2006 Spring List
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The following five of Exile’s ten 2006 Spring books can be purchased directly from us.
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PAYPAL available by Saturday, April 22
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A FRIDAY IN AUGUST A Novel - Antonio D’Alfonso
WINNER OF THE TRILLIUM AWARD

A filmmaker who makes documentaries on hit-men, Fabrizio Notte is invited to show his latest piece, a work of fiction, at a film festival in Montréal. The reviews have been mixed and his family is in trouble. What’s happened? Has he sold out? Is he a loser? An imposter? The trip to his hometown also serves as a pretext for an existential pilgrimage towards love and belonging. His search leads him, on a Friday in August, back through time, through this vast, moving landscape that is memory, to his first love and, ultimately, to himself.
In its baroque, multi-layered style tinted with both lyricism and humour, Antonio D’Alfonso, like his character, pursues this quest in an authentic language, rooted in the sources of real life and in the universal search for meaning that makes us human.

Poet, essayist, independent filmmaker, Antonio D’Alfonso is the founder of Guernica Editions. He has published several collections of poetry, including Comment ça se passe, which was short-listed for the Trillium Award. Originally published as Un vendredi du mois d’août, it (A Friday in August) was given the Trillium Award, and it is the second volume of a trilogy that began with the critically-acclaimed novel Avril ou l’anti-passion (Fabrizio’s Passion), published in 1990.

Fiction 6x9 (pb); 117 pages: ISBN 1-55096-639-1

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PAYPAL available by Saturday, April 22
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SUDDENLY, SO MUCH - Sandy Shreve

"The poems in Suddenly, So Much yield more on each re-reading. From the playful to the heartbreakingly beautiful, the essence of this book is transformation and grace in the midst of ruin. These are poems with the depth we hope for in poetry ­ a rich and deeply moving book." ­Kate Braid Sandy Shreve has published three previous poetry collections, and she has a special interest in "form" as a barrier to be broken through, form as the containment that allows for transcendence. Her work has won the Earle Birney Prize for Poetry and been short listed for the Milton Acorn People’s Poetry Award and the National Magazine Awards (for poetry). She was raised in Sackville, New Brunswick, and now lives in Vancouver, BC.

Poetry 6x9; 102 pages: ISBN 1-55096-652-9

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PAYPAL available by Saturday, April 22
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THE BEN CALDER STORY A Novel - Stephen Zeifman

The Ben Calder Story probes the heart of the contemporary malaise: how a man without faith navigates through the moral and ethical dilemmas of modern life. Ben Calder, an artist teaching at one of Canada’s oldest independent girl’s schools, is beginning to unravel. In October a girl arrives at the school from Italy. Her mother and Ben were in love in high school and when the mother arrives in Toronto for her daughter’s eighteenth birthday, the daughter’s jealousy precipitates Ben’s fall. Zeifman’s writing is crisp, minimal and informed by fine a sense of craft.

The Ben Calder Story completes the Toronto Trilogy, which includes The Family Man and The Good Friend, Zeifman’s two previously published novels. A novella, Peripheral Vision, is also in print (see The Darkhorse Series - available in January). All books were published by Exile Editions and there are plans to issue the trilogy as a boxed set in the spring of 2007.

Fiction 6x9(pb); 204 pages: ISBN 1-55096-643-X

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PAYPAL available by Saturday, April 22
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GAMBLING WITH FAILURE Essays - Antonio D’Alfonso

We have grown accustomed to false bread, robots, androids. Box-office success creates dead cultures, it fossilizes what should palpitate with passion. Success excludes. If the spotlight falls on false bread, and if that false bread is not strong enough to carry the expectations of buyers, people turn away, dissatisfied. Culture is what is left over when there is no more money, after the robots and androids have disappeared. Gambling with Failure is a personal journey into an understanding of how a "weak culture" can become what really counts in the end, how a failure today may be the great work of tomorrow.

Poetry 6x9; 142 pages: ISBN 1-55096-656-1

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PAYPAL available by Saturday, April 22
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FORCED PASSAGE A Short History of Hanging - James Clarke

Clarke, a Justice of the Ontario Court, follows up on his successful poetry collection, How to Bribe a Judge, with further humorous yet painful reflections on the ambiguity within the finalities of the law.

Poetry 6x9; 63 pages: ISBN 1-55096-654-5

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