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Ana Historic

Written by Daphne Marlatt

Introduction by Lynn Crosbie

Series Title: A List

  • 168 Pages
  • 9781770893757
  • FICTION / Lesbian
  • FICTION / Literary



Publication Date July 22, 2013

A classic of Canadian literature, here is the A List edition of Daphne Marlatt’s utterly original novel about rescuing a forgotten woman from obscurity. Featuring a new introduced by celebrated author Lynn Crosbie.

Ana Historic is the story of Mrs. Richards, a woman of no history, who appears briefly in 1873 in the civic archives of Vancouver. It is also the story of Annie, a contemporary, who becomes obsessed with the possibilities of Mrs. Richards’s life.


Daphne Marlatt
Daphne Marlatt was born in Melbourne, Australia, and grew up in Penang, Malaysia, until her family immigrated to Canada in 1951. She is the author of the novels Ana Historic and Taken. She has published numerous collections of poetry, including Steveston, Touch to My Tongue, Salvage, This Tremor Love Is, and The Given, which won the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. In 2006, she was appointed to the Order of Canada. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Lynn Crosbie
Lynn Crosbie was born in Montreal and is a cultural critic, author, and poet. A Ph.D in English literature with a background in visual studies, she teaches at the University of Toronto and the Art Gallery of Ontario. Her books (of poetry and prose) include Pearl, Queen Rat, and Dorothy L'Amour. She is also the author of the controversial book, Paul's Case and most recently, Life Is About Losing Everything. She is a contributing editor at Fashion, and a National Magazine Award Winner who has written about sports, style, art, and music.