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Dreams from My Father

Barack Obama

Label canongate Genre Protest Cat no. 9781782119258

The son of a black African father and a white American mother, Obama was only two years old when his father walked out on the family. Many years later, Obama receives a phone call from Na...

Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities

Rebecca Solnit

Label canongate Genre Protest Cat no. 9781782119074

At a time when political, environmental and social gloom can seem overpowering, this remarkable work offers a lucid, affirmative and well-argued case for hope. This exquisite work traces ...

Some Rain Must Fall and Other Stories

Michel Faber

Label canongate Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781782117162

Michel Faber's short stories reveal an extraordinarily vivid imagination, a deep love of language and an adventurous versatility. Playful, yet profoundly moving, wickedly satirical yet si...

How to be a Grrrl: by Lucy van Pelt

Charles M. Schulz

Label canongate Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781782113614

Entrepreneur, psychiatrist, fussbudget - Lucy van Pelt is the much-loved crabby heroine of the Peanuts gang. Never one to suffer in silence, in this brand new book she is presented as the...

A Fortunate Man: The Story of a Country Doctor

John Berger

Label canongate Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781782115038

In 1966 John Berger spent three months in the Forest of Dean shadowing an English country GP, John Sassall. Sassall is a fortunate man - his work occupies and fulfils him, he lives amongs...

The Cone-Gatherers

Robin Jenkins

Label canongate Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9780857862358

In the shadow of a war that rages through Europe, brothers Calum and Neil work to gather pine cones in the grounds of a Scottish estate. When Calum releases two mutilated rabbits from a s...

Forever Words: The Unknown Poems

Johnny Cash

Label canongate Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781782119944

Newly discovered in the Cash family archives, a treasury of never-before-published poems and songs from the legendary Johnny Cash. Edited by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon and w...

Weak Messages Create Bad Situations: A Manifesto

David Shrigley

Label canongate Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9781782114055

A personal message from the author:Lots of individuals in society today are feeble-minded. They don't know what the HELL is going on. Unfortunately many of these people are responsible fo...

Neither Wolf Nor Dog

Kent Nerburn

Released 01/06/17 Label canongate Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781786890160

Against an unflinching backdrop of 90s reservation life in the western Dakotas, Neither Wolf Nor Dog tells the story of two men, one white and one Native American, connected by their own ...

My Old Man

Ted Kessler

Released 01/06/17 Label canongate Genre Living Cat no. 9781782114000

If you were asked to write about your father, what would you say?

Creating Freedom: Power, Control and the Fight for Our Future

Raoul Martinez

Released 25/05/17 Label canongate Genre Protest Cat no. 9781782111887

We are far less free than we like to think.

The Last Holiday

Gil Scott-Heron

Released 18/05/17 Label canongate Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781786890252

Raised by his grandmother in Tennessee, Gil Scott-Heron's journey from humble beginnings to becoming one of the most uncompromising and influential songwriters of his generation is a rema...

The Art of Losing Control: A Philosopher's Search for Ecstatic Experience

Jules Evans

Released 04/05/17 Label canongate Genre Living Cat no. 9781782118671

In the great complex web of modern life, our rational minds spend every second of our conscious hours scanning the horizon for opportunities and threats. We must get ahead, win friends, i...

There Are Little Kingdoms

Kevin Barry

Released 06/04/17 Label canongate Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781786890177

This award-winning story collection summons all the laughter, darkness and intensity of contemporary Irish life. A pair of fast girls court trouble as they cool their heels on a slow nigh...

Undying: A Love Story

Michel Faber

Released 06/04/17 Label canongate Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781782118565

In Undying Michel Faber honours the memory of his wife, who died after a six-year battle with cancer. Bright, tragic and candid, these poems are an exceptional chronicle of what it means ...

Trickster Makes This World

Lewis Hyde

Released 06/04/17 Label canongate Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781786890504

Trickster disrupted the world around him, and in doing so he reshaped it. Playful, mischievous, subversive, amoral, tricksters are a great bother to have around, but they are also indispe...

