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The Selected Works of Abdullah the Cossack
$16.00
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"H.M. Naqvi is a superb stylist and writes like a poet. With careful attention to details and with enormous patience he presents a world that is at once fascinating and familiar. The Selected Works of Abdullah the Cossack is completely original in form and sensibility."--Ha Jin, winner of the National Book Award

Winner of the inaugural DSC Prize for South Asian Literature, H.M. Naqvi follows his critically-lauded debut Home Boy with The Selected Works of Abdullah the Cossack, an enthralling novel about one unforgettable and gloriously unaccomplished man, his impending death, and the history and life of his bustling, shape-shifting city.

Abdullah, bachelor and scion of a once prominent family, awakes on the morning of his seventieth birthday and considers launching himself over the balcony. Having spent years attempting to compile a "mythopoetic legacy" of his beloved Karachi, the cosmopolitan heart of Pakistan, Abdullah has lost his zeal. A surprise invitation for a night out from his old friend Felix Pinto snaps Abdullah out of his funk, and saddles him with a ward--Pinto's adolescent grandson Bosco. As Abdullah plays mentor to Bosco, he also attracts the romantic attentions of Jugnu, an enigmatic siren with links to the mob. All the while Abdullah's brothers' plot to evict him from the family estate. Now he must to try to save his home--or face losing his last connection to his familial past. Anarchic, erudite, and rollicking, with a septuagenarian protagonist like no other, The Selected Works of Abdullah the Cossack is a joyride of a story set against a kaleidoscopic portrait of one of the world's most vibrant cities.

ISBN
9780802128942
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Naqvi, Hm
Publisher
Grove Press, Black Cat
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Thirty-Seven: A Novel
$16.95
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The Survivors, their members known only by the order in which they joined, live alone in a rural Colorado mansion. They believe that sickness bears honesty, and that honesty bears change. Fueled by the ritualized Cytoxan treatments that leave them on the verge of death, they instigate the Day of Gifts, a day that spells shocking violence and the group's demise.

Enter Mason Hues, formerly known as Thirty-Seven, the group's final member and the only one both alive and free. Eighteen years old and living in a spartan apartment after his release from a year of intensive mental health counseling, he takes a job at a thrift shop and expects to while away his days as quietly and unobtrusively as possible.

But when his enigmatic boss Talley learns his secret, she comes to believe that there is still hope in the Survivor philosophy. She pushes Mason to start the group over again--this time with himself as One.

Part Fight Club, part The Girls, and entirely unlike anything you've ever experienced, Peter Stenson's Thirty-Seven is an audacious and austere novel that explores our need to belong. Our need to be loved. Our need to believe in something greater than ourselves, and ultimately our capacity for self-delusion.

ISBN
9781945814860
By
Stenson, Peter
Publisher
Dzanc Books
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A Girl in Exile: Requiem for Linda B.
$16.95
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A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

"Erotic, paranoiac and lightly fantastical." --The Wall Street Journal

"Ismail Kadare's readers are astonished every year when the Nobel committee overlooks him. . . . A Girl in Exile, published in Albanian in 2009, may rekindle the worldwide hopes." --The New York Times Book Review

During the bureaucratic machinery of Albania's 1945-1991 dictatorship, playwright Rudian Stefa is called in for questioning by the Party Committee. A girl--Linda B.--has been found dead, with a signed copy of his latest book in her possession.

He soon learns that Linda's family, considered suspect, was exiled to a small town far from the capital. Under the influence of a paranoid regime, Rudian finds himself swept along on a surreal quest to discover what really happened to Linda B.

"At a time when parts of the world are indulging nostalgia for communism, Kadare's novel confronts the infuriating impossibility of art in an autocratic, anti-individualist system." --The Washington Post

"A Girl in Exile confirms Kadare to be the best writer at work today who remembers--almost aggressively so, refusing to forget--European totalitarianism." --The New Republic

ISBN
9781640091634
By
Kadare, Ismail
Publisher
Counterpoint
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New
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9781640091634
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Fiction
Last Night in Nuuk
$16.00
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The highly acclaimed debut from an author profiled by the New Yorker as her country's "unlikely literary star," Last Night in Nuuk follows the lives of five young Greenlanders exploring their identities at the cusp of adulthood.

