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The First Bad Man: A Novel By Miranda July Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781439172575
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Published: Scribner - September 8th, 2015

This book is like getting on a rollercoaster and when it finishes clicking to its peak and begins its first big drop you’re told you have to jump into the car of a neighboring rollercoaster that’s whizzing by in the opposite direction and then you do that like seven more times and you keep thinking you may die but the thrill is so great that instead you just laugh and also weep and ultimately you get back to the ground safely so it was all worth it. In fact you’d even do it again.


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The Coin: A Novel By Yasmin Zaher Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781646222100
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Published: Catapult - July 9th, 2024

A slideshow of varying displays of restlessness; this novel is shifty beneath this character’s shiny exoskeleton; a politically charged, sparse, sexually fraught dissection of self. What is the surface? What is the shield? if you split the cavity of your body open and looked in the mirror what would you find?

"There is no excess, the mosquito is as essential as the chimney, the tea bag will be reborn an eagle."


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Pitch Dark (NYRB Classics) By Renata Adler, Muriel Spark (Afterword by) Cover Image
By Renata Adler, Muriel Spark (Afterword by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781590176146
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Published: NYRB Classics - March 19th, 2013

Under the guise of the story of a crumbling love affair, Adler transcends novelistic form in a work full of deeply thoughtful passages that meander til they bite. Humorous, melancholy, painfully true, simple, Adler uses her journalistic eye and mastery of language to create a series of revelations that only become obvious through her unique lens.

LET ME DIE UPON THE STOVE!!!


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Faith, Hope and Carnage By Nick Cave, Seán O'Hagan Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781250872463
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Published: Picador - September 19th, 2023

Nick Cave made me believe in God.


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A Certain Hunger By Chelsea G. Summers Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781951213435
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Published: Unnamed Press - October 18th, 2021

Good sex, better food, murder. Add food critic Dorothy Daniels to your list of prolifically unhinged female protagonists, stat.


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Open Water By Caleb Azumah Nelson Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802157942
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Published: Grove Press, Black Cat - April 13th, 2021

Have you ever experienced the agonizing, splintering pain that is being in love with your best friend? Would you like to relive it?

This book is poetry of an indescribable degree.


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Nightcrawling: A novel By Leila Mottley Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593318935
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Published: Knopf - June 7th, 2022

Strong stomachs required; The perfect poetic, gut-wrenching balance of grit and heart. Mottley has proven to be an exciting new (queer) voice in fiction with this debut novel. HBO limited series when???


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Habilis By Alyssa Quinn Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781950539475
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Published: Dzanc Books - September 13th, 2022

This book feels like a cold glass of ice water to the face in the middle of a deep sleep. A stark examination of the human condition both past and present for anthropologists, absurdists, and Beatles fans alike.