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The Bad Mother
The Bad Mother
by Nancy Rommelmann
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A first novel by the award-winning journalist Nancy Rommelmann, The Bad Mother is set among Hollywood's transient population of street kids. The idea for this book grew out of Rommelmann's experiences chronicling the under-told stories of Hollywood's... (read more)

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Goodbye to the Nervous Apprehension
Goodbye to the Nervous Apprehension
by Michael Heald
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Across eleven essays, Michael Heald compulsively measures himself against men like Eli Manning, Ryan Gosling, and Stephen Malkmus, and always comes up short. After a decade of failed relationships, estranged siblings, and abandoned hopes, he may or may... (read more)

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Please Take Me off the Guest List
Please Take Me off the Guest List
by Nick Zinner and Zachary Lipez and Stacy Wakefield
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"For those who've never had the opportunity to party like a rock star and felt like they were missing out, Please Take Me Off the Guest List' may very well smooth over those regrets." --The New York Times T Magazine, Men's Fashion issue "It's a gorgeous... (read more)

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Notes from the Lightning God
Notes from the Lightning God
by John Schouten
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In the majestic Andes a civilization is torn apart by revolution, terror, murder and extortion. A rebel army vows to bring down a corrupt government, which is equally brutal in defending its own interests. Meanwhile defenseless peasants are swept up in... (read more)

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Shadowplay
Shadowplay
by Norman Lock
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Fiction. In Java, a master of the shadow-puppet theater seeks to possess--by his art--a woman, who perishes as though by the contagion of his unnatural desire. SHADOWPLAY is a meditation on story-telling as an act of seizure, a parable of obsession and... (read more)

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Play
Play
by Liz Waldner
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Poetry. Liz Waldner's eighth book PLAY, perhaps her most experimental since ETYM(BI)OLOGY, reads as a hybrid of poetry and theater in which two (or more) voices dialogue with each other, fluctuating between narrative, Sapphic threads and radiating... (read more)

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Poetry Slam: The Competitive Art of Performance Poetry
Poetry Slam: The Competitive Art of Performance Poetry
by Gary Glazner
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One of the really cool elements about this thorough collection of slam celebrities are the many sidebar articles about the logistics and history of the slam. These articles include tips on how to memorize your work, how to do your own spoken word tour... (read more)

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Zine Yearbook #9
Zine Yearbook #9
by Joe Biel
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The annual anthology of zine reprints now includes relevant articles about the year in zines - super fun zine fests, life changing experiences, amazing pen pal connections, and stories from people who hold zines dear to their hearts. It's a... (read more)

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Before You She Was a Pit Bull
Before You She Was a Pit Bull
by Elizabeth Ellen
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Elizabeth Ellen is one of the most thrilling writers to come out of the literary Internet scene. She writes boldly about her wayward characters — reckless women, cold-shouldered men, and unsupervised children. In her debut collection, Before You She... (read more)

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World Takes: Stories Designed to Amuse
World Takes: Stories Designed to Amuse
by Timmy Waldron
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Timmy Waldron takes readers on a wild ride through American's interior landscape in his debut short story collection World Takes. Waldron's sardonic, quirky wit introduces you to a high school loser literally branded for life, a fiercely dedicated... (read more)

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Gowanus Atropolis
Gowanus Atropolis
by Julian Brolaski
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Poetry. LGBT Studies. GOWANUS ATROPOLIS attempts to reconcile the toxicity of the titular Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn and the east river in "Manahatta" with the poet's search for the pastoral in New York City. A queer elegy for when language might have... (read more)

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69 Things to Do with a Dead Princess
69 Things to Do with a Dead Princess
by Stewart Home
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This is where the novel has a nervous breakdown. Anna Noon is a twenty-year-old student with a taste for perverse sex involving an enigmatic older man and a ventriloquist's dummy. Anna lives in Aberdeen, Scotland, and her sex life revolves around the... (read more)

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New Girl Law: Drafting a Future for Cambodia (Cambodia)
New Girl Law: Drafting a Future for Cambodia (Cambodia)
by Anne Elizabeth Moore
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The engrossing report on young Cambodian womens struggles for human rights and media justice continues in this follow-up to the critically acclaimed Cambodian Grrrl. This account explains how, in an attempt to help long-suffering Cambodian women in the... (read more)

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The Egg Said Nothing
The Egg Said Nothing
by Caris Omalley
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Meet Manny. He's your average shut-in with a penchant for late night television and looting local fountains for coins. With eight locks on his door and newspapers covering his windows, he's a more than a bit paranoid, too.His wasn't a great life, but it... (read more)

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Beauty Plus Pity
Beauty Plus Pity
by Kevin Chong
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"Beauty plus pity—that is the closest we can get to a definition of art."—Vladimir Nabokov In this tragicomic modern immigrant's tale, Malcolm Kwan is a slacker twentysomething Asian-Canadian living in Vancouver who is about to embark on a... (read more)

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Border Town
Border Town
by Hillel Wright
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Fiction. The Pynchonesque life, loves and legend of a female manga artist whose controversial comix story challenged the authority of the Emperor of Japan. "I enjoyed BORDER TOWN and the author's wry sense of humor. Its semiabsurdist tone reminded me of... (read more)

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An Old Junker: A Senior Represents
An Old Junker: A Senior Represents
by Howard Junker
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Fiction. Literary Nonfiction. AN OLD JUNKER is a rambling multi-genre first book—a blognovel, a proto-memoir, a novel of ideas, a coming-of-age narrative, a meta-parody whose rambling plot savages Dave Eggers and Jonathan Franzen and Richard... (read more)

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The Show That Smells (Little House on the Bowery)
The Show That Smells (Little House on the Bowery)
by Derek Mccormack
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“Derek McCormack has written a mini-masterpiece that keeps swelling with invention long after you’ve put it down.”—Guy Maddin, filmmaker “A hilarious, strange and altogether ghoulish little freak show of a book . . . A book... (read more)

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The Factory
The Factory
by Isabel Hilton
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Britain invented the factory -- Manchester was the world's first factory-city. Where are they now, and the world of work that went with them? The answer, mainly, is China. An issue devoted to how and where we made and make things. Featuring Isabel Hilton... (read more)

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Requiem
Requiem
by Teresa Carmody
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Fiction. REQUIEM by Teresa Carmody is a "folk opera, a lament for the unexamined life," writes editor and author David Ulin in his Introduction. In this short collection of fiction, a lonely man plainchants for the waitress he once stalked, a sonless... (read more)

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