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After the Quake: Stories (Vintage International) By Haruki Murakami Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780375713279
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Published: Vintage - May 13th, 2003

Set at the time of the catastrophic 1995 Kobe earthquake, the mesmerizing stories in After the Quake are as haunting as dreams and as potent as oracles.


Appendix N: The Eldritch Roots of Dungeons and Dragons By Peter Bebergal (Editor), Ann Vandermeer (Afterword by) Cover Image
By Peter Bebergal (Editor), Ann Vandermeer (Afterword by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781907222740
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Published: Strange Attractor Press - February 23rd, 2021

An anthology investigating the influences behind Dungeons & Dragons, the most popular modern role-playing game.

 


At Swim-Two-Birds By Flann O'Brien, William H. Gass (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Flann O'Brien, William H. Gass (Introduction by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781628973884
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Published: Dalkey Archive Press - August 9th, 2022

Along with one or two books by James Joyce, Flann O'Brien's At Swim-Two-Birds is the most famous (and infamous) of Irish novels published in the twentieth century.


Awayland: Stories By Ramona Ausubel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594634918
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 5th, 2019

An inventive story collection that spans the globe as it explores love, childhood, and parenthood with an electric mix of humor and emotion.


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Bee Reaved (Semiotext(e) / Native Agents) By Dodie Bellamy Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781635901573
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Published: Semiotext(e) - October 19th, 2021

A new collection of essays from Dodie Bellamy on disenfranchisement, vulgarity, American working-class life, aesthetic values, and profound embarrassment.


Berlin Alexanderplatz By Alfred Doblin, Michael Hofmann (Translated by), Michael Hofmann (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Alfred Doblin, Michael Hofmann (Translated by), Michael Hofmann (Introduction by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781681371993
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Published: NYRB Classics - March 6th, 2018

The inspiration for Rainer Werner Fassbinder's epic film and that The Guardian named one of the "Top 100 Books of All Time," Berlin Alexanderplatz is considered one of the most important works of the Weimar Republic and twentieth century literature.


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Black Wave By Michelle Tea Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781558619395
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Published: Amethyst Editions - September 13th, 2016

This metaliterary end-of-the-world novel is a Gen-X queer girl's version of the bohemian counter-canon (New York Times).


Bleeding Edge: A Novel By Thomas Pynchon Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780143125754
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Published: Penguin Books - August 26th, 2014

A New York Times besteller!


Blow-Up: And Other Stories By Julio Cortazar Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780394728810
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Published: Pantheon - February 12th, 1985

A young girl spends her summer vacation in a country house where a tiger roams . . . A man reading a mystery finds out too late that he is the murderer’s intended victim . . .


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The Boatman's Daughter: A Novel By Andy Davidson Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780374538552
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Published: MCD x FSG Originals - February 11th, 2020

"Go read Andy Davidson’s lush nightmare, The Boatman’s Daughter. It put an arrow through my head and heart.” —Paul Tremblay, author of Growing Things

"Ample bloodshed is offset by beautiful prose . . . A stunning supernatural Southern Gothic." —Kirkus (starred)


The Book of Disquiet By Fernando Pessoa, RICHARD Zenith (Editor), RICHARD Zenith (Translated by) Cover Image
By Fernando Pessoa, RICHARD Zenith (Editor), RICHARD Zenith (Translated by)
$20.00
ISBN: 9780141183046
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Published: Penguin Classics - December 31st, 2002

The prizewinning, complete and unabridged translation—“the best English-language version we are likely to see for a long time, if ever” (The Guardian)—of a work of unclassifiable genius: the crowning achievement of Portugal’s modern master


Brown Girl in the Ring By Nalo Hopkinson Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780446674331
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - July 1st, 1998

In this "impressive debut" from award-winning speculative fiction author Nalo Hopkinson, a young woman must solve the tragic mystery surrounding her family and bargain with the gods to save her city and herself. (The Washington Post)


The Cassandra: A Novel By Sharma Shields Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781250260628
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Published: Holt Paperbacks - January 21st, 2020

Sharma Shields' The Cassandra follows a woman who goes to work in a top secret research facility during World War II, only to be tormented by visions of what the mission will mean for humankind.


Certain American States: Stories By Catherine Lacey Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250214973
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Published: Picador - August 13th, 2019

One of The Wall Street Journal's Best Short Story Collections of 2018. Named a Summer Read by Vanity Fair, The Guardian, Nylon, Bustle and Literary Hub. One of Financial Times and TLS's Best Books of 2018.


