US edition, issued as a trade paperback.

    New York: Europa, 2020. SIGNED first edition - The first novel by this award-winning Afro-Canadian poet and short story writer, the winner of the 2019 Giller Prize. Spanning three decades from the 1980s and set in the racially and economically diverse and cultural vibrant Toronto neighborhood of Brampton, it has been described as a "story in which love takes strange, winding paths and grows in a context shaped by community, family, longstanding friendships, and fleeting interactions that leave their mark on us forever. Felicia, a nineteen-year-old student from a West Indian family, and Edgar, the lazy-minded and impetuous heir of a wealthy German family, meet by chance when their ailing mothers are assigned the same hospital room. After the…

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    New York: Europa, 2020. SIGNED first edition - The first novel by this award-winning Afro-Canadian poet and short story writer, the winner of the 2019 Giller Prize. Spanning three decades from the 1980s and set in the racially and economically diverse and cultural vibrant Toronto neighborhood of Brampton, it has been described as a "story in which love takes strange, winding paths and grows in a context shaped by community, family, longstanding friendships, and fleeting interactions that leave their mark on us forever. Felicia, a nineteen-year-old student from a West Indian family, and Edgar, the lazy-minded and impetuous heir of a wealthy German family, meet by chance when their ailing mothers are assigned the same hospital room. After the death of Felicia's mother and the recovery of Edgar's, Felicia drops out of high-school and takes a job as caregiver to Edgar's mother. The odd-couple relationship between Edgar and Felicia, ripe with miscommunications, misunderstandings, and reprisals for perceived and real offenses, has some unexpected results." SIGNED by author on the title page. An uncommon proof with an equally uncommon signature. Indie Next sticker on front cover. 562 pp.

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    Condition: Fair condition in printed blue wrapppers (crinkling from dampness to the fore-edge of many pages, no spine creasing)

    Book ID: 84317
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  • REPRODUCTION. by Williams, Ian.
    Williams, Ian.
    REPRODUCTION.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof for the first US edition, issued as a trade paperback.

    New York: Europa, 2020. SIGNED first edition - The first novel by this award-winning Afro-Canadian poet and short story writer, the winner of the 2019 Giller Prize. Spanning three decades from the 1980s and set in the racially and economically diverse and cultural vibrant Toronto neighborhood of Brampton, it has been described as a "story in which love takes strange, winding paths and grows in a context shaped by community, family, longstanding friendships, and fleeting interactions that leave their mark on us forever. Felicia, a nineteen-year-old student from a West Indian family, and Edgar, the lazy-minded and impetuous heir of a wealthy German family, meet by chance when their ailing mothers are assigned the same hospital room. After the…

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    New York: Europa, 2020. SIGNED first edition - The first novel by this award-winning Afro-Canadian poet and short story writer, the winner of the 2019 Giller Prize. Spanning three decades from the 1980s and set in the racially and economically diverse and cultural vibrant Toronto neighborhood of Brampton, it has been described as a "story in which love takes strange, winding paths and grows in a context shaped by community, family, longstanding friendships, and fleeting interactions that leave their mark on us forever. Felicia, a nineteen-year-old student from a West Indian family, and Edgar, the lazy-minded and impetuous heir of a wealthy German family, meet by chance when their ailing mothers are assigned the same hospital room. After the death of Felicia's mother and the recovery of Edgar's, Felicia drops out of high-school and takes a job as caregiver to Edgars mother. The odd-couple relationship between Edgar and Felicia, ripe with miscommunications, misunderstandings, and reprisals for perceived and real offenses, has some unexpected results." SIGNED by author on the title page and dated in 2019 - that is, before publication in the US. An uncommon proof with an equally uncommon signature. 562 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in printed blue wrapppers.

    Book ID: 84207
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