Books

Lyric Sexology Vol. 1 by Trish Salah

 
Metonymy is honoured to be publishing the first Canadian edition of Lyric Sexology Vol. 1, originally published in the US in 2014 by Roof Books. This collection of lyric poetry draws on personal history and theory, anthropological and psychoanalytic archives, to “make a perfect mess of so much human experience that’s been too tidily categorized” (Michael V. Smith). The 2017 edition features four new poems and a new cover design by Kai Yun Ching and Wai-Yant Li.
 
Born in Halifax, Trish Salah is the author of Wanting in Arabic (TSAR 2002, 2013) and Lyric Sexology Vol. 1 (Roof 2014, Metonymy 2017) and co-editor of special issues of Canadian Review of American Studies 35.2 (2005) and TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly 1.4 (2014). The 2013 edition of Wanting in Arabic won the Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Fiction. At the University of Winnipeg she organized the conferences Writing Trans Genres: Emergent Literatures and Criticism and Decolonizing and Decriminalizing Trans Genres. Currently an assistant professor of Gender Studies at Queen’s University, she is a member of the editorial boards of TSQ, Eoagh, and Topia.
 
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Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl’s Confabulous Memoir by Kai Cheng Thom

 

29th Annual Lambda Literary Awards Finalist – Best Transgender Fiction

 

Winner of the 2017 Writers’ Trust of Canada Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBT Emerging Writers

 
Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl’s Confabulous Memoir is the highly sensational, ultra-exciting, sort-of true coming-of-age story of a young Asian trans girl, pathological liar, and kung-fu expert who runs away from her parents’ abusive home in a rainy city called Gloom. Striking off on her own, she finds her true family in a group of larger-than-life trans femmes who live in a mysterious pleasure district known only as the Street of Miracles. Under the wings of this fierce and fabulous flock, the protagonist blossoms into the woman she has always dreamed of being, with a little help from the unscrupulous Doctor Crocodile. When one of their number is brutally murdered, she joins her sisters in forming a vigilante gang to fight back against the transphobes, violent johns, and cops that stalk the Street of Miracles. But when things go terribly wrong, she must find the truth within herself in order to stop the violence and discover what it really means to grow up and find your family.
 
Kai Cheng Thom is a writer, performance artist, social worker, fierce trans femme and notorious liar who loves lipstick and superhero cartoons. A prolific essayist and poet, her work appears online in publications including BuzzFeed, xoJane, Everyday Feminism, and Autostraddle; and in print in Asian American Literary Review, Plenitude, and Matrix Magazine, among others. Her first collection of poetry, a place called No Homeland, will be published by Arsenal Pulp Press in Spring 2017. As a spoken word artist, she has appeared and featured at venues including Buddies in Bad Times Theatre and the Banff Centre for the Arts. She is also a mental health community worker and co-founder of the collective Monster Academy: Mental Health Skills for Montreal Youth. Kai Cheng lives in Montreal and Toronto, both of which were built on unceded Indigenous territory. Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl’s Confabulous Memoir is her first novel.

 

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Small Beauty by jia qing wilson-yang

 

29th Annual Lambda Literary Awards Winner – Best Transgender Fiction 

 

Recipient of an Honour of Distinction from the 2016 Writers’ Trust of Canada Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBT Emerging Writers

 
Small Beauty tells the story of Mei, who in coping with the death of her cousin abandons her life in the city to live in his now empty house in a small town. There she connects with his history as well as her own, learns about her aunt’s long-term secret relationship, and reflects on the trans women she left behind. She also brushes up against some local trans mysteries and gets advice from departed loved ones with a lot to say.

 

jia qing wilson-yang is a mixed race trans woman living in Toronto. She likes to write poems and stories and music. Her writing has appeared in Bound to Struggle: Where Kink and Radical Politics Meet (ed. Simon Strikeback), Letters Lived: Radical Reflections, Revolutionary Paths (ed. Sheila Sampath), and the women of colour issue of Room magazine. She has recorded several acoustic albums and this one time was a drummer in a pop punk band. Small Beauty is her first novel.

 

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She Is Sitting in the Night: Re-visioning Thea’s Tarot

She Is Sitting in the Night is a contemporary queer re-visioning of a beautiful feminist tarot deck from the 80s that documents a conversation across generations and mediums. It is simultaneously a tool for tarot reading and a celebration of queer and feminist cultural production, past and present.

 

Alongside Oliver Pickle’s acclaimed contemporary interpretation of Ruth West’s lesbian-feminist tarot cards, we often carry limited edition original printing Thea’s Tarot (1984) decks, generously sold to us by the artist. Because of this arrangement we cannot guarantee when we will have stock and we do not have the rights to print copies ourselves. Also, we only sell the deck online in combination with the book, and we are unable to offer wholesale rates on it to retailers. If you have further questions about Thea’s Tarot, please contact us directly. Thanks for your understanding!

 

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Current retail outlets for Metonymy Press titles

Canada
 

Alberta
 
Calgary
Pages
Shelf Life Books
 
British Columbia
 
Otter Books (Nelson)*
 
Vancouver
Little Sister’s Book and Art Emporium

People’s Co-op Bookstore

Pulpfiction Books

Spartacus Books
 

Manitoba
 
McNally Robinson (Winnipeg)
 
Nova Scotia
 
Venus Envy (Halifax)
 
Wolfville
Box of Delights Bookshop

Valley Vixen
 

Ontario
 
The Bookshelf (Guelph)

Bryan Prince Bookseller (Hamilton)

Novel Idea (Kingston)
 
Ottawa
Singing Pebble Books*

Octopus Books

Perfect Books

Venus Envy
 

Toronto
Glad Day Bookshop

Another Story Book Shop

The Hermit’s Lamp

The Witches Brew*

Knife Fork Book

Queen Books
 
Words Worth Books (Waterloo)
 
Biblioasis (Windsor)
 
Quebec
 
Montreal
Librairie Bertrand

Livres Babar Books

Concordia Community Solidarity Co-op Bookstore*

Drawn & Quarterly

Librairie l’Euguélionne*

Librairie L’Insoumise

Queer Between the Covers distro

 

United States
 
Women and Children First (Chicago, IL)
Wild Dog Rose (Louisville, KY)*
Boneshaker Books (Minneapolis, MN)
Firestorm Books, Coffee & Community (Asheville, NC)
Bureau of General Services – Queer Division (New York, NY)

 
International
 

Buchhandlung ChickLit (Vienna, Austria)

Little Red Tarot (Manchester, UK)**

 
*Thea’s Tarot decks are for sale here as well!
**Online shop that ships internationally.
 
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