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A Theory of Small Earthquakes

A Theory of Small Earthquakes Meredith Maran “Meredith Maran is a powerful storyteller with a big heart and a big talent.” —Terry McMillan, author of Waiting to Exhale and How Stella Got Her Groove Back “A smart, sexy, funny, wrenching, delicious story of lust and trust and love and family.” —Anne  Lamott “Any woman who has fought the odds to make a happy, healthy family will relate to Alison Rose, whose...

A Woman Alone At Night

A Woman Alone At Night Tamara Faith Berger Mira, a young woman, gets caught up in her own sexual awakening which is dark and fast and demeaning. She meets an obsessive older guy named John who takes advantage of her willingness and steers her into amateur porn. When Mira meets Adi, a stripper who is older and wilder than her, Mira walks willingly into a harsh world of sex work where the girls don’t like her...

A*hole

A*hole A Novel Hilton Obenzinger With A*hole, Hilton Obenzinger has created an experimental fiction readers will experience as much as read. He draws from sources as varied as Mark Twain, the Patty Hearst story, the Biblical story of Abraham & Isaac, Melville’s Ishmael, detective fiction, his own experiences as a father and a teacher on Yuork Indian reservations, Hollywood, the porn industry and more,...

African Psycho

African Psycho Alain Mabanckou Translated by Christine Schwartz Hartley AFRICAN PSYCHO concerns a would-be serial killer, Gregoire Nakobomayo, and the spiritual relationship he has developed with his phantom mentor, a far more accomplished serial killer, Angoualima. The title recalls Bret Easton Ellis’ infamous book but while Ellis’ narrator was blank, and the book eschewed any kind of psychological...

All About Lulu

All About Lulu Jonathan Evison William Miller–confirmed mamma’s boy and weak-eyed vegetarian in a family of bodybuilders–learns at a tender age what amounts to the Cartesian dictum for bodybuilders everywhere: no pain, no gain. I hurt, therefore I am–words he learns to live by in the wake of his mother’s death. When his father remarries a relentlessly kind grief counselor, Will falls...

American Genius, A Comedy

American Genius, A Comedy by Lynne Tillman Pub date: October 2006 List price: $15.00 ISBN: 1-933368-44-6 Paper • 6″x8.25″ • 320 pages Ebook: 978-1-59376-333-6 This is what we’d get if Jane Austen were writing in 21st century America—a book that expands the possibilities of the national novel and of the female protagonist. Tillman brings into being a microcosm of American democracy, a scholarly...

Animal Rights and Pornography: Stories

Animal Rights and Pornography: Stories J. Eric Miller Stark, haunting and immaculately brief, J. Eric Miller’s groundbreaking first collection resonates with minimalist restraint and lush, sensual depravity. A tale of incest as bland and grand as a creation myth sits alongside the story of a man accepting his own rape as he watches a stripper gyrate obliviously behind glass. From a character’s obsession with the...

Animals

Animals A Novel Don Le Pan It is more than one hundred years in the future and the horrors of factory farming combined with the widespread abuse of antibiotics have led to mass extinctions. The majority of all mammals, birds, and fish that humans have eaten for millennia no longer exist. Add to that an ever-widening gap between rich and poor and an over-taxed healthcare system. Those not fully capable—the...

At Dawn

Caught in a riptide of haphazard underemployment, at turns violent and unpredictable, suffering under a bad economy with no family or friends to speak of, Stratton Brown longs for the chance to escape his small-town past and build a new life. Is this all America has to offer its twentysomethings? He’ll soon have to figure out that beneath the gruff labor of building a new life lies the presence of something much more true: a way past his violent childhood and a new path to the American dream.

Awake!

Awake! A Reader for the Sleepless edited by Steven Lee Beeber Fiction (including previously unpublished stories by Aimee Bender and Arthur Bradford); essays (from Yale neurobiologists to Priscilla Becker) and the probably true fictions (like Jonathan Ames’s masturbation solution to insomnia); comics (Howard Cruse, Shannon Wheeler); poetry (Charles Simic, Rebecca Wolff)…even Davy Rothbart of Found...

Black Flies

Black Flies A Novel Shannon Burke A gritty and melancholic novel about a paramedic seeking both to escape from and dive deeper into the seamy world of nighttime Upper Manhattan in the early 1990′s. Novelist Shannon Burke earned stunning reviews for his debut book, Safelight, and now he returns with the same minimalist intensity in this arresting follow-up. Black Flies is the story of paramedic Ollie Cross and...

Bombshell

Bombshell is a feminist nuclear thriller set twenty-five years after the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, in which an alienated young Russian woman born in its shadow undertakes a road trip across the U.S., waging a guerrilla war against the nuclear industry and leaving in her wake a trail of destruction and assassinations.

Break of Noon

Break of Noon A Play By Neil LaBute What if God told you to be a better person but the world wouldn’t allow it?Such is the dilemma facing Joe Smith, a run-of-the-mill white-collar businessman who survives an office shooting and is subsequently touched by what he believes to be a divine vision. His journey toward personal enlightenment—past greed and lust and the other deadly sins—is, by turns, tense, hilarious,...

Broken Glass

Broken Glass Alain Mabanckou Alain Mabanckou’s riotous novel, BROKEN GLASS, centers on the patrons of a run-down bar in the Congo. In a country that appears to have forgotten the importance of remembering, a former schoolteacher and bar regular nicknamed Broken Glass has been elected to record their stories for posterity. But Broken Glass fails spectacularly at staying out of trouble as one denizen after another...

Bummer

Bummer And Other Stories Janice Shapiro The women featured in these stories have one thing in common: They’re having a terrible day.There’s the housewife so entranced by the pristine order of her neighbors’ belongings that she can’t stop herself from breaking into their homes. There’s the mother easing her young son through the trauma of a murder, suddenly confronted with the reappearance of his father. There’s the...

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