Close to the Knives: A Memoir of Disintegration

David Wojnarowicz

Label canongate Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781786890276

I am glad I am alive to witness these things; giving words to this life of sensations is a relief. Smell the flowers while you can.

What Happened, Miss Simone?

Alan Light

Label canongate Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781782118749

'From her raging, handwritten letters to late-night phone calls with David Bowie, this biography gets up close and personal with the tempestuous Nina Simone' Observer

Island People: The Caribbean and the World

Joshua Jelly-Schapiro

Label canongate Genre On Film Cat no. 9781782115588

Clustered together in azure-blue waters are a collection of little islands whose culture, history and people have touched every corner of the world. From the moment Columbus gazed out at...

Insanely Gifted

Jamie Catto

Label canongate Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781782119081

It's time to unleash your genius

The Weatherhouse

Nan Shepherd

Label canongate Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781782118862

The women of the tiny town of Fetter-Rothnie have grown used to a life without men, and none more so than the tangle of mothers and daughters, spinsters and widows living at the Weatherho...

Taduno's Song

Odafe Atogun

Label canongate Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781782118053

'Burning with magic and loss, exile and return, beauty and heartache, Taduno's Song is a colossal epic, disguised as a small novel' MARLON JAMES, Booker Prize-winning author of A Brief Hi...

Weak Messages Create Bad Situations: A Manifesto

David Shrigley

Label canongate Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9781782114055

A personal message from the author: Lots of individuals in society today are feeble-minded. They don't know what the hell is going on. Unfortunately many of these people are responsible f...

Gold from the Stone (SIGNED COPIES)

Lemn Sissay

Label canongate Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781782119098

Lemn Sissay's first poetry collection was written aged eighteen and hand-sold to miners on the picket lines of Warrington. Since then his poems have been sculpted in iron and built from c...

My Old Man: Tales of Our Fathers

Ted Kessler

Label canongate Cat no. 9781782113980

A poignant collection of paternal experiences, with contributions from major names in the arts.If you were asked to write about your father, what would you say? No two paternal relationsh...

On Love

Charles Bukowski

Label canongate Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781782117308

'My love is a hummingbird sitting that quiet moment on the boughas the same catcrouches' In On Love, we see Charles Bukowski reckoning with the complications of love and desire. Alternati...

What Happened, Miss Simone?: A Biography

Alan Light

Label canongate Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781782118718

What Happened, Miss Simone? tells the story of incandescent soul singer and Black Power icon Nina Simone, one of the most influential, provocative, and least understood artists of our tim...

The Sick Bag Song

Nick Cave

Label canongate Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781782117933

The Sick Bag Song is an exploration of love, inspiration and memory. It began life scribbled on airline sick bags during Cave's 22-city journey around North America in 2014. It soon grew ...

The Outrun

Amy Liptrot

Label canongate Genre CBTR Cat no. 9781782115489

When Amy Liptrot returns to Orkney after more than a decade away, she is drawn back to the Outrun on the sheep farm where she grew up. Approaching the land that was once home, memories of...

But Beautiful: A Book About Jazz

Geoff Dyer

Label canongate Cat no. 9780857864024

​Lester Young fading away in a hotel room; Charles Mingus storming down the streets of New York on a too-small bicycle; Thelonius Monk creating his own private language on the piano. . .I...

A Spaniard in the Works

John Lennon

Label canongate Cat no. 9781782115410

Following the incredible success of his first book, In His Own Write, John Lennon's second collection of stories, drawings and poems is just as witty, whimsical and wonderful as his debut...

On Cats

Charles Bukowski

Label canongate Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781782117278

'A cat is only ITSELF,' Bukowski wrote.'Representative of the strong forces of life that won't let go'A raw and tenderly funny look at the relationship between cats and humans from one of...

