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Complication

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

Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk Tony DuShane 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...

Cool for You

Cool for You Eileen Myles Cool For You traces the downbeat progress of an Irish-American girl through a series of stuttering efforts to leave home. Cool For You‘s tough-girl narrator wants to be an astronaut. Instead, she becomes a poet and takes us on a ferocious tour of low-end schools, pathetic jobs and unmade beds. This is a book hell-bent on telling the truth about poor women, how they do and do not get...

Everyone’s Pretty

Everyone’s Pretty A Novel Lydia Millet Dean Decetes, a pornographer with messianic delusions, spins out of control in Los Angelese, where he spends his time drinking himself into a stupor, getting beaten up by strangers he’s reckessly insulted, stealing credit cards to pay for sex, being arrested, begging favors, and mounting a PR campaign to make himself famous, with the help of a “loyal...

Fight Song

When his bicycle is intentionally run off the road by a neighbor’s SUV, something snaps in Bob Coffin. Modern suburban life has been getting him down and this is the last straw. To avoid following in his own father’s missteps, Bob is suddenly desperate to reconnect with his wife and his distant, distracted children. And he’s looking for any guidance he can get.

Ghosted

Ghosted A Novel By Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall Growing up, Mason Dubisee had a hundred future selves: Jedi. Cowboy. Jedi-cowboy, explorer, rock star, Sandinista-Gandhi-Hemingway-Indiana-Jones type thing. But at thirty, he must finally face the truth: He’s a drug-addled drifter, an aspiring novelist unable to move beyond lists of titles and themes. Desperate, he takes a job as “The Dogfather”—a downtown hot dog vendor....

Gone and Back Again

Gone and Back Again Jonathon Scott Fuqua Caley’s family is on the move again, dragging Caley, his brother Fulton, and his sister Louise all over the country. With each new home, Caley loses another part of himself. Finally, his family settles into a pathetic life in Ozarks, Missouri during the dead of winter. Depressed and confused, Caley attributes his problems to Star Trek, the strange moldy smell in his...

Heredity

Heredity Jenny Davidson Heredity tells the story of Elizabeth Mann, a young woman plagued by self-destructive habits, who thinks leaving New York will solve her problems. Taking a travel-writing assignment to London, she encounters the skeleton of the famous 18th-century criminal Jonathan Wild in an obscure museum. Elizabeth’s burgeoning preoccupation with the master thief is briefly interrupted by an encounter...

How the Dead Dream

How the Dead Dream Lydia Millet Devoted to money and to ideas of power and political ambition, entrepreneur and former frat boy T. wants to establish himself in real estate in Los Angeles, having spent his life to that point developing his childhood predeliction for charity scams into a highly profitable day-trading regime.His schemes, funded by both his own capital and that of a collection of rich, bored ignorant...

In the Course of Human Events

Clyde Twitty is a young man lost—stuck deep within the fast-settling muck of a dwindling rural Missouri town that has given up hope. Until he meets a fiercely charismatic patriarch named Jay Smalls, a man who exerts a kind of gravitational force—and breeds fierce purpose in those who find themselves caught in it. Un-rattled by the increasingly sinister racial undertones of Jay and his posse, Clyde is ushered down a path that takes a dark turn.

In Violet’s Wake

When Marshall VanDahmm’s wife Violet, married four times previously, informs him that she’s divorcing him, he promptly falls apart. She refuses to offer a reason for the divorce, and Marshall is utterly confused. Out of anger and desperation, he seeks out one of Violet’s exes, Costa Pavlos, with whom he’s convinced she’s been having an affair. Despite a rocky introduction, Marshall and Costa form a tentative friendship, and together they seek out Violet’s other exes.

Iris Has Free Time

The end of youth:
when childhood
is behind you,
and adulthood
remains just
out of reach

Jamestown

Jamestown A Novel Matthew Sharpe Set in the indeterminate but not too distant future, Jamestownchronicles a group of “settlers” (more like survivors) from the ravaged island of Manhattan, departing just as the Chrysler Building mysteriously collapses, heading down what’s left of I-95 in an armor-plated vehicle that’s half-schoolbus, half-Millenium Falcon. They are going to establish an...

Kara Was Here

Kara Was Here by William Conescu Pub date: November 2013 Price: US $15.95 / CAN $17.50 ISBN: 978-1-59376-533-0 Trade Paper • 6″ x 9″ • 272 pages When Kara dies unexpectedly in her sleep, three people begin retracing her steps Brad Mitchell’s life is falling apart. His marriage is in limbo, the woman he thought he would marry, Kara, died from an overdose, an old friend keeps trying to convince him that...

Keyhole Factory

Set in an alternate present that is a slightly, if dangerously, skewed version of our own, Keyhole Factory tracks the interwoven destinies of disparate characters up to and beyond the end of the world-as-we-know-it, brought on by a global super-virus. Part imaginative free-for-all and part deeply felt examination of isolation and survival, the individual lives in Keyhole Factory shine through the chaos in all their beauty and tragedy.

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