Niviaq Korneliussen is a ground-breaking young writer hailed for creating "[her] own genre" (Politiken, Denmark) in her witty and fearless debut Last Night in Nuuk. A work of daring invention about young life in Greenland, Korneliussen brilliantly weaves together the coming of age of five young people in the capital city, Nuuk. Fia has recently sworn off sausage (men) only to discover that the woman she wants is unavailable. Arnaq struggles to cope with her past as her hard-partying life spirals out of control and she betrays those she loves most. Inuk, Fia's brother, is forced to escape Greenland after political scandal implicates him, and confronts the true meaning of home. Meanwhile, Ivik and Sara must confront an important transition in their relationship. In a collection of blurry nights and bleary mornings after, Korneliussen creates a Greenlandic literature unlike any we have known before--young, urbane, stream-of-consciousness, studded with textspeak and delirious with nightlife.

With vibrant imagery and daring prose, Korneliussen writes unforgettably about finding yourself and growing into the person you were meant to be. A stunning debut from a brave new voice, Last Night in Nuuk is a dashing entrance onto the literary scene and establishes her as a voice that cannot be ignored.

ISBN
9780802128775
By
Korneliussen, Niviaq
Publisher
Grove Press, Black Cat
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New
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9780802128775
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Fiction
The Handsome Monk and Other Stories (Weatherhead Books on Asia)
$20.00
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Tsering Döndrup is one of the most popular and critically acclaimed authors writing in Tibetan today. In a distinct voice rich in black humor and irony, he describes the lives of Tibetans in contemporary China with wit, empathy, and a passionate sense of justice. The Handsome Monk and Other Stories brings together short stories from across Tsering Döndrup's career to create a panorama of Tibetan society.

With a love for the sparse yet vivid language of traditional Tibetan life, Tsering Döndrup tells tales of hypocritical lamas, crooked officials, violent conflicts, and loyal yaks. His nomad characters find themselves in scenarios that are at once strange and familiar, satirical yet poignant. The stories are set in the fictional county of Tsezhung, where Tsering Döndrup's characters live their lives against the striking backdrop of Tibet's natural landscape and go about their daily business to the ever-present rhythms of Tibetan religious life. Tsering Döndrup confronts pressing issues: the corruption of religious institutions; the indignities and injustices of Chinese rule; poverty and social ills such as gambling and alcoholism; and the hardships of a minority group struggling to maintain its identity in the face of overwhelming odds. Ranging in style from playful updates of traditional storytelling techniques to narrative experimentation, Tsering Döndrup's tales pay tribute to the resilience of Tibetan culture.

ISBN
9780231190237
By
Dondrup, Tsering
Publisher
Columbia University Press
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New
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9780231190237
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Fiction
Resistance
$15.95
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'My brother is adopted, but I can't say and don't want to say that my brother is adopted. If I say this, if I speak these words that I have long taken care to silence, I reduce my brother to a single categorical condition, a single essential attribute...'

A young couple, involved in the struggle against the military dictatorship in 1970s Argentina, must flee the country. The brutality and terror of the regime is closing in around them. Friends are being 'disappeared'. Their names are on a list. Time is running out. When they leave, they take with them their infant son, adopted after years of trying for a child without success. They build a new life in Brazil and things change radically. The family grows as the couple have two more children: a son and a daughter.

Resistance unfolds as an intimate portrayal of the formation of a family under extraordinary circumstances, told from the point of view of the youngest child. It's an examination of identity, of family bonds, of the different forms that exile can take, of what it means to belong to a place, to a family, to your own past.

Already the winner of numerous international prizes, Resistance demonstrates remarkable courage and skill by one of Brazil's rising literary stars.

