University of Alberta Press

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    The troubles of 1885 are a topic of enduring fascination. Gabriel Dumont in Paris is a fictional retelling of the events leading up to the Northwest Rebellion, focussing on the thoughts and actions of Metis leader Gabriel Dumont. Jordan Zinovich reconstructs the man from a multiplicity of voices, leaving us to draw our own understanding of Riel's charismatic lieutenant.
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    Phantom Lake explores the stories, legends, and tall tales that make up "Flin Flon," a real imaginary place perched on rocky outcrops and lakes of the Canadian Shield. Birk Sproxton traverses the high latitudes of Manitoba and Saskatchewan in a quest for the mystery of Flin Flon and in search of himself. The northern stories, like Shield Lakes seen from the air, become ink-blots to test the writer's mettle. Sproxton tells of the first gold rush, the draining of Flin... [READ MORE]
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    "Pick any place you like. Go ahead pick a place and I will long for it to be home." This poetic novel, by turns playful and poignant, follows a family across a continent, through generations, around a city, and into language to find the place that is home. A striking debut novel.
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    After practicing medicine for forty-five years, Doctor "Sawbones" Hunter is retiring. It's April 1948, and the long-awaited hospital in Upward, Saskatchewan is about to open. Although the war is over and the town is buoyed by optimism, a change is in the air. Revealed through dialogue and memory, Sawbones Memorial is the story of one man as told by his town.
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    Hazard Lepage, the last of the studhorse men, sets out to breed his rare blue stallion, Poseidon. A lusty trickster and a wayward knight, Hazard's outrageous adventures are narrated by Demeter Proudfoot, his secret rival, who writes this story while sitting naked in an empty bathtub. In his quest to save his stallion's bloodline from extinction, Hazard leaves a trail of anarchy and confusion. Everything he touches erupts into chaos necessitating frequent convalescences in the... [READ MORE]
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    A petty criminal eludes capture by becoming a hired man on a prairie farm, only to discover deception and betrayal. Introduction by Kristjana Gunnars.
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    The University of Alberta Press is pleased to issue this new edition of the classic Canadian novel, What the Crow Said, a major work by one of western Canada's best-known and best-respected authors.
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    Sonny, an aspiring musician, and Mad, a young woman down on her luck, struggle to survive in the mean streets of Montreal. Introduction by Nat Hardy.
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    "I was electioneering. By God, people were listening. People were looking my way. And some joker with his arse begining to ache from sitting too long on a nail had to clear his throat and chip in, "Backstrom, what have you got to offer?" I looked at the speaker and saw he was a farmer and I said, "Mister, how would you like some rain?" A new edition of another classic from one of Canada's most enduring novelists.