Fup

Jim Dodge

Label canongate Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781782116356

A tale of two humans, one duck and several vats of home-brewed whiskyWhen Fup the duckling arrives on the Santees' farm, 99-year-old gambler Jake and his giant grandson Tiny have no idea ...

Pereira Maintains

Antonio Tabucchi

Label canongate Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781782116318

In the sweltering summer of 1938, with Lisbon in the grip of Portugal's fascist dictatorship, out of nowhere a young man arrives on an elderly widower's doorstep. Lonely and overweight, D...

Homicide

David Simon

Label canongate Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781782116301

From the man who created 'The Wire'. Based on a year on the killing streets of Baltimore, David Simon's true crime masterpiece reveals a city few will ever experience. Day in day out citi...

The First Bad Man

Miranda July

Label canongate Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781782115076

'The First Bad Man brings together all of July's talents - it's a book that must be read, a book that must be purchased - in duplicate - one for you, one for a friend. Don't think you can...

Ham On Rye

Charles Bukowski

Label canongate Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781782116660

Charles Bukowski is one of the greatest authors of the twentieth-century. The autobiographical Ham on Rye is widely considered his finest novel. A classic of American literature, it offer...

The Sick Bag Song

Nick Cave

Label canongate Cat no. sickbag1

​The Sick Bag Song is an exploration of love, inspiration and memory shaped around the events of Cave's 2014 tour of North America. It began life scribbled on airline sick bags during Cav...

Girl Meets Boy

Ali Smith

Label canongate Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781782116332

Girl meets boy. It's a story as old as time. But what happens when an old story meets a brand new set of circumstances? Ali Smith's re-mix of Ovid's most joyful metamorphosis is a story a...

Come On In

Charles Bukowski

Label canongate Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781847670403

Bukowski's unmistakable charisma - an ex-down-and-outer who wrote of booze and loneliness in maverick, confident free verse - made him one of the world's most popular poets long before he...

Widow Basquiat

Jennifer Clement

Label canongate Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9781782114246

Jean-Michel Basquiat's transition from the subways to the chic gallery spaces of Manhattan brought the artist into the company of many of New York's established and aspiring stars. Unable...

The Death Of Bunny Munro

Nick Cave

Label canongate Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781782115335

Bunny Munro sells beauty products and the dream of hope to the lonely housewives of the south coast. Set adrift by his wife's sudden death and struggling to keep a grip on reality, he doe...

Ask The Dust

John Fante

Label canongate Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9780857862372

​Arturo Bandini arrives in Los Angeles with big dreams. He wants to write but is faced with grim reality. Not only is he forced to stay in a seedy hotel, but his landlord demands money th...

No One Belongs Here More Than You

Miranda July

Label canongate Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781782116295

In her remarkable stories of seemingly ordinary people living extraordinary lives, Miranda July reveals how a single moment can change everything. Whether writing about a middle-aged woma...

A Confederate General From Big Sur

Richard Brautigan

Label canongate Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781782113799

Jesse and Lee share a house owned by a very nice Chinese dentist, where it rains in the hall. They move to cabins on the cliffs at Big Sur where the deafening croaks of frogs can be tempo...

Trout Fishing In America

Richard Brautigan

Label canongate Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781782113805

Classic Brautigan, reissued in a new series style to mark the 30th anniversary of his death. Here's a journey that begins at the foot of the Benjamin Franklin statue in San Francisco's Wa...

Revenge Of The Lawn: Stories 1962 - 1970

Richard Brautigan

Label canongate Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781782113782

A Brautigan classic, reissued in a new series style to mark the 30th anniversary of his death. 'Revenge of the Lawn' is Richard Brautigan in miniature and contains no fewer than 62 ultra-...

Sombrero Fallout

Richard Brautigan

Label canongate Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781782114130

Classic Brautigan, reissued in a new series style to mark the 30th anniversary of his death. A heartbroken American writer starts a story about an ice-cold sombrero that falls inexplicabl...