  • Winner of the Jabuti Award for Book of the Year (Brazil)
  • Winner of the Oceanos Prize for Literature in Portuguese 2016
  • Winner of the José Saramago Literary Prize 2017 (Portugal)
  • Winner of the Anna Seghers Prize 2018 (Germany)
  • Recently longlisted for the 2019 Republic of Consciousness Prize (UK - final results yet to be announced)
  • 'A brilliant achievement.' Le Monde

    Named in The Guardian's'Best fiction for 2018'

    ISBN
    9781999859329
    By
    Fuks, Julian
    Publisher
    Charco Press
    Item Condition
    New
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    New from publisher.
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    9781999859329
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    Fiction
    One Part Woman
    $16.00
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    Selling over 100,000 copies in India, where it was published first in the original Tamil and then in a celebrated translation by Penguin India, Perumal Murugan's One Part Woman has become a cult phenomenon in the subcontinent, captivating Indian readers and jump-starting conversations about caste and female empowerment. Set in South India during the British colonial period but with powerful resonance to the present day, One Part Woman tells the story of a couple, Kali and Ponna, who are unable to conceive, much to the concern of their families--and the crowing amusement of Kali's male friends. Kali and Ponna try anything to have a child, including making offerings at different temples, atoning for past misdeeds of dead family members, and even circumambulating a mountain supposed to cure barren women, but all to no avail.

    A more radical plan is required, and the annual chariot festival, a celebration of the god Maadhorubaagan, who is one part woman, one part man, may provide the answer. On the eighteenth night of the festival, the festivities culminate in a carnival, and on that night the rules of marriage are suspended, and consensual sex between any man and woman is permitted. The festival may be the solution to Kali and Ponna's problem, but it soon threatens to drive the couple apart as much as to bring them together. Wryly amusing, fable-like, and deeply poignant, One Part Woman is a powerful exploration of a loving marriage strained by the expectations of others, and an attack on the rigid rules of caste and tradition that continue to constrict opportunity and happiness today.

    ISBN
    9780802128805
    By
    Murugan, Perumal
    Publisher
    Grove Press, Black Cat
    Item Condition
    New
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    New from publisher.
    Item SKU
    9780802128805
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    Fiction
    The Deeper the Water the Uglier the Fish
    $16.99
    Description

    *2018 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist
    *Longlisted for The Crook's Corner Book Prize
    *Longlisted for the 2019 VCU Cabell First Novelist Award
    *A Best Book of 2018
    --Kirkus Reviews, BuzzFeed News, Entropy, LitReactor, LitHub
    *35 Over 35 Award 2018
    *One of the Most Anticipated Books of the Fall --Vulture, Harper's BAZAAR, BuzzFeed News, Publishers Weekly, The Millions, Bustle, Fast Company

    It's 16-year-old Edie who finds their mother Marianne dangling in the living room from an old jump rope, puddle of urine on the floor, barely alive. Upstairs, 14-year-old Mae had fallen into one of her trances, often a result of feeling too closely attuned to her mother's dark moods. After Marianne is unwillingly admitted to a mental hospital, Edie and Mae are forced to move from their childhood home in Louisiana to New York to live with their estranged father, Dennis, a former civil rights activist and literary figure on the other side of success.

    The girls, grieving and homesick, are at first wary of their father's affection, but soon Mae and Edie's close relationship begins to fall apart--Edie remains fiercely loyal to Marianne, convinced that Dennis is responsible for her mother's downfall, while Mae, suffocated by her striking resemblances to her mother, feels pulled toward their father. The girls move in increasingly opposing and destructive directions as they struggle to cope with outsized pain, and as the history of Dennis and Marianne's romantic past clicks into focus, the family fractures further.

    Moving through a selection of first-person accounts and written with a sinister sense of humor, The Deeper the Water the Uglier the Fish powerfully captures the quiet torment of two sisters craving the attention of a parent they can't, and shouldn't, have to themselves. In this captivating debut, Katya Apekina disquietingly crooks the lines between fact and fantasy, between escape and freedom, and between love and obsession.

