A sneak peek at our fall books
Make no mistake: we’re as excited about summer as you are. But we’re equally excited about our forthcoming fall catalogue, and if you’re like us, you won’t want to go on your summer vacation—or staycation—empty-handed.
Never fear: we’ve got a sneak preview of six upcoming titles, and we've paired each with a hand-picked backlist favourite to tide you over til fall.
In this urbanite’s guide to gentrification, Leslie Kern travels to Toronto, Vancouver, New York, London, and Paris to look beyond the familiar and false stories we tell ourselves about class, money, and taste. The book makes one thing clear: gentrification is not inevitable if city lovers work together to turn the tide.
Kern is the author of Feminist City: A Field Guide, which we recommend reading (or rereading) if you can’t wait for Gentrification.
Beyond its clichés of grimness, nihilism, and reaction, black metal today is a vibrant and revolutionary paradigm. Black Metal Rainbows is a love letter to this side of the genre: a side that prioritizes community and care, queerness and camp, LGBTQI+ identities, and antifascist, antiracist, and left-wing politics.
Those in search of additional love letters to queerness, collective care, and antiracism should check out Marvellous Grounds, a living archive dedicated to Toronto’s QTBIPOC communities.
Thinking While Black
Translating the Politics and Popular Culture of a Rebel Generation
Drawing on an eclectic mix of archival research, politics, film theory, and pop culture, this uniquely interdisciplinary study of Black cultural critics Armond White and Paul Gilroy spans continents and decades of rebellion and revolution. The lives and careers of White and Gilroy should matter to anyone who craves deeper and fresher thinking about cultural industries, racism, nationalism, belonging, and identity.
While you wait, pick up Fear of a Black Nation, another testament to Black revolution.
On a summer night in 2013, a runaway train loaded with explosive oil derailed in the small town of Lac-Mégantic, Quebec. In this full-colour work of graphic nonfiction, award-winning author Anne-Marie Saint-Cerny and illustrator Christian Quesnel trace the tragic path of the train—from Lac-Mégantic to gold miners, politicians, and Wall Street investors—and unveil the true cost of unfettered capitalism.
1919, an account of the Winnipeg General Strike, is another illustrated portrait of class struggle and capitalism.
The first collection of its kind, this anthology by members of the Mohawk Warrior Society uncovers a hidden history and paints a bold portrait of Kanien’kehá:ka survival and self-defense. In their own words, the Mohawk Warriors tell the story of how the Kanien’kehá:ka Longhouse became one of the most militant resistance groups in North America.
Our biography of George Manuel, the strategist and visionary behind the modern Indigenous movement in Canada, is a rich complement to The Mohawk Warrior Society’s collective retelling.
The climate crisis is here, and the end of this world—a world built on land theft, resource extraction, and colonial genocide—is on the horizon. The six authors of this collection envision a near future where oil and gas stay in the ground; where a caring economy provides social supports for all; where wealth is redistributed from the bloated billionaire class; and where stolen land is rightfully reclaimed under the jurisdiction and sovereignty of Indigenous Peoples.