The National Post reviewed Rob Benvie's Maintenance over the Christmas weekend. Reviewer Alex Good compared the book to works by Douglas Coupland, Don DeLillo and Jonathan Franzen. See the review below, and in its original home www.nationalpost.com.
We're offering our holiday sale a month early! Here at Coach House, we're all about thinking ahead (sometimes). So, we're starting the holidays early for all you keeners and people who carry a bank balance! (We call those people 'The 1 %.')
The holidays are nearly here! And whether you celebrate Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa, Christmukkah or Festivus, Coach House Books has what you need for the readers on your gift list. But as if finding the perfect gift weren't incentive enough, Coach House is holding a special Holiday Pyramid Scheme Sale this December!
Snare Books and Coach House Books present: Holiday Update
The launch of Update by Bill Kennedy and Darren Wershler
with special guest Jon Paul Fiorentino (Indexical Elegies)
Bill Kennedy and Darren Wershler will launch their new book, Update, on December 15 at the Magpie Tavern, as part of a special holiday event (that just so happens to be Jon Paul Fiorentino's birthday, as well). Come out and celebrate with us!
The holidays (Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa, Festivus) are just around the corner, and Coach House knows times are tight. So we're offering a holiday sale throughout December. It's a great way to please the book lovers in your life.
Why watch a holiday special on television when you can watch one live, on stage? Bestselling and Griffin Poetry Prize-winning poet Christian Bök will be in Toronto to celebrate the publication of Eunoia: The Upgraded Edition.
Regardless of what you'll be celebrating this month — CHristmas, Festivus, Hanukkah, Kwaanza, time off from work, Ricky Martin's birthday — there is one thing we all have in common: everyone is expected to spend money. So heck, we thought we'd get into the holiday $pirit with some pretty sweet holiday deals:
For the month of December 2014, we're letting you pick 3 Exploded Views books for $30. Whether you want to take a closer look at the world of comics or a culture consumed by Eggs Benedict, reflect on Teenage Head's quest for punk rock success or the too-short life of Toronto artist and civic hero Will Munro, or consider the curation craze or modern spectres of the Panopticon, the current titles will appeal to your diverse and discerning cultural tastes.
The Exploded Views Commitment makes a great gift for a friend or loved one, but if you'd rather keep them all for yourself, we promise not to tell.
Like a torrid love affair, reading a fantastic book of poetry can feel all too fleeting. Fortunately, nobody will judge you if you take home three books of poetry at once, like, say, Ken Babstock's On Malice (who doesn't like a hint of danger?), Jeramy Dodds's The Poetic Edda (troll fetish fulfillment) and Sarah Dowling's DOWN (for sonically dense poetry to cuddle with afterward). During December, you can choose any three books of Coach House poetry for only $40!
We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Canada Council of the Arts, the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund, the Ontario Arts Council and the Ontario Media Development Corporation for our publishing activities.