    "The structure, characters and storyline are all refreshingly original, and the writing is nothing short of gorgeous. It's a stunningly accomplished book, and Apekina isn't afraid to grab her readers by the hand and take them to some very dark and very beautiful places."
    --Michael Schaub, NPR

    ISBN
    9781937512750
    By
    Apekina, Katya
    Publisher
    Two Dollar Radio
    Item Condition
    New
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    New from publisher.
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    9781937512750
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    Fiction
    SPRAWL
    $18.00
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    "SPRAWL in fact does not sprawl at all; rather, it radiates with control and fresh, strange reflection." --Bookforum

    "Reads as if Gertrude Stein channeled Alice B. Toklas writing an Arcades Project set in contemporary suburbia." --The Believer

    When Danielle Dutton's SPRAWL first broke upon the world in 2010, critics likened it to collage, a poetics of the suburbs, a literal unpacking of et cetera. This updated edition, with a new afterword by Renee Gladman, reopens the space of SPRAWL's "fierce, careful composition"--as Bookforum wrote--"which changes the ordinary into the wonderful and odd."

    Today I fell asleep in the tall grass near the old train station. It was a complete picture. A fashionable park. Yet the picture had its sordid and selfish aspect. I can't seem to say what I mean, Mrs. Barbauld, but with some urgency I mean to inform you what a triumph the big city has become. I am a secular individual but even I can feel the shift in the horizon utterly alien to the constitution of things, the habitual. Sincerely, etc. I move in shade on the edge of a parking lot under walnut trees in the early morning around the edge of a curve in an accidental manner. I walk the sidewalk and ripple the surface of it. From this condition I have a view of the world.

    Danielle Dutton is the author of Margaret the First, SPRAWL, and Attempts at a Life. Her writing has also appeared or is forthcoming in The Paris Review, Harper's, The White Review, Fence, BOMB, and others. She is on the faculty of the writing program at Washington University in St. Louis and is co-founder and editor of the feminist press Dorothy, a publishing project.

    ISBN
    9781940696775
    By
    Dutton, Danielle
    Publisher
    Wave Books
    Item Condition
    New
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    New from publisher.
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    9781940696775
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    Fiction
    Arkady
    $16.95
    Description
    Brothers Jackson and Frank live on the margins of a big urban sprawl. From abandoned tower blocks to gleaming skyscrapers, their city is brutal, beautiful and divided. As tensions bubble to the surface and the teeming metropolis is pushed to the brink, the young brothers sail off in search of the Red Citadel and its promise of another way of life. A portrait of modern urban living, Patrick Langley's debut Arkady is a brilliant coming-of-age novel as brimming with vitality as the city itself.
    ISBN
    9781910695517
    By
    Langley, Patrick
    Publisher
    Fitzcarraldo Editions
    Item Condition
    New
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    New from publisher.
    Item SKU
    9781910695517
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    Fiction
    Improvement: A Novel
    $16.95
    Description
    WINNER FOR THE 2018 PEN/FAULKNER AWARD FOR FICTION

    WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR FICTION

    AUTHOR IS THE WINNER OF THE 2018 PEN/MALAMUD AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE SHORT STORY

    Named 1 of 6 New Paperbacks You Should Read in August by Vulture
    Named 1 of 10 Top Fiction Titles of 2017 by the Wall Street Journal
    Named 1 of 50 Notable Works of Fiction in 2017 by The Washington Post
    A New York Times Book Review Paperback Row Selection
    A Newsday Best Book of 2017
    A Kirkus Best Book of 2017
    A New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice

    One of our most gifted writers of fiction returns with a bold and piercing novel about a young single mother living in New York, her eccentric aunt, and the decisions they make that have unexpected implications for the world around them.

    Reyna knows her relationship with Boyd isn't perfect, yet as she visits him throughout his three-month stint at Rikers Island, their bond grows tighter. Kiki, now settled in the East Village after a journey that took her to Turkey and around the world, admires her niece's spirit but worries that she always picks the wrong man. Little does she know that the otherwise honorable Boyd is pulling Reyna into a cigarette smuggling scheme, across state lines, where he could risk violating probation. When Reyna ultimately decides to remove herself for the sake of her four-year-old child, her small act of resistance sets into motion a tapestry of events that affect the lives of loved ones and strangers around them.

