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A Theory of Small Earthquakes
“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.”
“Any woman who has fought the odds to make a happy, healthy family will relate to Alison Rose,...
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...
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,...
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
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...
American Genius, A Comedy
by Lynne Tillman
Pub date: October 2006
List price: $15.00
Paper • 6″x8.25″ • 320 pages
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...
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.
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...
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...
Burn, Christmas! Burn!!
Illustrated by Jeff Petersen
Burn, Christmas! Burn!! is a humorous Christmas book about Santa’s Elves who are tired of being third-rate drones in his oppressive sweatshop. Santa is greedy and old. Mrs. Claus is the crotchety and mean CFO. And Rudolph? He’s got a score to settle too. Years of backbreaking labor have finally done in the Elves’ patience. They’ve...
by Matthue Roth • Candy always had a million guys after her. Only, before, they never used GPS tracking and surveillance helicopters...
Children of the Sun
1970: Fourteen-year-old Tony becomes seduced by Britain’s neo-Nazi movement, sucked into a world of brutal racist violence and bizarre ritual. It’s an environment in which he must hide his sexuality, in which every encounter is potentially deadly.
2003: James is a young writer, living with his boyfriend. In search of a subject, he begins looking into the Far Right in...
A gonzo Confederacy of Dunces mixed with Sarah, Choir Boy combines off-kilter humor and its own brand of modern day magic in a rollicking, bittersweet story about growing up different.
Twelve year old Berry wants nothing more than to remain a choir boy. Choral music and the prospect of divinity thrill him. His fellow humans-from his feuding parents to the teenage transsexual prostitute...
A serial killer with a penchant for severed hands. A watch that runs backward and forward – at the same time. An Eastern European gangster known only as Rumplestiltskin. The Nazi invasion of Prague, Soviet-era Czech secret police, 16th century alchemy and black magic – mild-mannered American Lee Holloway never thought any of these would intrude upon his ordinary life.
Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk
Gabe is a teenage Jehovah’s Witness convinced God is going to kill him at Armageddon for masturbating.But Gabe’s not alone: there’s his best friend Peter, who writes swear words in the margins of his Watchtower during Kingdom Hall meetings; Jin, the Korean kid in the congregation, who subsists on Ho Hos and Doritos; and Camille, who follows Gabe...