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With an Introduction by Erín Moure and an Afterword by George Bowering These days, Canada is a heavyweight of world fiction, boasting some of the gaudiest names in the literary firmament, its schools graduating great writers by the frontlist. It's easy…
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George Bowering was born in Penticton, where his great-grandfather Willis Brinson lived, and Bowering has never been all that far from the Okanagan Valley in his heart and imagination. Early in the twenty-first century, he was made a permanent citizen of Oliver.…
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In December 2005, stalled on a novel he was writing, George Bowering thought he needed a challenge. By the end of the year he had made a New Year's resolution: write a poem a day for the 365 days of 2006. While working on Crows in the Wind , in January, he…

Shoot!

by George Bowering

|September 20, 2008

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With an Introduction by Sherrill Grace Cowboys and Indians, sometimes one and the same, occupy the rugged landscape of the late nineteenth-century British Columbia interior in George Bowering's Shoot! Meet the McLean Gang -- brothers Allan, Charlie, and Archie…

Caprice

by George Bowering

|November 15, 2010

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WITH A FOREWORD BY ARITHA VAN HERK It's the mid 1890s in Kamloops, British Columbia. Two men argue over a bottle of whisky and in the struggle Frank Spencer, an American outlaw-turned-farmhand, kills Pete Foster, a French-Canadian and fellow farmhand. Enter…

Burning Water

by George Bowering

|November 20, 2007

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First published in 1980 to high acclaim, Burning Water won a Governor General's Award for fiction that year. A rollicking chronicle of Captain Vancouver's search for the Northwest Passage, the book has over its career been mentioned in recommended lists of…

Pinboy

by George Bowering

|August 1, 2014

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Finalist for the 2013 BC Book Prizes Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize. Shortlisted for the 2013 BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction. As a teenager, legendary Canadian author George Bowering lived the life of an ordinary boy. He loved baseball, read Westerns,…
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How I Wrote Certain of My Books takes its name from a volume of the same title by French Surrealist Raymond Roussel. George Bowering borrows Roussel's conceit and expands it into a non-chronological memoirÑa colourful, illuminating, occasionally scandalous…
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Canada's former poet laureate looks back at a life lived in literature and hockey fandom Hockey forms the backdrop of our lives. For many Canadians, the big moments - births, deaths, marriages, moves - are all mixed up with the wins and losses of our teams. The…

Teeth

by George Bowering

|April 1, 2013

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Caprice is the second of three historical novels by George Bowering set in British Columbia, and recently re–issued by New Star Books. Burning Water was reissued in 2007, and Shoot&#33 in 2008 . An officer of the Order of Canada and the Order of British…
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Having written books in practically every genre, George Bowering is often introduced as someone who adores baseball, yet ironically he did not begin this book about the game until he was appointed Canada's first Poet Laureate for 2002?04. This picaresque memoir…
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It is extraordinary that one can take the measure of how radically cultural sensibilities can change throughout a century by a careful reading of only two texts-in this case Rainer Maria Rilke's Duino Elegies, written in the midst of the First World War, and…