    A novel that examines conviction, connection, and the possibility of generosity in the face of loss, Improvement is as intricately woven together as Kiki's beloved Turkish rugs, as colorful as the tattoos decorating Reyna's body, with narrative twists and turns as surprising and unexpected as the lives all around us. The Boston Globe says of Joan Silber: "No other writer can make a few small decisions ripple across the globe, and across time, with more subtlety and power." Improvement is Silber's most shining achievement yet.

    "This is a novel of richness and wisdom and huge pleasure. Silber knows, and reveals, how close we live to the abyss, but she also revels in joy, particularly the joy that comes from intimate relationships . . . [A] perfectly balanced mix of celebration and wryness." --The New York Times Book Review

    "[I]t feels vital to love Silber's work. . . Now is the moment to appreciate that she is here, in our midst: our country's own Alice Munro. Silber's great theme as a writer is the way in which humans are separated from their intentions, by desires, ideas, time. . . Like Grace Paley and Lucia Berlin, she's a master of talking a story past its easiest meaning; like Munro, a master of the compression and dilation of time, what time and nothing else can reveal to people about themselves." --Washington Post

    ISBN
    9781640091139
    By
    Silber, Joan
    Publisher
    Counterpoint
    Item Condition
    New
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    New from publisher.
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    9781640091139
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    Fiction
    Pretty Things
    $17.95
    Description

    Claudine has always been pretty and Pauline has always been ugly. But when Claudine wants to become famous, she enlists gloomy Pauline--with her angelic voice--into pretending they're the same person. Yet just as things take off, Claudine commits suicide. Pauline hatches a new scheme, pulling on her dead sister's identity, inhabiting her apartment, and reading her mail. As the impersonation continues, Pauline slowly realizes that the cost of femininity is to dazzle on the outside while rotting away on the inside--and that womanhood is what ultimately killed her sister.

    ISBN
    9781936932276
    By
    Despentes, Virginie
    Publisher
    The Feminist Press at CUNY
    Item Condition
    New
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    New from publisher.
    Item SKU
    9781936932276
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    Fiction
    People in the Room
    $15.95
    Description
    A young woman in Buenos Aires spies three women in the house across the street from her family's home. Intrigued, she begins to watch them. She imagines them as accomplices to an unknown crime, as troubled spinsters contemplating suicide, or as players in an affair with dark and mysterious consequences. Lange's imaginative excesses and almost hallucinatory images make this uncanny exploration of desire, domestic space, voyeurism and female isolation a twentieth century masterpiece. Too long viewed as Borges's muse, Lange is today recognized in the Spanish-speaking world as a great writer and is here translated into English for the first time, to be read alongside Virginia Woolf, Clarice Lispector and Marguerite Duras.
    ISBN
    9781911508229
    By
    Lange, Norah
    Publisher
    And Other Stories
    Item Condition
    New
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    New from publisher.
    Item SKU
    9781911508229
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    Fiction
    Darker With the Lights On
    $15.95
    Description

    "Here are stories to read again and again. Here is language to live in. David Hayden is a serious force."--Sam Lipsyte, author of The Fun Parts

    Driven hypnotically forward by a powerful, deeply felt narrative force, the stories in this debut collection pull off that rare trick of captivating the reader, while twisting the form into truly new shapes. With an imagist's flair for photographic observation and unsettling, often startling, emotional landscapes, Darker With the Lights On introduces a mesmeric new literary talent with seismic potential.

    ISBN
    9781945492112
    By
    Hayden, David
    Publisher
    Transit Books
    Item Condition
    New
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    New from publisher.
    Item SKU
    9781945492112
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    Fiction
    Companions
    $20.00
    Description
    Camilla, Charles, Alma, Edward, Alwilda and Kristian are a circle of friends hurtling through mid-life. Structured as a series of monologues jumping from one friend to the next, Companions follows their loves, ambitions, pains and anxieties as they age, fall sick, have affairs, grieve, host dinner parties and move between the Lake District, Berlin, Lisbon, Belgrade, Mozambique, New York and, of course, Denmark. In her first book to be translated into English, Christina Hesselholdt explores everyday life, the weight of the past and the difficulty of intimacy in a uniquely playful and experimental style. At once deeply comic and remarkably insightful, Companions is an exhilarating portrait of life in the twenty-first century.
    ISBN
    9781910695333
    By
    Hesselholdt, Christina
    Publisher
    Fitzcarraldo Editions
    Item Condition
    New
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    New from publisher.
    Item SKU
    9781910695333
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    Fiction
    Fox
    $16.95
    Description
    A Best Book of 2018 at Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, and the New Statesman

