2006 Autumn List
AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER THROUGH NOVEMBER
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The following seven of Exile’s thirteen 2006 Autumn books can be purchased directly from us.
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ONTOLOGICAL NECESSITIES - A $50,000 GRIFFIN PRIZE FINALIST!Poems - Priscila Uppal

In Ontological Necessities Priscila Uppal investigates the emotional and philosophical struggle fundamental to notions of being in the 21st century. From poems that explore questions of identity (who is anyone, anyway?) to those that attempt to examine human relationships with the onslaught of horrors depicted daily in the news, this collection uses surrealist and absurdist language in subversive and startling ways to grapple with an increasingly absurd world. Written with the verve of the uninhibited artist but with a clarity of thought and expression more akin to the scientist or scholar, these poems are utterly contemporary and fully aware of the past; a necessary tonic for our times.

Essays 6.5x8.75; 158 pages: ISBN 1-55096-045-8

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AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 27

scroll down the EXILE READINGS/EVENTS page for details on the Nov. 27 book launch (click here: PROMO EVENTS)

MIDNIGHT STROLL - Janice Kulyk Keefer
Includes 11 Colour Plates, 7 B&W Plates/and a 3-page horizontal fold-out/printed both sides B&W Plate, plus 20 B&W photographs; by painter Natalka Husar, printer/line-drawing artist Claire Weissman Wilks, and photographer Goran Petkovski.

Keefer explores four physical and psychic terrains: Quebec City at the moment of the 2000 Free Trade Summit; the consumer carnival atmosphere of young Ukrainian immigrant women in contemporary Mississauga; a threatened vinyard and garden on Ontario’s Niagara escarpment; and World War II Amsterdam as seen through the eyes of Jewish writer Etty Hillesum.
The art that appears throughout the book is what inspired Keefer’s poetic engagements on our time’s political and pastoral, spiritually cramped and haunted historical "moment."

Fiction 6x9; 222 pages: ISBN 1-55096-070-9

(pb) $24.95CDN/$21.95US

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BEGGING QUESTIONS Stories - Seán Virgo

Seán Virgo, one of Canada’s greatest storytellers, casts his intense gaze at a universe full of malevolence and beauty and dreams.
These stories – from a genuine master – were honed to perfection over the last 15 years, and engage the questions left hanging by public and private lives in a world whose foundations have shifted beyond prediction: questions of identity and belief; the emigré phantoms of memory; the frail oppositions of beauty to experience. Told in a language of brilliant power, "his tales hold, not only by their enigmatic or dreamlike quality, but often with horror-laced intensity." –Queen’s Quarterly
"A writer at the peak of his form!" –Books in Canada
"Implicit in his fiction is a reverence before both the miracle of consciousness and the miracle of nature." –Times Literary Supplement

Fiction 6x9; 318 pages: ISBN 1-55096-077-6

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TECHNICOLORED - Jason Guriel

Technicolored explores the nature of the 20th-century icon, both filmic and poetic. Unspooling like a lost canister of film, this book offers fresh takes on Alfred Hitchcock and Orson Welles, Jean-Luc Godard and Brigitte Bardot, Ava Gardner and Rita Hayworth, Béla Lugosi, alongside William Carlos Williams, Ezra Pound and Frank O’Hara. It is hard to believe this is a first book of poetry, not only because these poems have appeared in virtually every journal in the country, but also because they have a precision of tone and image characteristic of older, more seasoned poets. Readers will enjoy revisiting their favourite screen idols and poetic staples while being introduced to a new voice on the Canadian literary scene that is sure to dazzle us as he too is exposed on the black and white of the page.
"His literary daring is the fresh heart of this gripping poetry which rolls over you like a warm evocation of life; and life that is being experienced for the first time . . . a wave, like a violin’s scream of beauty." –Austin Clarke

Fiction 6x9; 85 pages: ISBN 1-55096-003-2/p>

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LANZMANN And Other Stories - Damian Tarnopolsky

Lanzmann and Other Stories marks the first appearance of a startlingly gifted writer. Ranging widely in subject matter – from a musicianšs destructive narcissism to the strange effects a persistent Norwegian has on a bacheloršs love life – the stories in this collection also vary in style, from the elegant and insightful to the highly adventurous. Inventive, deeply comic, and sometimes very unsettling, this is an assured and significant debut.
"Lanzmann and Other Stories is smart and funny and crass and intelligent. There is sour humour in these stories and bitter discovery. Tarnopolsky is full of form and new feeling. Highly recommended." –Michael Winter

Fiction 6x9 (pb); 142 pages: ISBN 1-55096-078-4

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AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 17

HUMAN A Novel - AUDE
Translated from the French by Nora Alleyn

Signing her texts as Aude, the fiction of Claudette Charbonneau-Tissot borders on psychopathological tragedy. All her characters – and this is especially true of her new work, Human – are intensely alive with the struggle between the body and its inner being, a struggle in which there is hope, but hope in its fragility as the body betrays the spirit. To ward off betrayal, we keep a silence and it is that silence that Human explores. Aude is the most singular writer to emerge in Quebec since Marie-Claire Blais.
Born in Montreal in 1947, Aude has lived near Quebec City since 1971. She has published two novels, four collections of short fiction, and two children’s story books.
Aude is the winner of the 1997 Governor General’ss award and the 1999 Grand Prix des lectrices

Fiction; 6x9 126 pages: ISBN 1-55096-007-5

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FAR FROM NOTHING - Zoltán Böszörményi
Translated from the Hungarian by Paul Sohar

The thirty-five-year-old Rudolf is the manager of a car dealership. His wife Malvin works in a drycleaners. Hoping for a better life, they work day and night. Meanwhile, Rudolf – who is also a student about to graduate in philosophy from the university – keeps up a heart-wrenching relationship with the chic Vanda. There are no limits to their relationship: everything is open. And then there is Nina, who studies logic but is secretly a prostitute, or Mr. Alfred, owner of the car-leasing company, seemingly upright, but secretly an embezzler. All these characters conceal something. But love, money and power turn everyone inside out so radically that Rudolf sometimes believes we only think we exist . . .

Fiction 6x9; 182 pages: ISBN 1-55096-055-5

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