Waiting for the Man: A Novel by Arjun Basu
Giller-longlisted fiction ― now in trade paper
Joe, a 36-year-old advertising copywriter for a slick New York agency, feels disillusioned with his life. He starts dreaming of a mysterious man, seeing him on the street, and hearing his voice. Joe decides to listen to the Man and so he waits on his stoop, day and night, for instructions. A local reporter takes notice, and soon Joe has become a media sensation, the centre of a storm. When the Man tells Joe to “go west,” he does, in search of meaning.
A surreal journey of a man who is searching for purpose and for happiness, Waiting for the Man is about the struggle to find something more in life. The paperback edition includes a bonus BackLit section with a reader’s guide, Q&A with the author, and more.
A Really Good Brown Girl by Marilyn Dumont
Deluxe redesign of the Gerald Lampert Award-winning classic.
On the occasion of the press's 40th anniversary, Brick Books is proud to present the fourth of six new editions of classic books from our back catalogue. This edition of A Really Good Brown Girl features a new Introduction by Lee Maracle, a new Afterword by the author and a new cover and design by the renowned typographer Robert Bringhurst.
First published in 1996, A Really Good Brown Girl is a fierce, honest and courageous account of what it takes to grow into one's self and one's Métis heritage in the face of myriad institutional and cultural obstacles. It is an indispensable contribution to Canadian literature.
Brought to Light : More Stories of Forgotten Women by Bernadette Rule
Brought to Light is a collection of short stories about women who were connected to famous men, or who achieved fame in their own lives, as well as remarkable artists, journalists and others who have been left out of our cultural history and whose names we should not be learning for the first time. Contributors include; Jean Rae Baxter, Timothy Christian, John Corvese, Ethel Edey, B.D. Ferguson, Krista Foss, Frances Hern, Ellen S. Jaffe, Lise Levesque, Bruce Meyer, Jane Mulkewich, Katherine O'Flynn, Barb Rebelo, Wendi Stewart, Richard Van Holst, Michelle Ward Kantor, and Carol Leigh Wehking.
The Optimistic Environmentalist : Progressing Towards a Greener Future by David R. Boyd
Yes, the world faces substantial environmental challenges ― climate change, pollution, and extinction. But the surprisingly good news is that we have solutions to these problems. In the past 50 years, a remarkable number of environmental problems have been solved, while substantial progress is ongoing on others.
The Optimistic Environmentalist chronicles these remarkable success stories. Endangered species ― from bald eagles to gray whales ― pulled back from the precipice of extinction. Thousands of new parks, protecting billions of hectares of land and water. The salvation of the ozone layer, vital to life on Earth. The exponential growth of renewable energy powered by wind, water, and sun. The race to be the greenest city in the world. Remarkable strides in cleaning up the air we breathe and the water we drink. The banning of dozens of the world’s most toxic chemicals. A circular economy where waste is a thing of the past. Past successes pave the way for even greater achievements in the future.
Providing a powerful antidote to environmental despair, this book inspires optimism, leading readers to take action and exemplifying how change can happen. A bright green future is not only possible, it’s within our grasp.