    Fox is the story of literary footnotes and "minor" characters--unnoticed people propelled into timelessness through the biographies and novels of others. With Ugresic's characteristic wit, Fox takes us from Russia to Japan, through Balkan minefields and American road trips, and from the 1920s to the present, as it explores the power of storytelling and literary invention, betrayal, and the randomness of human lives.

    ISBN
    9781940953762
    By
    Ugresic, Dubravka
    Publisher
    Open Letter
    Item Condition
    New
    About This Product
    New from publisher.
    Item SKU
    9781940953762
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    Fiction
    Mary Toft; or, The Rabbit Queen: A Novel
    $27.95
    Description
    In 1726, in the town of Godalming, England, a woman confounded the nation's medical community by giving birth to seventeen rabbits. This astonishing true story is the basis for Dexter Palmer's stunning, powerfully evocative new novel.

    Surgeon's apprentice Zachary Walsh knows that his master, John Howard, prides himself on his rationality. But John cannot explain how or why Mary Toft, the wife of a local journeyman, has managed to give birth to a dead rabbit. When this singular event be-comes a regular occurrence, John and Zach-ary realize that nothing in their experience as rural physicians has prepared them to deal with a situation like this--strange, troubling, and possibly miraculous. John contacts sev-eral of London's finest surgeons, three of whom soon arrive in Godalming to observe, argue, and perhaps use the case to cultivate their own fame.

    When King George I learns of Mary's plight, she and her doctors are summoned to London, where Zachary experiences a world far removed from his small-town ex-istence and is exposed to some of the dark-est corners of the human soul. All the while Mary lies in bed, as doubts begin to blossom among her caretakers and a growing group of onlookers waits with impatience for an-other birth, another miracle.

    ISBN
    9781101871935
    By
    Palmer, Dexter
    Publisher
    Pantheon
    Item Condition
    New
    About This Product
    New from publisher.
    Item SKU
    9781101871935
    Location
    Fiction
    This Is Pleasure: A Story
    $18.00
    Description
    Starting with Bad Behavior in the 1980s, Mary Gaitskill has been writing about gender relations with searing, even prophetic honesty. In This Is Pleasure, she considers our present moment through the lens of a particular #MeToo incident.

    The effervescent, well-dressed Quin, a successful book editor and fixture on the New York arts scene, has been accused of repeated unforgivable transgressions toward women in his orbit. But are they unforgivable? And who has the right to forgive him? To Quin's friend Margot, the wrongdoing is less clear. Alternating Quin's and Margot's voices and perspectives, Gaitskill creates a nuanced tragicomedy, one that reveals her characters as whole persons--hurtful and hurting, infuriating and touching, and always deeply recognizable.

    Gaitskill has said that fiction is the only way that she could approach this subject because it is too emotionally faceted to treat in the more rational essay form. Her compliment to her characters--and to her readers--is that they are unvarnished and real. Her belief in our ability to understand them, even when we don't always admire them, is a gesture of humanity from one of our greatest contemporary writers.

    ISBN
    9781524749132
    By
    Gaitskill, Mary
    Publisher
    Pantheon
    Item Condition
    New
    About This Product
    New from publisher.
    Item SKU
    9781524749132
    Location
    Fiction
    Exhalation: Stories
    $25.95
    Description
    A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    "Exhalation by Ted Chiang is a collection of short stories that will make you think, grapple with big questions, and feel more human. The best kind of science fiction." --Barack Obama

    From the acclaimed author of Stories of Your Life and Others--the basis for the Academy Award -nominated film Arrival a groundbreaking new collection of short fiction.

    "THE UNIVERSE BEGAN AS AN ENORMOUS BREATH BEING HELD."

    In these nine stunningly original, provocative, and poignant stories, Ted Chiang tackles some of humanity's oldest questions along with new quandaries only he could imagine.