Confessions of a Bookseller By Shaun Bythell Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781567927221
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Published: David R. Godine Publisher - March 22nd, 2022

The Crying Book By Heather Christle Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781948226448
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Published: Catapult - November 5th, 2019

This bestselling "lyrical, moving book: part essay, part memoir, part surprising cultural study" is an examination of why we cry, how we cry, and what it means to cry from a woman on the cusp of motherhood confronting her own depression (The New York Times Book Review).


The Death of Vivek Oji: A Novel By Akwaeke Emezi Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525541622
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 25th, 2021

A Good Morning America Buzz Pick

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"Electrifying." — O: The Oprah Magazine


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Dialogues with Rising Tides By Kelli Russell Agodon Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781556596155
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - April 27th, 2021

In Kelli Russell Agodon's fourth collection, each poem facilitates a humane and honest conversation with the forces that threaten to take us under. The anxieties and heartbreaks of life--including environmental collapse, cruel politics, and the persistent specter of suicide--are met with emotional vulnerability and darkly sparkling humor.


Do You Mind If I Cancel?: (Things That Still Annoy Me) By Gary Janetti Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250225832
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Published: Flatiron Books - March 29th, 2022

The Instant New York Times Bestseller

"From “Family Guy” to his own Instagram account, Janetti has been behind some of his generation’s greatest comedy. This book of essays is no exception."
— The New York Times

Fans of David Sedaris, Jenny Lawson, and Tina Fey… meet your new friend Gary Janetti.


A Door Behind a Door By Yelena Moskovich Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781953387028
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Published: Two Dollar Radio - May 18th, 2021

A Door Behind a Door is loose, dreamy, and symbol-packed... The resurfacing of characters from Olga's past in her new city speaks to the theme of immigration in the novel, of new homes and the passage from old to new--a passage that is perhaps not ever fully complete in the sense that the past cannot be shaken. --Marta Balcewicz, Ploughshares


Earthlings By Sayaka Murata, Ginny Tapley Takemori (Translator) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802157010
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Published: Grove Press - September 21st, 2021

From the beloved author of cult sensation Convenience Store Woman, which has now sold more than one million copies worldwide and has been translated into thirty-three languages, comes a spellbinding and otherworldly novel about a woman who believes she is an alien

Sayaka Murata's Convenience Store Woman was one of the most unusual and refreshing bestsellers of recent years


Exit West: A Novel By Mohsin Hamid Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780735212206
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 27th, 2018

FINALIST FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE & WINNER OF THE L.A. TIMES BOOK PRIZE FOR FICTION and THE ASPEN WORDS LITERARY PRIZE

“It was as if Hamid knew what was going to happen to America and the world, and gave us a road map to our future… At once terrifying and … oddly hopeful.” —Ayelet Waldman, The New York Times Book Review


Fear Icons: Essays (21st Century Essays) By Kisha Lewellyn Schlegel Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780814254943
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Published: Mad Creek Books - October 8th, 2018

“Who are we to each other when we’re afraid?” Kisha Lewellyn Schlegel asks in Fear Icons, her moving and original debut essay collection. Her answer is a lyric examination of the icons that summon and soothe our fears.


Flowers of Mold & Other Stories By Seong-Nan Ha, Janet Hong (Translator) Cover Image
By Seong-Nan Ha, Janet Hong (Translator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781940953960
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Published: Open Letter - April 23rd, 2019

On the surface, Ha Seong-nan's stories seem pleasant enough, yet there's something disturbing just below the surface, ready to permanently disrupt the characters' lives.


Friday Black By Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781328911247
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Published: Mariner Books - October 23rd, 2018

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A piercingly raw debut story collection from a young writer with an explosive voice; a treacherously surreal, and, at times, heartbreakingly satirical look at what it’s like to be young and black in America.
From the start of this extraordinary debut, Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah’s writing will grab you, haunt you, enrage and invigorate you.


Girls Against God: A Novel By Jenny Hval Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781788738958
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Published: Verso Fiction - October 6th, 2020

A genre-warping, time-travelling horror novel-slash-feminist manifesto for fans of Clarice Lispector and Jeanette Winterson.


Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest (American Music Series) By Hanif Abdurraqib Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781477316481
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Published: University of Texas Press - February 1st, 2019

A New York Times Best Seller
2019 National Book Award Longlist, Nonfiction
2019 Kirkus Book Prize Finalist, Nonfiction
A February IndieNext Pick

Named A Most Anticipated Book of 2019 by Buzzfeed, Nylon, The A. V.


Good Eggs: A Novel By Rebecca Hardiman Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781982164300
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Published: Atria Books - March 15th, 2022

When a home aide arrives to assist a rambunctious family at a crossroads, simmering tensions boil over in this “witty, exuberant debut” (People) that is an “absolute delight from start to finish” (Sarah Haywood, New York Times bestselling author)—perfect for fans of Where’d You Go, Bernadette and Evvie Drake Starts Over.


