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Fen

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ISBN: 9781555977740
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Published: Graywolf Press - May 2nd, 2017

If Karen Russell wrote stories set in the wilds of rural England rather than rural Florida, you might get something like Daisy Johnson's Fen--strange stories of girls growing up and on the outskirts of an unwelcoming world. Johnson writes with a cutting voice, elegantly dissecting daily injustices and incremental brutalizations, and the transformations women make to survive.


A Sudden Appearance of Hope

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ISBN: 9780316335966
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Published: Redhook - January 24th, 2017

What do you do when you're forgotten by everyone you've ever met, from your parents down to the person you just spoke to five minutes ago? This is the life of Hope Arden, a woman incapable of ever being remembered once she's out of sight. Naturally, she becomes an international jewel thief. This is a solid fun-but-not-frivolous novel, one part techno-thriller, one part meditation on the meaning of identity in the face of obscurity or conformity.

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What it Means When a Man Falls From the Sky

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ISBN: 9780735211025
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Published: Riverhead Books - April 4th, 2017

With her focus on complex and often tragically damaged parent/daughter relationships, Arimah delivers a collection of stories with as much emotional punch as careful attention to language and structure. Her penchant for circular structures especially gives her stories' most brutal moments a crushing inevitability that explores the many ways our past will always collide with our future--whether due to our own actions or those of our forebears.

 

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Terms & Conditions

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ISBN: 9781770462748
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Published: Drawn & Quarterly - March 7th, 2017

Okay, so it's the complete text of the iTunes Terms & Conditions User Agreement. But also: It's a stunning visual history of comics art by a virtuoso artist. Every page is re-imagined from a page of classic or contemporary comics, paying faithful homage to the original artists' style. It's beautifully bonkers, and delightful game of "identify the artist."

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The Devil in Silver

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ISBN: 9780812982251
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - September 10th, 2013

After a series of bad decisions, including fighting a group of off-duty cops, lands Pepper in a mental institution, he soon finds there are worst things stalking the halls than the power-drunk doctors. In another stunning novel by Victor Lavalle, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is re-imagined as a parable on white saviorism and effective ally-ship. With a buffalo monster.

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100 Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses

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ISBN: 9781940450025
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Published: McSweeney's - October 11th, 2016

A collection of short stories, exploring cataclysm in its many forms, from the personal to the global--and often both together. The title piece of the book is a literal set of 100 tiny stories, each touching on apocalyptic themes in its own way. A playful, absorbing series of experiments; if Kelly Link and Lydia Davis wrote a book together, the result might be something like this.

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Rosalie Lightning

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ISBN: 9781250049940
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Published: St. Martin's Press - January 12th, 2016

A stunning new graphic memoir of loss and grief. Tom Hart (Hutch Owen) and Leela Corman (Unterzakhn) are two cartoonists on the brink of financial ruin, planning a new start in Gainesville--until all their plans are blown apart by the abrupt death of their two-year-old daughter. This book wrecked me for days.

Alexander


March Trilogy

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By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell (Illustrator)
$49.99
ISBN: 9781603093958
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Top Shelf Productions - September 6th, 2016

A master class in civil disobedience by a legend of the civil rights era. This is the story of how you make a better America. Winner of the 2016 National Book Award for Young People's Literature, but this book is for everyone, young, old, and in between.

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Rosalie Lightning

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ISBN: 9781250049940
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Published: St. Martin's Press - January 12th, 2016

A stunning new graphic memoir of loss and grief. Tom Hart (Hutch Owen) and Leela Corman (Unterzakhn) are two cartoonists on the brink of financial ruin, planning a new start in Gainesville--until all their plans are blown apart by the abrupt death of their two-year-old daughter. This book wrecked me for days.

Alexander


An Exaggerated Murder

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ISBN: 9781612194271
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Published: Melville House Publishing - March 3rd, 2015

The great lie of detective fiction is that the world makes sense: there are no coincidences; criminal motives are simple and decipherable; every clue is a step along the path to resolution. Sherlock Holmes is no match for the real world but fortunately, Trike Augustine is, at least most of the time. Some crimes are just too stupid, even for Trike, and this might be one of them. This is a hilariously weird and philosophical detective novel by Porter Square Books’ own debut novelist ­ a talented new voice, whose next offering I’m already looking forward to reading!

 

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