NPM Bundle #5 - Governor General Award Winners


For only $30 (plus GST and $5 shipping anywhere in Canada) we will send you four books of Signal Editions poetry that have won the Governor General's Literary Award.

White Stone: The Alice Poems by Stephanie Bolster. Evocative poems that move from the icon of Alice in Wonderland to the imagined figure of Alice out of Wonderland.

Mirabel by Pierre Nepveu, translated by Judith Cowan. An epic poem that acknowledges the dispossessed.

Boxing the Compass by Richard Greene. Spiritually searching and intellectually rich.

The Major Verbs by Pierre Nepveu, translated by Donald Winkler. Nepveu’s voice is at once unadorned, sensuous and adventurous.

Swallowed
Réjean Ducharme

A New Translation of Réjean Ducharme’s Debut Novel That Rocked a Generation

In 1966, Réjean Ducharme, then a 24-year-old unknown, published L’Avalée des avalés, the debut novel that would go on to serve as a zeitgeist for several generations of French-Canadian readers.

Over the last fifty years, it has become a cornerstone for a culture, taught in high schools and universities as the foundation of modern Québécois literature. Astoundingly, an English-language edition of the book hasn’t been in print since 1968, and has never before been available in Canada.
No Grave for This Place
Judy Quinn

A rogue moose wanders into a suburb near Quebec city, tramples lawns and gardens, stumbles in and out of a swimming pool, is tracked by three gun toting heads of family who shoot it down just as a school bus goes by wherein a little girl is trilling “Three Little Kittens.” Thus begins No Grave For This Place, Judy Quinn’s bleak, ironic, and at times darkly comic tribute to Auberivière, the neighbourhood where she grew up. Here “streets are landing strips / for planes that will never arrive,” the dead “descend / the steps of prefab houses / champagne flutes in their hands,” and a pack of cats “throws itself on the electric fences / surrounding our inner lives.” Quinn’s voice will resonate with all those who have, by association or from experience, tasted the cultural barrenness that can underlie civilized life.
I Am Not Guilty
Frances Shelley Wees

Set in and around post-war Toronto, I Am Not Guilty first appeared in a condensed form in the February 1954 Ladies’ Home Journal.

That same year, it was published in full by Doubleday as M’Lord, I Am Not Guilty. This Ricochet Books edition marks the first new edition since 1967.

Helen Graham has been acquitted in the murder of her wealthy husband, Alberta oil baron Steven Graham, but the eyes of the public continue to view her with suspicion. Worried for her future, and that of her young son, she sets out to find the true killer. The trail leads to the apartment of another woman—and revelations about her dead husband’s secret life—then continues to a growing bedroom community in suburban Toronto. What the widow doesn’t realize is that she is not alone in her pursuit of the murderer or how ready that murderer is to kill again.
Versus
William Vallières

From Montreal's metro stations and streets to pastoral mise-en-scènes, William Vallières' first book, Versus, is a lyric bildungsroman filled with portraits of seduction and infatuation, loneliness and buried shame. "What yesterday had fought to bud / Is stunted under ice today." These are darkly canny poems about childhood, familial histories, lost love and the weariness of spending one's "being being / Everything I'm against." Deftly crafted, intense and compact, with barbed insights arrived at through verbal twists and syntactic half-turns, Vallières' voice is entirely his own.
Press

On 1984 Trilogy Bundle:
"Through multiple links that weave between the imagination of cybernetics and the history of literature, Plamondon's novel is a vibrant tribute to the ingenuity of human beings." - Alexandre Coderre, Spirale magazine

On Resisting Canada:
"Resisting Canada

On The Gang of Four:
"The Gang of Four is the story of a mother’s love and perseverance to uncover the fate of her first-born son amid secrets buried deep in Montreal’s past. While those secrets are being uncovered, we see how decades of guilt have followed the actual gang of four, affecting every facet of their lives from childhood to parenthood with seemingly no way out. This is Kindellan-Sheehan’s finest work yet." - Sonali Karnick, host of All in a Weekend,

On Dominoes at the Crossroads:
"This is more than a book of linked short stories with Black Canadians as its subject. Dominoes at the Crossroads

News

JUNE NEWSLETTER (click for link)
Celebrating the publication of Éric Plamondon's Apple S with the 1984 Trilogy Bundle, talking Dominoes at the Crossroads at the D+Q Local Reads Book Club, and amplifying BIPOC voices with #BlackoutBestsellerlist.

Kaie Kellough Wins Griffin Poetry Prize
Kaie Kellough, author of Dominoes at the Crossroads is the Canadian winner of the 2020 Griffin Poetry Prize for his collection Magnetic Equator. The Griffin Poetry Prize prize is for first edition books of poetry written in, or translated into, English and submitted from anywhere in the world.

Swallowed - Réjean Ducharme's masterpiece - soon available in English!
We are thrilled to announce the publication of Swallowed (September 2020), a new authoritative translation of Réjean Ducharme’s 20th century masterpiece L’avalée des avalés. Originally published in 1966, Ducharme’s debut made an impact on Quebec society like no other literary work of that generation. Full press release and media kit here.

MAY NEWSLETTER (click for link)
Announcing Swallowed, a new translation of Réjean Ducharme's classic L'Avalée des avalés, our May Fiction Bundle, and Apple S, the conclusion of Éric Plamondon's 1984 Trilogy! Email marketing@vehiculepress.com with the subject line "sign me up" and we'll add you to our mailing list.Dominoes in Translation!
We are pleased to announce that Kaie Kellough’s Dominoes at the Crossroads will be published in French by our colleagues at Éditions du Boréal.

Discover

In Periodicities’ fifth series of videos, Sadiqa de Meijer reads a few poems from her new book, The Outer Wards. Click here

Read “The Silence of A.M. Klein,” an incisive essay by our editor Carmine Starnino in the April issue of The New Criterion.

Mary Dalton, Poet Laureate of St. John's NL, reads poems from Red Ledger on the Flahoolic podcast: "Leo" & "Ship Inn" and "Cape Spear" & "The Boat".

Listen to Zebedee Nungak, Ulrikke S. Gernes, and Morten Stroksnes discuss the meaning of North on CBC Ideas.



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Véhicule Press acknowledges the generous support of its publishing program from the Book Publishing Industry Development Program of the Department of Canadian Heritage, The Canada Council for the Arts, and the Société de développement des entreprises culturelles du Québec (SODEC).