Vancouver Special

byCharles Demers

Paperback | November 1, 2009

Vancouver Special by Charles Demers
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Shortlisted for the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize

Excerpted in the Vancouver Sun

Vancouver is at a crossroads in its history--host to the 2010 Winter Olympics and home to the poorest neighbourhood in Canada; a young, multicultural city with a vibrant surface and a violent undercoat; a savvy urban centre with an inferiority complex.

In Vancouver Special, writer and performer Charles Demers examines the who, what, where, when, why, and how of Vancouver, shedding light on the various strategies and influences that have made the city what it is today (as well as what it should be). From a history of anti-Asian racism to a deconstruction of the city's urban sprawl; from an examination of local food trends to a survey of the city's politically radical past, Vancouver Special is a love letter to the city, taking a no-holds-barred look at Lotusland with verve, wit, and insight.

The book features stunning black-and-white photographs by Emmanuel Buenviaje throughout.

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Charles Demers is a comedian, writer, and playwright, and the author of the novels Property Values (Arsenal Pulp Press) and The Prescription Errors (Insomniac Press), and the non-fiction books The Horrors (Douglas & McIntyre), Vancouver Special (Arsenal Pulp Press, now out of print), and (with George Bowering) The Dad Dialogues (Ar...
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Title:Vancouver SpecialFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:272 pages, 9.53 X 7.19 X 0.57 inShipping dimensions:272 pages, 9.53 X 7.19 X 0.57 inPublished:November 1, 2009Publisher:Arsenal Pulp PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1551522942

ISBN - 13:9781551522944

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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