    In "The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate," a portal through time forces a fabric seller in ancient Baghdad to grapple with past mistakes and second chances. In "Exhalation," an alien scientist makes a shocking discovery with ramifications that are literally universal. In "Anxiety Is the Dizziness of Freedom," the ability to glimpse into alternate universes necessitates a radically new examination of the concepts of choice and free will.

    Including stories being published for the first time as well as some of his rare and classic uncollected work, Exhalation is Ted Chiang at his best: profound, sympathetic--revelatory.

    ISBN
    9781101947883
    By
    Chiang, Ted
    Publisher
    Knopf
    Item Condition
    New
    About This Product
    New from publisher.
    Item SKU
    9781101947883
    Location
    Fiction
    Happening (World Literature in Translation)
    $12.95
    Description
    In 1963, Annie Ernaux, 23 and unattached, realizes she is pregnant. Shame arises in her like a plague: Understanding that her pregnancy will mark her and her family as social failures, she knows she cannot keep that child.
    This is the story, written forty years later, of a trauma Ernaux never overcame. In a France where abortion was illegal, she attempted, in vain, to self-administer the abortion with a knitting needle. Fearful and desperate, she finally located an abortionist, and ends up in a hospital emergency ward where she nearly dies.
    In Happening, Ernaux sifts through her memories and her journal entries dating from those days. Clearly, cleanly, she gleans the meanings of her experience.
    ISBN
    9781609809485
    By
    Ernaux, Annie
    Publisher
    Seven Stories Press
    Item Condition
    New
    About This Product
    New from publisher.
    Item SKU
    9781609809485
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    Memoir
    Sea Prayer
    $15.00
    Description
    NEW YORK TIMES bestseller

    An illustrated book on the refugee crisis that will break your heart in under 48 pages, from the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns, and And the Mountains Echoed. A meaningful read to gift this holiday season.

    "Intensely moving. . .Powerfully evocative of the plight in which displaced populations find themselves."- Kirkus, STARRED Review

    "Hosseini's story, aimed at readers of all ages, does not dwell on nightmarish fates; instead, its emotional power flows from the love of a father for his son."- Publishers Weekly, STARRED BOX Review

    A short, powerful, illustrated book written by beloved novelist Khaled Hosseini in response to the current refugee crisis, Sea Prayer is composed in the form of a letter, from a father to his son, on the eve of their journey. Watching over his sleeping son, the father reflects on the dangerous sea-crossing that lies before them. It is also a vivid portrait of their life in Homs, Syria, before the war, and of that city's swift transformation from a home into a deadly war zone.

    Impelled to write this story by the haunting image of young Alan Kurdi, the three-year-old Syrian boy whose body washed upon the beach in Turkey in September 2015, Hosseini hopes to pay tribute to the millions of families, like Kurdi's, who have been splintered and forced from home by war and persecution, and he will donate author proceeds from this book to the UNHCR (the UN Refugee Agency) and The Khaled Hosseini Foundation to help fund lifesaving relief efforts to help refugees around the globe.

    Khaled Hosseini is one of the most widely read writers in the world, with more than fifty-five million copies of his novels sold worldwide in more than seventy countries. Hosseini is also a Goodwill Envoy to the UNHCR, and the founder of The Khaled Hosseini Foundation, a nonprofit that provides humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan.

    ISBN
    9780525539094
    By
    Hosseini, Khaled
    Publisher
    Riverhead Books
    Item Condition
    New
    About This Product
    New from publisher.
    Item SKU
    9780525539094
    Location
    Children's
    Split Tooth
    $16.99
    Description
    Longlisted for the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize
    Shortlisted for the 2019 Amazon First Novel Award
    Shortlisted for the 2019 Kobo Emerging Writer Prize
    Winner of the 2019 Indigenous Voices Award for Published Prose in English
    Winner of the 2018 Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design - Prose Fiction
    Longlisted for the 2019 Sunburst Award

    From the internationally acclaimed Inuit throat singer who has dazzled and enthralled the world with music it had never heard before, a fierce, tender, heartbreaking story unlike anything you've ever read.

