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The Pornographer’s Poem

The Pornographer’s Poem A Novel Michael Turner The Pornographer’s Poem is a first-hand account of the life of an unnamed pornographic filmmaker. At the age of sixteen, the narrator gets his first taste of adult cinema. Shortly before that, he shoots his first adult film, surreptitiously capturing his neighbors having sex on their back porch. From these linked experiences, he realizes that through...

The Saddest Little Robot

The Saddest Little Robot Brian Gage Illustrated by Kathryn Otoshi Snoot is a Drudgebot, and a confused one at that. He can’t figure out why the Halobots, who run Dome City, get so much extra light (all robots need light to survive). He thinks so much about this he gets easily distracted and is consequently the least productive of all robots. He is also oddly shaped and the others make fun of him. Curious about what...

The Salt God’s Daughter

Set in Long Beach, California, beginning in the 1970s, The Salt God’s Daughter follows Ruthie and her older sister Dolly as they struggle for survival in a place governed by an enchanted ocean and exotic folklore. Guided by a mother ruled by magical, elaborately-told stories of the full moons, the two girls are often homeless, often on their own, fiercely protective of each other, and unaware of how far they have drifted from traditional society as they carve a real life from their imagined stories.

The Sleeping Father

The Sleeping Father Matthew Sharpe A witty and painfully well-observed story of the collapse of an American family under the stress of psycho-pharmacology, race, religion, medicine and generational conflict. Matthew Sharpe was born in New York City during the Cuban Missile Crisis. A graduate of Oberlin College and Columbia University, he is the author of a novel and a short story collection. He has been teaching...

The Taqwacores

The Taqwacores A Novel Michael Muhammad Knight A Muslim punk house in Buffalo, New York, inhabited by burqa-wearing riot girls, mohawked Sufis, straightedge Sunnis, Shi’a skinheads, Indonesian skaters, Sudanese rude boys, gay Muslims, drunk Muslims, and feminists. Their living room hosts parties and prayers, with a hole smashed in the wall to indicate the direction of Mecca. Their life together mixes sex,...

Waterbaby

Waterbaby Cris Mazza As children, Tam and her older brother were training to be Olympic swimming champions. Pitted in a practice race against each other, Tam was out in front, proving that she had the superior skills, until she suddenly suffered her first epileptic seizure. Just as he passed her to win, Tam’s brother pulled her from the water, saving her life. He was dubbed a hero and his adult life continued with...

Whispering Bodies

Roy Belkin, a reclusive man, Internet troll, and neurotic ritualist begins each day with the task he calls The Service: visiting Christian chat-rooms to reply to user’s innocent questions with mocking answers. But everything changes the day Belkin returns to his apartment to find the building ablaze along with the suspected murder of the apartment building’s maintenance man…

Woman’s World

Woman’s World, A Novel Graham Rawle Norma Fontaine lives in a perfect woman’s world of handy tips and sensible advice. Whether it’s choosing the right foundation garment or practicing feminine allure through meticulous grooming, Norma measures life by the standards set in the magazines she reads. So when she bumps into Mr. Hands and he suggests taking tea at the Excella cafe how could she possibly...

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