The Hand of the Sun King (Pact & Pattern) By J.T. Greathouse Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781625675477
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Published: JAB Books - August 5th, 2021

“An original fantasy filled with magic and culture, the story of a character torn between two names, two loyalties, and two definitions of good and evil.”—Kevin J. Anderson, New York Times bestselling author of Spine of the Dragon

Wen Alder was born into two worlds.


It Chooses You By Miranda July Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781938073014
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Published: McSweeney's - July 31st, 2012

For more information, visit McSweeneys.net


The Ketchup Factory: a love story By Jp Vallières Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9798561742224
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Published: Independently Published - December 2nd, 2020

"...prose is fantastic - deft, sharp, detailed, high-resolution." - Paul Harding winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize


Knots: Stories By Gunnhild Øyehaug, Kari Dickson (Translated by) Cover Image
By Gunnhild Øyehaug, Kari Dickson (Translated by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781250182449
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Published: Picador - July 10th, 2018

A mesmerizing collection of playfully surreal stories from one of Norway’s most celebrated writers

First published in Norway in 2004, Knots is Gunnhild Øyehaug’s radical collection of short stories that range from the surreal to the oddly mundane, and prod the discomforts of mental, sexual, and familial bonds.


Last Night at the Telegraph Club By Malinda Lo Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780525555278
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - December 28th, 2021

Winner of the National Book Award
A New York Times Bestseller

"The queer romance we’ve been waiting for.”—Ms. Magazine


The Light Years: A Memoir By Chris Rush Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250251190
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Published: Picador - March 24th, 2020

Lambda Literary Award Finalist | A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice
Named a best book of 2019 by Parade

The Light Years is a joyous and defiant coming-of-age memoir set during one of the most turbulent times in American history


A Little Devil in America: In Praise of Black Performance By Hanif Abdurraqib Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781984801203
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - March 8th, 2022

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • A sweeping, genre-bending “masterpiece” (Minneapolis Star Tribune) exploring Black art, music, and culture in all their glory and complexity—from Soul Train, Aretha Franklin, and James Brown to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Whitney Houston, and Beyoncé


Little Weirds By Jenny Slate Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316485364
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Published: Back Bay Books - November 24th, 2020

Step into Jenny Slate's wild imagination in this "magical" (Mindy Kaling), "delicious" (Amy Sedaris), and "poignant" (John Mulaney) New York Times bestseller about love, heartbreak, and being alive -- "this book is something new and wonderful" (George Saunders).

You may "know" Jenny Slate from her Netflix special, S


The Lover By Marguerite Duras Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9780375700521
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Published: Pantheon - September 8th, 1998

An international best-seller with more than one million copies in print and a winner of France’s Prix Goncourt, The Lover has been acclaimed by critics all over the world since its first publication in 1984.


Malina By Ingeborg Bachmann, Philip Boehm (Translated by), Rachel Kushner (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Ingeborg Bachmann, Philip Boehm (Translated by), Rachel Kushner (Introduction by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780811228725
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Published: New Directions - June 25th, 2019

Now a New Directions book, the legendary novel that is “equal to the best of Virginia Woolf and Samuel Beckett” (New York Times Book Review)


Mr. Know-It-All: The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder By John Waters Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250619464
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Published: Picador - July 21st, 2020

The newest essay collection from the New York Times bestselling author John Waters, reflecting on how to overcome newfound respectability and rebel in the autumn of your years.


The New Me By Halle Butler Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143133605
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Published: Penguin Books - March 5th, 2019

"[A] definitive work of millennial literature . . . wretchedly riveting." —Jia Tolentino, The New Yorker

Girls Office Space My Year of Rest and Relaxation + anxious sweating = The New Me.” Entertainment Weekly


Our Lady of the Flowers (Genet) By Jean Genet, Jean-Paul Sartre (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Jean Genet, Jean-Paul Sartre (Introduction by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802130136
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Published: Grove Press - January 12th, 1994

Jean Genet's masterpiece, composed entirely in the solitude of his prison cell. With an introduction by Jean-Paul Sartre.


The Passion According to G.H. By Clarice Lispector, Caetano Veloso (Introduction by), Idra Novey (Translated by) Cover Image
By Clarice Lispector, Caetano Veloso (Introduction by), Idra Novey (Translated by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9780811219686
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Published: New Directions - June 13th, 2012

Lispector’s most shocking novel.


Pieces for the Left Hand: Stories By J. Robert Lennon Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781555975234
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Published: Graywolf Press - March 31st, 2009

Finally available in the United States, a singular story collection that Time Out declared "unsettlingly brilliant"


The Postman Always Rings Twice By James M. Cain Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780679723257
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Published: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard - May 14th, 1989

An amoral young tramp. A beautiful, sullen woman with an inconvenient husband. A problem that has only one grisly solution--a solution that only creates other problems that no one can ever solve.


Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx By Adrian Nicole LeBlanc Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780743254434
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Published: Scribner - February 10th, 2004

This New York Times bestseller intimately depicts urban life in a gripping book that slips behind cold statistics and sensationalism to reveal the true sagas lurking behind the headlines of gangsta glamour.

In her extraordinary bestseller, Adrian Nicole LeBlanc immerses readers in the intricacies of the ghetto, revealing the true sagas lurking behind the headlines of gangsta g


Revenge of the Scapegoat By Caren Beilin Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781948980074
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Published: Dorothy, a publishing project - April 12th, 2022

From the author of Blackfishing the IUD, a darkly hilarious novel about familial trauma, chronic illness, academic labor, and contemporary art.
 


Search History By Eugene Lim Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566896177
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Published: Coffee House Press - October 5th, 2021

Search History oscillates between a wild cyberdog chase and lunch-date monologues as Eugene Lim deconstructs grieving and storytelling with uncanny juxtapositions and subversive satire.


The Secret Life of Groceries: The Dark Miracle of the American Supermarket By Benjamin Lorr Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780553459418
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Published: Avery - November 9th, 2021

"A deeply curious and evenhanded report on our national appetites." --The New York Times

In the tradition of Fast Food Nation and The Omnivore's Dilemma, an extraordinary investigation into the human lives at the heart of the American grocery store


Sharks in the Time of Saviors: A Novel By Kawai Strong Washburn Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250787316
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Published: Picador - March 2nd, 2021

WINNER OF THE 2020 PEN/HEMINGWAY AWARD FOR DEBUT NOVEL.


Some Trick By Helen DeWitt Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780811228930
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Published: New Directions - October 29th, 2019

Hailed a “Best Book of the Year” by NPR, Publishers Weekly, Vulture, and the New York Public Library, Some Trick is now in paperback
Finalist for the Saroyan Prize for Fiction


The Visiting Privilege: New and Collected Stories (Vintage Contemporaries) By Joy Williams Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781101873717
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Published: Vintage - August 9th, 2016

The definitive story collection “by one of the most celebrated American short-story writers…. Powerful, important, compassionate, and full of dark humor. This is a book that will be reread with admiration and love many times over” (Vanity Fair).


Walking Through Clear Water in a Pool Painted Black, new edition: Collected Stories (Semiotext(e) / Native Agents) By Cookie Mueller, Olivia Laing (Introduction by), Hedi El Kholti (Editor), Chris Kraus (Editor), Amy Scholder (Editor) Cover Image
By Cookie Mueller, Olivia Laing (Introduction by), Hedi El Kholti (Editor), Chris Kraus (Editor), Amy Scholder (Editor)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781635901665
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Published: Semiotext(e) - April 26th, 2022

The first collected edition of legendary writer, actress, and adventurer Cookie Mueller's stories, featuring the entire contents of her 1990 book Walking through Clear Water in a Pool Painted Black, alongside more than two dozen others, some previously unpublished.


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We Eat Our Own: A Novel By Kea Wilson Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501128325
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Published: Scribner - April 2nd, 2019

A “canny, funny, impressively detailed debut novel” (The New York Times) that blurs the lines between life and art with the story of a film director’s unthinkable experiment in the Amazon jungle.

When a nameless, struggling actor in 1970s New York gets the call that an enigmatic director wants him for an art film set in the Amazon, he doesn’t hesitate:


Weather (Vintage Contemporaries) By Jenny Offill Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780345806901
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Published: Vintage - January 19th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the beloved author of the nationwide best seller Dept. of Speculation comes a “darkly funny and urgent” (NPR) tour de force about a family, and a nation, in crisis.


Whatever Happened to Interracial Love?: Stories By Kathleen Collins Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062484154
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Published: Ecco - December 6th, 2016

“From the first page you know you're in the hands of an exceptional writer… I adored this book.” —Zadie Smith

“Sexy and radical and intimate.” —Miranda July

Named a Best Book of 2016 by VICE, Elle, Nylon, Publishers Weekly and NPR


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When I Sing, Mountains Dance: A Novel By Irene Solà Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450802
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Published: Graywolf Press - March 15th, 2022

A spellbinding novel that places one family’s tragedies against the uncontainable life force of the land itself.


Who Fears Death By Nnedi Okorafor Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780756417109
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Published: DAW - October 6th, 2020

Now optioned as a TV series for HBO, with executive producer George R. R. Martin!

An award-winning literary author enters the world of magical realism with her World Fantasy Award-winning novel of a remarkable woman in post-apocalyptic Africa.