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.
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.
May Fiction Bundle


As the weather warms up, so do our bundles! For only $20 (plus GST and 5$ flat shipping) you''ll get Dominoes at the Crossroads by Griffin Prize nominated author Kaie Kellough and The Bleeds by Hugh Maclennan Prize winner Dimitri Nasrallah delivered right to your mailbox.
NPM Bundle #2


For only $35 (plus GST and $5 flat rate shipping)—you'll receive 4 books of poetry from Signal Editions:

The Outer Wards by Sadiqa de Meijer: Her poems track, in visceral and tender detail, the distraction, exhaustion, exhilaration, and fear of child-rearing through crisis.

All I Have Learned is Where I Have Been by Joe Fiorito: Uncompromising mini-narratives about addiction, failed rehabs, incarceration, demeaning jobs, and homelessness.

What We Carry by Susan Glickman: A profound exploration of the weight of human history at three levels: the individual, the cultural, and environmental.

The Suicide's Son by James Arthur: A confessional book of masks and personae, of depopulated landscapes haunted by history’s violence, of speakers whose conflicted truth-telling is marked by sense of complicity in the falsehoods they glimpse around them.

NPM Bundle #1, featuring Resisting Canada and Stranger for only $20 (plus GST and $5 flat rate shipping) is still available.
NPM Bundle #1


For only $20 (plus GST and $5 flat rate shipping)—you'll receive:

Resisting Canada, an anthology featuring 28 poets, edited, with an introduction, by Nyla Matuk, that addresses, among other things, Indigenous agency, cultural belonging, environmental anxieties, and racial privilege.

AND

Stranger by Nyla Matuk

Nyla Matuk’s provocative, unabashedly sensual voice leads us to revelations about how our lives are increasingly disembodied by social media’s flattened, outward identity markers.
Press

On I Am Not Guilty:
“A vivid and arresting novel of suspense, cleverly portraying the story of average human beings caught in the toils of murder.” – Ottawa Citizen

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 No Grave for This Place:
“This intense collection, which unfolds around loss and decay, finds its most beautiful embodiment in the precision of its gaze.” –Le Devoir

On NPM Bundle #1:
"What makes Resisting Canada

News

DOMINOES AT THE CROSSROADS longlisted for 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize (click for press release)<
Kaie Kellough's book Dominoes at the Crossroads has been longlisted for the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize. Congratulations!

JULY NEWSLETTER (click for link)
Go live online with Rosalind M. Pepall to celebrate the publication of Talking to a Portrait, talk about Dominoes at the Crossroads at the D+Q Local Reads Book Club, and take a look at our Fall 2020 catalogue!

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.
Discover

Click here to listen to Rosalind Pepall's interview on CBC's All in a Weekend about Talking to a Portrait: Tales of an Art Curator.

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".



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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).