    Fact can be as strange as fiction. It can also be as dark, as violent, as rapturous. In the end, there may be no difference between them.

    A girl grows up in Nunavut in the 1970s. She knows joy, and friendship, and parents' love. She knows boredom, and listlessness, and bullying. She knows the tedium of the everyday world, and the raw, amoral power of the ice and sky, the seductive energy of the animal world. She knows the ravages of alcohol, and violence at the hands of those she should be able to trust. She sees the spirits that surround her, and the immense power that dwarfs all of us.

    When she becomes pregnant, she must navigate all this.

    Veering back and forth between the grittiest features of a small arctic town, the electrifying proximity of the world of animals, and ravishing world of myth, Tanya Tagaq explores a world where the distinctions between good and evil, animal and human, victim and transgressor, real and imagined lose their meaning, but the guiding power of love remains.

    Haunting, brooding, exhilarating, and tender all at once, Tagaq moves effortlessly between fiction and memoir, myth and reality, poetry and prose, and conjures a world and a heroine readers will never forget.

    ISBN
    9780143198055
    By
    Tagaq, Tanya
    Publisher
    Penguin Canada
    Item Condition
    New
    About This Product
    New from publisher.
    Item SKU
    9780143198055
    Location
    Fiction
    Nada (New York Review Books Classics)
    $15.95
    Description
    This tour de force political thriller, told in Manchette's signature noir style, follows a group of far left extremists in the throes of post-1968 disillusionment.

    The thrill of 1968 is long over, and the heavy fog of the 1970s has settled in. In Paris, however, the Nada gang--or groupuscule--still retains a militant attachment to its revolutionary dreams. Bringing together an anarchist orphaned by the Spanish Civil War, a Communist veteran of the French resistance, a frustrated high-school teacher of philosophy, a timid office worker, a terminal alcoholic, and one uncompromising young woman with a house in the country, Nada sets out to kidnap the American ambassador and issue a call to arms.

    What could possibly go wrong?

    ISBN
    9781681373171
    By
    Manchette, Jean-Patrick
    Publisher
    NYRB Classics
    Item Condition
    New
    About This Product
    New from publisher.
    Item SKU
    9781681373171
    Location
    Fiction
    Message from the Shadows: Selected Stories
    $18.00
    Description
    This new, expanded collection of Antonio Tabucchi's stories collects the best short fiction from the Italian author recognized as one of the masters of the form.

    Message From the Shadows is a new collection featuring Antonio Tabucchi's finest short stories, spanning the breadth of his career. These playful tales explore Tabucchi's signature themes, from his inventive, lyrical meditations on language, art, and philosophy, to his fascination with the passage of time, and the mystery of storytelling.

    ISBN
    9781939810151
    By
    Tabucchi, Antonio
    Publisher
    Archipelago
    Item Condition
    New
    About This Product
    New from publisher.
    Item SKU
    9781939810151
    Location
    Fiction
    The Silence of the Girls: A Novel
    $16.95
    Description
    A Washington Post Notable Book
    One of the Best Books of the Year: NPR, The Economist, Financial Times

    Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award
    Finalist for the Women's Prize for Fiction

    Here is the story of the Iliad as we've never heard it before: in the words of Briseis, Trojan queen and captive of Achilles. Given only a few words in Homer's epic and largely erased by history, she is nonetheless a pivotal figure in the Trojan War. In these pages she comes fully to life: wry, watchful, forging connections among her fellow female prisoners even as she is caught between Greece's two most powerful warriors. Her story pulls back the veil on the thousands of women who lived behind the scenes of the Greek army camp--concubines, nurses, prostitutes, the women who lay out the dead--as gods and mortals spar, and as a legendary war hurtles toward its inevitable conclusion. Brilliantly written, filled with moments of terror and beauty, The Silence of the Girls gives voice to an extraordinary woman--and makes an ancient story new again.

    ISBN
    9780525564102
    By
    Barker, Pat
    Publisher
    Anchor
    Item Condition
    New
    About This Product
    New from publisher.
    Item SKU
    9780525564102
    Location
    Fiction